MELBOURNE, FL – November 13, 2018

Brevard Family Partnership (BFP) announced today that Phil Scarpelli has been selected as Brevard Family Partnership’s new chief executive officer.

“I am honored to have been elected as Brevard Family Partnership’s next CEO. It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers high quality services and innovative solutions to provide care and support for the children in Brevard who suffer abuse and neglect,” said Scarpelli. “We are an organization led by a purpose – to protect children, strengthen families, and change lives. I will do my best to serve the Family of Agencies by helping enable our leaders and people to fulfill their passion to make a difference.”

Previously the Director of Professional Development, Talent Management and Strategic Planning at Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF), Mr. Scarpelli brings more than 30 years of experience in behavioral healthcare and child welfare in both clinical and administrative capacities. He has a proven record of administrative oversight, analysis and consultation on best practices, and the provision of foster care and related services.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to congratulate Phil on his new role with Brevard Family Partnership, and extend our deepest gratitude to Jim Carlson for his leadership as Interim CEO since
Dr. Patricia Nellius’s departure last year,” said Brevard Family Partnership’s Chairman of the Board, Eric Smith.

About Brevard Family Partnership

Established in 2004 by a Legislative mandate to privatize foster care and related services in Florida (Section 409.1617, Florida Statutes), Brevard Family Partnership is Brevard County’s lead child welfare agency.  Working in partnership with over 70 community organizations, its mission is to protect children, strengthen families and change lives through the prevention of child abuse and the operation and management of a comprehensive, integrated, community-based system of care for abused, abandoned and neglected children, and their families.

Since it began operations in 2005, Brevard Family Partnership has consistently ranked among the top performing CBCs in the state of Florida, ranking among the top three agencies over the course of the past five years in visits to children and families, timely reunification, and exceeding the federal measures for placement stability. Since the advent of Brevard Family Partnership, and the implementation of family-centered case practice, using the wraparound process, Brevard County’s child safety has increased by nearly 50%.

BFP has touched over 35,000 children’s lives and operates a full continuum of nationally recognized, exemplary child welfare services with a Family of Agencies that includes the nationally recognized Evidence Based Practice program Brevard C.A.R.E.S., the National Center for Innovation and Excellence, and our newest enterprise, Family Allies, Inc.

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