The National Center for Innovation & Excellence is an arm of Brevard Family Partnership’s Family of Agencies.

Executive Leadership of the Family of Agencies

Phil Scarpelli Chief Executive Officer

Phil Scarpelli Chief Executive Officer

Phil Scarpelli is the Chief Executive Officer of the Brevard Family Partnership Family of Agencies. Phil joined Brevard Family Partnership in November 2018. He has been proudly involved in Florida’s child welfare system since the inception of privatization, as early as the late 1990s.

Previously, Phil worked as part of the Department of Children and Families Central Region’s Leadership on the professional development and talent management of its middle and senior managers. Prior to that, he was the State Director with Key Assets Florida, Inc., part of the International Core Assets Group, a leading children’s services provider.

Phil has 30 years of experience working in behavioral healthcare and child welfare in clinical and administrative capacities. Throughout his career, he has been committed to children and families at risk and to developing a perpetual learning environment willing to challenge the status quo and embrace innovation, inclusion, transparency, and trust.

Phil has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Gerontology from Iona College and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Yeshiva University.

Dr. Valerie Holmes Vice President of Operations

Dr. Valerie Holmes joined Brevard Family Partnership at its inception in 2004. She was instrumental in designing and refining the Brevard County System of Care: training and engaging stakeholders through the start-up, privatization, and transition from a state-run to a community-based system.

Dr. Holmes is also the founding Executive Director of Brevard C.A.R.E.S., the agency’s subsidiary that provides a comprehensive child abuse prevention continuum. She served as the primary researcher in credentialling C.A.R.E.S. as an Evidenced Based Practice through the California Evidenced Based Clearinghouse, serving on the C.A.R.E.S. replication team and as a Master Trainer in Wraparound.

Dr. Holmes led the agency through its initial accreditation in COA for intensive care coordination and case management, was awarded several state and federal grants, and is a Certified Child Protection Professional. She holds a Multi-System Integration Certificate in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare through the Georgetown Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University.

Dr. Valerie Holmes has worked in social services for 26 years and received a Ph.D. in Psychology, M.S. in Counseling and Psychology, and B.A. in Psychology.

Dr. Valerie Holmes Vice President of Operations