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Jeff DeMario

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff DeMario

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff DeMario brings over 26 years of experience working with youth and young adults in the child welfare system. Jeff, a native New Yorker, graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York with a degree in Psychology. He initially moved to Florida to apply to Florida Atlantic University, but worked in the Juvenile Justice Program for eight years in Palm Beach County instead.

In 2000, Jeff graduated from the University of Alabama with a Masters Degree in social work. Over the next several years he continued to work with various agencies within the Child Welfare System in Palm Beach County.

Jeff has made an impact on hundreds of young adults through his work as Statewide Chair for a committee dedicated to issues for older foster youth appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families, as a local and statewide advocate for youth homelessness, and trainer in housing resources in Palm Beach County. Jeff is continually inspired by the young adults he serves and appreciates how meaningful it is when you have the opportunity to help the life of another. Since 2010 Jeff has been the Chief Executive Officer of Vita Nova, Inc. and continues to pursue his mission to end homelessness for former foster care youth and homeless youth in Palm Beach County.

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