President and Chief Executive Officer Andry Sweet
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.
Chief Operating Officer Kymberly A. Cook
Kymberly Cook oversees growth of CHS' evidence-based community solutions and partnerships serving the northern region from Gainesville to Pensacola and across to southern Deland. 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. Throughout her career, Kymberly has worked with agencies in both child welfare and juvenile justice.
Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel Frank Gonzalez
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.
Chief Financial Officer Deborah Adkins
As CFO, Deborah Adkins oversees the statewide business and financial management of the organization, as well as the financial management of the Children's Home Society of Florida Foundation. Prior to joining the CHS team, Deb spent several years as a senior financial team member with multiple organizations. Most recently, Deborah served as a partner with a national professional services organization and as Interim CFO to several companies. She has worked with private, public and nonprofit companies ranging in size from start-up operations to $1.5 billion in annual revenue.
Chief Talent Officer Heather Vogel
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.
Chief Development Officer Don DuChateau
Don DuChateau joined Children’s Home Society of Florida in 2017 and serves as chief development officer, where he leads statewide and Foundation philanthropic efforts including fund development, charitable giving, special events, community engagement and advancement activities at the state and local levels. During his more than 20-year career working with nonprofits, Don has supported regional and national organizations in leadership roles in operations and development.
Chief Information Officer Jim Pulliam
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.
Senior Vice President of Operations Tara Hormell
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 and throughout the tri-county Central Florida area.
Vice President of Quality Wade Lijewski, PhD
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.
Vice President, Governmental Relations Summer Pfeiffer
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.
Vice President, Communications and Brand Heather Morgan
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
Dale JacobsVice Chair
Retired, Community Volunteer
Valerie SeidelImmediate Past Chair, Chair of Governance Committee
The Balmoral Group
Samuel P. Bell, III
Buchanan, Ingersoll, Rooney
Karen M. Buesing
Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
CNL Financial Group
Retired, Community Volunteer
Wells Fargo Advisors
Florida Institute of Technology
Wells Fargo Advisors
Retired, Hopping Green and Sams
Meenan Law Firm, P.A.