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Children's Network of Southwest Florida
Children's Network of Southwest Florida
Children's Network of Southwest Florida
Employee Spotlight2022-02-04T17:30:51-05:00


Sherrie Weckesser

Hi Ray,

I wanted to share some delightful news about your employee, Sherrie Weckesser. Sherrie has been diligently working with my IT Director, Kris Loomis on a “all things related to IT.”  She has been super responsive, efficient and not to mention has a calming demeanor.

What a breath of fresh air……ahhhhhh!

Lives Uplifted, Terri 

Terri Balliet, M.A.

Chief Operating Officer

Gulf Coast JFCS

Great work Sherrie and now I know you have a calming side 😜 so when are you showing us that side 🤣

In all seriousness you and your team do a great job and you guys make us all very proud.

Thanks for all your good work and well deserved recognition.

Have a good night.

Nadereh Salim
Chief Executive Officer

Mario Charles and Josue Gonzalez

Good morning Sherrie,

I hope you are doing well. I just wanted to express my gratitude to you and your team, specifically to Josue and Mario. Mario changed the lightbulb I had submitted a ticket from and came basically the next day. Josue assisted Angela in adding/creating groups needed to send certain emails for ITR purposes. They may be little things, but it makes a huge difference to me and I am very grateful. Kudos to them 😊

Brenda Salgado
ITR Specialist

Lori Feige

Lori, was  awarded the Person of the Year Award 2021 by Lee Pitts

“Your tireless work over 25 years as the director of foster care for The Children’s network of Southwest Florida tells a personal story of committment and dedication to society’s most prescious people; The Children.  You have demonstrated it’s more than a job for you.  It is humanity and personal as you have led the process of finding families for thousands of neglected children.  Yours is the most important and gallant effort”.

Stephanie Lucas

Stephanie Lucas

On Friday, April 2, 2021, Florida South Western State College Edison campus, recognized and honored CNSWFL employee Stephanie Lucas at the Campus Life Awards Ceremony for her involvement in the Bucs Care program, supporting academic achievement for young adults formerly in foster care. This is a wonderful attestation of Stephanie’s dedication to our clients and the strong community relationships she has developed with our partners at FSW.  We celebrate with, and are extremely proud of Stephanie.




Although you are already aware of how amazing Barb is, I wanted you to know that she took the time to convert our agency’s application for employment and our reference check form to a fillable .pdf.  This will help HR and the candidates who apply immensely!

When Barb had down-time due to the computer crash, she reached out to ask if I would like the forms converted and of course I jumped on the opportunity.  I’m not sure why she chose those forms or HR but I’m certainly glad she did.

She is truly wonderful, I am so proud to be her coworker, and so very grateful to be the benefactor of her talents!

— Michelle Leonard



Casey attended Rider University in Lawrenceville NJ and obtained her BA in Psychology and minor in Social Work in 2000 and earned her MSW from Delaware State University in 2008. She went on to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2012 and is a Qualified Supervisor and certified TF-CBT therapist. Casey has a broad range of experience in the social work field beginning in 1998 in such areas as; adoption, developmental and intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injury, addictions, and mental health disorders. Prior to joining Children’s Network as their Behavioral Health Coordinator, she was the Clinical Supervisor for Pathways of Fort Myers which provided mental health and psychiatric services to children and adults. Since joining Children’s Network in 2018 she has lead the agency in obtaining a Medicaid number so that the Network can provide mental health services directly to children involved in the foster care system. Casey is also the Clinical Supervisor for the Children’s Network Medicaid program.

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