Stacy Gromatski is the President and CEO of the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services where she has served since 2010. For twenty years prior to that she worked in organizations that provided direct services to runaway, homeless and other troubled youth. She served as President and CEO at Capital City Youth Services in Tallahassee and as Program Director at the Arnette House in Ocala, Florida. She received her Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology, Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts Degrees from the University of Central Florida. She believes there is no greater honor than to work in a field that understands that every young person deserves a chance at a bright future.
Director of CINS/FINS Contract Operations
Terry DeCerchio is currently the Director of CINS/FINS Contract Operations for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, Inc. where she has held numerous positions for the past ten years. Ms. DeCerchio worked as Director of Programs and Operations for Children’s Home Society in Tallahassee, Florida for seven years before coming to the Florida Network. Prior to her Children’s Home Society experience, Terry worked for six years as the Chief Operations Officer with Apalachee Center for Human Services, a mental health provider in Tallahassee, Florida.
Office Administrator/Event Planner
Celia Moser, MBA, is the Office Administrator/Event Planner for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. Celia obtained her Bachelor of Arts from The Baptist College of Florida, with honors, with a concentration in Business. In May of 2014, Celia was awarded her Master of Business Administration from St. Leo University. She has recently enrolled in Florida State University’s Certified Graduate Event Management Program which will be a tremendous asset in her responsibilities with the Network.
Contract Management Specialist
Jessica Fansler is the Contract Management Specialist and has been with the Florida Network since 1999. Jessica really understands the importance of our mission and has a deep passion for the youth we serve and the staff who are there to help our children make the transition to adulthood easier. She loves working with and providing support to our local programs to ensure our services are making a difference in the lives of Florida’s children and their families.
Director of Information Management
Kirk Hudson has a bachelor’s degree in mathematical statistics and more than 20 years experience in data analysis, reporting and supporting programming (SQL, C/C++, PHP, and Delphi). His most recent position was with the Florida Department of Education as the analyst that was responsible for forecasting educational FTE to aid legislators, department leaders and county superintendents for planning multi-billion dollar budgets. He also conducts training programs to assist agency personnel in query and analysis as well as systems usage in NetMIS.
Program Services Director
John Robertson is the Program Services Director for the Florida Network and he collaborates with agency partners to train staff, measure achievement, and identify risks to the Network’s uninterrupted services for youth and families. Twice a graduate of Florida State University, he utilized his B.A. in English to study the plight of the working poor as a participant-observer working in the restaurants of America. He once made potato salad at Capital City Youth Services, an act that lead to him becoming the shelter manager for a time. He received his M.S. in 2002 in Non-Profit Administration from the FSU College of Social Sciences. In 2011, John was recognized as one of the “Best 40 Trainers under 40” by Training Magazine.
Statewide Respite Coordinator
Megan Picinic joined the Florida Network team in February 2013 to implement the creation of new strategies for preventing youth from entering secure detention, when they are better served by temporary respite and counseling within their community. Through research and collaborative partnerships, Megan oversees the Domestic Violence Respite Program for the Network. She is a former counselor to families from rural communities, and a DJJ Transition Coordinator responsible for guiding youth from Residential Commitment programs back into their communities successfully. A graduate from Florida State University (BSW) and Barry University (MSW), Megan brings a compassionate, client-focused perspective to all of the Florida Network’s programs and services.
Michelle Avaroma, MPA, is the Communications Coordinator for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University in 2012, majoring in History and International Affairs. She graduated in 2014 with a Masters in Public Administration, specializing in nonprofit management from FSU and interned with the Florida Network for two semesters before joining the staff. Always passionate about community engagement and creating positive, sustainable, change, Michelle loves to volunteer her time to youth mentoring and education programs.
Statewide Training Coordinator
Karen Boulding, MS is the Statewide Training Coordinator for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. Karen earned her Masters of Science in Organization Development & Analysis from the Weatherhead School of Management, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Karen’s career in training includes being a training officer for the City of Cleveland and coordinator for the Ohio Executive Institute designed for State of Ohio Agency Heads and their senior staff. Karen describes using her staff training expertise with colleagues who serve youth in crisis as a serendipitous and exciting opportunity that she wholeheartedly embraces.
Project Manager of Research and Operations
Beginning her professional career as a Residential Substance Abuse Counselor, Tiffany was met with the reality of providing services to challenging populations. After nearly two years, Tiffany decided to expand her professional opportunities and take the journey to obtain her Master’s in Social Work at Florida State University. Three days after graduation with her MSW, she continued her voyage working for the Someplace Else Crisis Shelter at Capital City Youth Services. One year later, she became the Transitional Living Program Manager at CCYS, developing a long-term residential program from ground zero. As current Project Manager of Research and Operations at the Florida Network, Tiffany strives to partner with others to identify and implement creative solutions to providing quality services to support children and the agencies that serve them.
Lauren Maldonado is the Early Intervention Specialist for the Florida Network of Youth & Family Services. She is primarily responsible for the successful implementation of the SNAP (Stop Now and Plan) Program for boys and girls ages 6-11 and their families. She is trained as a SNAP Facilitator and provides clinical oversight, program support as well as coordinates required trainings to the identified sites around the state to facilitate this program. Lauren graduated from Florida State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor’s of Social Work, she obtain a Masters of Social Work from FSU in 2007. Lauren became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2010 and completed specialized training in EMDR to provide trauma – informed interventions to youth and families.
Brandi R. Hudson
SNAP Program Specialist
Brandi R. Hudson, MBA is the SNAP Program Specialist at the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. She is the newest member of the team hailing all the way from a little town called Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. She obtained her Bachelors Degree from West Virginia University and her MBA from Carlow University. Brandi has worked with the SNAP program for the last 9 years and is a trained facilitator of the Boys, Girls, and School based programs. She is responsible for providing support to the sites that have implemented the SNAP program as well as facilitating training with the training team.
Jeniffer initially joined the Florida Network team as an intern in Spring 2017 as she was completing her joint MSW/MBA program. After graduating, she transitioned into her current role at the Network as the Data Analyst which will allow her to continue connecting the analytical side of business with the empathetic foundation of social work. Outside of the office, she plays ultimate frisbee and basketball, keeps up with Netflix shows, and recently took up bullet journaling.
Xena, Warrior Princess
Data Hound, Morale Officer and Comfort Director
Zena Warrior Princess is the Data Hound and comfort director. She is a miniature poodle that was rescued for the final time in August 2013 after being “abandoned” at the Leon county animal shelter twice. Xena loves to chase squirrels and raccoons. Xena’s specialty is cuddling and convincing couch potatoes to help chase vermin. Xena loves the beach but hates getting wet.
Director of Play, Staff Blogger
Luna Avaroma, is the Director of Play and occasional staff blogger. She spends her days at the Florida Network office playing with her coworkers or napping. Luna greatly enjoys watching replays of the Florida State Seminoles in the 2014 BCS National Championship game and cannot wait for football season.
Chief Financial Officer
Keith Dean is the Florida Network’s Chief Financial Officer. He has spent nearly two decades in the industry with a post graduate degree in Accounting from Florida State University, Keith is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He also serves on the Florida Institute of CPAs’ Legislative Committee and as a resource to legislators and government agencies as an expert in nonprofit subject matter.