Caroline Vinyard joins GFNF as CEO of GFNF4kids Children’s Advocacy Center
JULY 29, 2021/PORT ST LUCIE, FL/ Guardians for New Futures recently announced that Caroline Vinyard, LMHC, MBA has joined the organization and will serve as CEO of the GFNG4kids/Baron Children’s Advocacy Center in Port St. Lucie.
Vinyard has more than a decade of experience in child welfare and mental health, specializing in system improvements and a track record for leading innovative programs for children and families. She previously served as the COO for Hibiscus Children’s Center where she implemented the Sanctuary Model, an organizational change model, grounded in trauma theory. During her tenure at Hibiscus, she also served as the Director of Mental Health Services and the Program Coordinator for the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program.
Vinyard began working in the mental health field in 2007 at a day treatment program for the severely mentally ill in Broward County. While in graduate school, she worked as a counselor for victims of domestic violence and in the Batterers Prevention Program. Upon receiving her master’s degree, she began working with children in the dependency system at Family Preservation Services. Caroline was also the Clinical Director at a DJJ program in Okeechobee for at-risk juvenile males.
Vinyard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University. She received her MBA degree from Liberty University in 2017. Caroline Vinyard is a licensed mental health counselor and qualified supervisor for registered mental health interns seeking licensure.
Guardians for New Futures, Inc. (GFNF) is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization that supports the unfunded needs of maltreated children and underserved youth, while increasing community awareness and education to further protect children. www.gfnf4kids.org