Leadership

jada headshotMs. Jada McMillon
Executive Director, Positive Spin, Inc.                                                 

Ms. McMillon has worked in the field of child welfare and social services for over 15 years with more than 10 years in a leadership role. Ms. McMillon is an experienced administrator in child welfare and social services with an extensive background in the delivery of case management and support services to diverse populations in various settings. Ms. McMillon is also experienced in psycho-social assessments, crisis intervention, education and counseling, and strength-based intervention for at-risk families. She obtained her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of South Florida. Prior to a career in child welfare, Ms. McMillon had a very successful career in Trust and Investment Banking, earning certification from the Florida Bankers Association- Florida Trust School/University of South Florida.

Ms. McMillon has worked in partnership with many agencies throughout Hillsborough County and has extensive knowledge of available community resources.  Prior to joining Positive Spin, Inc., Ms. McMillon served as the Director for the Youth Advocate Program.  In this capacity, Ms. McMillon secured funding from public, private and/or governmental grants. She also managed and coordinated grants in excess of 800,000.00 annually, worked with children, youth and families using a holistic services model that combined elements of wraparound, mentoring, positive youth development and restorative justice. Ms. McMillon also trained staff on the Pennsylvania State University Youth Advocate Programs National Training Curriculum and completed audits and quality assurance reviews of various programs for compliance.

In her most recent position as Executive Director of Positive Spin, Inc., she continues the mission of providing support services to families to address needs while providing opportunities for growth, and long term self sufficiency. These prevention services continue to keep children from entering or re-entering the child welfare system. It is far more cost effective to prevent a child from ever entering the child welfare system.

Ms. McMillon is a long-time Hillsborough County resident and Florida native.