Leadership Team

Kelly Powell

Kelly

Since 2009, Kelly Powell-Evans has served CPSFL as our Safe Kids Coordinator and Program Director. In January 2020, Kelly earned a promotion to Vice President of Community Services, where she guided and directed six BRIDGES initiatives operated by CPSFL in partnership with Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, focusing on connecting the child, family and neighborhood to the community-at-large.

In March 2021, Kelly became our Chief Operating Officer, in August 2023, Kelly was promoted to Executive Vice President, then in October 2023 she became CEO of Community Partners of South Florida.

In her 20-year role as a National Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor, Kelly has been preventing injuries throughout Florida. Kelly worked closely with the Florida Booster Seat Coalition to pass the booster seat state law. She is a member of the Florida Safe Kids Advisory Board, the Florida Occupant Protection Coalition, the Florida Child Fatality Review Team, and the Florida Injury Prevention Advisory Council’s Public Information, Education and Relations Committee, where she’s been instrumental in developing a child passenger safety program for ambulance transportation. 

In 2018 Kelly was selected for the Safe Kids Worldwide President’s Advisory Council and served on the Network and Advocacy Team. In 2019, she was selected as the Coordinator of the International Consortium for Children in Autonomous Vehicles, Public Information and Education team to help develop guidelines to inform legislation, policy, enforcement, education and best practices and ensure the safety of child passengers. Kelly is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County Engage, and is recognized county-wide for her innovative approach to leadership.

Originally from Midlothian, Virginia, Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education/Fitness from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She has worked with the University of Virginia and the National Tribal Technical Assistance Program as a subject matter expert for motor vehicle injury prevention.

She and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time in nature with their young adult daughters. 

 

Mira Zhivkova, SPHR

Mira

Mira Zhivkova is a dynamic and performance-driven professional with a passion for strategic leadership and empathetic, people-focused management. Throughout her career, she has earned a reputation for transforming business visions into performance-enhancing organizational strategies and empowering teams with a unique understanding and appreciation of the diverse strengths each team members brings.

Joining Community Partners of South Florida as Director of HR in 2021, Mira's journey encompasses both profit and non-profit industries, and involves spearheading operations, managing complex projects, and driving organizational growth. She takes pride in her proven success in HR, change management, process optimization, and fostering diversity and inclusion.  She passionate about crafting out-of-the-box solutions and harnessing technology for innovative problem-solving.

Beyond the professional arena, Mira is dedicated to community impact. Volunteering and participating in community initiatives reflect her commitment to social responsibility, aiming to make a positive impact beyond the workplace. Mira believes in the power of collaboration and shared knowledge, and actively engages in mentorship programs and networking events, fostering meaningful professional relationships.

As a firm believer in lifelong learning, she is always exploring new opportunities for continuous education, embracing the ever-evolving landscape of leadership and industry trends.

Outside of work, Mira finds balance through yoga and mindfulness practices, ensuring a healthy work-life balance. Moreover, her passion for travel exploration allows her to experience new cultures and gain diverse perspectives, adding a unique dimension to her personal and professional growth.

Natalie O'Hara

Natalie O'Hara

Natalie O’Hara joined CPSFL in 2022 and served as a Senior Staff Accountant and Director of Financial Services before earning a promotion to Chief Financial Officer in July 2023. She delights in using her professional skills to support mission-driven organizations. Before joining CPSFL, Natalie provided financial oversight and strategic leadership in several different capacities within the nonprofit sector.

Natalie brings a detailed and strategic mindset to her role, providing clarity and insight that promotes sound financial management. She is a licensed CPA with a Master of Professional Accounting from Colorado State University, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Oral Roberts University.

Natalie was born and raised in Florida and has lived in South Florida for over 25 years. Natalie, her husband and their three children enjoy weekly family game nights and local travel. In her free time, she enjoys reading, nature walks, and preparing tasty food. 

 

Jaime-Lee Bradshaw 

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Jaime-Lee Bradshaw serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at Community Partners of South Florida (CPSFL) in Palm Beach County, Florida. She first joined CPSFL as director at a neighborhood resource center called BRIDGES. 

Through community building, stabilization, and engagement, Jaime has cultivated strong relationships with local, regional, state, and national partners, including NeighborWorks® America, where she served on the Community Initiatives Advisory Council for six years.  and Everyday Democracy for six years.  She also manages CPSFL's southern United States anchor partnership with Everyday Democracy, building capacity and engaging communities in creating positive change. Jaime supports the visioning and implementation of CPSFL's strategic goals in her current role. She oversees 'Amplifying Impact' CPSFL's consulting services, including conference and convening support, rapid results facilitation, resident and community engagement and leadership efforts, public and private meeting facilitation, and nonprofit incubation services.  She also serves as the Coordinator of the NeighborWorks® Florida Collaborative supporting the twelve (12) NeighborWorks® chartered organizations amplifying their local and statewide impact.  

