About Us
  
   

The Nicholas Wozniak Foundation is made up of people committed to helping those with intellectual disabilities develop physical and intellectual skills that will aid them in their everyday lives. Our members are collectively able to impact the community we serve through volunteerism, financial contributions, coaching and fan support. At present our primary vehicle to provide this service is athletics. Our members form athletic teams, secure facilities, provide uniforms and equipment, as well as provide specially trained coaches. Our programs consist of multiple practices weekly as well as regular competitions. Currently we are based in St. Johns County, Florida and have programs running in St. Augustine as well as Gainesville.



   


Executive Director: Anthony Iannone is both a graduate of Benedictine Military Academy and Georgia Southern University.  He was a member of Georgia Southern University’s 1990 National Champion football team.  He has been working with Special Olympics Florida since 2011. He is a Class- A Volunteer and Certified Coach in Swimming, Basketball, and Track and Field/Athletics.  In 2013 Anthony received the Special Olympics Florida’s “Most Inspirational Coach” award. Anthony has been in risk management for the past seventeen years, he currently works for Encompass Insurance Consultants.

 

Founder: Jason Wozniak is a graduate of the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. With 15 years experience working with Non-Profits, Jason was a Board Member of the Achievement Academy, a charter school for special needs kids, from 2000-2012. Jason currently serves on the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Gainesville and is President of Catholic Youth Sports, Inc. After graduating fromBenedictine Military Academy in Savannah, Georgia he was a preferred walk on to the University of Florida’s Football Team under Steve Spurrier and was a member of the 1991 Florida Gator SEC Championship team that beat Alabama 35-0. Jason married Christy Baumbach in 1999 and they have three sons; Nicholas, Nathan and Noah.

 

Board Member: Rachel Wozniak is a graduate of Windsor Forest High School and is currently a student at Georgia Southern University. Rachel has two children, Madyson and Aidan.  Her son, Aidan, has Down Syndrome which allows Rachel to bring a unique and personal perspective to the Nicholas Wozniak Foundation.  



Board Member:Randy Sumner is a graduate of both Benedictine Military School and Georgia Southern University.  While Randy was attending Georgia Southern he was a member of the 1994 intramural flag football team that represented Georgia Southern in the National Championship Tournament. Randy then graduated from South University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Randy currently works at Mayo Clinic as a Physician Assistant in Cardiothoracic surgery. He has a long professional history of working with the sick and disabled. This experience provides numerous benefits to the foundation.

 

 Program Coordinator:  Jacci Easterling graduated from The University of South Florida in Tampa with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  While at USF, Jacci was Vice President of their Best Buddies Chapter, a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, Jacci is a mother of two who has been working for and volunteering with various non-profits over the last 15 years. Her most recent work has been spent with the St. Johns County Special Olympics where she serves as a Class-A Volunteer and Certified Coach.