Dr. Paula Whetro, is fueled by her passion for seeing adults with developmental disabilities being a part of the communities in which they live. Having an adult daughter with developmental disabilities connects Dr. Whetro to her work.
Dr. Whetro earned a PhD in Clinical Christian Counseling in 2005 and began working in the field of developmental disabilities as a waiver support coordinator. It was while in this work that she discovered the need for a training program that would encourage adults with developmental disabilities to dream, empower them to believe in themselves and engage them in the community where they can achieve their dreams. Building Blocks Ministries emerged as a place that focuses on “building lives”.
Being dedicated to the nonprofit sector Dr. Whetro completed UCF Center for Public and Nonprofit Management Strengthening Communities in Central Florida Program, Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center Leadership Practice Course and is also a member of the 2015 Leadership Lake Class.
One of her favorite books is “The Leadership Challenge, How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations.”
Executive & Building Committee Chair
Executive & Building Committee
Executive & Quality Committee
Executive, Finance, Fundraising & Development Committee
Finance, Fundraising & Development Committee
Chair of the Quality Committee
Fundraising & Development Committee