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President TFI – Texas

Shirley Dwyer

Shirley Dwyer is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for The Family Initiative, Inc. (TFI). In addition to serving as the CEO of the parent company, she also serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Texas Family Initiative LLC, which provides foster care, adoption, case management, and behavioral health services to Texas children and families.
Shirley Dwyer has over 30 years of experience working for a variety of child welfare organizations, including the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, the State of Kansas Department of Children and Families, The Family Initiative (TFI) Inc., and other non-profit service agencies. For over a decade, Dwyer served the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) as a federal grants panel Chairman and reviewer of many federal panels. Ms. Dwyer is also experienced in research and co-authored the journal article "Prevention of Sexual Abuse for Preschoolers: Evaluation of a Pilot Program," a ground-breaking study published in Psychological Reports, 1988, Volume 62, pp. 387-396.
Shirley earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas and has continued her education in the areas of public policy, management, and executive processes.
Senior Vice President

Randy Neff, M.Ed.

Randy Neff is the Senior Vice President for 2INgage, a program of TFI. In his current role, he oversees 2INgage, which serves as the Community-Based Care (CBC) contractor for Region 2.
Randy started his career in child welfare in 2002 with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). He was selected as the CPS Worker of the Year in 2003. During his tenure with DFPS, Randy worked in the CVS Program, FBSS Program, Foster/Adopt Program, and was part of the Region 2 Leadership team as the Region 2 Program Administrator. In 2014, Randy was honored with the Patsy Baggget Service Award from the Wichita County Child Welfare Board. That same year, he was recognized as CPS Staff of the Year by the Advisory Committee for Promoting Adoption of Minority Children. Randy has a passion for improving outcomes for children and families which led to him pursuing an opportunity with 2INgage in Stage I of CBC in November 2018.
Randy has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education with a Specialization in Criminal Justice from Wayland Baptist University. He also has a Master of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University.
Vice President of Permanency – Big Country

Kaycee Robles, MS

Kaycee Robles is the Vice President of Permanency for 2INgage, a program of TFI. She oversees multiple permanency programs, community engagement, and training. Kaycee serves as the Co-Chair on TFI’s Performance and Quality Leadership Team.

Kaycee has been with 2INgage since its inception in November 2018, starting in the Intake and Placement Department. She then moved to the permanency department as a director and promoted to Vice President in 2021. Prior to 2INgage, Kaycee worked for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) in both the conservatorship and investigation stages of child welfare. In 2022, Kaycee was recognized at the Champion for Children conference as the Child Welfare Champion of the year. She was also the Keynote Speaker at the 2024 Key Connections Conference in Abilene, TX. Kaycee is passionate about working with children and families and is dedicated to improving outcomes and breaking systematic barriers for those experiencing foster care.

Kaycee has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Hardin Simmons. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree.

Vice President of Permanency – Texoma/Brownwood

Jack Sledge

Jack Sledge is the Vice President of Permanency for 2INgage, a program of TFI. In this role, she motivates staff to work with children and families in positive ways to find permanency, stability, safety, and well-being. By focusing on TFI’s mission, vision, and values, Jack promotes a positive work environment so staff can serve clients in a nurturing and accepting manner. She currently serves as Secretary of the TFI Development Leadership Team.
Jack has 20 years of experience in education. She taught Senior English and Dual Credit. She also developed the dual credit curriculum that the district used, and the curriculum was recognized and accepted by the State Educational System. Before leaving the education field, she was a middle school principal and high school assistant principal. Jack also has more than 12 years’ experience in child welfare, starting at the State of Texas with the Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS), then she transitioned to 2INgage during the Community Based-Care transition.
Jack has a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Woman’s University in Business and a Master’s degree in Education in Administration with a concentration in Leadership. She holds a teaching certificate in English, Business and Reading and a principal license.

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