Jacksonville, Fla. (June 14, 2018) — Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), the state’s largest provider of services to children and families, has named Kymberly A. Cook senior vice president of operations.

Cook will oversee growth for the organization’s evidence-based community solutions and partnerships serving the northern region from Gainesville to Pensacola and across to southern Deland.

Cook 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. Throughout her career, Cook worked with agencies in both child welfare and juvenile justice.

Cook is known for creating longstanding partnerships to put children and families first and to advance solutions in child and family counseling, dependency case management, and education. Under her leadership, CHS implemented four Community Partnership Schools in Greater Northeast Florida and has expanded early childhood education and in-school counseling services.

Cook earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in guidance and counseling from Lael College and Graduate School in St Louis.

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 serves more than 50,000 children and family members throughout the state each year. More: www.chsfl.org