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Fran Allegra

The SEED School of Miami
President

Frances P. Allegra is The SEED School of Miami's founding President. She comes to SEED from Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, where she served as Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Allegra is a champion of children’s rights, a pioneer in the successful transformation of the State of Florida’s child welfare system and has dedicated her professional career to improving the lives of vulnerable children and their families.  She has received numerous honors and awards including the Angel in Adoption Award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoptions in Washington, DC.  Under her leadership, Our Kids was a Computer World Magazine 2013 Honors Laureate, Intel’s Premier IT Professionals Award in the client fleet management category and the Mobilizer Award in field service from Mobile Enterprise Magazine in 2009.  While CEO of Our Kids, she led the organization’s efforts in creating groundbreaking statewide legislative changes in the Florida child welfare system. As a result, then-Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio included Our Kids in the “100 Innovative Ideas for Florida’s Future” book as Idea #68.  In 2010, Allegra was tapped by Governor-Elect Rick Scott to serve on his Health and Human Services Transition Team, on the Children and Families Subcommittee.  

She co-authored, “Measuring ROI in Lives and Not Dollars” published in 2011 by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota, School of Social Work.  She has been a featured speaker at a number of national child welfare conferences including the Child Welfare League of America, National Council on Crime and Delinquency and the Alliance for Stronger Communities (formerly known as the Alliance for Children and Families).  In 2015, she was the Keynote Speaker at the Springfield College School of Social Work, Master of Social Work Convocation Speaker.

Allegra is admitted to practice law in Florida, the United States Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  She received her Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  She is a candidate to receive her Master of Science in Health Informatics and Management Systems from Florida International University, Chapman Graduate School of Business in 2016.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, April 18
 

3:30pm EDT