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The Breeze Dozen: Cape Trailblazers — David Brown

By Staff | Jan 31, 2020

David Brown

Each week the Cape Coral Breeze will feature a leader within the business community — public sector, private sector, or non-profit — asking a dozen questions that focus on the person and the business in which they hold a leadership role.


Name: David Brown

Position: Co-founder and president

Company or organization: Family Initiative

Industry: Human services

Contact information: dbrown@fi-florida.org, 239-691-4517

Address: 730 S.W. 4th St., Suite 6, Cape Coral, FL 33991

Your business at a glance:

What you do: Our organization provides clinical and support services for both individuals with autism and families involved in child welfare.

Unique niche: Focused on the overall well-being of the families we serve, beyond strict clinical intervention involving the whole family.

Bragging rights: We currently have the Family Initiative Autism Center under construction here in Cape Coral.

Where you see your business in five years: Meeting our organization’s bold possibility of having the capacity to serve every child, adolescent and young adult on the autism spectrum in Southwest Florida.

About you:

Describe yourself in one word: Motivated.

Hero, role model or mentor: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Person you’d most like to meet: Jesus.

Book that changed your life: The Bible.

Best business advice you’ve ever received: It’s all about relationships.

Biggest risk you ever taken: Leaving stability and safety to jump out on my own.

Personal passion: Emma and Grace (my kids).

Guilty pleasure: Loving the New England Patriots.