Our Valuable Team Members

Rori Becker
Rori BeckerGreater Orlando Bright Feats Founder/Owner
Rori, a Florida native and UCF graduate, has worked in non-profit and educational systems. After her first child was born premature, she managed her complex medical and educational care while learning about the services available throughout the local special needs community. Co-founding Simple Life Connections in 2006, she helped produce Giggleyolates and the Bright Feats Directory. She enjoyed homeschooling her two daughters for nine years. She looks forward to expanding the scope of Bright Feats with a supported employment project. It’s exciting to further serve our community while creating opportunities for our talented young adults with disabilities to share in our mission to serve local families.
Jackie Yearby
Jackie YearbySpace Coast Bright Feats Representative
Jackie has a vision to unite, educate and facilitate acceptance for individuals with special needs in the Space Coast areas of Brevard, Indian River and Volusia Counties. After settling in Brevard County from Queens, New York, she quickly assessed the needs in the local area and stared the Angels Bridging Gaps Support Group to help local families bond and support each other as they meet the needs of their children with special needs. Through the dedication of the Space Coast team, their goal is to ensure that families experiencing the process of diagnosis, evaluations, and treatments are well informed of the current services, resources, and opportunities available. She is a parent of a child with autism, works full time, and continues to be a strong force in the local special needs community.
Phyllis Guthman
Phyllis GuthmanTampa Bay Bright Feats Representative
Phyllis has provided disability information, resources and communications for Special Needs Ministries, Special Needs Sports, Recreation and Art Organizations as well as Statewide and Local Disability Agencies for 18 years. She launched Disability Resource Hub© (DRH) as a vehicle to disseminate resources, and looks forward to sharing it as a Bright Feats Directory to the Tampa Bay area. She’s committed to raising awareness to increase capacity for: individuals with disabilities, their families and the organizations that provide support, and partners with stakeholders who are interested in achieving improved outcomes. She also supports quality of life for individuals with disabilities that lead to inclusion, meaningful relationships, employment, and recreation opportunities.
Thea Chimenti
Thea ChimentiPalm Beach Bright Feats Representative
Thea is our local Palm Beach expert! She is a wealth of information. Having personal experience as a mom to special needs children and professional experience in Early Intervention Services, she is well versed in the complexity of meeting the needs of children with medical and education challenges. She relentlessly provides compassion to other parents while serving as the Family Resource Specialist at VIP KIDZ, managing a Facebook support resource for Palm Beach County and volunteering on various local interagency boards and coalitions.
Sara Bravo
Sara BravoOrlando Bright Feats Representative
Sara Bravo is a Florida native, born and raised in Jacksonville. After graduating from Florida International University in 2014, she began a career as a Special Education Teacher. Following teaching, Sara pursued a career in the nonprofit sector identifying resources for families of individuals with special needs. Her mantra has always been giving back to the community, specifically underserved populations and businesses. She discovered family and community was a vital part of any successful person and business venture. Her passion to serve the community lead her to commercial real estate in 2018. Sara strives to treat every client like family and ensure the utmost satisfaction.

A Production of Simple Life Connections

Bright Feats directory is owned and operated by Simple Life Connections, LLC.
Simple Life Connections is a company that was founded by two moms that both have children with special needs.

Bright Feats provides information about local community services, offers support to families and helps businesses convey their unique services to the special needs community.

Having children with special needs and as a result of navigating through the complex maze of the healthcare and educational systems, we recognize the support families require in identifying helpful and necessary resources for their children. Through personal experience we connect with many community organizations and families and understand there is a demand for a resource directory specifically designed for families with children that have special needs. We empathize how overwhelming it can be as each new challenge and diagnosis is discovered.

Everything we do for families at Bright Feats is free. We print and deliver up to 100,000 Bright Feats publications each year to schools, hospitals, specialized pediatric physicians, and therapy centers for free. More than half of these publications are sent home in the backpacks of ESE students in Central Florida Public Schools. This puts our helpful directory information in the hands of thousands of parents each year. The small size of our publication allows for parents to conveniently keep them accessible in their purse, folder or glove compartment.

Bright Feats maintains a website with expanded directory information, articles, links to related blogs, calendar with upcoming local events and more. Parents may also sign up as a member to receive copies of our electronic quarterly Family Newsletters. Each newsletter includes a list of upcoming workshops, events and support groups.

The Bright Feats mission is to help families with children with special needs find medical, educational and community resources to help their children achieve!

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