Jessica Pryce and Amelia Franck Meyer
Jessica Pryce is the director of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare. An alumna of the FSU College of Social Work and a Florida native, she completed her MSW in 2009 and worked as a child protective investigator with DCF before transitioning to Washington, D.C. to pursue her doctorate degree from Howard University. She most recently served as the Deputy Director of the New York State Social Work Education consortium, assisting child welfare employees with Title IV-E funding that covered their graduate school tuition. She was also the principal investigator for two projects concerning statewide child welfare training evaluation and racial disparities in foster care placement in New York State.
Amelia Franck Meyer is the founder and CEO of Alia: innovations for people and systems impacted by childhood trauma. Alia provides deep-dive systemic interventions, training, consultation, demonstration projects, and leadership coaching to transform child welfare. Amelia has worked in over half of the states and many countries internationally to promote innovative ideas and to radically re-think child welfare. She is leading a national movement to create a child welfare system across the country where all people – youth and their caregivers – can thrive.