Rebecca S. E. McGuire, Ph.D., doctoral graduate of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) is Executive Director of the Children’s Home Society of Florida. In her role as a senior leader with Children’s Home Society of Florida, she has managed several regions across the state with budgets from $5 million to $17 million. She’s worked with operations, functional teams such as human resources, finance, MIS, and quality management to put systems in place to ensure quality and excellent service. McGuire has more than 27 years of experience in the areas of non-profit and child welfare administration.
Since obtaining her doctorate, she has moved up the ranks of her current organization and is currently the Executive Director of the Miami Division of Children’s Home Society of Florida. The division serves nearly 6,000 children and families annually and has a budget of more than $15 million annually. McGuire has successfully written several county, state and foundation grants totally between $500,000 and $1 million annually. Additionally, she has conducted leadership workshops for both nonprofit and for profit organizations and assisted in drafting policies and procedures around organizational culture, working with individuals who live in poverty and leadership and management strategies. Along with her executive leadership position at Children’s Home Society of Florida, she is an adjunct professor at SHSS, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and at the University of Miami.
Prior to earning her doctoral degree from NSU, McGuire earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Iowa and her master’s degree in Administration from the University of Central Michigan.