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Dee Quaranta, Founder and Executive Director of Northeast Florida Women Veterans
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Founder and Executive Director of Northeast Florida Women Veterans
Guest Biography

Deloris (Dee) Quaranta is the Founder and Executive Director of Northeast Florida Women Veterans (NFWV) She retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service and that career has taken her around the world.

After retirement, she continued traveling with her family in support of the military. This gave her a first-hand account of what it is like as a retiree in the civilian world as well as a spouse who had to root up and move, yet again. After returning home to Jacksonville and working for the state of Florida as a Local Veterans Employment Representative, she was able to understand some of the challenges veterans face, especially women. Answering to the call, she founded the Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc, in 2011.

As a lifetime volunteer, Dee believes that every talent and ability is given by God. She started “Our Father’s House Ministries” in Naples Italy which resulted in countless homeless Africans having a place to live. She worked many hours supporting the Oklahoma City bombing crisis. She has shouldered the full responsibility of military chaplaincy during deployments and has ministered from the barrios to the capital. Since returning to Jacksonville, Dee has given countless hours to volunteer efforts such as raising funds for the American Cancer Society, serving on the National Congress of Black Women Board of Directors, Northeast Florida Veterans Council member, On-call Director for Stage Aurora Theatrical Company, Inc., guest soloist at several city events, and hosting annual “Pretty in Pink” events to encourage breast cancer survivors and many more causes. Dee is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of America and has chosen to give back by making a difference in her community wherever needed. She is also a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church and choir.