Charrissa C. Antonio, BPA, MPS
Charrissa C. Antonio joined the College of Health Sciences, Masters of Science in Health Service Administration, Dual Degree, and Certificate programs in August 2011. She is a native of Miami, FL. Charrissa is an alumna of Barry University, where she earned her Bachelor of Public Administration. She also earned a Master of Professional Studies degree (with a Specialization in Executive Management) from St. Thomas University. From 2009-2010, Charrissa served as a Mentor through the Miami Dade County Public School initiative, Communities in Schoolsand as an Assistant Coach of Strong Women, Strong Girls (AmeriCorps), both of which she engaged in during her employment at Miami Dade College. Other community initiatives included having served as the Assistant Director and Group Leader of Right Direction Youth Ministry (RDYM) at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, a youth-centered initiative she developed at the request of the Congregations leader. RDYM served as a safe-haven and extracurricular opportunity for youth of the congregation and the community. This platform and medium, which targeted children between the ages of 5 to 18, provided an opportunity for them to share in their home, school and church life experiences with their peers, while also learning biblically based principles (through open discussion, role play and other inter-active activities) which aided in development of their leadership skills, their ability to exercise sound moral and ethical judgment in peer influenced circumstances. From 2010 - 2011 she also served as a group facilitator for the Congregation’s New Member Orientation, in addition to, being an active member of the choir (2005 - 2010). In her free time, Charrissa enjoys spending quality time with her teenage daughter and son, reading, and writing poetry.