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Andry Sweet
President and Chief Executive Officer

Andry Sweet has more than three decades of experience in child welfare and behavioral health, and specializes in system transformation for Florida’s children and families.

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Andry Sweet
President and Chief Executive Officer

Andry Sweet has more than three decades of experience in child welfare and behavioral health, and specializes in system transformation for Florida’s children and families. She previously worked in state government with the Department of Children and Families, office overseeing system of care improvements for children that were later adopted in statute.

Sweet joined Children’s Home Society in the early 2000s, overseeing the transition of child welfare services from government to the private sector.

She led innovative work at CHS, including the development and replication of Community Partnership Schools in Florida. She has held leadership positions for a variety of community boards, including the Heart of Florida United Way Council of Agency Executives, and the Children’s Cabinet of Seminole and Orange Counties. She was the chair of the Evans Community Partnership School Cabinet.

She is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Children’s Home Society of America.

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Kymberly A. Cook
Chief Operating Officer

Kymberly Cook, MA, has more than two decades of experience in child welfare and human services. She is known for creating longstanding partnerships to put children first and to advance solutions in child and family counseling, dependency case management, and education.

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Kymberly A. Cook
Chief Operating Officer

Kymberly Cook has more than two decades of experience in child welfare, juvenile justive and human services. She specializes in developing programs and partnerships to improve outcomes for Florida’s children and families. As COO, Cook leads daily organizational operations including leadership and direction of the executive management team. She joined CHS as executive director in 2008 and led a team of more than 200 professionals focused on advancing CHS’ bold direction to end the need for foster care as we know it.

Frank Gonzalez
Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel

Frank D. Gonzalez serves as Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for Children's Home Society of Florida. Prior to serving with CHS, Frank was a sole practitioner in Miami with a general practice emphasizing family law and general civil litigation.  He has also previously worked as an associate attorney at various law firms, focusing primarily on civil litigation.

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Frank Gonzalez
Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel

Frank D. Gonzalez serves as Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for Children's Home Society of Florida. Prior to serving with CHS, Frank was a sole practitioner in Miami with a general practice emphasizing family law and general civil litigation.  He has also previously worked as an associate attorney at various law firms, focusing primarily on civil litigation.

Barbara McDonald
Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Barbara McDonald oversees the statewide business and financial management of the organization, as well as the financial management of the Children's Home Society of Florida Foundation. Barbara joined the CHS team with 25+ years of progressive Finance and Accounting experience.

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Barbara McDonald
Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Barbara McDonald leads the statewide business and financial management of the organization, as well as the financial management of the Children's Home Society of Florida Foundation. McDonald joined the CHS team with a depth of experience that includes more than two decades leading finance departments in the hospitality industry – including Walt Disney World Resort, Marriott, Starwood and Holiday Inn – as well as time with PricewaterhouseCoopers and nonprofit homeowner associations. McDonald holds her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois, Masters of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Heather Vogel
Chief Talent Officer

An award-winning leader, Heather previously provided consulting services in global private practice and booked 20 years of progressive talent leadership with retail, healthcare and telecommunication firms in New Jersey, New York and Florida.

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Heather Vogel
Chief Talent Officer

Heather Vogel serves as Chief Talent Officer for Children's Home Society of Florida, where she focuses on acquiring and developing the highest caliber of professionals committed to doing better for kids. An award-winning leader, Heather previously provided consulting services in global private practice and booked 20 years of progressive talent leadership with retail, healthcare and telecommunication firms in New Jersey, New York and Florida.

Anthony Sudler
Chief Philanthropy Officer

Anthony Sudler has successfully led national and statewide philanthropy programs for more than three decades. As Chief Philanthropy Officer for CHS, Sudler leads efforts to increase charitable contributions to help more families remain safe, strong and together.

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Anthony Sudler
Chief Philanthropy Officer

Anthony Sudler has successfully led national and statewide philanthropy programs for more than three decades. As Chief Philanthropy Officer for CHS, Sudler leads efforts to increase charitable contributions to help more families remain safe, strong and together. He has previously served as Vice President of Development for The Leapfrog Group, Chief Development Officer for Nemours Children’s Hospital and President & CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association in Washington, DC. Sudler was also CHS’ first Chief Philanthropy Officer, holding the position from 2011-2016.

Marcus Johnson
Chief Information Officer

Marcus has over 30 years of strategic leadership experience, including 20 years with the United States Army. Marcus served in Executive IT leadership positions in state and local government as well as a non-profit organization. He has also served in critical IT leadership roles with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment and

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Marcus Johnson
Chief Information Officer

Marcus has over 30 years of strategic leadership experience, including 20 years with the United States Army. Marcus served in Executive IT leadership positions in state and local government as well as a non-profit organization. He has also served in critical IT leadership roles with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment and a Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Organization on top of fulfilling several IT strategic transformation initiatives throughout Central Florida. Marcus is an award-winning author with three books published and holds a Doctorate Degree as well as an MSA in Information Systems. Marcus and Julee have been married for 32 years and have three children. Marcus spends much of his free time in ministry outreach for men, is a novice pit master, and reads ALOT.

