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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 improvements designed to provide comprehensive and innovative services to 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 improvements designed to provide comprehensive and innovative services to Florida’s children and families. She previously worked at the Department of Children and Families, Substance Abuse and Mental Health program office overseeing performance based contract management and system of care improvements that were later adopted in chapter 394, FS.

Sweet joined CHS’ executive team as an executive director in 2000. She has since served as vice president of operations, vice president of innovation and quality management, chief strategy officer, chief of staff, chief administrative officer and COO.

In the early 2000s, Sweet managed the transition of child welfare services from government to the private sector at CHS. She led innovative work at CHS, including the development and replication of Community Partnership Schools in Florida, integrated health care pilots with Medicaid HMOs and the development of CaseAIM™ to improve child welfare outcomes. She has held leadership positions for a variety of community boards, including the Heart of Florida United Way Council of Agency Executives, the Children’s Cabinet of Seminole County, and the Children’s Cabinet of Orange County. Most recently, she was the chair of the Evans Community Partnership School Cabinet. She is currently a board member of the Florida Coalition for Children.

Andry Sweet holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida.

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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.

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.

Jim Pulliam
Chief Information Officer

Jim Pulliam serves as Chief Information Officer for Children’s Home Society of Florida leading information technology and information security to innovate and advance services to Florida’s children and families. Jim has more than three decades of experience delivering IT solutions to support organizational growth, strategic planning, and information assurance.

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Jim Pulliam
Chief Information Officer

Jim Pulliam serves as Chief Information Officer for Children’s Home Society of Florida leading information technology and information security to innovate and advance services to Florida’s children and families. Jim has more than three decades of experience delivering IT solutions to support organizational growth, strategic planning, and information assurance.

Nacole Guyton
Senior Vice President of Operations

Nacole Guyton brings nearly 15 years of experience in early learning, leadership, management, and strategic planning to CHS. As SVP, Guyton oversees growth for CHS’ evidence-based community solutions and partnerships serving the northern region from Gainesville to Pensacola and across Northeast Florida to south Deland.

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Nacole Guyton
Senior Vice President of Operations

Nacole Guyton brings nearly 15 years of experience in early learning, leadership, management, and strategic planning to CHS. As senior vice president of operations, Guyton oversees growth for the organization’s evidence-based community solutions and partnerships serving the northern region from Gainesville to Pensacola and across Northeast Florida to southern Deland. From her days as a kindergarten teacher to Executive Leadership within a variety of federal, state and local programs in Northeast Florida, Guyton remains committed to fight in the war against poverty, understanding that all children have a right to a safe and healthy life. Guyton’s lifelong mission directly aligns with the CHS direction to create more safe, strong and stable homes throughout Florida. Guyton holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, a Master of Education in Instructional Technology and an Educational Specialist degree in Reading Education from Georgia Southern University. She also holds an Educational Specialist degree in Higher Education and Adult Learning from Walden University.

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.

Bronwyn Stanford
Senior Vice President of Operations

Bronwyn Stanford oversees growth for CHS' evidence-based community solutions and partnerships serving the southern region from Miami-Dade across Palm Beach County and throughout the entire Suncoast. Stanford has more than 10 years of experience in child welfare, leadership and partner development throughout Florida.

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Bronwyn Stanford
Senior Vice President of Operations

Wade Lijewski, PhD
Vice President of Quality

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
Vice President of Quality

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.

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.

Heather Morgan
Vice President, Communications and Brand

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
Vice President, Communications and Brand

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.

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.

Laura KolkmanBoard Chair

Mosaica Partners

Dale JacobsVice Chair

Retired, Community Volunteer

Valerie SeidelImmediate Past Chair, Chair of Governance Committee

The Balmoral Group

Samuel P. Bell, III

Buchanan, Ingersoll, Rooney

Ron Brisé

Gunster

Karen M. Buesing

Akerman LLP

Andrew Duffell

Research Park at Florida Atlantic University

Julie Eason

CNL Financial Group

Frank Gulisano

Summit Realty

Susan Main

Retired, Community Volunteer

Brand Meyer

Wells Fargo Advisors

Miguel Viyella

Wells Fargo Advisors

Victoria Weber

Retired, Hopping Green and Sams

Alan Williams

Meenan Law Firm, P.A.

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