MEET OUR STAFF!
CRYSTAL LILLY, Deputy Executive Director
Family & Youth Director - Orange County
Crystal Lilly has been working in the mental health field helping children for the last decade. Crystal has her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Criminal Justice. She is one class shy of her PhD in Psychology. Crystal is a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist. Crystal is a certified trainer for WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), Wraparound, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist, Family Assessment of Needs & Strengths, and Child Adolescent Needs & Strengths. Crystal serves on the Board of Advisory of the Reflections Program at Mental Health Association of Central FL. Crystal lives with her husband and their six children in Central FL. Crystal has navigated the mental health system and school system advocating for her children that were diagnosed with mental health challenges. She also has experience navigating the Child Welfare System when she adopted her daughter out of foster care. She and her husband enjoy traveling and seeing the sites that Florida has to offer. Her favorite hobby is shark tooth hunting on the beaches in Manasota Key.
CATHEDRA WINSTON, Family & Youth Supervisor
Cathedra Winston is a local “Wellness Expert”. Cathedra has a bachelor’s degree in biology, is a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist, Florida Certified Wraparound Trainer/Coach, and an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. Cathedra facilitates Wellness workshops where she teaches individuals how to manage stress. Through the utilization of WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) individuals create personal Wellness plans to help them stay physically and emotionally well despite life’s daily challenges. Cathedra has worked with both youth and adults in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties. Cathedra has been recognized professionally by FADAA (Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association) for her work with youth and families in Orange County. Cathedra specializes in youth engagement with a focus on emotional wellness. Cathedra lives a life of wellness and uses her own lived experiences to show others how they can “intentionally” live better lives. Good emotional hygiene starts here!
ABNER LICEAGA, Youth Leader Orange County
Abner was born in Puerto Rico and at the age of 10 he and his family relocated to Orlando Florida. Abner is an outgoing, motivated, bi-lingual (English and Spanish), and creative individual that loves helping youth grow into the people they aspire to be. Abner has experience being Youth Advocate with a nationally recognized non-profit organization and connected with the youth to help change many lives and help give youth the feeling of purpose and good energy. Abner has a young soul and likes to have fun especially with music and art. Abner is a committed family man that loves culture and loves to learn. His hobbies are recording music, painting, writing, and traveling.
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EMARADALISSE ACEVEDO, Administrative Assistant
Emardalisse was born and raised in Puerto Rico, moved to Orlando area in 1999 with three children. Emardalisse has a Bachelor’s in Science of Accounting. After several years of office environment, Emardalisse started to work as a Family Partner assisting families to find resources in the community for emotional, behavioral or mental health based on her own experience.
Emardalisse has experience as Administrative Manager for Behavioral Health and Advocacy. Now became part of Federation of Families to share the experience gained.