Meet the Staff

Employment Opportunities:

The Oasis Center is hiring a part-time CSWG Program Assistant. For more information, please go to CLICK HERE!

Internships: Thank you for your interest in interning for The CSWG! We accept interest forms year-round and review them in February (for Summer interns), May (for Fall interns), and October (for Spring interns). We offer administrative support internships for bachelor and graduate-level students receiving course credit. Please complete the form linked here, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 850-222-2747.

Stephanie Shumate, Director Stephanie is the Inaugural Director of the Tallahassee-Leon County Commission on Status of Women and Girls. She is a natural connector with a passion for always starting with “Why” when working with people and serving in her community, and believes connection and communication are keys to success. Stephanie brings almost two decades of community engagement, advocacy initiatives, production management, innovative communication strategies, leadership training, personal development, and group facilitation to the CSWG. Stephanie was most recently Vice President of Client Relations at CATECOMM, a Tallahassee based Public Relations and Communications firm. She brings experience from her passion as a group fitness instructor, and prior career roles with Herff Jones as a Yearbook Specialist and Educator, Executive Director of the Leon County Responsible Decision-Making Coalition, Political Campaign Staff, and Director of The Florida Youth Delegation at The Florida Department of Education. She’s a graduate of Florida State University with a B.A. in Sociology, minor in Elementary Education, and holds a Certificate in Leadership Studies and Theories.

Amanda Hernandez, Program Assistant Amanda recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) and is pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. She is a motivated social worker determined to bring services and support to diverse and underserved populations. She is a daughter of immigrant parents and is passionate about working alongside the immigrant population and women of color. Amanda believes in the power of education, hard work, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is excited to continue learning and bring support to all women/girls in the community while working alongside the CSWG!

Karley Gordon, CSWG Intern is studying Human Development and Family Sciences and Psychology at Florida State University while interning for the Tallahassee/Leon Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center. Karley is also an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, where she found her passion for sisterhood, women’s empowerment, and human rights, and her goal post-undergrad is to become a lawyer and represent women and girls in the courtroom. You can find Karley in the dance studio in her free time, as she has been a dedicated dancer for sixteen years. She is excited to continue learning about the issues women and girls in our community face while extending support and resources to those in need.

Paisley Shumate-Lynch, Culture Consultant Paisley defies expectations with her unique role as a culture consultant for Oasis and the CSWG. With her fresh perspective and unwavering dedication, Paisley brings a refreshing and inclusive approach to her work. As a culture consultant, Paisley plays a vital role in promoting diversity, inclusivity, and empowerment within Oasis and the CSWG. Paisley’s passion for social justice and equity is evident in her work. She tirelessly advocates for the well-being of women and girls.

Outside of work, Paisley enjoys exploring different cultures through books, music, and food. She believes that continuous learning and exposure to diverse perspectives are essential for personal growth and understanding.

Daniela Vergara is our current Community Ambassador with FSU’s Center for Leadership and Service. As a fourth year at Florida State University, she’s earning her bachelor’s degree in the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences program with a concentration in Urban Studies. She was born and raised in the Fort Lauderdale area, and her family is from Cali, Colombia. The world of social justice and advocacy is her calling and she is passionate about using her skills and experience in order to help amplify the voices of communities in need. When she’s not studying or working, you can find her engaged in her latest craft project or exploring a local park.