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Chief Executive Officer


Direct Phone: (863) ***-**** ext. ***       

Email: t***@***.org

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1239 E Main St

Bartow, Florida 33830

United States

Company Description

Heartland for Children is the local not-for-profit agency responsible for redesigning the foster care system in Polk, Hardee and Highlands Counties. Heartland for Children promotes the prevention of child abuse and oversees the provision of services for c ... more

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Background Information

Employment History






Board Member
Central Florida Behavioral Health Network Inc

Board Member
Florida Coalition for Children

Board Member
PRIDE Partnership of Polk County


Bachelor's degree


University of Oklahoma

Master's degree


University of Central Florida

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Terri Saunders, CEO Heartland for Children (Community/Community Based Care)

Terri Saunders is a 20 year resident of Winter Haven, Florida.  Ms. Saunders has a strong interest in promoting health and wellbeing in her community.  She is the CEO of Heartland for Children, a not-for-profit organization serving children and families in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties. In addition to the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network Board, Ms. Saunders serves on the Winter Haven YMCA Advisory Council, the Warner University Social Work program's advisory group, and the Polk Vision Quality of Life Task Force.  Additionally, Ms. Saunders was appointed by Secretary David Wilkins of the Department of Children and Families to the Independent Living Services Advisory Council, and was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to serve on the Florida Council on Homelessness. 

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Still, Terry Saunders, chief ... [cached]

Still, Terry Saunders, chief executive officer of Heartland for Children, a social service organization that deals with finding foster parents for children, said in an email that a a great need exists for "more quality foster parents."

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Teri Saunders Chief Executive Officer Heartland for Children, Inc.

Ms. Saunders is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Heartland for Children, Inc. the lead agency for Community Based Care in a three county area providing services for protective services, foster care and adoption for over 3200 children. Ms. Saunders has 13 years of experience with Community Based Care through work with USF's Florida Mental Health Institute and as Executive Director of Children's Home Society. As such she oversaw marketing and public relations for a nine county division of Children's Home Society. Ms. Saunders was owner of Saunders Research & Consulting for 5 years and served as the Heartland for Children Board Chair for 2 years.
Ms. Saunders has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She is a resident of Polk County.

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