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 Clinical Director Behavioral Health Services Mr. Torrens joined Families First in 2016 as Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Services after more than 25 years in the social work field. He obtained his MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work, completed his post graduate training at the Ackerman Institute […]

Melissa Wijngaarde

Leadership Team Melissa Wijngaarde, MSW, LCSW Clinical Director of Child First Melissa Wijngaarde is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the Clinical Director of Families First’s Child First Program. Melissa has expertise in the field of infant mental health, early intervention, and child parent psychotherapy. Melissa has recently come to Families First after 15 […]

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 […]

Denise Chin

Leadership Team Denise Chin, MSW, LCSW Program Director Kin Support Project & TOPWA Denise Chin, MSW, LCSW has been with Families First since 2003, serving as program director for the Kin Support Project. The program provides services and referrals for relatives raising another family member’s children. In addition she is the program director for TOPWA (Targeted […]

Roxanna Childs

Leadership Team Roxanna Childs, MSW, LCSW, CAP Deputy Director Roxanna Childs has been deputy director at Families First since 2002 and with the organization since 1998, beginning as clinical director. As deputy director, she oversees all agency client services – six programs with more than 50 employees. She works closely with the CEO and executive leadership […]