Florida's Children First

Christina Spudeas – Executive Director

Christina Spudeas has been a long time advocate for delinquent and dependent youth in Florida. For the past two decades, Spudeas has worked tirelessly to defend the rights of children who are in the custody and supervision of state agencies or state contracted providers. Complete Bio

Robin L. Rosenberg – Deputy Director

Robin L. Rosenberg became the Deputy Director of Florida’s Children First in April, 2007. Prior to joining the staff, Ms. Rosenberg was a founding board member organization and served as Secretary and Litigation Committee Chair. Complete Bio

Jaye Abbate – Vice President, Communications and Community Relations

Jaye Abbate recently joined Florida’s Children First to help strengthen the statewide advocacy network protecting the rights of children throughout Florida. Her goal is to educate, inform and advocate for critical public policy changes and resources required to generate positive outcomes for Florida’s most vulnerable youth and families.  Complete Bio

Geori Berman – Florida Youth SHINE Statewide Director

Geori Berman joined Florida’s Children First as the Florida Youth SHINE Coordinator in June 2013. As Coordinator, her goal is to provide a space for young adults to share their voice and advocate for positive change in the child welfare system.Complete Bio

Lia Paul – Office Manager & Bookeeper

Lia joined the Florida’s Children First (FCF) family in February 2014 after relocating to Broward County from Miami-Dade. In addition to managing the office, she also handles the bookkeeping, human resources, payroll and graphic design needs for the office. Born in Chicago,Complete Bio

Markiesha Morgan – Youth Advocacy Coordinator

Markiesha Morgan is completing a yearlong BOLD fellowship at Florida’s Children First. In this fellowship she will be working our premier youth advocacy organization , Florida Youth SHINE as the Youth Advocacy Coordinator. She recently graduated from Ithaca College where she majored in Legal Studies. Complete Bio


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