Chief Operating Officer
Terri Balliet began her tenure with the agency in 2004 as a Case Management Supervisor and was promoted within the agency to her current position as Chief Operating Officer in 2014. Her portfolio of responsibilities includes oversight of information technology and Child Welfare, Behavioral Health, Grants, and Elder and Disabled Programs throughout the state. In addition, Ms. Balliet serves as a liaison to marketing and development and other key agency operations.
Ms. Balliet has over 20 years of experience in child welfare services, foster care, licensing and placement and adoptions, child protective investigation, juvenile justice probation, and behavioral health services.
She is a previous “Community Champions Award” recipient for her efforts to safely reduce the number of children in foster care in Pinellas County.
She is board member for the Florida Coalition for Children (FCC) and supports their mission to advocate for Florida’s abused, abandoned and neglected children, and supports the agencies and individuals who work on their behalf. For the FCC, she chairs the System Operations Committee which is comprised of fifteen various subcommittees. She is also an alumna of Leadership Tampa Bay.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and a master’s degree in guidance counseling from University of South Florida.
Ms. Balliet lives in St. Petersburg.
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