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Stephen Pennypacker, Esq., is the CEO of Service Management Solutions for Children (SMS) and also serves as the President and CEO of Partnership for Strong Families, Inc. Mr. Pennypacker has more than 20 years’ experience working in child welfare as an attorney, administrator and Assistant Secretary for Programs for the Florida Department of Children and Families. He was the national president for the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children, Deputy Director for Children’s Legal Services and General Magistrate for the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Florida. He has worked for the Eighth Circuit State Attorney’s office, managed the local pilot project for Children’s Legal Services, and spent 15 years in private practice. Mr. Pennypacker has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Duke University as well as a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Florida.
Michael Reneke is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Service Management Solutions for Children (SMS). Prior to working with SMS Mr. Reneke was the CFO for Partnership for Strong Families, Inc. (PSF), the lead child welfare agency for North Central Florida. Mr. Reneke has more than 24-year work history in children’s services including contract management, finance, administration, quality management and compliance auditing. Mr. Reneke’s career has primarily been focused on working with nonprofits in State and Federal programs. He has additional experience working with Early Learning Coalitions, collaborating with the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, participating in legislative reviews, and working with the Office of the Inspector General.
Kim Loughe is the Executive Director of Intercountry Adoption Accrediting and Maintenance Entity. Ms. Loughe has over 25 years’ experience working within the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the private child mental health and child welfare arenas. Prior to coming to IAAME Ms. Loughe previously served as Director of Program Quality and Contract Management for Partnership for Strong Families, the lead agency providing foster care and adoption in North Central Florida. Ms. Loughe has an extensive background and experience in child welfare, children’s mental health, continuous quality improvement and accreditation activities and processes. Ms. Loughe has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Florida.
Jessica Conway is the Assistant Executive Director of Intercountry Adoption Accrediting and Maintenance Entity. Prior to coming to IAAME, Ms. Conway served as the Director of Quality and Risk Management for Bethany Christian Services. In this role, she served as the agency’s primary contact for the Council on Accreditation and led the agency through the Intercountry Adoption Accreditation Renewal process. She was responsible for the monitoring and oversight of policy, procedure, and process implementation and compliance related to the agency’s Accreditation. Ms. Conway has also served as a Hague Evaluator for the Council on Accreditation. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Central Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Grand Valley State University.