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 run away, 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.
Jeniffer Abdullah is the Data Specialist for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. She first joined the Florida Network team as an intern in Spring 2017. After graduating with a Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration, she discovered her passion for helping others with an analytical lens, and transitioned into a full-time role at the Network. She likes to say that her purpose at the Network is to tell stories using data. Her dream is to be able to make information accessible and helpful in ways that haven’t been done before. On any given day, she is a friend of all dogs and telling a silly joke, dubbed #JensJokes at the Network office.
Joining the team in 2020, Cori Blomberg is the Administrative Assistant for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. Cori earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Social Sciences from Florida State University. She has a background in Human Resources, working with the State of Florida, before taking time off to raise her son. After spending the last nine years as a clinic assistant administering to the children, teachers and staff of Florida State University Schools, she wanted to be a part of the amazing group of people at the Network, sharing her people support skills with them.
Program Support Specialist
Jessica Fansler is the Program Support Specialist and has been with the Florida Network since 1999. Jessica truly 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.
Brandi R. Hudson
Brandi R. Hudson, MBA is the Program Coordinator at the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. She hails 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.
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Amy Orman is the Chief Operating Officer of the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. Prior to joining the Network, she has spent the last 20 years proudly supporting programs that serve the youth and families of Florida, including leadership positions with the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Children and Family Services, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program Office. Amy most recently worked at the Department of Juvenile Justice for the last 12 years where she served as the Director of Program Accountability, overseeing procurement, contracting, program monitoring, quality improvement and evidence-based training and technical assistance. Amy received her B.A. in English from Florida State University, is a certified Project Management Professional, and a Certified Public Manager.
Director of Administration and Events
Celia Moser, MBA, is the Director of Administration and Events 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.
Lauren Maldonado, LCSW
Clinical Program Manager
Lauren Maldonado is the Clinical Program Manager for the Florida Network of Youth & Family Services, where she joined in 2015. She has spent her career working with and supporting families navigating the diverse systems of care. Previously, she served as the Statewide Reform Coordinator for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, where she oversaw the implementation of evidence-based interventions focused on youth in the juvenile justice system. Lauren graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Social Work, and a Master of Social Work in 2007. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2010. Her past experience working with crisis and trauma in families inspires her to continue advocating for more access to effective early intervention services.
Quality Improvement and Compliance Manager
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 Quality Improvement and Compliance Manager 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.
Director of Contract Operations
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.
Director of Membership Services
John Robertson is the Membership Services Director for the Florida Network. He began this work as a Life Skills Educator at Someplace Else Youth Shelter at Capital City Youth Services in 1998, leaving as Shelter Manager in 2001 to return to Florida State University to earn a Master’s degree in Inter-disciplinary Social Science.
Prior to joining the Florida Network, He traveled the southern United States in support of federal grants under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act for the Southeastern Network of Youth and Family Services.
In 2008 he was recognized by Training Magazine as one of the country’s “40 Best Trainers Under 40” for his ability to connect and engage with audiences.
While at the Florida Network, John became a Georgetown Fellow, working with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice to reform system policy for all youth in care regardless of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Gender Expression.
In his current role, John aspires to care for the caregivers, and elevate the professional recognition of Youth Workers in Florida.
Chief Financial Officer
Karen Sanchez re-joined the Florida Network team in July 2018. She served as the Business Manager from 2000-2005. Karen has spent the last dozen years managing the finances of the Florida Council for Community Mental Health where she gained extensive experience in non-profit accounting and grants management. Originally from Maryland, Karen and her family have resided in Tallahassee for the last 20 years and now call it home. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and most recently, taking dance lessons in her off time.
Xena, Warrior Princess
Data Hound, Morale Officer and Comfort Director
Xena 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.