Interim Secretary Mike Carroll
Mike Carroll has more than 24 years of service with the Department of Children and Families overseeing programs ranging from substance abuse and mental health to family safety and adult protective services to economic self-sufficiency programs. Most recently, he served as the Regional Managing Director for the 11-county SunCoast Region which spans from Pasco to Collier County since 2006.
As Regional Managing Director, Mr. Carroll committed himself to developing innovative and significant system improvements—many of which have become models for statewide implementation. He is recognized as a skilled organizational and systems assessor. He was integral in the regional implementation of the Managing Entity concept in substance abuse and mental health, transitioning to a community-based system of care in child welfare, and redesigning the economic self-sufficiency delivery system. His previous management experience includes foster care and child care licensing, strategic planning, quality assurance, economic self-sufficiency eligibility programs, and special programs including one focused on reintegrating ex-felons into the community.
Mr. Carroll has served on the Florida Sterling Board of Examiners for 13 years, and is currently a master examiner and facilitator for the Governor’s Sterling Award process. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston College and is a Certified Public Manager.
Mr. Carroll is married to Debra and has two children, Samantha and Jason. He is active in the local community and has served as a youth coach and mentor for more than 25 years.