Press Release

Influential board members committed to empowering vulnerable families to thrive

(West Palm Beach, April 12, 2024) As Families First of Palm Beach County (FFPBC) continues their vital mission to empower the most vulnerable children and their families residing in Palm Beach County, they have secured the influence of several popular philanthropists in South Florida. Together these new board members will collectively leverage their brands and influence to increase awareness and revenue to benefit FFPBC and the families they serve.  Since 1990, Families First has served over 54,000 children and family members through prevention and early intervention cutting-edge programs.

Chief Executive Officer, Julie Swindler explains, “when children and their families find themselves in crisis, we are a dependable beacon of hope, working with and empowering families to regain self-sufficiency and create safe, loving homes for their children.”

First Vice President of the Bank of Belle Glade and longtime board member, Jim Springer says, “As this year’s President of the Operations Board of Directors, I am excited and grateful to welcome our newest board members who are partners with FFPBC in our mission to empower families of all histories and challenges to grow strong in every way.”

Meet our board members

Brian Mangines: Dream big, plan well, work hard, smile always, and good things will happen. – Sally Huss

Foundation Board of Directors | Chairperson of the Legacy Committee | Co-Founder/President of Flex Legal

Denise Fraile: I’ve learned that our true legacy isn’t the sum of our possessions, but the imprint we leave on the hearts and minds of those we touch—each act of kindness is a chapter in the story of humanity.

Foundation Board of Directors | 2024 Chairperson of the 18th Annual Children’s Day Luncheon | Founder of Verati Design Group | Featured in CHART, published: March 27, 2024

Diane Andre, Esq: Character, self-discipline, determination, attitude and service are the substance of life. -Marian Wright Edelman

Operations Board of Directors | Legislative Aide for the Florida Senate

Kate Volman: Creativity is God’s gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God. – Julia Cameron

Foundation Board of Directors | Author of Do What You Love: A Guide to Living Your Creative Life Without Leaving Your Job. | President of Floyd Consulting

Rebecca Rubinstein: We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are. – Anais Nin

Foundation Board of Directors | President/Founder of Rebecca Rubinstein Consulting | former Regional Business Development Manager at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

DISCOVER MORE: Our comprehensive services focus on family strengthening, health, behavioral health, and housing – ensuring that families receive the support they need to thrive. STRONG IN EVERY WAY.

Contact: Cheryl Patterson
Phone: 561.318.4219 | 561.275.8683