Media Article
January 25, 2021

Kim Miller joins Chosen as Florida State Engagement Director

Kim Miller joins Chosen as Florida State Engagement Director

Miller to support Florida families in child welfare system

January 25, 2021 – Kim Miller joins Chosen’s leadership team as Florida state engagement director after an extensive law career advocating for children in the child welfare sector. Miller is recognized in the field for her leadership ability and passion.

“Miller’s appointment takes place at a critical time,” said CHOSEN CEO Jenni Lord. “With COVID-19 increasing stress on households, families touched by the child welfare system are in need of the critical mental and behavioral health services and parent coaching that CHOSEN provides.”

Miller will be responsible for cultivating relationships with various organizations and churches throughout Florida to extend Chosen’s reach to families in need of permanency support. CHOSEN was recently selected by the Department of Children & Families for the MyFloridaMyFamily initiative to engage the faith-based community in caring for the most vulnerable. This relationship, coupled with Miller’s appointment, will significantly augment Chosen’s ability to serve Florida families.

Miller served as the executive director of Hillsborough County’s Child Protection and Advocacy Center for several years and continues as a guardian ad litem. She has an extensive history of volunteer and board service in the field of child welfare, and currently provides leadership for the foster/adopt ministry at Radiant Church, the country’s fourth fastest-growing church. Miller holds a BA in Political Science from Furman University and a JD from Stetson University College of Law.

Kim is an excellent addition to our leadership team. She has demonstrated a deep commitment to collaboration throughout her career and understands the types of resources and partnerships that are needed for children to heal and thrive,”  said Lord. “She is committed to working with the lead agencies, churches, and community organizations to advance the state’s desire to further engage the faith-based community in breakdown prevention and foster care.”

Florida currently has approximately 23,000 children in foster care, the nation’s fourth highest concentration of children in substitute care.2

 

About CHOSEN

The mission of CHOSEN is to help children heal from trauma by strengthening their families. Our licensed care managers work with families touched by the child welfare system–including adoptive families, foster families, kinship (relative) caregivers, and biological parents reunified with their children. For more information, visit www.chosen.care

 

1For more information on CHOSEN’s involvement with MyFloridaMyFamily, visit https://www.chosen.care/services/my-florida-my-family/.

2https://www.myflfamilies.com/programs/childwelfare/dashboard/c-in-ooh.shtml