St. Augustine, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2016) – Kenlie Kubart has been hired as event coordinator at the Betty Griffin Center, a nonprofit that provides emergency shelter and services for residents experiencing domestic or sexual abuse in St. Johns County.

In her new role with the center, Kubart will assist in developing and implementing fundraising events and
community activities with conjunction with other organizations and businesses – along with assisting with
social media, photography and other communications projects. She reports to Malinda Everson, Director of

Previously, Kenlie interned at the University of North Florida (UNF) Office of Parent and Family Programs
where she focused on promotions, advertising, social media and event planning.

Prior to that, Kubart worked in sponsorship development and event fundraising for UNF’s Delta Gamma
Sorority, and also served as a marketing manager for The Tent, a restaurant in Arlington.

Kubart received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from the UNF. She also received her Associates of
Arts from Saint Johns River State College in May 2014.

About Betty Griffin Center
The Betty Griffin Center was founded in 1990 by concerned citizens and incorporated as the Safety Shelter of
St. Johns County to develop plans to provide shelter for local victims of domestic violence and their children. In
1992, the nonprofit agency contracted with a local motel for space and started a 24-hour crisis line and court
advocacy program. By 1994, the agency purchased and opened Betty Griffin House as permanent shelter. The
shelter was expanded in 1998 to meet local demand, and sexual assault program was added the same year.
Today, Betty Griffin Center shelters 250 to 350 victims of domestic and sexual abuse annually, operates a 24-
hour crisis helpline, provides professional counseling for victims of domestic and sexual abuse, provides age appropriate violence prevention training and also operates two thrift stores at Julington Square and Anastasia
Square to assist in funding the agency’s ongoing operations.

For more information or to make a donation, visit To report if you or someone
you know is being abused, call the Betty Griffin Center 24-hour helpline at (904) 824-1555.


Media Contact:
Ron Whittington
(904) 563-0402