As a longtime supporter of the UCF College of Nursing, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Foundation took another step in following their mission of promoting awareness of good health and health care to the public.

Through a $5,000 annual gift, the VNA Foundation is honoring a former founding board member by naming the Winter Park Community Nursing Coalition (CNC) after him. The Armand Barone Winter Park CNC recognizes the late Barone for his dedication to service in the Central Florida community.

The Armand Barone Winter Park CNC partners with area schools, Boys and Girls Club of America, senior centers, clinics and health centers to provide health screenings, deliver meals and teach health education programs. The annual support of the VNA Foundation helps underwrite the cost of providing these needed services to the community. “Armand was a steadfast supporter of the community and we are pleased to partner with the College of Nursing to honor his legacy,” stated Bob Wheeler, VNA Foundation treasurer.

The UCF Community Nursing Coalitions (CNC) provide health care to 16 culturally diverse, medically underserved communities in Flagler, Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Brevard counties. Through partnerships with the Central Florida community—groups of approximately 12 students and a faculty supervisor—work with clients of all ages, applying classroom knowledge with health screenings, teaching and service projects that empower community members to make healthy choices. At the heart of the CNC, is the belief that a community-based approach to care is essential for the nurse of the future.

For more information on the Community Nursing Coalition or the UCF College of Nursing, please contact Kara Fleharty Schultz at 407.882.1361 or