Tag: Rebecca Kapusta

Jim RosicaJanuary 3, 2019
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Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced that Chad Poppell, formerly Secretary of the Department of Management Services (DMS) under outgoing Gov. Rick Scott, will be the state’s next children’s welfare chief. Poppell, who has no previous experience in child protection, will take over as Secretary of the Department of Children and Families, replacing interim director […]

Jim RosicaAugust 28, 2018
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Rebecca Kapusta will become interim Secretary of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) after the resignation of Secretary Mike Carroll, who’s leaving the post Sept. 6. Gov. Rick Scott announced the move Tuesday afternoon. He did not say when he expected to name a full-time replacement, if any; the term-limited governor departs office in […]

Jim RosicaNovember 3, 2017
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Rebecca Kapusta, general counsel for the Department of Children and Families (DCF), will next serve as the agency’s new Assistant Secretary for Operations, a DCF spokesman said Friday. Kapusta, who’s been with the agency for more than a decade, replaces Vicki Abrams. She’s retiring after 30-plus years with the department and “a nearly 35-year career dedicated […]

Jim RosicaApril 28, 2016
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An internal review by the Department of Children and Families depicts a still dysfunctional agency, with workers feeling “unsupported,” “overwhelmed,” and “defeated.” The 133-page report, commissioned by DCF Secretary Mike Carroll, was released Thursday afternoon to FloridaPolitics.com in response to a public records request. It has been referred to informally in DCF circles as the “Sanford Report” after […]


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