The Abbott Institute
501 (c) (3)
LaTanya Abbott-Austin - President
LaTanya Abbott-Austin is a Great-Grandniece of Robert S. Abbott and currently serving her ninth year on the board of directors for the Robert S. Abbott Race Unity Institute.
St. Simons Island is home to more than four generations of LaTanya’s paternal family. So, it’s no wonder that although she was raised in the military, later married the military, and lived and traveled around the globe, LaTanya now affectionately calls The Golden Isles “home”.
LaTanya Abbott Austin may also look familiar to many of you and for good reason, she has many years of sales experience throughout Brunswick and The Golden Isles. As a licensed Insurance Agent for many years with Independent Life Insurance Companies earning her L.U.T.C.F designation, over 12 years’ experience in the wireless communications industry representing Alltel and Verizon Wireless, Retail Sales Management and as a Mary Kay Independent Sales Director. LaTanya returned to The College of Coastal Georgia as an adult to complete her degree in Business Administration. While there, she was elected by her peers to the office of Student Government President and worked closely with the Office of Student Life, assisting the transformation of the college into a fully accredited Baccalaureate College. LaTanya is currently employed with Coastal Community Health Services in Community Outreach and Engagement.
LaTanya’s inviting smile and infectious warm personality is an asset as she passionately leads the Abbott Race Unity Institute as President
- - read a comprehensive article on the life of Robert S Abbott written by Bruce Whitmore, Past President