About MFCS

Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., is a mid-size nonprofit 501(c)(3) Community Action agency dedicated to eliminating the causes of poverty through a comprehensive service delivery approach. Ongoing funding and resources  are primarily obtained from “pass through” grants originating at the federal and state levels. The agency also relies heavily on local donors, partners, in-kind contributions, fundraising activities, and volunteer support as a key strategy to long term sustainability.


About MFCS
Our History
Our History

In 1968, the Hernando County Community Action Agency was established in Brooksville, FL as a result of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 in support of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” and vision for a “Great Society”.  At that time, only three staff were employed with the agency, and the primary focus was to evaluate and implement solutions to fight poverty through a myriad of strategies to include community educational and outreach efforts. Several executive directors led the charge over the course of 10 years until Michael J. Georgini, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 1978. There were two other very important events that also occurred during the same year. Hernando County Community Action Agency changed its name to Hernando/Sumter Community Action Agency due to the expansion of services into Sumter County. In addition, the Head Start program was established, which still remains the largest program to date. Though the years, Hernando/Sumter Community Action Agency continued to aggressively expand into new counties, increased resources, and acquired and/or developed new programs to assist low-income people in their efforts to achieve self-sufficiency. This eventually led to another name change: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. (MFCS). Today, MFCS covers a vast service area spanning from the west coast to the east coast of Florida, totaling over 7,500 square miles, and is considered one of the largest nonprofit Community Action agencies in the state of Florida, as well as the Nation. While there have been many changes over the course of 50 years, the original purpose and spirit of  Community Action remains the same today:  The interests of the low-income must be addressed through a multidimensional service delivery approach with a focus on increasing self-sufficiency. 

Mission Statement

To strengthen partnerships, mobilize resources, and provide integrated services that promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families in the communities in which they live.

Vision Statement

Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., envisions our community working together to reduce poverty. Individuals and families are empowered, strengthened, have sufficient money for food and housing; they can meet their own needs by utilizing their talents, potential and passions. All sectors within the communities we serve are engaged, including low-income populations, and play an active role in reducing poverty and helping low-income individuals and families become fully self-sufficient. Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. is a leader, advocate, and voice for low-income individuals and families.

Promise of Community Action

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies a spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Civil Rights Statement

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, contact or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (voice) or 292-307-2027 (TDD/TYY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). Or contact the Department of Legal Affairs, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee Florida, 32399, or call 850-414-3300.

The Executive Leadership Team
Mat Kline CCAP
Chief Executive Officer
Kris Bates CPA, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer
Lisa Becker MBA, ARM
Chief Human Resources Officer
Steve Homan CCAP
Chief Compliance Officer
The Department Leadership Team
Serrena Serrano NCRT
Community Services Director
Karen Schulz NCRT
Weatherization Program Director
Janine Kell RN, S.A.N.E.
Children's Advocacy Center Director
Chad Johnston BS CIS
Information Technology Director
Miranda Maldonado BS
Transportation Director
Richard Sanvenero, Sr.
House to Home Program Director
Melanie Medina
Senior Services Director
Tanya Stanton
Early Learning Programs Director