The Brevard Family Partnership Board of Directors are all volunteers and give selflessly of their time and resources to support and further develop our system of care, as well as carry the message of our mission throughout the community.
The Board of Directors meet on the fourth Thursday of every month at 2301 W. Eau Gallie Blvd, Suite 104, Melbourne, FL 32935. For more information, contact our main office at (321) 752-4650.
Board Chair, Brevard County Appointee
Stockton Whitten is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and was educated in the Duval County Public School System. He earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Florida. He also has a graduate degree from Georgia Southern University.
Mr. Whitten has been employed by Brevard County since 1994 and is the Deputy County Manager. He was previously the Assistant County Manager for the Management Services Group for 12 years. Prior to coming to Brevard County, Stockton worked for Broward County Government. He has also worked for both the City of Gainesville and Alachua County Governments. In total, Mr. Whitten has over 23 years of experience in local government. He was a member of the Brevard community's advisory board prior to the establishment of Community Based Care of Brevard in 2003 and has served on BFP's board in the capacity of Treasurer and Vice-Chair. He became Brevard Family Partnership's Board Chair in 2012.
Stockton lives in Rockledge with his wife and three children.
Judge Kelly McKibben
Vice-Chair, Brevard County Appointee
Judge Kelly McKibben holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor Degree from Cumberland School of Law. Her legal career in the area of child welfare for over 11 years has included roles as the senior/supervising attorney and managing attorney for Child Welfare Legal Services. She also served as chief legal counsel/deputy chief legal counsel for four counties in the central Florida area.
Judge McKibben was involved with Together In Partnership (TIP) in the development of BFP and its System of Care, and is a strong advocate for children. Her community involvement includes two years as a member of the operations board for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard and five years as a member of the Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard.
She has received numerous Davis Productivity Awards for her work with the Florida Department of Children & Families. She was awarded this honor for the Special Operations Response Team which focused on achieving permanency in a more timely manner for many foster children in Orange County. She also received the Outstanding Performance Team Award in 2005 for the District 7 Legal Leadership Team. She is active in the Justice Teaching program where she speaks to students about the Constitution and the law and assists with mock trials. She joined the Brevard Family Partnership board of directors in January 2008 and currently serves as Vice-Chair.
Treasurer, Brevard County Appointee
Mr. Gutierrez is the Director of Public Relations for QinetiQ North America, an engineering services firm located at Kennedy Space Center. A native of California, he is an experienced legislative advocate for the aerospace industry, an industry in which he has worked for most of his career, serving in human resources and public relations/community outreach capacities, on both east and west coasts.
As both a foster and adoptive parent, Mr. Gutierrez is well aware of the challenges children who have suffered abuse and neglect face and has been a longtime, passionate supporter of Brevard Family Partnership's mission of Protecting Children and Strengthening Families.
Mr. Broom served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired as Senior Chief Yeoman. His work experience after his military retirement includes supervisor in accounting for the City of Miami Beach. He served in numerous capacities during his career with General Development Corporation and retired in 1990 as assistant vice-president and director of operations for two Florida Counties. He was also a founding member of the Brevard Schools and Brevard County Library foundations and is still an active member of both.
Mr. Broom joined the Brevard Family Partnership board of directors in April 2007. He has a long history of community activism and involvement including serving as the Mayor of Palm Bay from 1993 to 1996. He serves on numerous community boards, including Space Coast Early Intervention Center, United Way of Brevard County Council of Advisors, and the Palm Bay Community Hospital Advisory Committee.
Mr. Cadore is a sworn police officer and the Community Relations Specialist for the Rockledge Police Department. Specialist Cadore has oversight of the Community Relations Unit that encompasses patrol, Business Watch Programs, the Criminal Investigation Division, Recruitment, and Public Information. He has 19 years of law enforcement related experience including corrections, probation, patrol, and crime prevention.
Michael is also founder and president of Magnus Solutions, Inc., a consulting company providing services that include life-skills training, motivational speaking, and educational workshops. Magnus Solutions also provides security assessment, policy review, and office training for businesses, as well as crime prevention, and employee violence and office safety workshops.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Corrections & Administration of Justice from Eastern Kentucky University and a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University. In college, he was a NCAA record-setting kick return specialist at Eastern Kentucky University. He was drafted into the National Football League by the New Orleans Saints as a wide receiver and kick return specialist and finished his career in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Machine, where he was a league-leading kick return specialist. He and his wife, Cornelia, have three children.
Brooke Deratany Goldfarb
Ms. Goldfarb, a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia, was born and raised in Brevard County and has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1996. President of Peaceful Beach Mediation & Collaboration, Inc. in Indialantic, Ms. Goldfarb is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family & Circuit Civil Mediator, Qualified Arbitrator & Parenting Coordinator, Divorce Facilitator, and Child Advocate. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty and the Prelaw Mentor at Florida Institute of Technology, where she is also a member of the Prelaw Advisory Board.
Ms. Goldfarb began her legal career in Miami in 1996 as an associate at the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig. In 1998, she moved to Washington, DC, where she continued developing her negotiation and drafting skills as a corporate associate at the law firm of Swidler Berlin (now known as Bingham). In 2004, Governor Jeb Bush appointed her to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 18th Judicial Circuit, where she helped place more than a half-dozen county and circuit court judges in Brevard and Seminole counties. In 2009, she was recognized as one of LEAD Brevard’s “4 Under 40.” Ms. Goldfarb currently volunteers with the Brevard County Guardian Ad Litem program and as the Justice Teacher for Indialantic Elementary. She is also a member of Zonta, Sally's Friends, the Women's Center Guild and the Henegar Center for the Arts Board.
Kathleen brings a unique blend of practical experience and clarity of focus to her business consulting, coaching, seminars and speeches. She holds an MBA from the University of North Texas and a Master's Degree in International Human Resources from the University of Dallas. Her undergraduate degree is in Business Administration from Kansas State University. She trained in Appreciative Inquiry (Ai) at the Taos Institute and is a fire-walking graduate of Tony Robbins Mastery University.
Kathleen has over 25 years in corporate Human Resources at the managerial and executive levels of companies such as Apple Computer, GTE, Nortel, SGI and several smaller companies. She is the president and CEO of Clarity Works! Consulting. "My passion is helping organizations and individuals reach clarity of purpose and vision and establish the most effective working relationships to achieve their goals."
Eric is President and CEO of Indian River Networks, founded when he returned from a tour in Iraq as a Marine Reservist. Eric has over 25 years of technology experience, multiple industry certifications and earned a B. A. in Psychology in 1988 from Point Loma Nazarene College. Eric has the ability to translate business processes into efficient hardware and software solutions, with a focus on the designing and supporting software applications concurrently running on multiple platforms.
Ms. Bailey served as a foster and is now an adoptive parent. She and her family were also consumers of the Brevard C.A.R.E.S. program and she currently serves as a volunteer for the alumni program. She has been a strong advocate for children and family issues, taking time to advocate for children’s issues with legislators in Tallahassee and was featured on a local news channel. She is a board member for Space Coast Foster and Adoption Family Alliance and is a member of the National Alliance for Mental Illness. Ms. Bailey joined the Board in August 2012.