Local Chapters

Florida Chapter

Multiple Chapters

Broward County | Dade County | Orlando | Palm Beach County | Tampa & Suncoast

Broward County Chapter

Amy Battaglia, Broward County Chapter President, is a wife and work-at-home mom of two daughters. She teaches math and science online for Florida Virtual School. Her entire adult life has been spent working with, teaching, and caring for children. She decided it was time to start teaching her own children to give back to the community. She held a pajama party for her daughter’s fourth birthday, and requested pajama and book donations in lieu of gifts. This was the beginning of her journey with Pajama Program.

It is important to Amy to set a good example of compassion, generosity, and community service for her children. The highlight of the day in her home is bedtime – cuddling in pajamas and reading books each night. While Amy is blessed to be able to provide her children with the basic necessities in life, she knows there are children in her own community who do not have the comforts of warm pajamas and a bedtime story.

If you have questions, want to volunteer, become a Community Partner, or anything else, contact:

Amy Battaglia, amyb@pajamaprogram.org

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Dade County Chapter

Katerina Brosda, Dade County Chapter President, is a wife, mother of two, and CEO of a real estate firm and international marketing company. She feels it is important to give back to the community, and got both of her children involved with Pajama Program since a young age. Her family is passionate and eager to help as many children as they can.

If you have questions, want to volunteer, become a Community Partner, or anything else, contact:

Katerina Brosda, katerina@pajamaprogram.org

Orlando Chapter

Jim Rickard, Orlando Chapter President, is a CPA and has two children with his wife Gina. His family always enjoys reading a good book before bed. He heard about Pajama Program on the radio one day and thought it sounded like an organization he could get behind- an organization that helps children relax before bed with a good book, and sleep comfortably in nice pajamas. He thinks that is something that all children should be able to enjoy.

If you have questions, want to volunteer, become a Community Partner, or anything else, contact:

Jim Rickard, jim@pajamaprogram.org

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Palm Beach County Chapter

Bobbi Rini, Palm Beach County Chapter President, was born in Cleveland and moved to Boynton Beach, Florida in 1996. She has been a hair stylist since 1962 and formally retired a few years ago to “nanny” her grandson.

While still working full time, she happened to see Pajama Program’s founder, Genevieve Piturro, on the The Oprah Winfrey show and immediately was hooked. At that time, the Palm Beach Chapter was in its infancy, and Bobbi has been a major part of its growth.

If you have questions, want to volunteer, become a Community Partner, or anything else, contact:

Bobbi Rini, bobbi@pajamaprogram.org

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Tampa and Suncoast Chapter

Faith Smith, Tampa and Suncoast Chapter President, is a stay-at-home mom of three children. She previously worked at JP Morgan Chase for 10 years and then owned a cafe in Tampa. She is originally from England and moved to New Jersey in 1991. She married her husband in 1994.

Faith learned about Pajama Program while watching a show with Genevieve Piturro, and was deeply moved by her devotion to children. The next morning, she read more about Pajama Program and knew she had to be involved.

If you have questions, want to volunteer, become a Community Partner, or anything else, contact:

Faith Smith, faith@pajamaprogram.org

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