Safe Children Coalition Staff

Leadership

Brena Slater
President & CEO 941-371-4799
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Kathleen Cowan
Vice President of Community Based Care 863-494-5082
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Myraida Davison
Senior Director of CBC Operations 941-721-7670
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Michelle Dieter
Senior Director of Information Systems 941-371-4799
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Steve Hurwitz
Chief Legal Officer 941-721-7670
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Dave Luebcke
Senior Director of Programs 941-721-7670
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Stacey Schaeffer
Senior Director of Diversion and Prevention 941-371-4799
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Jill Steiner
Senior Director of Out-of-Home Care 941-371-4799
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Andrea Mertyris
Director of Quality Assurance 941-371-4799
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Dara Palmieri
Director of Operations 941-371-4799
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Monique Myers
Director of Child Welfare Planning & Strategic Projects 941-721-7670
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Colleen Buscemi
Director of Training 941-371-4799
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Licensing/Placement/recruitment

Noli O’Hern
Assistant Director of Out-of-Home Care 941-371-4799
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Jane Nayder
Placement Supervisor 941-371-4799
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Rebecca Lovegrove
Re-Licensing & Retention Supervisor 941-371-4799
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Emily Torres
Initial Licensing Supervisor 941-371-4799
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Kristen Kandel
GAP Supervisor 941-371-4799
Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties

Case management

Tonia Hutchinson
Program Manager - SCC CM 941-371-4799
Desoto and Sarasota Counties

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