You Are Here: Home » Local News » Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Marks Child Welfare Professionals Day

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Marks Child Welfare Professionals Day

FSW-and-Child-Welfare-ProfeCongresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Marks Child Welfare Professionals Day — Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) held a news conference on May 9, to recognize and celebrate Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day.  The news conference, held on the grounds of the Judge Seymour Gelber and Judge William E. Gladstone Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse, was coordinated in conjunction with Miami Dade County Chairman Jean Monestime.  Speakers included Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, (FL-24), and judges from the Circuit Court Juvenile Division including Judge Cindy Lederman, Judge Mavel Ruiz, and Judge Martin Zilber.  Florida Department of Children and Families Deputy Regional Managing Director Gilda P. Ferradaz, Voices for Children Foundation Chief Executive Officer Nelson Hincapie, My Life My Power Chief Executive Officer Jamie Harris, and Educate Tomorrow Chief Executive Officer Brett McNaught were in attendance. Marlins Foundation Vice President Alfredo Mesa donated Marlins tickets to Our Kids Chief Operating Officer Barbie Toledo, who accepted on behalf of child welfare professionals. A painting created by emerging Wynwood-based artist Jon Louis Gonzalez was unveiled.  The painting symbolizes the fight for peace and is represented by a dove taking flight with a pair of colorful boxing gloves in its grasp.  The painting will be on display in the Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse. Congresswoman Wilson sponsored the Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day bill as a member of the Florida legislature in 2008.  The bill was signed into law by former Governor Charlie Crist.  The spirit of the bill was to ensure that the professionals who are entrusted with the well-being of our children get the appreciation they rightfully deserve

Be Sociable, Share!

    About The Poster

    Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

    Number of Entries : 8653

    Leave a Comment

    Site Designed By NoRegretMedia.com

    Scroll to top