ARCWP Priest, Champion of Children

After nearly 20 years helping provide developmental therapy and mental health services to some of Sarasota’s youngest and most vulnerable residents, Florida Center Chief Executive Officer Kathryn Shea announced her retirement on Tuesday.

The Sarasota-based center, which provides a range of services for children from birth to age 8, was founded in 1979, and Shea has worked there since 2000. After filling a variety of roles, in both clinical and administrative capacities, Shea became CEO of the nonprofit in 2008.