Byron Shinn brings a wealth of financial expertise to the organization.
(March 16, 2023) All Star Children’s Foundation has welcomed a new member to its board of directors: Byron Shinn. Shinn is a partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors, a nationally acclaimed accounting and advisory firm. He brings 42 years of public accounting experience to the All Star team.
Graci McGillicuddy, All Star’s board chair, says, “Byron’s compassion and commitment to helping abused and neglected children make him an amazing board member. He brings the same expertise and integrity to the board that he offers his clients. We are so excited to welcome him to the All Star team and we know we will do great things together for children in our community.”
At Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors (CRI), Shinn provides professional and responsive services in the areas of internal audits, accounting, taxation and business consulting. He merged his own firm, Shinn & Co., with CRI in 2018. Prior to starting Shinn & Co in 1993, Shinn served top roles at CRI and Arthur Andersen. His involvement in the profession at the national level includes serving as vice chair of the AICPA Tax Practice and Procedures Committee, which works with the professions interface with the IRS. Shinn has also testified to Congress regarding the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 in front of the Ways and Means Committee and for S Corporation revisions in front of the Small Business Committee. He received his degree in accounting at the University of South Florida in 1979. Shinn serves on the boards of the EDC Sarasota; the Bradenton Area EDC; and the Florida Maritime Museum. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).
All Star’s board of directors includes: Graci McGillicuddy, chair; Dennis McGillicuddy, vice chair; and Ashley Coone, Elaine Crouse, Dean Hautamaki, MD, FCCP, FACP, Noah Riner and Byron Shinn.
All Star Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to interrupting the intergenerational cycle of abuse and neglect with children and families in foster care. All Star’s clinical team treats children and their families with trauma-informed, evidence-based therapies. Its five-acre Sarasota campus features six foster homes and a state-of-the-art clinical center. All Star also equips foster parents with training and skills to navigate the challenges of children who have been separated from their biological families. For more information, visit www.allstarchildren.org.
About All Star Children’s Foundation
All Star Children’s Foundation (ASCF) has developed and is implementing programmatic models of care using evidence-based, trauma-focused intervention and support focusing on addressing childhood trauma. This innovative, comprehensive trauma-focused treatment program is becoming a sought-after program to support and help families in our area and will serve as a replicable model. All Star’s campus, located at 3300 17th Street in Sarasota, FL, is a nurturing community consisting of a clinical treatment center, six family foster homes, and inspirational green spaces featuring a playground, gardens, and a clubhouse. Children on the All Star campus receive evidence-based interventions that not only help children cope with trauma they have experienced, but strengthen and build supportive, safe, and healing relationships with the adults in their lives. An important part of All Star’s approach is to measure and evaluate outcomes and develop models that can be adopted by foster care systems around the state and country. All Star is building brighter futures for children in foster care through innovation, science, and compassion. This project has been partially funded under an agreement with the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families. Visit www.allstarchildren.org.