Holly Zwerling, LMFT, LCSW
Founder, FTFSF


Board of Directors

Travis Kelly
Quality Assurance Specialist
South Florida Workforce Investment Board

Jai A. Ingraham
Chief Diversity Officer & Title IX Coordinator
Jacksonville State University

Marilyn Blumberg, Esq.
Divorce, Mediation, Guardianship,
Family Law, Paternity

Leviticus Gilliard, MPS
Sergeant, Hospital Services Unit
Corrections and Rehabilitation Department
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Advisory Committee

J. Philip Tavernier
Board Member Emeritus

David Lawrence, Jr.
CEO, Early Childhood Initiative Foundation
Founder & Chairman, Children’s Movement of Florida

Vance Aloupis
CEO, Children’s Movement of Florida

Patrice Samara
Alphabet Kids
Chief Executive for Innovation & Development
President of Triumph Communications Group

Michael Malone
Writer/Editor/Writing Professor
Musician, Author, Poet

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Scientific Advisory Research Committee

Etiony Aldarondo, Ph.D
Executive Director
The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment

Wil Blechman, M.D.
Vice-Chair, The Children’s Forum
Charter President, The Florida Assocation for Infant Mental Health
Member, Advisory Board, The Partnership for American’s Economic Success

Jacqueline Lynch, Ph.D
Associate Professor
School of Education and Human Development
Florida International University

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Community Partners

Albizu University
5000 Role Models of Excellence Project
Belafonte Tacolcy Center
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Brainheart Guidance
Brotherhood of Men
Career Source
Channel 10 – WPLG
Charles Enterprise Group
Church of The Holy Family
City of Hialeah, Education & Community Services Department
City of Miami-Dade County, Mayor’s Office
Coconut Grove Ministerial Alliance
Community Health of South Florida
Concerned African Women
Cope Center North & South
Department of Children & Family Services
Empowered Youth, USA
En Familia, Inc.
Family Central
Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami
Fathers do care
Florida State Attorney’s Office
Gang Alternative
Generational Cure
Girl Power
Grand Canyon University
Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade
Home Depot
Hope for Miami
Hosanna Community Church
Informed Families
Job Corps
Leesfield Family Foundation
Melissa Institute
Miami Children’s Initiative
Miami Children’s Museum
Miami Coalition
MDC Community Action & Human Services Dept.
Head Start/Early Head Start Division
Coordinated Victims Assistance Center
Miami-Dade County Public Schools:
Office of Community Engagement
Parent Academy
School Board
Teenage Parent Program
Juvenile Justice Center
Miami Herald
Miami Marlins
Millenials Project
New Horizons
New Young Fathers
North Dade Youth & Family Coalition
Overtown Youth Center
Rotary Club of Coconut Grove
Switchboard of Miami
United Teachers of Miami-Dade
United Way of Miami-Dade County
Center for Excellence in Early Education
University of Miami, School of Education and Human Development
Wade’s World Foundation

National Organizational Partners

National Bar Association, Family Law Section, Miami Division
U.S. Department for Children & Families: Office of Child Support and Enforcement, Georgia
National Partnership for Community Leadership, Maryland
Committed Fathers Alliance, Oregon

Professional Presentations

American Psychological Association, 2012 Annual Convention
Symposium: Innovative Research on Diverse Fathers and Families
“Understanding Fathers’ Involvement in Children’s Lives”
Fatherhood Task Force and UM School of Education & Human Development