SARASOTA, FL – (February 22, 2022) JFCS of the Suncoast is excited to announce the appointment of Eddie Collins as the new Chief of Client Services. In this position, Collins will be a part of the Executive Team and will oversee all non-clinical programs and services including: Homeless and Prevention Services, Operation Military Assistance Program for veterans, Career and Financial Advancement, Building Strong Families, and Ignite and REACH, our fatherhood and relationship programs.
“Eddie will be a great contributor toward the work done at JFCS,” said Nelle S. Miller, Interim CEO of JFCS. “His background and experience, as well as his knowledge of the community and the people we strive to help, will allow unlimited opportunity to make a difference. He is a strong leader and an invaluable member of the team.”
Collins comes to JFCS with a strong background and extensive experience in the non-profit sector and the social services, mental health, and healthcare industries. Prior to joining JFCS, Eddie spent 14 years at Boley Centers, a St. Petersburg not-for-profit organization serving people with mental disabilities, individuals and families who are homeless, and veterans. He started out as the Director of the Comprehensive Community Service Team but was quickly promoted to Vice President of Residential Services. Prior to his time at Boley, Collins worked for Coastal Behavioral Healthcare for 12 years as a case manager, coordinator of community services, and director providing clinical and administrative supervision.
Collins holds a Masters in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida. He is a licensed mental health counselor with a certification in substance abuse addiction. A proud father of five, he has been married to his wife for 20 years. Collins enjoys traveling with his family, exercising and cooking.
“I am excited to have an opportunity to be a part of an organization with the reputation of JFCS,” Collins said. “I know the good the agency is doing for the community and look forward to contributing.”
About JFCS: One of the Florida Suncoast’s leading mental health and human services agencies, JFCS delivers programs and services on a non-denominational basis and with the goal of empowering individuals towards well-being and self-reliance. Inspired by the Jewish tradition of helping all people, JFCS of the Suncoast believes all people are to be treated with dignity and respect and have equal opportunity to physical and mental well-being, self-expression and joy. For more information, visit https://JFCS-Cares.org/ or call (941) 366-2224.