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STUART - Joshua D. Ferraro of the Ferraro Law Group of Stuart has been named president of the board of directors of Tykes and Teens for 2012-13.
Mr. Ferraro replaces Anthony Loupe, who will serve as CEO of the St. Lucie County Early Learning Coalition.
Mr. Ferraro is a partner in the Ferraro Law Group, P.L., a boutique law firm established in 1994 to provide high-quality representation to individuals involved in disputes ranging from dissolution of marriage to criminal liability.
Mr. Ferraro's individual practice is focused on the litigation of complex financial matters in the context of dissolution of marriage actions, as well as other family disputes.
Outside the practice of law, Mr. Ferraro donates a substantial amount of time to working with local charitable organizations.
In addition to his new role as president of Tykes and Teens, he serves as the vice president of Keep Martin Beautiful, a community program aimed at preserving the local environment.
Mr. Ferraro attended Stetson University College of Law where he was inducted into the school's honors program and graduated cum laude in 2004.
"We are very excited that Josh will be leading our board of directors," said Jeff Ralicki, executive director of Tykes and Teens.
"In addition to bringing valuable knowledge and experience in the areas of law and family conflict, Josh is well known in the community for his charitable endeavors and advocacy," he said.
Tykes and Teens was established in 1994 to ensure all local children in need of mental health counseling or substance abuse treatment services will receive the help they need, regardless of financial status.
The agency has helped more than 10,000 children since its inception, and served more than 1500 youth last year in a broad continuum of therapeutic and educational programming.
For more information, call (772) 220-3439.