What is our goal in the long run?
Primary goals of the agency include family preservation, homelessness prevention, delinquency prevention, and dependency prevention. CCYS works to alleviate the immediate problems of youth during runaway or other crisis situations.
The core of what we do is prevention and to promote the healthy development of youth and families. We do this by offering a continuum of care to our clients, not just a quick fix, and we strive to provide youth and families with options to best suit their needs. This would not be possible without our dedicated team of leaders.
"The core of what we do is prevention and to promote the healthy development of youth and families."
Kevin PriestPresident & CEO
Gina DozierChief Operating Officer
Nancy HillgerChief Financial Officer
Jess TharpeDevelopment Director
Jason IshleyClinical Director-Non-Residential
Rachel GreeneClinical Director-Residential
PJ MinzieSomeplace Else Program Manager
Crystal GriffinTransitional Living Program Manager
Rhone FrancisStop Now and Plan (SNAP) Coordinator
Bintu NjieCommunity Outreach Coordinator
Mary Linzee Branham Baker DonelsonSecretaryScott HarrellHomeInsteadFundraising Chair
|Dr. Steve Mills||FSU Center for Leadership and Social Change||Chairperson|
|Elaine Bryant||EW Bryant & Associates||Immediate Past Chair|
|Matt Sirmans||Florida Housing Finance Corporation||Vice Chair|
|Kristina Tutton||Altura Global Solutions||Treasurer|
|Letitia Brown||Browns Consult, LLC||Since 2015|
|Lauren Buzzelli Fuchs||Lanigan & Associates, P.C.||Since 2016|
|Gary Calixte||Men's Warehouse||Since 2014|
|Lt. Tim Lawrence||Leon County Sheriff’s Office||Since 2017|
|Ray Garcia||Tallahassee Police Department, SHOCAP||Since 2014|
|Pamela Smith-Ligon||Job Corps||Since 2015|
|Ryan Smith||Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare||Since 2015|
|Alenna Trusik||Trusik Law Firm||Since 2016|
|Jason Wildenstein||ABC WTXL 27||Since 2014|
|Allie Vanlandingham||Treehouse Representative||Since 2015|
|Ramon Aleman||Unhoused Humanity||Since 2015|
|Rick Shapley||Cade & Associates||Since 2013|
- Clara Floyd-Gaymon
- Jim Rudnick
- Lynda Russell
- Nancy Wonder, PhD
- Steve Inger, PhD
- John Kurowski
- Alvin Anderson
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