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Neiko Shea

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Neiko Shea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida with over 30 years of experience working in Child Welfare and Behavioral Health systems. Ms. Shea has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University in Miami, Florida. She started her career in Florida as a case manager working with adolescent girls and then as a youth and family therapist. She then served as Clinical Director for a foster care and behavioral health agency. She later served as the Director of Service Coordination and Vice President of Network Development for the Child Welfare Community-Based Care Lead Agency in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. After 10 years in that capacity, she pursued a passion in adoptions and accepted an opportunity as Executive Director for a private Adoption Agency. Ms. Shea then spent 7 years as the Vice President of Child Welfare Programs at Sunshine Health. Currently, Ms. Shea is the Florida Executive Director for National Youth Advocate Program. Lastly, and most importantly, Ms. Shea is a proud mother of 3 children, 2 of whom joined her family through adoption.