Maria Lizbeth Mitil
Larry G. MooreChairman
Maria Lizbeth Mitil
Holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences with a focus on Education from Hodges University in 2014. Her career experience includes but is not limited to: Over 10 years in active student services and case management at higher education institutions and social services. Efforts through advocacy in unifying community members and restoring family structures as well as aided on prevention at risk teens through the Children’s Home Society. she has been recognized in the Highlands News-Sun in “All About Her – A Life of Service” in March of 2006 for her dedication and taking the initiative and going the extra mile to facilitate student services and promote higher community standards. Mrs. Mitil holds a strong belief in: solidifying a foundation obtaining appropriate modeling techniques, continued education, and establishing a core connection between adolescence and productive relationships. She has also worked at Next Generation Village (a rehabilitation facility for teens) as the Educational Director in which she had many accomplishments. some of those include a more proactive approach to facilitating strong educational programs, a successful monitoring plan, and a substantial self-assessment plan for the betterment of students.
HCSO & Tri County Human Services
Came to Highlands County in December of 2001 with the American red Cross and has been involved with Drug Free Highlands since its creation in 2003. He is a graduate of NYU with a degree in Theater Arts and Design. Currently, Art works as a Substance Abuse treatment counselor with Tri-County Human Services under the JASA program in the Highlands County jail system. Actively involved as a board member of the West Sebring Fire Department and as a director, actor, committee chair and past president of Highlands Little Theater. He is also a member of Highlands Community Church in Sebring where he works for the music ministry.
SFSC & Panther Youth Program
Has been a resident of Highlands County for 28 years. Husband and father of four; the foundation from which he lives on is built with faith, family, and friends. For these reasons and many more Cuencas continues to serve on Drug Free Highlands board. His favorite quote: LAUGH LOVE AND LIVE!
Retired FL Dept. Of Health & Home Health Nurse
Born in Miami, my family moved to Lake Placid when I was 6 years old. I attended Highlands County schools and graduated from Lake Placid High. I graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1974. My career has led me to various specialties in and out of Highlands County which include: maternity, newborn nursery, emergency room and medical surgical floors in hospitals. I have been a Clinical Nursing Instructor and a home Health Nurse followed by 23 years as a community health nurse at the Highlands County Health Department. As a school nurse supervisor, Assistant Nursing Director and finally Nursing Director of the health department, I became involved in several community health-related organizations including the coalition now known as Drug Free Highlands. Though I am retired from that job I continue to support the mission of DFH as a community-based effort to create awareness and address the mental health and prevention needs of our county.
Larry G. Moore
iMAD Program Director & Chairman of DFH
Larry Moore is the co-owner/Creative Director of Moore Performing Arts, INC. and is a Health Educator with Heartland Rural Health Network. Larry has worked around the world doing everything from set design to image consulting to directing plays and PSAs. Larry joined the board in October of 2015.