Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), the state’s largest provider of services to children and families, has named Kymberly A. Cook Chief Operating Officer.

Cook has more than two decades of experience in child welfare and human services, and specializes in developing programs and partnerships to improve outcomes for Florida’s children and families. She previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations, where she oversaw growth for the organization’s evidence-based community solutions serving the northern region of the state, including $30M in operations. As COO, Cook leads daily organizational operations including leadership and direction of the executive management team.

Throughout her career, Cook worked with agencies in both child welfare and juvenile justice. She joined CHS as executive director in 2008 and is known for creating longstanding partnerships to put children first and to advance solutions in child and family counseling, dependency case management, and education.

“With more than a decade of CHS leadership under her belt, Kymm Cook has been an integral part of our growth and leadership development as an organization,” said Andry Sweet, CHS President and CEO. “We’re proud to announce Kymm’s role as COO and look forward to her continued leadership at CHS.”

Cook serves as member of the Florida Head Start Association Board of Directors and represents CHS on numerous statewide and local committees and advisory groups. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in guidance and counseling from Leal College and Graduate School.