Bob Perry hails from Pennsylvania and has resided in Port St. Lucie with Jane, his wife of 36 years, since 2006. He is the father of two girls and grandfather to three boys, and holds degrees from Penn State (B.A.) and the University of Illinois (M.Ed.)
A certified and active Guardian ad Litem in the 19th Judicial Circuit since 2015, Bob has consistently promoted the GAL Program through his writing and public speaking, for which he received the Circuit’s 2016 Spirit Award. His commitment to the Program is an extension of his conviction that all children deserve to live in safety, with loving support and equal opportunity, and to know that they are fully worthy of all such things.
Now semi-retired, Bob was employed by Seiko Corporation of America for 27 years, ascending to Vice President before assuming the executive directorship of a large New Jersey law firm. While he continues to consult for the firm, child advocacy remains his primary focus.
Bob has served on the boards of Amnion (a crisis pregnancy center) and of the apartment co-op where he formerly resided. He has also served on the elder boards of his churches both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His personal experience with adoption (both daughters) and fostering (two grandsons) have enhanced Bob’s awareness of the joys and challenges that attend some of the issues commonly experienced in the dependency system.