Glen Casel has been an advocate for children for 30 years. As President/CEO of Embrace Families, he leads the region’s largest non-profit organization serving children and families, which provides foster care and related child services in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties.

Casel was tapped to lead the agency now known as Embrace Families in 2004.   Under his leadership, Embrace Families has grown into a state and national leader in the realm of child welfare services. He is recognized throughout Florida as an architect of the community based care model; and across America as an advocate for change in Foster Care and for driving social entrepreneurship into the non-profit sector.

But what Glen is most proud of is the impact that his work has had on Florida’s children. Today in Central Florida, under the community based care model he helped initiate, more children are reunified with their families, more children are adopted into forever families, more children receive regular medical and dental care, fewer young people turn 18 while in foster care, and more young people graduate with degrees, among a host of other positive indicators. This success has not gone unnoticed. His advice is frequently sought as other states and communities work to duplicate these measures of success.

Before coming to Embrace Families, Casel served as Vice President at the Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS). He started his career at the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Casel 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 and his wife make their home in Central Florida where they raised three children.