Originally from Barbados, Jaime moved to Palm Beach County in 1987. An outspoken advocate of CPSFL's mission, she seeks to engage resident voices in all aspects of programs and projects that impact their community. Jaime received her Criminal Justice and Psychology degrees from the University of North Florida. She is a 2011 Nonprofits First Rising Leaders program graduate and an alumna of Leadership Palm Beach County Engage Class of '21. Jaime enjoys spending time with her family and friends both locally and abroad.

 

Ljubica Ciric

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Ljubica “Jibby” Ciric joined CPSFL in May 2006 as a mental health therapist, moving into a senior outpatient therapist supervisory position six years later. After being a supervisor, she created and ran the intake department before becoming director of client outreach services and then the director of education and innovation. Before CPSFL, Jibby worked as a mental health practitioner at Children’s Home Society, Family Preservation Services, Project Recovery, Girls and Boys Town of South Florida, and the Lighthouse Care Center.

Jibby is responsible for developing a clinical management team that ensures quality services, evidenced by impact outcomes and fiscal sustainability. Their evidence-based practices promote the social-emotional development of children and families in Palm Beach County and ensure collaboration with other service divisions toward the sustainability of CPSFL families. 

Originally from Serbia, Jibby ran for the Serbian National Track and Field Team before coming to the U.S. at age 16 and receiving a track scholarship to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where she earned both her Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Public Health Education and her Master of Education in Mental Health counseling. In 2008 she graduated with her Doctor of Psychology from California Southern University in Santa Anna.

Jibby says that over the last fifteen years, her CPSFL family has taught her about teamwork and has challenged her creatively to think at a higher level. A 2014 graduate of the Nonprofits First Rising Leaders program, she has volunteered on several local committees, including serving as an executive board member of the Palm Beach County Medical Society since 2016 in various roles such as the co-chair of Heroes of Medicine and a member of the Opioid Task Force. Since 2017, she has been an adjunct professor in the master's of mental health counseling program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. 

 

Kenyon Link

Kenyon Link HeadshotKenyon Link is the Director of Community Services at Community Partners of South Florida (CPSFL) in Palm Beach County, Florida. Driven by a desire to see communities thrive, Kenyon has devoted his professional life to serving the needs of Palm Beach County's children and families.

Kenyon has lived in Palm Beach County for almost two decades and received his B.A. in Marketing from Howard University. Since graduation, he has worked as a life coach, a child protective investigator, a housing coordinator, a community outreach manager, and the Director of BRIDGES at Riviera Beach. 

With years of experience and proven success in producing results through community engagement and empowerment, Kenyon is committed to building meaningful relationships and partnerships with residents, local elected officials, business owners, and stakeholders.

As Vice President of Community Services, Kenyon oversees the BRIDGES initiative, the Teen Outreach Program (TOP), Mentoring, Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) and Safe Kids. Kenyon helps to develop, guide, and direct community initiatives that CPSFL manages in partnership with Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, United Way of Palm Beach County and Youth Service of Palm Beach County that focus on connecting the child, family and neighborhood to the community-at-large.

Kenyon is a proud Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity member and an active member of the West Palm Beach Alumni Chapter. He also serves as a Board Member and President of his neighborhood association. He is a Nonprofits First 2021 Rising Leaders class graduate.

Kenyon enjoys spending time with his family, photography, and working out in his free time.

 

Lynda Charles

ImageLynda Charles started with CPSFL in September 2016 as the vice president of housing services. She has served as a planner with Palm Beach County Housing and Community Development, a senior program officer and chief underwriter for the South Florida Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the principal creator of Neighborhood-Based Developers and Consultants, and as the deputy director of the Haitian American Community Development Corporation in Miami.

With an ability to effectively and creatively shift her professional mindset, Lynda oversees CPSFL's homeownership promotion and preservation, financial capability, supportive housing, and lending services. Lynda has decades of extensive experience in planning, monitoring, supervising, and implementing housing and community redevelopment projects. Her expertise includes working with and providing technical assistance to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs). Lynda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). 

Originally from Haiti, Lynda speaks fluent Creole and conversational French. She moved to Miami almost 30 years ago and later relocated to Boca Raton to attend FAU. She says she loves the team atmosphere that she and her housing staff have been able to create at CPSFL. In her spare time, Lynda enjoys traveling, reading, and watching lots of exciting police shows on television.