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NABWIC Talks with Deloris Moton Quaranta, 8.30am, September 23, 2015

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Deloris Moton Quaranta
Founder and Executive Director of the Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc

Deloris (Dee) is the Founder and Executive Director of the Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc.  She retired from the US Air Force after 20 year of service and that career has taken her to places such as Italy, Philippines, Germany, Korea, Puerto Rico and several stateside bases. After retirement and returning home to Jacksonville to work for the state of Florida as a veterans’ representative, she was able to understand some of the challenges veterans face, especially women.  Answering to the call from women veterans, she founded the Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc.

Currently, she is working to bring awareness to the needs of women veterans.  She was able to convince the Mayor to sign a proclamation to declare the third week of March each year, “Women Veterans Recognition Week”, she spearheaded a week-long celebration that culminated in honoring WWII female veterans, and she is actively engaged in various events highlighting women veterans..  Dee earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Limestone College of Gaffney, South Carolina and her Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix.

Dee’s volunteer efforts resulted in her receiving the Commander’s Award for Public Service and the Air Force Angel Award for Volunteerism.  Having provided direct support for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1996, she received the Humanitarian Service Medal.  In addition to the Commendation and Meritorious Service medals, she recently received the 2014 Workforce Champion Award, 2015 HandsOn Jacksonville Celebrate Good Award- Military category,  and Wealth Watcher’s Homes for our Heroes recognition.  She has served at guest speaker on numerous occasions to bring awareness to the challenges of female veterans.

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