Sharon Surrency: Spirit of Gainesville nominee
Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 9:47 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 9:47 a.m.
Mrs. Surrency is the voice of children with special needs in Gainesville and all over the state of Florida. She has worked for Children's Medical Services and the State of Florida for over 30 years. She has impacted the lives of children and families in a positive way through home visits in her early years with CMS to her most recent role of Regional Nursing Director where she is activly involved in the administration part of CMS. She does not stop when she clocks out at the end of the day. She has established a Parrish Nursing program through her local church in Hawthorne that provides services for the community.
About Sharon Surrency
Occupation: Regional Nursing Director
Years in Gainesville: 40+
Spouse: Ronald Surrency
Children: Heather, Matthew, Scott, and Amy
She recently traveled for 3 months between Gainesville and Miami to re-organize the Miami CMS office. She would fly from Gainesville airport at 5am on a Monday and return that Thursday to continue her duties in Gainesville. A regular work week for Mrs. Surrency is traveling between Gainesville, Jacksonville, Ocala, and Daytona Beach and then back to her home in Hawthorne.
She is scheduled to retire in 36 months but plans to continue her efforts to protect the areas children through her Parrish Nursing program and volunteer work. She also wants to teach courses at the collegiate level. My mom is the most selfless and giving person that I know. She is an avid sports fan and still says she wants to be a professional score keeper when she grows up. She loves sewing, traveling, her dachshund Oscar Myer. She has always been a Mom and a Wife first but she also has also devoted her life to public service.
Submitted by Amy Haworth