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Bio

An advocate for Florida’s children for more than 20 years, Glen Casel is president and CEO of Embrace Families, the lead nonprofit organization for foster care and adoption in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. His leadership roles include serving as board chair for both the Florida Coalition for Children and the Seminole County Children’s Cabinet.

Prior to joining Embrace Families, Glen served as vice president for Children’s Home Society of Florida, a statewide nonprofit that serves about 100,000 children and families each year. His past experience also includes a decade of work at the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), where he supervised mental health and alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs. He also oversaw child welfare, mental health and substance abuse programs in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Brevard counties as DCF’s district program manager.

Glen is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in public administration and a master’s degree in health services administration. He resides in Central Florida with his wife and three children.