Independent Living Advisory Council
As required by 409.1451(7) F.S., the Independent Living Services Advisory Council was created by the Florida Legislature with the "purpose of reviewing and making recommendations concerning the implementation and operation of the independent living transition services." Each year the advisory council prepares and submits a report to the Florida Legislature and the Department of Children and Families on the status of the services being provided, including successes and barriers to these services.
If you would like more information please contact Cyndee Odom at the Domestic Violence and Independent Living Programs at (850) 922-0185 or email Cyndee_Odom@dcf.state.fl.us.
Independent Living Services Advisory Council
Appointment Term - Two Years
BSW Student at Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
The Honorable Ronald V. Alvarez
Judge, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Director of Policy and Programming
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Senior Vice President of Programs, Handy, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Executive Director, City of Life Foundation
4Kids of South Florida, Inc.
North Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
The Honorable Carlos Martinez
Public Defender, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
CareerSource Florida, Inc.
Agency for Health Care Administration
President, Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association
Culter Bay, Florida
Florida State University Student
Chief Executive Officer, Heartland for Children, Inc.,
Chief Executive Officer, Hands of Mercy Everywhere, Inc.
Pastor Ken Scrubbs
First Baptist Church of Leesburg
Family and Community Services Director, Northwest Region,
Department of Children and Families
Student Support Services Project/USF
Florida Department of Education
One-Stop and Program Support
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity