FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Children's Home Society of Florida appoints Sabrina Barnes as new executive director
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (May 30, 2013) – Children's Home Society of Florida named 14-year child welfare veteran Sabrina Barnes executive director of its Treasure Coast Division, serving children and families in Okeechobee and along the Treasure Coast.
Barnes, who previously served as director of program operations for the organization, has been with Children's Home Society of Florida for nearly eight years.
Barnes has experience leading dependency case management teams in Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties, and she also managed Baines Hall when it served as a residential group home for girls ages 14-18.
Prior to joining Children’s Home Society of Florida, Barnes spent six years working for the Department of Children and Families.
“I am strongly committed to always doing what’s best for kids – because it’s what they deserve,” Barnes says. “I am truly thankful to have the opportunity to positively change the lives of Florida’s children and families.”
Barnes received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminology from Florida State University.
About Children's Home Society of Florida
On the front lines since 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide organization devoted to helping children and families. Children’s Home Society of Florida offers services that help break the cycles of abuse in more families, heal the pain for traumatized children, guide teens to successfully transition into adulthood and create strong, loving families through adoption. Children’s Home Society of Florida serves approximately 100,000 children and families throughout the state each year. For more information, visit www.chsfl.org.