Our Board Members

Michelle Morales

Founder and President

Michelle M. Morales was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and is a graduate of University of South Florida, with a BA in English: Professional and Technical Writing. Michelle went on to work for Fox 13 Television in the Traffic Department as a Traffic Assistant for (4 1/2) years. In 2009, she welcomed her first and only son, Landon Timothy Harrington and has been a stay-at-home mother ever since. Michelle has worked closely with the Lupus Foundation of Florida and Lighthouse of Pinellas to assist with their various fundraising efforts. She has a passion for helping others and is determined to help make the lives of special-needs kids and their families as pleasant as she can. She is actively involved with special-needs children’s programs throughout the Bay area.

Renee Crocker

Board Member

Renee Crocker is a graduate of Valencia College’s school of Nursing ASN program. In addition, she bridged her ASN degree to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Governor’s University. She started her career working for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women in Children in Orlando, FL in 1995. Her career spans over 28 years, serving patients and the community in different capacities including Quality and Risk Management. She holds two certifications (Patient Safety and Risk Management). She is passionate about ongoing improvements in patient safety. Her niece and founder of the Mr. Strong Foundation welcomed her first child and only son in 2009. Renee is dedicated to supporting her niece and the Mr. Strong Foundation supporting special needs children across the bay area.

Debbie Perry

Vice President, Development & In-Kind Giving Committee

Debbie Perry is also an original board member of The Mr. Strong Foundation, and serves on the Development and In-Kind Giving committee. Debbie was born and raised in St. Petersburg and is employed as a Healthcare Reimbursement & Utilization Management Specialist, and supports the mission to assist in special needs kids and their families any way possible.
Debbie has actively involved for the last 11 years in the Red Ribbon Campaign, which promotes and encourages youth to the advantages of drug free lifestyles. In addition, she is an active supporter of animal rescue and Reach Out Worldwide.