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Contact Site - Central Florida - Locations - About Us - Girls and Boys Town
Mary-Kate O'Leary is the Executive Director of Girls and Boys Town of Central Florida.She is responsible for the oversight and supervision of 85 staff serving more than 1,000 youth and families annually in Residential, Emergency Adolescent Shelter, Emergency Children's Shelter, and CINS/FINS (children and family in need of services) programs.The Site's annual budget is $4 million dollars.She is also a National Peer Reviewer for the Council on Accreditation (COA), responsible for assessing quality programming at facilities across the country striving for agency accreditation.Before her appointment in Central Florida, O'Leary served as a Director of Program Operations for Girls and Boys Town USA where she was responsible for providing oversight of the day-to-day operations for six Girls and Boys Town sites. Prior to Girls and Boys Town, O'Leary was the Quality Management Administrator at St. Vincent's Home Facility in Massachusetts.She
was responsible for the coordination, planning and development of a quality management program for a residential facility serving more than 150 children. O'Leary, a native of Millbury, Mass., holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts.She received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from University of Lowell in Massachusetts, and completed a human resource management certification program from Bryant College in Warwich, Rhode Island.O'Leary
was a four-year scholarship basketball player at the University of Lowell
played semi-professional basketball for the Shooting Stars, a traveling team, which played throughout the northeast United States.
At-Risk Children in Central Florida to Benefit From Renovated Facility Made Possible by Donations From Walt Disney World Co. and Other Organizations - News Releases - News - Girls and Boys Town
"This is one of the most important cooperative efforts for Girls and Boys Town in Florida," said Mary Kate O'Leary, Executive Director of Girls and Boys Town of Central Florida.
The Phoenix - National News
"We continue to see a need to help more and more children at a younger age," said Mary Kate O'Leary, Executive Director of Girls and Boys Town of Central Florida.
Central Florida - Locations - About Us - Girls and Boys Town
During a recent visit with Demetree, Mary Kate O'Leary-Poling, the Executive Director of Girls and Boys Town of Central Florida told him, ,We will continue to watch over your dreams."
Girls and Boys Town of Central Florida to Build New Facility on Demetree Campus (8/12/2005) - News Releases - Guide to County Services - Seminole County Government - Florida
"It takes a community to raise a child and Seminole County is doing what is best for its children," said Mary Kate O'Leary-Poling, executive director of the Central Florida site.Girls and Boys Town of Central Florida Board Chairman Tony Grey and O'Leary-Poling spent a lot of effort the last year discussing opportunities to help its abused, abandoned and neglected children.
said Seminole County
now considers Girls and Boys Town the experts in working with at-risk teenagers which will enable the Central Florida site to expand its Family Preservation programs in the future.If the site receives a grant from the Seminole County Schools system, they will double their family preservation program and will be able to serve an additional 130 families each year."Our dream is coming true.We want our campus built to help as many youth as possible in Central Florida," said O'Leary-Poling