Celina Granato joined the Youth Law Center in 2016 to serve as the QPI Coordinator. In this role she is involved with various aspects of development, supporting project planning and implementation for the Youth Law Center and national QPI sites. Prior to this, she worked as a Foster Parent Trainer and Licensing Specialist in Northwest Florida where she became involved with QPI efforts to improve the local system of care and ultimately pioneered the first Foster Parent Mentor program for Bay County, Florida. Previously, she served youth and families as a Dependency Case Manager and she also coordinated services at a residential treatment program for teen girls involved in the juvenile justice system. Celina has been involved in social services since the late 1990s. She has worked as an In-Home Family Preservation Counselor in Florida and Indiana. In addition to her child welfare and juvenile justice undertakings, she received invaluable experience working for the Boys and Girls Club in Bloomington, Indiana and Hospice of Citrus County, Florida.
B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, 1998