Katria has over 17 years of experience in working within the Delinquency and Child Welfare Dependency System. As the Executive Director in Osceola County, Katria oversees the implementation of policies and procedures, participates in contract negotiations, ensures financial resources are utilized appropriately, and engages community partners in an effort to align resources to promote best outcomes for children and families. Katria is currently a faculty member with the University of Phoenix and instructs cultural diversity courses.

Prior to being employed with Embrace Families, Katria was a Program Director. She was a System of Care Trainer and was certified to train Child Welfare Workers, Child Protection Investigators, and Foster Parents. Katria’s prior professional roles also include being a Program Supervisor, an Adoption’s Counselor, a therapist for teens involved in the Delinquency System and a Program Manager for a moderate risk Department of Juvenile Justice residential program.

Katria obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Bethune Cookman University, a Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling from Webster University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix.