Tiffani Dhooge
President | CEO
Children's Harbor, Inc

Armed with an unyielding commitment to the power of collaboration, I have tenaciously championed the cause of at-risk populations in Broward County for over 20 years.  My tenure as a nonprofit executive has consistently mirrored a commitment deeper than professional duty.  In every endeavor, I seek to bridge gaps.  Every decision, strategy and initiative I have led echoes my personal drive to create meaningful change for those who have been left behind.   

As President and CEO of Children’s Harbor, I guide a nationally recognized child welfare organization with a singular, unwavering focus: to empower teens in foster care to overcome the trauma they have experienced so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.

My journey in human services began 23 years ago in the “transportation unit” of a local foster care agency.  This entry level role provided a ground-level perspective of the needs and challenges faced by those I served.  Progressing through the ranks, this foundational experience provided myself with an unparalleled understanding and empathy, which I carried while climbing the professional ladder. 

In 2003, I was entrusted with the responsibility of launching a foster care program for Kids in Distress.  Over a span of nine years, I expanded the program into the region’s largest and most comprehensive initiative, setting a benchmark for excellence in the field.  

In 2012, my contributions to the field of Foster Care and Adoption were recognized nationally with the Congressional Angels in Adoption Award in Washington Dc. 

In 2018, I embarked on a new chapter by accepting the role of President and CEO at Children’s Harbor, as the organization navigated through a significant evolution.  Under my leadership, Children’s Harbor transitioned into a community-based system of care with an exclusive focus on teenagers.  Through programs that focus on life skills, education, mental health support and more, Children’s Harbor is a haven for growth, healing and empowerment where teens in foster care can overcome their trauma and forge a path toward become self-reliant, productive and resilient adults.  

Throughout my tenure in the non-profit sector, I have embodied a relentless passion for effectuating meaningful change in the lives of those who have been marginalized by society.  My innate drive to challenge the status quo and my propensity to embrace the impossible is driven by the conviction that genuine transformative impact cannot be confined by statistics but measured in moments.  Every story rewritten stands as a testament to my belief that meaningful change is a deeply personal endeavor that can only be accomplished through genuine connection – one heartbeat at a time. 

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