Stephanie Drennan

Leadership Team Stephanie Drennan, LMFT Clinical DirectorChild First Stephanie Drennan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of experience in the field of human services.  Stephanie has experience providing therapeutic and case management services in a variety of different settings consisting of community-based settings, schools, outpatient clinics, and military installations.  Throughout […]

Diana Cardona

Leadership Team Diana Cardona, LMHC Clinical DirectorBehavioral Health ServicesKin Support Program  Diana Cardona is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over eight years of experience in the Mental Health field. Diana has experience providing therapeutic services in community mental health centers. Prior to this experience, she was a research assistant at the Center for Children […]

Sharonda Crawford

Leadership Team Sharonda Crawford, MS Program Manager Healthy Families Palm Beach Sharonda Crawford joined Families First in 2010 and works in the Healthy Families Program. Sharonda has a wealth of experience in the Healthy Families Program and has worked as a Family Assessment Worker, Family Support Worker, Family Support Worker Supervisor, and now as Program […]

Alexander Guanarita

Leadership Team Alexander Guanarita, BA Director of Finance & Administration Alexander Guanarita has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance and joined Families First in January 2020 as Director of Finance and Administration. Prior to joining Families First, Alexander was employed as a Finance Manager for Maclendon Wealth Management. An investment Portfolio management umbrella company […]

Takela Golson

Leadership Team Takela Golson, MBA Program Coordinator Bridges to Success Takela holds a bachelors in Gerontology with a minor in Public Health from the University of South Florida. She earned her MBA in Business with a concentration in Health Administration. Takela has served in the United State Army for the past 10 years. Her biggest […]

Samantha Whiteman

Leadership Team Samantha Whiteman Director of Development Samantha Whiteman joined Families First in April 2012 as Director of Development. In this role, she builds and identifies new supporters, foster current volunteer/donor relations and manages all events associated with Families First. Samantha’s new initiatives involve Planned Giving, Major Gifts and Foundation Board expansion. Samantha has worked in […]

Andres Torrens

Leadership Team Andres Torrens, MSW, LCSW Chief Program Officer Andres Torrens is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing in the field for over 30 years. Mr. Torrens knew he wanted to work with youth and families from the time he was 18 years old when he applied for a position counseling youth […]

Melissa Wijngaarde

Leadership Team Melissa Wijngaarde, MSW, LCSW Maternal & Infant Mental Health Director Melissa Wijngaarde is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the Maternal and Infant Mental Health Director at Families First. Melissa was promoted to the position after serving for two years as the Clinical Director of Families First’s Child First Program. Melissa has […]

Kathryn Tancig

Leadership Team Kathy Tancig, BSW Assistant Program Manager Healthy Families Palm Beach Kathryn Tancig  joined Families First in May 2012 as program director for Healthy Families Palm Beach. Kathryn has been involved in social services working with children and families for the past 20 years and has extensive background in infant mental health and early […]

Renee Constantino

Leadership Team Renee Constantino, MPA Director of Quality Assurance Renee joined Families First of Palm Beach County as Director of Quality Assurance in August of 2018. She is in charge of the agency’s national reaccreditation with the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the continuous quality improvement of all of the organization’s programs.   As vice president of […]