Our Leadership Team

Meet the dynamic team leading Pasco Kids First to keep kids safe and strengthen families.

Rob Wolf

Rob Wolf – President & CEO

Robert Wolf brings more than thirty-five years in the higher education industry to Pasco Kids First as President & CEO. He served as the President of the Tampa Bay Campus of Galen College of Nursing and twenty-eight years in Administration of Hillsborough Community College.

He is skilled in nonprofit organizations, negotiation, coaching, government, and sales and is a strong healthcare service professional. Rob earned a master’s degree in Business/Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Adelphi University.

He was also an Honorary Commander at MacDill Air Force Base and is actively involved with the Tampa Bay History Center, several Chambers of Commerce and the Tampa Bay CEO Council.

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Diane York

Diane York – Clinical Director of the Trauma Treatment Program

Diane York, MSW; LCSW originally joined Pasco Kids First in 2003 as the only Trauma Therapist and Victim Advocate. She left the agency in 2007 to focus on her family and continue to grow her clinical skills but returned to Pasco Kids First as a Trauma Therapist for the Trauma Treatment Program in 2013.

Diane graduated from the University of South Florida in 2000 with a Masters in Social Work and Bachelor of Arts concentration in Psychology and received her Department Of Health State of Florida License in Clinical Social Work in May of 2004. Diane is a Qualified Clinical Supervisor in the state of Florida and has experience supervising MSW Interns.

Diane has over twenty years of experience providing therapeutic services to children and families who have experienced traumatic abuse, neglect, separation, and grief.

Melissa Harris

Melissa Harris

Melissa Harris – Director of Operations and Finance

Mrs. Harris obtained Accounting & Finance degrees from the University of Tennessee and brings over 25 years of accounting & audit experience to Pasco Kids First, Inc. She served as an In-Charge Auditor for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid for many years prior to becoming a Director of Reimbursement & Budget for hospital systems in Tennessee and South Carolina.

When Melissa relocated to the Pasco County Florida area in 2016 she focused her efforts in community involvement and volunteer engagement with various organizations and served as the Finance Director of a local United Way prior to joining the leadership team here at Pasco Kids First in 2021.

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Douglass Hasell, M.D.

Douglass Hasell, M.D. – Medical Director

Doctor Hasell graduated from The University of California, Santa Barbara in 1982. Deciding that he wanted to become a Pediatrician and not a marine biologist as originally planned, he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1987 and headed back out to California for his Pediatric residency at the University of California, Irvine. It was here that he met his lovely wife who is also a pediatrician.

After an almost 4-year stint working together overseas in beautiful Micronesia on the Island of Saipan, which is a US Commonwealth, they returned to California joining two friends in a practice in San Luis Obispo, California. In 1997 they relocated to Florida to start their practice called The Pediatric Specialist. Shortly after this Dr. Hasell was recruited by Rick Hess to take on the Medical Director position at the Child Protection Team of Pasco County.

During the last 17 plus years, Dr. Hasell and his wife have grown their pediatric practice adding two more providers, one of which is an ARNP (nurse practitioner) Chris Pope, who has become an integral part of the Child Protection Team as well. This spring will mark the 18 year anniversary of Dr. Hasell being medical director of the Pasco Child Protection team which is now part of the larger Kids First agency.

Dana Selfridge

Dana Selfridge

Dana Selfridge – Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando-Program Manager

Dana Selfridge, M.P.A., C.A.P joined Pasco Kids First Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando as Program Manager in October 2014. Prior to joining, Healthy Families, Dana was Program Director for Operation PAR Medication Assisted Patient Services Hernando program for over 9 years where she supervised clinical, medical and administrative staff while overseeing opiate-dependent patients.

Here she was a member of the Clinical Care Committee and Peer Review. During her time at Operation PAR, Dana was also assigned as a multi-facility administrator overseeing offices in New Port Richey, Clearwater, and Bradenton.

Prior to working for Operation PAR, Dana interned at the Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center in Indiana where she worked with chronically disordered children aged 6-12. Here she conducted individual therapeutic sessions. Dana holds a Master of Public Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is a Certified Addictions Professional by the Florida Certification Board.

Jon Wisenbaker

Jon Wisenbaker

Jon Wisenbaker – Program Manager Child Protection

Jon Wisenbaker, M.S. graduated with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University in 1993. He has been working for the Child Protection Team for the last 20 years and has been a supervisor since 2001. He continues to serve as a member of the DOH Statewide Quality Assurance team, providing peer review to CPT’s across the state. He also serves on Florida’s Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers as a board member.

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Maria Hixon

Maria Hixon – Director of Development

Maria brings significant years of experience in the nonprofit sector to her role as Director of Development. She specializes in creating and implementing comprehensive resource development plans that assist nonprofits in achieving their mission and will oversee unrestricted and annual giving, government and private foundation grants, corporate giving, marketing, and special events.

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Terra Ernestine, David Velazquez, Rebbecca Lovering, and Joyce Avarello

Administrative Support Team

Terra Ernestine, David Velazquez, Rebbecca Lovering, and Joyce Avarello

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