Ms. Gilda Ferradaz joined The Trust Board in July 2013. Employed with the Department of Children and Families for over 35 years, Ms. Ferradaz assumed progressively more responsible positions throughout her tenure. She served as Circuit Administrator for the Department for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties from 2006 until 2011, and in July 2014 was appointed Regional Managing Director for the Southern Region, encompassing Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Programs under her responsibility include Child and Adult Protective Services, Child Care Licensing, ACCESS, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Ms. Ferradaz holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in sociology and a Masters in Business Administration, both from Florida International University. She has served on a number of boards including the South Florida Workforce and Investment Board, The Homeless Trust, The Children’s Trust, the Juvenile Justice Board, the Early Learning Coalition and the Community Based Care Alliance. She is also an active member of her church and has volunteered with local non-for-profits.
Term: Serves as long as designated by DCF District XI Administrator.