Mike Watkins

mike watkins

 Mike Watkins, CEO at Big Bend Community Based Care, Inc., created in 2002 as a direct response to Florida’s Legislature and Department of Children and Families initiative to improve child welfare services by developing solutions to care for children and families in their home communities.

Before serving as CEO of Big Bend Community Care, Inc., Mike served as District Administrator, District 7, for the Florida Department of Children and Families, where he developed and maintained a network of community stakeholders to effectively promote the alcohol, drug abuse and mental health, developmental disabilities, childcare, child welfare, adult welfare and public assistance programs and implemented a major legislative initiative to modernize the department’s public assistance program by saving more than $10 million dollars, reducing the number of full time positions by more than 300 and increasing productivity by 25%.

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