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Amanda John joins the Quit Doc team as the
Tobacco Prevention Specialist in Highlands County
September 23, 2013

Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation is proud to announce Amanda (Sherley) John as the new Tobacco Prevention Specialist for Highlands County.

Amanda is a 28 year Highlands County resident with great ties to her local community. Amanda has been involved in Drug Free Highlands, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance, Healthy Start, Leadership Highlands.  She has also served as an Ambassador for the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce.

Amanda John

As an alumnus of the University of Florida, Amanda is a Florida Gator at heart! Amanda graduated from UF in 2008, where she earned her Bachelor degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism with Specialization in Event Management. After trying her hand at a few different career options, she found her true passion in the field of substance abuse prevention, working for her local Drug Free coalition as the Project Coordinator.

Many of you may know Amanda by her maiden name of Sherley.  Amanda married her husband, Nick, in March 2012.  In June 2013, Amanda and Nick welcomed their son Tucker into the world.  After taking time off for “mommy duty,” Amanda’s excitement for returning to the prevention world led her to accept the TPS Position for Highlands County.

“I am absolutely, positively over the moon with excitement about joining the Quit Doc family,” said Amanda. “I look forward to the opportunity to develop the Highlands Tobacco Prevention Program into one of the best ones in Florida.”

For information on joining our tobacco prevention efforts in Highlands County, you can contact Amanda at