Dorcas L. Wilcox
Chief Executive Officer
Dorcas L. Wilcox, PhD, LCSW serves as the Chief Executive Officer and oversees daily operations at both of the organization’s campuses. Through her leadership, and work with staff and the Board of Directors, Dr. Wilcox has restructured Miami Bridge, increased community awareness and improved the organization’s fiscal standing. She graduated from Florida International University, and then served two years active duty in the U.S. Army and six years active duty in the U.S. Army National Guard. Afterward, she completed her Master of Social Work at SUNY at Stony Brook. In 2016, she completed her doctorate in Leadership and Education at Barry University. Presently, she sits on the Board of Directors at Camillus Health.
Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer
Steve Hope, MBA, is chief financial officer of Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc. He holds a BSC in Management and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. Steve has over 20 years of management experience, the last 9 years spent in senior management in the Not-For-Profit sector in positions of VP Finance & HR & Chief Financial Officer at major NFPs such as the Girl Scouts and the Miami Children Museum. Steve currently serves on the Advisory Board of Miami Dade County’s Living Wage Commission. In addition, Steve is an Adjunct Professor at Miami Dade College, School of Business with a concentration in Management, Leadership & Human Resources. He sits on Board of The Children’s Trust.
Chief Operations andTechnology Officer
David Sharfman, MS is Chief Operations & Technology Officer of Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc. Mr. Sharfman holds a Master of Science degree from Clark University with a focused study in conflict negotiation and mediation. He currently oversees operations, facilities, and information technology services for Miami Bridge’s two campuses. Mr. Sharfman boasts more than 20 years of experience in the corporate arena, having supported Fortune 100 clients such as Saab, JC Penney, American Express, Sony Consumer Electronics, Big Brother/ Big Sisters, AT&T, General Motors, FedEx, Monster.com, U.S. Marine Corps, etc. through his previous employment with Digitas Inc., Inktel Direct and Voice Teleservices Inc. Mr. Sharfman actively participates with the ASPCA and enjoys the beach and reading in his spare time.
Chief Administrative andCompliance Officer
Baldwin Davis, Cert. Ed, M.A. LCAM, is chief compliance officer of Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc. Mr. Davis holds a Certificate in Higher Education (Social Science), a Post Graduate and Master’s Degree in Housing and Community Regeneration and Development from London’s Southbank University. Maintaining a diverse career, Baldwin has an active Florida Community Association Manager (CAM) license and is a certified peer reviewer for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Council on Accreditation (COA). Prior to taking up U.S. residency in 2005, Mr. Davis also worked as a part-time consultant for a national non-profit organization, providing advocacy and empowerment for incarcerated young people and their families in England.
Chief Program Officer
Mary Behr, MS was previously a Board member and also Clinical Director at Miami Bridge several years ago. She recently rejoined the Miami Bridge family as the Chief Program Officer overseeing the Clinical and Behavior Department. Mary has over 30 years of experience in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Mary completed a BA at John Carroll University in Ohio and a MS focusing on Child and Youth Programming and Administration at Nova Southern University. Ms. Behr’s passion is advocating for youth and families where she has extensive knowledge in program development, evaluation, management and training.