About Us

We are a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Darla Huddleston and a passionate board of directors. From the beginning, our mission has been to build stronger families and communities by:

Equipping Youth to make healthy choices.

Empowering Parents to build strong families.

Encouraging Communities to be family-friendly.

Our mission is accomplished through the provision of educational programs that promote positive youth development in middle school and high school students, communication strategies for parents, and community engagement.

Directors & Coordinators:

Executive Director

Darla Huddleston

Executive Director

As the executive director of E3 Family Solutions, Darla has both experience and a passion for youth education and development and continues to lead her E3 team to positively affect the community and promote healthy choices.

Sumter CAP Coordinator

Rozanne Grady

Sumter CAP Coordinator

Rozanne is the current prevention coordinator for Sumter CAP. As an involved parent, she has developed a passion for youth and strives to see them make the right choices and take responsibility of their actions. She is always willing to serve in the community!

SRAE Project Manager

Wendi Hileman

SRAE Project Manager

Wendi is the SRAE Project Manager. She is a wife and mother of four daughters and is a certified SRAS specialist with certifications in Youth Suicide prevention, Human Trafficking and Trauma awareness training. She is passionate about providing resources to empower our youth to make healthy life choices.

Data Analyst

Vicky Johnson

Data Analyst

Vicky is the data analyst for E3 and prepares reports on demographics and program success measurement. Having an aptitude for graphics has proven beneficial for E3 as she has designed assets for educational use and community programs alike.

Project Coordinator

Ashley Conway

Project Coordinator

Ashley is a wife and mother of four children. Her experience as a teen mom helps her talk openly with students about teen pregnancy and the difficulties of being a teen parent. She is passionate about helping teens make healthy choices and avoid risky behaviors.

Event Coordinator

Braden Carnley

Event Coordinator

The assistant director of the Sumter Youth Center and assists in planning/supervising many events for Sumter CAP, our Drug Free Community Coalition.  His ability to relate well to youth and guide them toward avoiding risks and developing healthy relationships and activities make him a valuable asset to the E3 Team.

Facilitators

Facilitator

Amanda Hahn

Facilitator

Amanda is not only a facilitator with E3, but also a youth pastor in the Oxford/Wildwood area. She loves working with youth and encouraging them to make healthy choices. She has built strong relationships with schools in the community and continues to serve.

Facilitator

Ashley Mojica

Facilitator

As an SRI certified member, Ashley Mojica currently serves as the facilitator for E3 and youth/event coordinator for Sumter CAP. She has a passion for youth development, mental health awareness, and music which all aid her drive to make an impact on the community.

Facilitator

Barb Winters

Facilitator

Barb is passionate about educating teens regarding their value, avoiding risky behaviors, and goal-setting for success. She brings valuable skills to the classroom from her parenting experience and speaking background, as well as the research she has done on pornography and teens today.

Facilitator

Jennifer Garcia

Facilitator

Jennifer is a single mom that has raised 3 successful adults. She has overcome barriers of domestic violence, poverty, and other obstacles thanks to E3. This is why she is passionate about being a part of this organization.

Board Members

Education Counseling

Debra Peppers

Education Counseling

A professional educator and speaker for 25 years, Dr. Debra Peppers was one of five inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame upon retirement from teaching high school. She is a renowned speaker, author, and has even hosted her own radio show.

Secretary

Linda Camp

Secretary

Linda is a retired nurse with over 25 years of experience, and has had significant involvement with education and ministry over the years. She has a passion for E3 Family Solutions and is honored to serve as a secretary.

Campaign Director

Annessa Hunt

Campaign Director

Annessa has many years of experience in leadership and professional sales roles. She currently serves as campaign director where she directs various community programs and events. She continues to be active in the community and is a true catalyst for change.

Educator

Nancy Hunter

Educator

With many years of education experience under her belt, Nancy serves as a lead educator on E3’s board. She has a true passion for youth education and encouraging students to make healthy life choices.

President

Mike Blackhall

President

Mike has served as an E3 facilitator for many years and currently serves as a chairman for the board. He is an experienced businessman and has heavy involvement with his church’s mission program and the community.

Vice President

Steve Truluck

Vice President

Steve is the current VP of E3 and enjoys working with people of like minds to make a positive impact in the local community to help children and families prosper.

Marge Thies

Treasurer

Marge is the current Treasurer for E3 and has had over two decades of experience within local government. She is active at church and loves to volunteer within the community.

Joelle Aboytes

Attorney

Joelle Circuit 5 Community Development Administrator for the Florida Department of Children & Families and is the current attorney for E3. She has a passion for serving children and families and seeing positive change in the community.

Tammy Youngren

Medical Care Director

Tammy has many years of experience in the medical field and currently serves as the medical care director for E3. She loves what she does and considers her position a blessing from God to provide and care for others.

Risk Avoidance Program Testimonials

This program has impacted me by persuading me to make better and stronger goals. – M 13
If I’d taken this program later, I might not have made boundaries for my boyfriend and I. – F 14
This program helped me understand the importance of sex, marriage, and kids. I think this will be helpful later on in life. – M 14
Makes me think deeper about my choices whether they are good or bad for me. – F 17

Our Partners

These partners support E3 either financially, through collaborative community efforts or by promoting the work of E3 within the community.  Many of the partners listed below do all three

Be part of the mission!

Contact us to find out more about how you can help equip, empower, and encourage children and parents of today to become brighter communities of tomorrow.

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