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PUBLIC ALLIES CENTRAL FLORIDA LEADERSHIP

Matt Darby, Senior Program Manager

Matt has been a Program Manager for five years with Public Allies Central Florida, having been promoted to Senior Program Manager in 2018.

Matt is a graduate of Public Allies Central Florida (class of 2013-2014), during which time he served as Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator with the City of Orlando. He then served in a similar role with the Central Florida Jobs Initiative before joining Public Allies Central Florida as a Program Manager in 2015. Prior to enrolling in Public Allies, Matt developed an extensive background in sales and business.

Matt earned a degree in Afro-American Studies from UCLA and a Master’s in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. He enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of young leaders as they serve our local communities. Matt is a Virginia native who is married to his college sweetheart, Cheryl, with whom they have two boys.

Prita Chhabra, Program Manager

Motivated by her passion to give back to her community, Prita Chhabra is a graduate of Public Allies Central Florida’s class of 2013-2014. During her term of service she served as the Program Coordinator of High School High Tech funded by the Able Trust. In this position, Prita exposed students in high school who also live in foster care to different careers in the STEM field. Prita increased the number of students served by 200 percent and was able to expand the program to the tri-county area.

She now works at Embrace Families as a Program Manager for both Public Allies Central Florida and High School High Tech, and enjoys using her talents to empower her students to find their voices.

In 2017, Pita was honored with a full scholarship to Herzing University, where she earned her MBA. Originally a recording artist with six music videos under her belt, her latest project “Unstoppable” won Best Music Video at the 2018 Melbourne Independent Film Festival and is dedicated to all the students and young adults she continues to work with.

OUR STAFF

Matthew Darby

Title

Program Manager

Work Email

matthewd@publicallies.org

Work Phone

(321) 441-2093
Prita Chhabra

Title

Program Manager

Work Email

pritac@publicallies.org

Work Phone

321-441-1652
Raeann Bacchus

Title

Vice President

Work Email

raeann.bacchus@embracefamilies.org

Work Phone

(321) 441-2214