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July 23, 2020 Impact of COVID-19 on Child Welfare – Andry Sweet

Andry Sweet has more than three decades of experience in child welfare and behavioral health, and specializes in system improvements designed to provide comprehensive and innovative services to Florida’s children and families. She previously worked at the Department of Children and Families, Substance Abuse and Mental Health program office overseeing performance based contract management and system of care improvements that were later adopted in chapter 394, FS.

Sweet joined CHS’ executive team as an executive director in 2000. She has since served as vice president of operations, vice president of innovation and quality management, chief strategy officer, chief of staff, chief administrative officer and COO.

In the early 2000s, Sweet managed the transition of child welfare services from government to the private sector at CHS. She led innovative work at CHS, including the development and replication of Community Partnership Schools in Florida, integrated health care pilots with Medicaid HMOs and the development of CaseAIM™ to improve child welfare outcomes. She has held leadership positions for a variety of community boards, including the Heart of Florida United Way Council of Agency Executives, the Children’s Cabinet of Seminole County, and the Children’s Cabinet of Orange County. Most recently, she was the chair of the Evans Community Partnership School Cabinet. She is currently a board member of the Florida Coalition for Children.

Andry Sweet holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida.

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