Tara Hormell
Senior Vice President of Operations

Tara Hormell joined CHS as executive director in 2008 and led efforts to bringing the innovative Community Partnership School™ model to Florida. Under her leadership, this model has expanded into three schools in Central Florida and more than a dozen schools statewide.

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Tara Hormell
Senior Vice President of Operations

Tara Hormell joined CHS as executive director in 2008 and led efforts to bringing the innovative Community Partnership School™ model to Florida. Under her leadership, this model has expanded into three schools in Central Florida and more than a dozen schools statewide. As SVP, she oversees growth for CHS' evidence-based community solutions and partnerships serving the central region from southern Ocala to the northern tip of Brevard’s Space Coast, throughout the tri-county Central Florida area and the Treasure Coast region.

Wade Lijewski, PhD
Senior Vice President of Practice Integration

With a passion for psychology, child welfare, and quality improvement, Wade has served in various leadership roles within the field of child welfare for the last 20 years, with experience in residential group care, foster care licensing, dependency case management, and MAPP and Child Welfare Certification facilitation.

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Wade Lijewski, PhD
Senior Vice President of Practice Integration

Wade has more than 13 years of service with Children's Home Society of Florida. With a passion for psychology, child welfare, and quality improvement, Wade has served in various leadership roles within the field of child welfare for the last 20 years, with experience in residential group care, foster care licensing, dependency case management, and MAPP and Child Welfare Certification facilitation. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Michigan State University and later went on to obtain his Master of Science degree in Psychology as well as his Doctorate in Psychology through Walden University. Wade serves on the Florida Certification Board’s Child Welfare Advisory Council and teaches Bachelors level courses in Psychology at Saint Leo University on the weekends.

Heather Morgan
Senior Vice President of Communications Marketing and Engagement

Heather Morgan, APR, has more than 15 years of experience managing communications for statewide, national and international companies. She joined CHS in 2006 and now oversees the organization’s communications and brand strategy and implementation.

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Heather Morgan
Senior Vice President of Communications Marketing and Engagement

Heather Morgan, APR, has more than 15 years of experience managing communications for statewide, national and international companies. She joined CHS in 2006 and now oversees the organization’s communications and brand strategy and implementation. Actively involved in the public relations community as well, Heather spent more than a decade on the PRSA Board of Directors, including terms as President of the Orlando Chapter as well as Chair of the Sunshine District, covering Florida.

Summer Pfeiffer
Vice President, Governmental Relations

Summer Pfeiffer has worked in the legislative process since 1997 and joined CHS as Vice President of Governmental Relations in 2007, a role in which she has successfully marshaled hundreds of volunteers and advocates on behalf of children's issues and lobbied budget and other child welfare public policy initiatives.

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Summer Pfeiffer
Vice President, Governmental Relations

Summer Pfeiffer has worked in the legislative process since 1997 and joined CHS as Vice President of Governmental Relations in 2007, a role in which she has successfully marshaled hundreds of volunteers and advocates on behalf of children's issues and lobbied budget and other child welfare public policy initiatives. Prior to joining CHS, Summer served more than two years as Legislative Director for the Florida Coalition for Children, an organization representing Community Based Case Lead Agencies and child welfare providers.

State Board of Directors

Passionate volunteer leaders on our governing Board of Directors guide Children's Home Society of Florida’s mission and strategic direction.

Dale JacobsChair

Community Volunteer, (retired)

Brand MeyerVice Chair

Wells Fargo Advisors, Senior Managing Director (retired)

Laura KolkmanImmediate Past Chair

Mosaica Partners, President

Jane Adams

Government & Public Relations Executive, Retired

Samuel P. Bell, III

Buchanan, Ingersoll, Rooney, Partner (retired)

Tracey B. Bracco

CNL Financial Group, Attorney

Ronald A. Brisé

Gunster, Government Affairs Consultant

Karen M. Buesing

Akerman LLP, Attorney

Andrew Duffell

Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, President & CEO

Julie Eason

CNL Financial Group, Accountant/Auditor

Terrance Freeman

Jacksonville City Council, Council Vice President

Frank Gulisano

Summit Realty, Chairman

Russell Jones

Morgan Stanley, Family Wealth Director

Susan Main

Early Learning Coalition of Duval, CEO (retired)

Davicka Thompson

Thompson Creative Collective, Inc., Founder & CEO

Miguel Viyella

Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Managing Director

Kristie Wallace

Abbvie, Pharmacist / Medical Science Liaison

Victoria Weber

Hopping Green and Sams, Attorney (retired)

Doug Wiles

Herbie Wiles Insurance, President

Gil Ziffer

Ziffer Stansberry Inc., Founder & President

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