About Us

Learn More About the Voices’ Team and Operations

Since 2004, Suncoast Voices for Children has worked within the Child Protection Investigators’ offices to meet the unmet needs of abused and neglected children.  Voices was founded by two concerned child advocates that saw the unmet needs of the many vulnerable children involved in the foster care system, so they set up Voices to meet needs immediately when they are identified by the Sheriff’s Office and other community partners to both serve children in foster care and to safely keep kids out of foster care with protective family members.  Voices’ Board of Directors has over 300 years of combined experience serving at-risk and abused and neglected children as judges, advocates, teachers, nurses and mentors.  Executive Director Andrew Maurin has more than 10 years of experience in child welfare and serves an attorney for children and young adults in foster care in Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

Read or Download our 2022 Annual Report Here!

Meet The Team

The Suncoast Voices team is made up of determined individuals who work together to be the voice of vulnerable children and see change happen in Pinellas & Pasco Counties.


Board Members

Rita Becchetti – Guardian ad Litem

Morgan Comacho – Power Design, Inc.
Carol Conaway – Past President

Joe Esposito – KW Commercial 

Cynthia Faulhaber – Immediate Past President

Ann Michelle Frey – Shorecrest Preparatory School

Donna Gaffney – Co-Founder
Tara Gaffney – Former Chicago Public Schools Sit Stay Read Board Member

Shanae Graham – Puzzle HR

Travis Hadwin – President, Stewart Partners

Vanessa Kaspyrzyk – Vanguard

Patrick Lainhart – New York Diamond Center

Karen Lewis – Franklin Templeton

Holly Magnan – Delta Construction Partners

John Marvin – Education Senior Executive

Kari Mainelli – Sabal Trust

The Honorable (Ret.) Frank Quesada


Program Staff

Amy Baldwin – Director of Children’s Needs

Shawn Burns II – Style Voiced Clothing Director

Jeanne Joyner – Director of Financial Empowerment

Amber Slusser – Executive Director

Wendy Woolley – Development Director



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