We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference.
Our volunteer Board of Trustees represent a diverse sector of the community that is dedicated to healthy children, youth, families and neighborhoods. Board members are business people, educators, social service agencies, government, clergy, civic leaders and concerned citizens. Contact us to see how you might make a difference as a Board Memeber of DFM!
Although we have a small staff of three dedicated individuals, with the support of our passionate Board of Trustees and community partners we are able to accomplish amazing things in our community.
Nathan is currently the Child Welfare Policy Coordinator with the Florida Department of Health for Florida’s Twelfth Judicial Circuit which serves DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
Jessica is supervisor of Prevention and Intervention Services at Centerstone Florida in Bradenton
Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Bradenton
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dean, LECOM School of Health Services Administration
Professor and Chair, Department of Social Sciences
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Manatee County Sheriff's Office
Special Investigations Division
24yrs with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Manatee Chamber of Commerce
School District of Manatee County: Coordinator: ST.A.N.D. Prevention Program-
Students Against Negative Decisions/ SAFE Program- Substance Abuse Education for Families/ Student & Family Early Intervention Specialist-Handle with Care