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Child Protection Team

About Us

The USF Health Child Protection Team provides medical, psychological and psychosocial assessments to children who are victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. The purpose of these assessments is to assist the Department of Children and Families and law enforcement in their investigation of the alleged abuse and to provide recommendations to minimize the risk of re-abuse. The Team, who is housed at Mary Lee's House at 2806 N. Armenia Avenue in Tampa, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Child Protection Team uses a multidisciplinary approach for the evaluation and treatment of the abused and neglected child and family. The Team acts as a resource to primary investigators of allegations of abuse. 

Health Care Providers and Staff

Howard Rogers
Medical Director

Tonya Fleming-Fuller
Assistant Director & Team Coordinator 

Deanna Connors
Case Coordinator

Erica Diaz
Case Coordinator

Christine Shaw
Case Coordinator

Julie Nadkarni

Bettina Haynes

Jennifer Santana

Cheryl Lawson-Young
Staff Assistant

Ashley Thompson
Human Services Practitioner

Kioni Lloyd
Human Service Practitioner

Contact Us

For Child Protection: (813) 250-6671

To Report Abuse (24 hour access): 1-800-96-ABUSE / 1-800-962-2873