Maria Bledsoe

Maria Bledsoe has over 25 years of experience working within the criminal justice and social services industry in various capacities.  Maria Bledsoe holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.  Currently, Ms. Bledsoe serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Central Florida Cares Health System, Inc., managing behavioral health funding and services for a four-county region.  Ms. Bledsoe’s experience includes organizational and program development, management, supervision, and managing a multi-million dollar organization.  Ms. Bledsoe has experience including contract and grants management, training, quality assurance and government relations; working with various government and non-profit agencies, and strategic and community capacity building group facilitation, and mentoring grassroots and neighborhood coalitions.