26 Sep 2014

Holly Rodriguez Named Circuit Director

The Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program announces Holly Rodriguez as Circuit Director in Fort Myers, Florida

[Ft. Myers, Florida] - Alan Abramowitz, Executive Director of the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program, announced today that Holly Rodriguez has been promoted to Circuit Director for Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit which includes Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Collier and Glades counties.

Holly Rodriguez has an extensive background in child welfare and has demonstrated her dedication to Florida’s children throughout her career.  Holly was formerly a Child Advocacy Coordinator, Assistant Circuit Director and most recently Holly was the Southern Regional Program Manager for the Florida GAL Program.  In addition to her work at the GAL Program, Holly has worked on behalf of children at the Department of Children and Families; a Community Based Care provider; and a mental health provider. Holly possesses a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida State University.

Holly expressed her dedication to the GAL Program’s  mission and volunteers stating, “Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Guardian ad Litem Program.  It is a privilege and honor to have the opportunity to serve our dedicated volunteers, staff, and children. Together, we will produce better outcomes for the children we serve.”

When discussing Holly Rodriguez, Alan Abramowitz, Executive Director of the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program stated, “Children are fortunate that Holly will take this leadership role as the Circuit Director in the twentieth circuit.  Her experience and passion will ensure children in foster care have an independent voice fighting for them. She enjoys the trust and respect of those who know her and have worked alongside her.”

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