Modesto E. Abety-Gutierrez was appointed president and CEO of The Children's Trust in 2003. He served as director of the Miami-Dade County Children's Services Council (CSC) for 12 years before joining The Children's Trust.
During the course of more than 30 years of public service, Mr. Abety-Gutierrez has also served as executive assistant to the Director of the County's Community Action Agency and Head Start Program, director of Social Services for the County's Public Housing Authority; Special Project's Officer on Community Development, Housing and Homelessness at the United States Conference of Mayors, and as a community organizer and social worker with a variety of organizations and agencies serving the poor, aged and distressed families.
He serves on the boards of the Juvenile Justice Board, the Policy Group for Florida's Children and Families and The Florida Children's Services Council.
Mr. Abety-Gutierrez holds a Master in Public Administration from Bernard M. Baruch College/City University of New York and his Bachelor Degree in Sociology from Florida State University.