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

Hormell will oversee growth for the organization’s evidence-based community solutions and partnerships serving the central region from southern Ocala to the northern tip of Brevard’s Space Coast and throughout the tri-county Central Florida area.

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.

Hormell also led the evolution of CHS in Central Florida, expanding early childhood and behavioral health, revolutionizing the work in foster care dependency case management, and developing a highly engaged board of directors.

Hormell is also a board member for Community Based Care of Central Florida (ex-officio) and Central Florida Cares Health Systems. She has previously chaired the Council of Agency Partners for the Heart of Florida United Way, Seminole County Children’s Cabinet and the Communications Sub Committee of the Seminole Children’s Cabinet.

Hormell has a master’s degree in human development and family life with an emphasis on childhood development and applied behavioral sciences from the University of Kansas.

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.