Lee Kaywork, CEO of Family Support Services of North Florida (FSSNF), has announced his plans to retire on Jan. 15, 2018. Kaywork has been a part of the agency since 2007 and has led its efforts in Duval and Nassau counties as CEO since 2012. The company’s Board of Directors announced it has appointed Robert L. Miller, current FSSNF president, as Kaywork’s successor.
“Lee has been an influential leader to the entire system of care in North Florida, and during his tenure as CEO, he led this organization to consistently being one of the top community-based care agencies in the state for performance and new program implementation,” said Mark Bridwell, FSSNF board chairman. “All of us on the board have considered it a privilege to work with him.”
Kaywork shared that he is looking forward to opening a new chapter in his life and knows the agency will be in good hands under Miller’s leadership.
“Bob’s experience along with his previous successes will ensure that FSS continues to excel. His commitment to our children is unmatched,” he said.
The board unanimously approved Miller, who joined the agency as CFO in 2013, to serve as president. He has a B.A. in Business Administration and Masters of Accountancy. He served as a Naval Flight Officer before transitioning into an illustrious career in finance, holding several senior management roles in the Jacksonville area with KPMG and Regency Centers for more than two decades. He is an avid volunteer and passionate about the safety and well-being of foster youth, having spent time in the foster care system as a child.
“Both FSS and the Florida Department of Children and Families share the same vision of doing whatever it takes to help children and families in need,” said Patricia Medlock, DCF’s Northeast Region Managing Director. “We are grateful for Lee’s leadership, which has been a driving factor in FSS’ accomplishments. Bob Miller and his terrific team are highly qualified to continue the agency’s momentum. All of us look forward to more success ahead.”
FSS is the lead agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Duval and Nassau counties. For more information, visit www.fssjax.org.