FCASV is happy to announce our two new staff members: Eva Fiallos-Diaz, Rural Project Coordinator, and Courtney Nomina, Communications Manager.
Eva Fiallos-Diaz, Rural Project Coordinator
Eva began working for FCASV April of 2016. She was born in Madrid, Spain and grew up in Miami, Fl. She moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University as an undergraduate student interested in the field of psychology. Since then, she has built many community ties and earned many accolades.
She worked for FSU’s Oglesby Union all throughout her undergraduate career and was awarded the Outstanding Student Employee Award for her service there. She began volunteering for Refuge House, the local dual rape crisis center and domestic violence center, during that same time. There she discovered her passion for working with survivors. She was particularly interested in working with underserved populations, including immigrant and trafficked survivors, and employing holistic healing modalities. She continued her graduate studies at FSU’s College of Social Work, earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
She subsequently worked at Refuge House and later at PACE Center for Girls, Inc. One of her art support group workshops was published on A Window Between Worlds’ (AWBW) database and her group was highlighted on two separate occasions on AWBW’s newsletter. Eva has additionally served as an adjunct professor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical’s Worldwide Program as well as FSU’s College of Social Work . Her latest accomplishment was the completion of her Licensure in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) March of 2015.
Eva has been married for 10 years and has two young daughters (ages 2 & 5). During her spare time she enjoys reading fiction and graphic novels, crafting, gardening, experimenting in the kitchen, hiking, and being near the ocean.
Courtney Nomina, Communications Manager
Courtney joined FCASV in April as the organization’s first Communications Manager. Before this, she worked at Sachs Media Group (SMG) as a Senior Account Executive. During her three years with SMG, Courtney developed a passion and love for nonprofit work and is thrilled to be working with FCASV on such an important cause.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science from Florida State University. Courtney volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend, participates in the Florida Public Relations Association Chapter, and is certified in Principles of Public Relations by the Universal Accrediting Board.
Courtney has received several awards for her work including multiple ADDY Awards and FPRA Image Awards.
Courtney married her high school sweetheart last November and they have two young cats, Mittens and Pumpkin. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and sampling new restaurants or coffee shops.