Florida's Children First

Geori Berman Seldine – Executive Director

Geori Berman Seldine, Executive Director of Florida’s Children First (FCF), has spent most of her career fearlessly advocating for children and ensuring that children and youth are put first when making policy decisions.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

Maria Batista – Florida Youth SHINE Statewide Coordinator

Maria Batista has joined the Florida’s Children First staff as the Florida Youth SHINE Statewide Coordinator. Maria’s professional and educational background coupled with her lived experience in the foster care system equips her with the tools, skills, and perspective to empower youth to become leaders and advocates around the State of Florida. 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


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