Josette’s top career goal on return to St. Petersburg in 2018 was “meaningfulness” and so was delighted to join Red Tent in January 2019 as its first CEO.Her skills had been honed with a long career in business and non profits where she specialized in turnarounds of underperforming organizations as well as starting new initiatives.She last served as Executive Vice President at Hawes Financial Group in Eugene, Oregon. Prior to that she served as Executive Director of the Oregon Student Access Commission working for the Governor to enhance post secondary access for Oregonians.She has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Adrian College and her MBA in Finance from the University of Akron.She is a graduate of Leadership St. Petersburg and Leadership Oregon.
Crystal Adams-Nixon Instructor
Pinellas Technical College
Red Tent Instructor, studied Psychology and Nursing in New York State and Florida. Earned Bachelor of Science degree, in Health Service Administration, from St. Petersburg College, in 2014. Currently, employed by Pinellas Technical College, as an instructor in Adult Basic Education.
Diane Distelcamp Sewing Instructor
Diane is a physical therapist who is highly skilled in all forms of sewing and needlework. She has been sewing and embroidering since childhood, starting off making clothes for Barbie dolls, and working up to designing her own clothing. She will tackle anything from bathing suits to winter coats however currently she sews mostly fun things, like purses, decorative boxes and quilts. She’s a member of the Embroiders Guild of America and past president of the Lagniappe chapter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She learned to quilt in the Catskill mountain region of New York. She’s found that practicing the art of hand sewing is creative and stress relieving, bringing serenity and quietness to tangled thoughts. Diane teaches our participants hand sewing, embroidery, and wrestling with sewing machines on Wednesday and Thursday. The level of creativity that she sees among the participants is astounding.
Marti Zeitz Family Therapist
I am Marti Zeitz, LMHC. I have a Masters in Counseling from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. My private practice office is on 16th St N in St Petersburg. I have been in private practice for 10 years and for 15 years prior to that I have worked at various agencies as a clinician. Red Tent women are able to come to me after release from incarceration for individual counseling if they choose to do so. They do not have to pay a fee because a funding source provides payment for my work. I really love working with “my” Red Tent clients! Their resilience and strength are awe-inspiring to me! I believe in the mission and spirit of Red Tent. Being able to play a small part in fulfilling its mission is a true source of joy for me.