Independent Living

Independent Living Advisory Council

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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 Brandie McCabe, Youth & Young Adult Transition Services Specialist, office phone 850-717-4218 or email Brandie.McCabe@myflfamilies.com.

Independent Living Services Advisory Council Members

Nabilah Baig
Sunshine Health
Sunrise

Erik Braun
FL Department of Children and Families
Tallahassee

Katie Crofoot
FL Department of Economic Opportunity
Tallahassee

Shauntrai Curry
FL Department of Juvenile Justice
Tallahassee

Warren Davis
Policy Analyst
CareerSource Florida
Tallahassee

Thomas Fair
Made By US
Tallahassee

Adam Gigliotti
Independent Living
Spring Hill

Ashley Friend
Brevard Family Partnership
Lakeland

Janelle King
FL Department of Children and Families
Tallahassee

Dr. Steve J. Rios
President
Rios Research & Evaluation
Sunrise

Caryn Toole
Devereux CBC
Port St. Lucie

Jorge Tormes
FL Guardian ad Litem Program
Miami-Dade

Tara Thompson 
Partnership for Strong Families
Gainesville

Cal Walton
CBC of Central Florida
Kissimmee

Dominic Watson
ChildNet
Fort Lauderdale

Andrew Weatherill
FL Department of Education
Tallahassee

Anna Zhang
FAMU Student, Independent Living
Tallahassee