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Hillsborough County Children's Board picks new leader


The Children's Board of Hillsborough County has tapped the head of Alabama's Department of Child Abuse Prevention to lead the organization that provides money to nonprofits that promote child welfare.

Kelley Parris of Montgomery, Ala., has led that state's child abuse prevention efforts since 2008. Before that, she was executive director of the West Alabama Mental Health Center Inc., where she worked for six years.

"Her background is tailor-made for what we do," said Chairman Chris Brown, general counsel for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. "She has a child abuse social services background. She has a mental health social services background. She has a media background. Those are all facets of what we want our executive director to do. And her interview was impressive."

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[Last modified: Monday, May 13, 2013 11:26am]


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