Meet the Child Protection Center’s Board of Directors, an assembly of dedicated advocates who bring their resources and experience to aid in our mission- The Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment of Child Abuse. (*Not pictured: Tony Dempsey, Alina Cemitier, Ed Griese, Tammy Karp, and Mark Kowalski*)


Board Of Directors

  • Tina Granthon, Chair
  • Jennifer Steube, Vice Chair

At Large Members:

  • Tony Dempsey, Immediate Past Chair
  • Charlie Brooks
  • Alina B. Cemitier
  • Jen Douglas
  • Jen Fox
  • Ed Griese
  • Tammy Karp
  • Donna Koffman
  • Mark Kowalski
  • Graci McGillicuddy
  • Tom McLaughlin
  • Freya Robbins
  • Dan Starostecki
  • Doug Staley, Executive Director
  • Dr. Walter Lambert, Medical Director
  • Suzanne Takerian, Chief Financial Officer

To report child abuse or neglect contact the Florida Abuse Hotline at:


Child Protection Center, Inc.

720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941.365.1277
Fax: 941-953-7181

North Port Office

5600 Peace River Road
 North Port, FL 34287
To Contact Supervised Visitation
Phone: 941-423-1921

Arcadia Office

222 N. Roberts Avenue
Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: 941-365-1277