Ms. Schwender currently serves as a Healthy Families Gadsden/Leon program supervisor in the Gadsden County satellite office. She has served in this capacity since 2022 subsequent to being a family support worker in the program for 4 years prior. She is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the program’s direct service staff, which includes conducting weekly reflective supervision, participant crisis management, providing staff skill development, planning and coordinating training, monitoring program quality assurance, and overall comprehensive support of direct service staff.
Ms. Schwender has also worked to serve families in her 15-year professional career in various capacities with children in the public school system K-12.
She is married having two sons and two daughters and two grandchildren who are the light of her life.