SANFORD, Fla., June 17, 2020 – Kids House Wayne Densch Children's Advocacy Center is pleased to announce that Juliette Kong has been named as chief executive officer by the organization’s board of directors, effective last month. Kong previously served as associate executive director and interim executive director. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization, overseeing the executive leadership team and providing oversight, guidance and strategic planning for the organization.
“I know I speak on behalf of our entire board when I say we are incredibly grateful for Juliette’s dedication and contribution to Kids House over the last 19 years,” said Kim Strong, chair of Kids House board of directors. “Her passion for this organization is evident in her daily interactions with our clients and their families. With a unanimous vote we named her the new chief executive officer and couldn’t be more excited for the organization’s future with her at the helm.”
Kong began her career as a child advocate at Kids House in 2001. She quickly established a stellar reputation within the child advocacy community and took on progressive leadership roles within the organization. She has been instrumental in implementing some of the key functions the organization relies on today, including the use of the NCAtrak database used by the organization to help them better serve their clients and their families. Kong also developed and executed the agency’s quality assurance policies and procedures. She has continued to facilitate and maintain partnerships with other community agencies, including Seminole County Public Schools, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and all local law enforcement agencies in Seminole County.
“I am excited to embark on this new position as a member of this great team. We strive to make positive changes in the lives of the children we work with. As an advocate for children, you can see the difference our team makes by being physically present with the kids and their families during their darkest times,” said Kong.
“I am very excited for Juliette and have had the honor of knowing and working with her throughout her career at Kids House. The leadership she has already provided to Kids House speaks to her passion for the mission of the organization. As their law enforcement partner, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office is grateful for their ongoing commitment to the children of our community and am proud to stand alongside them,” said Dennis Lemma, Sheriff of Seminole County.
Kong is a nationally certified crisis responder and a member of the Florida Crisis Response Team. She earned her undergraduate degree from University of North Florida and graduate degree from Rollins College.
About Kids House
Kids House Wayne Densch Children's Advocacy Center serves as the single point of contact for child abuse investigations for Seminole County, Florida. Their mission is to provide aid to child victims of abuse by providing all necessary services from report and investigation through treatment and prosecution in a child-friendly environment. Each year, nearly 2,000 children visit their center for forensic interviewing and medical examinations, crisis intervention and advocacy, referral and information, mental health therapy, and education and prevention services. Learn more about Kids House at www.kidshouse.org. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/