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
Rachel GreeneClinical Director-Residential
PJ MinzieSomeplace Else Program Manager
Tiffany MartinTransitional Living Program Manager
Brittany MelinCommunity Outreach Coordinator
Crystal GriffinHuman Resources Officer
Without the dedication and hard work of our staff and Board of Directors, CCYS would not be able to offer the level of services we do to youth and families in need. Our Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers from the community who are responsible for establishing policies, determining programs, guiding development, and providing leadership.
|Elaine Bryant, PhD||EW Bryant & Associates||Chairperson|
|Ray Kimball||Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association||Immediate Past Chair|
|Micah Widen||Domi Ventures||Vice Chair|
|Kristina Tutton||Altura Global Solutions||Treasurer|
|Andrea Carlile||Treehouse Rep.||Since 2014|
|Chris Alexander||Massage Envy Spa||Since 2013|
|Dr. Steve Mills||FSU||Since 2014|
|Gary Calixte||Men's Warehouse||Since 2014|
|Jason Wildenstein||ABC WTXL 27||Since 2014|
|Larry Folsom||Leon County Sheriff’s Office||Since 2014|
|Mary Linzee Branham||Since 2014|
|Matt Sirmans||Florida Housing Finance Corporation||Since 2014|
|Ray Garcia||Tallahassee Police Department, SHOCAP||Since 2014|
|Rick Shapley||Cade & Associates||Since 2013|
|Rocky Hanna||Leon County Schools||Since 2013|
|Scott Harrell||HomeInstead||Since 2014|
- Clara Floyd-Gaymon
- Jim Rudnick
- Lynda Russell
- Nancy Wonder, PhD
- Steve Inger, PhD
- John Kurowski
- Alvin Anderson
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