VENICE, Fla. —The Loveland Village, a nonprofit that provides educational, vocational and residential programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently welcomed Rebecca Cross as its marketing manager and Kellye Jacob in the newly created position of database manager.
Cross possesses over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, development and marketing. In her new role, she will be responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of the marketing, communications and public relations programs and facilitate internal and external communications with all stakeholders.
Prior to joining the Loveland team, she was the editor of the weekly dining and entertainment publication, “Let’s Go!” with the Sun Coast Media Group in southwest Florida. She also served as the executive director for Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc., a nonprofit Main Street organization in North Carolina.
Originally from upstate New York, Cross earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from Houghton College, where she helped launch an adult degree completion program at the Buffalo Suburban Campus after graduation. She is a certified speaker, trainer and coach with the John Maxwell Team, focusing on leadership and personal development. Cross is a graduate of the 2016 class of Leadership Englewood and currently serves on the board of directors of Elevating Englewood Florida, Inc.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Rebecca and Kellye to the Loveland Village team,” said Daniela Koci, president and CEO of the Loveland Village. “These ladies are dynamic leaders with extensive experience, and we know they will help to further propel the Loveland Village and advance its important mission to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
Jacob is a results-oriented administrative professional with a strong customer service background. As the database manager, Jacob will be responsible for working with the development staff to create, update and maintain a management system.
Previously, she worked in the development department for the Ringling College of Art + Design and Jewish Family and Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc. Jacob grew up on Siesta Key and attended the University of Alabama.
About Loveland Village
Established in 1962, the Loveland Village strives to help adults with developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest. The nonprofit was founded by a group of parents who sought to provide a productive and safe place for adults with developmental disabilities. Loveland Village provides educational programs and vocational training for individuals with developmental disabilities. For more information, visit www.LovelandCenter.org or call 941-493-0016.