Cory Borcherding serves as president of FamiliesFirst Network, a child welfare agency serving children in Northwest Florida.Cory oversees services that help ensure safety for abused and neglected children, with services including case management, adoptive parent recruitment and specialized help for teens and young adults preparing to leave the foster care system.
Cory has been with FamiliesFirst Network since 2005, when he joined the team as a family services counselor. Since then, he has served in such roles as unit manager, team manager and assistant director of case management. Prior to being named president of FamiliesFirst Network, he served as director of case management, supervising 130 team members in 12 programs located at six service locations throughout Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.
In his time with FamiliesFirst Network, Cory has been involved in many new initiatives including the development of in-home non-judicial units, early childhood court and – most recently – the redesign of adoption case management.
Cory’s career began more than two decades ago as an outdoor youth counselor working with at-risk children in a therapeutic wilderness setting. He also worked in a school-day support program and with young men involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice. Cory has a passion for helping children and youth, as well as their families as they work to become whole again.