Staff & Leadership Team2020-02-28T21:31:43+00:00
CEO Matt Markley
Matt MarkleyPresident/CEO


Matt Markley joined Hibiscus Children’s Center in June 2018, as its President/Chief Executive Officer. Matt oversees the organization that has provided life-changing services to abused children on the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County for 35 years.

Prior to coming to Hibiscus, Matt served as Executive Director of the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center (SPVMHC) (Chillicothe, OH) since 2009, an $11 million comprehensive community mental health center that operates seven clinics in five counties and offers a continuum of mental health, substance abuse, crisis intervention and integrated primary care services for adults and children. At SPVMHC, Matt was credited with stabilizing the agency and returning it to profitability and leading the introduction of programs designed to meet the region’s evolving mental health needs. Prior to this, Matt was Executive Director of the Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board (ADAMH) and Executive Director of the Marion/Crawford ADAMH Board, spending twelve years at each location. Matt also served eight years on the Chillicothe City Schools Board of Education. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University.

As a certified behavioral healthcare executive (CBHE) with over 35 years of experience, Matt provides expertise and vast knowledge of mental health services to Hibiscus. Matt shared, “I have spent my entire career in community mental health and consider it a calling. It is evident that Hibiscus has great momentum, and I look forward to working with the team at Hibiscus as we strengthen and expand programs aimed at providing opportunities and hope to the children in our care.” Matt is a proponent of trauma-informed care, which is a vital element of Sanctuary Model services that form the foundation of Hibiscus’ residential and community outreach programs.


Operations & Administrative Leadership Team

Caroline Vinyard, LMHCChief Operating Officer
(772) 340-5750, ext. 441
Cathy CanadaChief Financial Officer
(772) 340-5750, ext. 102
Lou BoccabellaChief Administration Officer
(772) 340-5750, ext. 204
Staci EvansDirector of Shelter Operations (Tilton Family Children's Center)
(772) 334-9311, ext. 608
Rey NavarroDirector of Village Operations
(772) 299-6011, ext. 103
Lacey Buxton, LMHCDirector of Outpatient Clinical Services/ Sexual Abuse Treatment Program Coordinator
772-340-5750, ext. 417
Susan Murphy, LMHCDirector of Residential Clinical Services
772-334-9311, ext 120
Neil PoirierRisk Management Coordinator & Thrift Store Manager
(772) 692-5730
Pam LaFountainExecutive Assistant
(772) 340-5750, ext. 205

Development Leadership Team

Michelle KingChief Development Officer
(561) 452-5791
Tracy SavoiaVice President, Marketing & Media Relations
(772) 340-5750, ext. 403
Loreto MurrayDirector of Outreach & Events Indian River & St. Lucie Counties
(772) 299-6011, ext. 313
Lori SwiftDirector of Outreach & Events Martin & St. Lucie Counties
(772) 334-9311, ext. 404