Chief Executive Officer
Maria Bledsoe serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Central Florida Cares Health System, Inc., a non-profit, managing entity contracted by the Department of Children and Families to oversee state-funded mental health and substance abuse treatment services in Circuits 9 and 18. With over 20 years of experience in the criminal justice and social services system, Ms. Bledsoe has extensive knowledge in contract and grants management, training, ongoing quality assurance, and government relations while working with various government and non-profit agencies. She has overseen critical developments such as organizational and program startup, project management, lead evaluator, strategic and community capacity building group facilitation, mentoring grassroots and neighborhood coalitions and agencies.
Ms. Bledsoe holds a Masters Degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.
Chief Integration Officer
Nikaury Muñoz is the Chief Integration Officer with Central Florida Cares Health System (CFCHS). She has worked in the social services and behavioral health field since 2001. A Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Ms. Muñoz received her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. Her experience covers direct care and administrative roles in government and non-profit settings in clinical practice, performance improvement, contract management, implementation of programs and integration of social service systems. Ms. Muñoz is currently responsible for oversight of CFCHS’ behavioral health system of care to include identification of service needs, integration planning, resource development, access and coordination of services, and service delivery.
Chief Information Officer
Mike Lupton is the Chief Information Officer for Central Florida Cares Health System. Prior to joining CFCHS, Mike was the Data Supervisor at Human Services Associates, Inc. During his time at HSA, Mike was responsible for the development and maintenance of the data collection and reporting system used internally as well as the production of reports to drive agency decision making. Mike’s primary focus with data is the promotion of data integrity and the collection of quality, actionable data.
Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Central Florida with a minor in Computer Information Technology. He has lived in the Central Florida area for the last 20 years.