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Casey DeSantis Biography – Casey DeSantis Wiki
Casey DeSantis (Casey Black DeSantis) is the wife of Ron DeSantis, the 46th Governor of Florida. She is an award-winning journalist and a three-time National Champion equestrian, as well as a runner-up Division I NCAA Champion. A former news and television show host, Casey hosted shows on the PGA TOUR and at First Coast Living.
First Lady DeSantis has launched four major initiatives since Governor DeSantis was elected. Most recently, First Lady DeSantis spearheaded Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity, Economic Self-Sufficiency and Hope. Implemented through the Department of Children and Families, this initiative is uniting communities through ‘‘Care Navigators’ who guide Floridians on an individualized path to prosperity by focusing on collaboration between the private sector, faith-based community, nonprofits and government entities – breaking down traditional community silos in an effort to maximize resources and uncover opportunities.
Beneficiaries of this initiative include, but are not limited to, single parents, Floridians on government assistance, mothers contending with substance abuse disorders, and children aging out of the foster care system. Any Floridian can learn more about connecting with a Pathway to Prosperity ‘Care Navigator’ by visiting HopeFlorida.com or by calling 850-300-HOPE.
In February of 2021, First Lady DeSantis launched the Resiliency Florida initiative – a partnership with professional sports teams and athletes – including Tom Brady, David Beckham, Peyton Manning, Lou Holtz, Tony Dungy, Urban Meyer, Crystal Thomas, Ali Marpet, Bryant McFadden, Mark Richt, Twan Russell, Corey Simon, Tra Thomas, Jonathan Vilma, Charlie Ward, Tyler Johnson, Joey Logano, Brandon Lowe, and Chris Mueller – to address the stigma surrounding mental health. These teams and athletes are lending their voices and personal stories of resilience and hope to empower Florida students to persevere through adversity.
As a part of this initiative, First Lady DeSantis is working with Volunteer Florida and the Florida Department of Education on the Hope Ambassadors program – a network of over 100 middle and high school clubs encouraging a campus culture of kindness and empathy through peer-to-peer mentoring and volunteerism.
Additionally, to support the Resiliency Florida initiative, First Lady DeSantis worked with the Department of Education to develop Character Education Standards to be taught in Florida’s K-12 schools. Passed unanimously by the State Board of Education in July of 2021, these are Florida’s first standards for Character Education, setting clear expectations for students and teachers and providing opportunities for students to learn how character contributes to the overall civic health of a society and understand the importance of resiliency, responsibility, and respect.
In December of 2019, First Lady DeSantis launched “The Facts. Your Future.” campaign – a public affairs partnership between the Office of the Attorney General, the Florida Department of Health, and the Florida Department of Education. This initiative empowers students with the facts surrounding substance abuse and how it negatively impacts their lives. A major announcement and new developments on this initiative are expected later this year.
First Lady DeSantis’ first major announcement was the Hope for Healing Florida initiative in May of 2019, which brought together stakeholders statewide to discuss new community-level solutions to address mental illness and substance abuse with emphasis on resources for children, veterans and first responders. The Hope for Healing website helps navigate the many ways Floridians can access available resources.
A native of Troy, Ohio, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the College of Charleston. First Lady DeSantis is also a three-time National Champion equestrian, as well as a runner-up Division I NCAA Champion. She worked for the PGA Tour as a producer and on-air host. She earned an Emmy for on-air talent while working in Jacksonville, Florida.
Casey DeSantis Cancer
Ron DeSantis’ wife, Casey DeSantis, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, Governor Ron DeSantis announced in a statement on October 4, 2021. The governor released the following statement regarding First Lady Casey DeSantis: “I am saddened to report that Florida’s esteemed First Lady and my beloved wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer. As the mother of three young children, Casey is the centerpiece of our family and has made an impact on the lives of countless Floridians through her initiatives as First Lady. As she faces the most difficult test of her life, she will have not only have my unwavering support but the support of our entire family, as well as the prayers and well wishes from Floridians across our state. Casey is a true fighter, and she will never, never, never give up.”
Casey DeSantis Age
Jill Casey Black was born in Troy, Ohio. She was born between 1979 and 1980.
Ron DeSantis Wife – Ron DeSantis Casey DeSantis
Casey Black DeSantis is the wife of Ron DeSantis. The couple married in 2010 and have three children, Madison, Mason and Mamie. Casey and Ron DeSantis met at a driving range in Jacksonville, Florida.
“We met at the University of North Florida at the driving range off Kernan,” Casey told First Coast News. “I kept looking over my shoulder because I wanted the bucket of balls that somebody had left because my swing was so terrible. I needed as much practice as I could possibly get. As I’m looking over behind me, Ron is over there. He thinks I’m looking at him. I was really looking at the balls. Long story short we started to talk and that’s how we met.”
“I was in the Navy. I was stationed in Naval Station Mayport in Northeast Florida. She was working as a TV reporter, and we both just happened to go to hit golf balls one day,” DeSantis told 850 Business Magazine. “Just randomly, we were hitting next to each other on the driving range, and someone had left a half-hit bucket of balls. So we’re looking, wondering who’s going to take the extra bucket of balls. We decided to split them. We started talking and went out after that, and we started dating. We didn’t get introduced or anything. We just happened to be at the driving range at the same time.”
On Facebook, Casey shared a photo of the couple’s wedding. She wrote: “Came across this pic from our wedding this morning:-) Truly blessed to be married to Ron D. DeSantis — Could not be more proud of him.”
On Valentine’s Day 2018, Ron wrote a sweet message to his wife, Casey. He wrote: “Happy Valentine’s Day to my wonderful wife, Casey. Thank you for blessing me with 8 incredible years of marriage and our beautiful daughter and a son on the way. You are my greatest blessing, I love you!”
Casey DeSantis Children
Casey and Ron DeSantis are parents to daughter, Madison, son, Mason Joseph DeSantis, and daughter, Mamie. Mamie was born in March 2020.
Casey DeSantis Heritage – Ron DeSantis Wife Ethnic Background
Casey DeSantis is a non-Hispanic white American. On September 13, 2021, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the theme for Hispanic Heritage Month will be “Celebrating Hispanic-American Community Leaders and Champions” and released information regarding the student art and essay contests and Excellence in Education awards. Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized and celebrated in the United States from September 15 to October 15.
“There are thousands of Hispanic-American community leaders and champions across Florida, and I’m proud that as a state we will honor them this month,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “This Hispanic Heritage Month, I encourage every student in our state to take the time to recognize and thank the Hispanic-American leaders in their community and take part in these contests. Governor DeSantis and I are proud to offer this opportunity to recognize outstanding students and educators for their unique efforts and talents.”
Casey DeSantis Nationality
Casey DeSantis is of American nationality.
Casey DeSantis Instagram
Her Instagram handle is @flcaseydesantis.