On 25th Anniversary, BASCA INC., Announces New Chair to Its Board

Clay County, FL – BASCA INC,.a local organization whose mission is to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental differences announced the election of its new Chair and other officers for its Board of Directors.

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Bettie Adams, Incoming Board Chair

Retired UNF Professor of Accounting, Bettie Adams has been elected to be the Chair of BASCA INC. She follows former Board Chair, Marvin Younger, whose impact on BASCA has been indispensable. “We are deeply grateful for Marvin’s leadership and delighted that he will remain involved by serving on various committees,” stated Beth Clark, CEO of BASCA.

Bettie has been a BASCA board member since 2013. She is a retired accounting professor from the University of North Florida where she taught accounting and finance for 33 years.  While at UNF she also served as Director of the Advising Center for the Coggin College of Business for over 20 years. She won several outstanding teaching awards and was honored by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants as an “Outstanding Educator in Accounting.” Bettie is active in the community and has served on the Board of Directors of Community First Credit Union for 14 years. She is an active member of Orange Park United Methodist Church and enjoys volunteer work, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Retired United Methodist Minister, Luanne Kemper, was also elected to the board.

BASCA board officers for the 2019-20 term will be Robert Holliday as the Vice Chair.  Dr. Craig Wagener O.D., Ph.D, as Treasurer and former Clay County School Superintendent, Ben Wortham as Secretary.

“I am extremely pleased with the diversity of talent and the strength of commitment on our board,” says Beth Clark, “It is a skilled and thoughtful group, that will provide great leadership as we look to secure the future for the individuals who depend on us.”

About BASCA: Celebrating 25 years, BASCA is a nonprofit organization providing programs and services to individuals with special needs. 

For more information, call (904) 541-1742.