Advisory Board

Fighting For Children Advisory Board Members

Shelly Park, Director of Operations at Neighborhood Lending Partners

Shelly Parks - Fighting For ChiildrenShelly Parks-Warren currently works at American Momentum as an SBA Loan Administration Officer, assisting and supporting customers with packaging, processing and closing small business loans. She has 20 years of banking experience in Florida and Ohio with a variety of skills and knowledge, starting as a teller while in college and evolving to loan operations manager and senior underwriter. Most recently, she has enjoyed 7 years working as a paralegal with a commercial real estate and SBA closing attorney in Tampa. Ms. Parks-Warren earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northern Kentucky University.


Wade Lijewski, Program Director at Children’s Home Society of Florida

Advisory Board – Wade Lijewski has worked in the child welfare field for 13 years including residential treatment, juvenile justice, dependency case management, and foster care licensing. Wade is currently the Program Director for Children’s Home Society of Florida in Hillsborough County, overseeing their case management organization and foster care licensing, recruitment, and retention program. He has presented on child welfare topics for state and nationwide child welfare conferences. In 1997, Wade obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Michigan State University. He received his Masters of Science degree in Psychology through Walden University in 2007 and is currently enrolled in Walden’s Ph.D. program in Organizational Psychology. Wade resides in Lakeland, FL with his wife and two children.