Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Shaver
A longtime advocate for children and a recognized leader in the child welfare industry, Michael "Mike" Shaver believes in using research, evidence and data to develop, deliver and analyze innovative practices and programs to ensure children and families receive only effective, quality services. He is committed to driving change within Florida's child welfare system and is respected thought leader committed to doing what's best for children. Have a question or comment for Mike? Contact him.Contact Mike
Chief Operating Officer Andry Sweet
Andry Sweet brings nearly 20 years’ experience in child welfare and behavioral health to Children's Home Society of Florida. She specializes in contract management, systems evaluation and process improvements that provide comprehensive and innovative services to Florida’s children and families. She played a pivotal role in designing child behavior assessments that are now required for use by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Andry joined Children's Home Society of Florida as an executive director in 2000 and has been instrumental in leading organizational change and direction.
Chief Program Officer Amy Thomas
Amy Thomas, who joined Children's Home Society of Florida in 2012, oversees programs and solutions serving children and families. Prior to her current position, Amy served as the State Director of Quality and as Vice President of Operations. Continuing to uphold Children's Home Society of Florida's culture and values, Amy leads operations by providing support and direction to our organization's programs, leaders and team members.
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.
Senior Vice President of Operations 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, Cook worked with agencies in both child welfare and juvenile justice.
Senior Vice President of Operations Maggie Dante, Ph.D.
Magaly “Maggie” Dante, Ph.D. brings with her more than 20 years of clinical and human services experience after beginning her career as an intern at CHS. She spent decades in the private sector and returned to CHS in 2015 as executive director in Miami-Dade. She now oversees growth for CHS’ evidence-based community solutions and partnerships serving the southern region from Miami-Dade to the Treasure Coast and across through Palm Beach County and the entire Suncoast.
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, 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
Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
Total Roof Services
Wells Fargo Advisors
Florida Institute of Technology
Wells Fargo Advisors
Retired, Hopping Green and Sams
Steven J. Wernick
Meenan Law Firm, P.A.