Clara White Mission CEO Pittman Refutes Accusations By Former Board Members
In a news conference Sunday afternoon, Ju'Coby Pittman refuted accusations leveled against her by five of six former Clara White Mission executive board members.
WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union reported she also expressed concerns about how the controversy over her leadership would affect the 118-year-old nonprofit that she's run as the top administrator for 28 years.
Pittman gave a prepared statement characterizing the accusations as an effort to slander and defame her by smearing her leadership and portraying it as dysfunctional.
"The false allegations against the Clara White Mission are not true. They are false. And they are slanderous to me, the board of directors. It's hurtful and it's damaging to the financial support that we have worked so hard for," Pittman said.
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