About Us

Jacob’s Touch is a non-profit 501(c)(3), community based organization in the Tampa Bay area, dedicated to providing CARE to families with children on the Autistic Spectrum.

Our Mission is to:

• Serve as a Resource for Referral Services

• Provide Grants and Assistance for Therapy and Access to Care for Medical and Educational Needs

Jacob’s Touch Board of Directors

Kimmie Fine

Kimmie Fine, founder of Jacob’s Touch, is the proud mother of her beautiful son, Jacob Fine, the namesake of the Foundation. After realizing Jacob was on the spectrum and discovering his many gifts, talents and abilities Kimmie was inspired to start a foundation to help other families and their children reach their fullest potential. Of this inspiration, Jacob’s Touch was born.

As a Tampa native, Kimmie has strong roots to her community. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tampa. She is a life long member of Tampa Yacht & Country Club, loves travel, sports, exercising, decorating and family time. Kimmie is a Multi-Million Dollar Producer Realtor with Palermo Real Estate Professionals.

Kimmie received a Master’s Degree in Sociology in 1996 from University of South Florida. She is a Chi Omega Sorority Alumna, and member of the USF President’s Council/Green Jacket Club.

Aadonia de la Torre

Aadonia de la Torre is the Director of Marketing for Christopher Ligori & Associates.  She also has 15-plus years serving in a management capacity with a multi-national financial corporation, specializing in finance, operational auditing, project management and consulting.  She is a graduate of Mercer University, Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in Management and Finance.

Aadonia has strong ties to the Tampa Bay community and has been as a member of The Junior League of Tampa since 1999, serving on the Board of Directors for 3 years, with a focus on improving the lives of families through fundraising efforts and hands-on community service.  She resides in South Tampa with her husband and two children.

Kelli L. Mitchell, Esquire

Kelli MitchellKelli L. Mitchell is a marital and family law attorney.  She has lived in the Tampa Bay area for over 27 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida and her law degree from Stetson University College of Law, following in the footsteps of her father, Joe.

Kelli is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tampa, serves on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, is an active member of the Stann W. Givens Family Law American Inn of Court and has either chaired or served on many fundraising committees throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Kelli lives in South Tampa, and in her spare time enjoys horseback riding, traveling, quality time with family and friends, and chasing after her Jack Russell Terrier, Finnigan.

Julie Reyes

Julie Reyes is the CoFounder and Chief Operations Officer of Cuspis Vir Consulting, LLC., Providing support and advocacy to our Autism Special Needs and Veteran communities through Consulting, Networking, Education, Awareness, and Training.

Julie works with the community at large creating, developing, and delivering superior family support programs, training for ALL family members, leadership training, community education and training, resiliency programs, large and small group public speaking, and event coordination. Julie has over 22 years of corporate business experience with Chase Manhattan Bank, CitiGroup and Early Autism Project.

Julie and her family relocated to Tampa via the USArmy, her husband proudly served over 33 years active duty with multiple combat deployments, now happy to call Tampa Bay home.  Julie is extremely active in the Tampa Bay community serving on the Boards of Artistas, Morning Star School MacDill Officers Spouse Club and developing their Churches special needs ministry.  Parents of triplets, their son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2, advocacy, education and activism has become their passion.

Chief Legal Counsel

Danny Alvarez

Danny Alvarez,  May of 2010, Danny formed The Alvarez Law Group to help individuals whose voices are often drowned out in the legal system. While the Firm specializes in Personal Injury and Business law/litigation, a strong focus remains on Estate Planning and Entertainment Law.

Danny is a Business Law Professor at the University of Tampa. He is a member of the Florida Bar and is a graduate of the Hillsborough Bar Association Leadership Institute. In 2010, Danny was appointed by the Hillsborough County Commission to a four-year term on the Hillsborough Children’s Services Advisory Board.  He is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Grant Selection Review Committee

Lisa Bigelow

Lisa is currently Director of Account Management at eBay. Lisa oversees an account management team who manages key brands and strategic sellers in Fashion.   Lisa has over 18 years in this field. Living in the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years, Lisa has strong roots to her community. She is a member of the Junior League of Tampa, Krewe of Queen’s Revenge and a member of the Mary Bryant Elementary PTA. She lives in the Westchase area with her husband and three children. Lisa received a MBA and Marketing BA from University of South Florida.She is also an Alpha Delta Pi Sorority Alumna.

Sarah Frances Jankowski

Sarah Frances Jankowski

Reading Coach, Sligh Middle Magnet School

Sarah was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and earned a BA in Psychology and MA in Human Resources  and Industrial Relations. After graduate school she worked for the Pillsbury Company and later General Mills, Inc. in Chicago, IL as a Human Resources Manager. She has also worked at ADP and USF in Tampa. Currently, she is an instructional coach at Sligh Middle School. She has been living in Tampa for the past 11 years with her husband Jeff. Their daughter Faith and son Andrew, who is on the autistic spectrum, keep life fun and interesting. Sarah became involved with Jacob’s Touch because she has seen the positive effects of therapy and intervention work miracles with Andrew.

Ashley Smith

Bio Coming Soon!