Ridge Area Arc Board of Trustees

Victor Divietro

Board Chair
Victor joined the Ridge Area Arc board in 1998 and has served as board chair from 2002 to 2015 and again from 2018 to present.  He was named the Arc Volunteer of the Year in 2014.  He has a tremendous passion for the Arc and the consumers they serve.  He is a partner and co-owner of Waypoints Financial in Sebring, Florida.

Mary Brown

Mary Brown was born and raised in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She married her college sweetheart Attorney Steve Brown 40 years ago and the couple has two boys. Mary left her banking career years ago to be in a supportive role to her husband and family and to act as a liaison to groups in the community she feels passionate about helping. Mary has served for several years on both the Ridge Area Arc Board of Directors and the Foundation Board of Trustees.

Marcia Ward


Tina Adams

Dr. Tina Y. Adams is a Professor and Lead Instructor for the Supervision and Management bachelor program at South Florida State College.  Dr. Adams has over 18 years of experience in higher education instruction, and eight years of experience in higher education administration.

William Allbritton

William Allbritton is a long-time Highlands County resident and the proud father of local firefighter Keegan Allbritton. He is currently Vice President at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union and chooses to care for his local community by serving on both Ridge Area Arc Boards.

Rick Helms

Kirsten Turner

Kirsten Turner, a Polk County native and Stetson University graduate, currently serves as the Assistant Director of Foundation and Volunteer Services for AdventHealth Lake Placid, Sebring, and AdventHealth Wauchula. Kirsten has a passion for helping others through philanthropic efforts! Kirsten also assists with the marketing and social media platforms for her husband’s construction company; Kirsten and Landon look forward to making Highlands County their home, later this year.

Debbie McCullough

Being part of my community and serving others is very important to me. After graduating from the University of Florida, I served as the Executive Director of the Ridge Area ARC Foundation and Director of Development of Ridge Area Arc for 10 years.

Tanya Cannady

Tanya has been a Highlands County resident for 50 years and is currently employed by the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners as the Business Services Director. I am a Certified Public Accountant and Certified District Manager. I was formerly employed as Finance Director and General Manager of Sun ‘n Lake of Sebring Improvement District.  I have 2 children, Seth 24, and Allie 20.  As a long-term resident and leader, volunteering my time as a board member will allow me to offer my knowledge and experience that could make a difference in the lives of others who may not have a voice of their own.