Who we are

We believe that all children deserve a healthy, happy, and safe childhood, and by partnering with parents, we can help them have one.

  • Our Story
  • A vision to change the course for kids

    Children's Healing InstituteIn the early 1980s, a dedicated course-changer and longtime Exchange Club member named Dick Webber wanted to help overwhelmed parents. So he helped to create a place for these parents in Ft. Pierce where they could find the support they need. Next, he wanted to bring the same support to parents in Palm Beach County. Though he died before he could make this happen, his passion inspired fellow Exchange Club members to bring his vision to life. And, in 1987, the Exchange Club Dick Webber Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse was established (known today as The Children’s Healing Institute). In 1988, the center served a handful of families, and thousands have been helped in the thirty-plus years that followed.

    Our programs make it easy for parents to access our care by providing services in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole… by meeting with families in their home… by offering flexible hours to accommodate evening and weekend visits… and by never asking a parent to pay or use their insurance for our services.

    Over three decades later, Dick’s passion continues to inspire our work and his belief that with guidance and support, parents can create healthy, safe, and nurturing homes is a belief that serves as a foundation for all of our programs.


  • Our Mission
  • What guides and drives us

    Our mission
    We build confident and capable parents through professional guidance, education and advocacy to improve the lives of children.

    Our dream
    For all children to grow up in a warm, loving and safe environment where all of their needs are recognized, honored and met by their parents in a connected, contributing and caring community.

  • Our Team
  • Meet our dedicated course changers

    Sandy Munoz, LMHC, Psy.D.
    Suzan Santosus
    Chief Operating Officer
    Kerry DeBay, LMHC, ATR-BC
    Chief Program Officer
    Mailyn Schuler
    Administrative Assistant
    George Brener, M.D.
    Medical Director
    Lisa Wilkins
    TEACUP Preemie Program® Supervisor
    Liana Rodriguez, MSW
    TEACUP Preemie Program® Specialist
    Nefretiri McGriff
    Parent Aide Supervisor
    Wakimg Exume
    Parent Aide Coordinator
    Rebeca Arreaga, MA
    Parent Aide Coordinator
    Yanique Davis, LMHC
    Parent Aide Clinical Worker
    Desi Scianno, M.S. Ed.
    Parent Aide Clinical Worker
  • Board of Directors
  • Meet our Board of Directors

    Our volunteer Board of Directors is made up of dedicated individuals who contribute significant amounts of time, talent, and energy to further the mission of our organization.

    Kevin Asbacher
    Joel Rask
    Vice President
    Christopher Griffith
    Stephanie Slater Goldfuss
    Cecilia Hudnet
    Todd Lawrence
    Trey Borzillieri
    Yaremi Farinas
    Jason Lynn
    Pilar Taylor
    Connor O’Dell
    Anthony Strange


    Interested in joining our Board?

  • Careers
  • Are you ready to change course?

    Parent Aide Program Supervisor(Full-Time; Palm Beach/Broward)

    The Parent Aide Supervisor is responsible for the daily functioning and activities of the Parent Aide program in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, including mentor and participant recruitment and screening, mentor/staff training, matching, match monitoring/supervision, and providing direct services to families as needed.

    Parent Aide Program Coordinator (Full-Time; Palm Beach/Broward)

    The Parent Aide Coordinator serves an important role in our agency’s mission. As a member of our direct service team, this position provides parenting support and case management services to families in Palm Beach and Broward County whose children are at a greater risk for child abuse/neglect. Primary duties include providing parent education, support, and case management in the homes of at-risk families.

    Not a fit for you but still want to get involved?

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