Dornecia earned her master’s degree in Public Administration and her bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is a Florida Certified Contract Manager and Negotiator by the Florida Department of Management Services, and a Certified Public Manager by Florida State University. As lead grant manager, Dornecia develops strategies to secure post-disaster project funding to refuel local economies, advises communities on the policies and procedures for grant funding, and assists organizations in managing grant awards that comply with the given requirements and regulations. Dornecia has put into place the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Contracts and Grants Administration Unit, for which she fully automated the contracts and grants review process. She also served as the DEO’s Contract Administrator and oversaw the grant management of the DEO Florida Job Growth Grant Fund Projects, totaling over $240 million in state funds. Dornecia is a proud dog mom to her two miniature schnauzers and enjoys spending her time volunteering.