Cynthia Kemp

Cynthia Ayris Kemp brings over 25 years of management consulting experience in public and private sector to All Star. Influenced by her volunteer efforts, she now focuses on helping national and community nonprofits become high performing – and high impact – organizations that improve their communities. Integrating knowledge gained from working across diverse industries such as finance, health, and government, she infuses practical insights into her strategic planning and organizational change work. Cynthia appreciates her time with Deloitte Consulting where she learned many lessons applicable to both life and business, including the importance of culture to an entity’s success.

A native Floridian, Cynthia has enjoyed the opportunity to live and experience life in several regions of the country and in Australia before returning to the Sunshine State. A lifelong learner, she recently completed her Master of Public Health degree in health policy from Columbia University. Cynthia also holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida State University and an MBA from Indiana University in Finance and Organizational Design. She and her husband love exploring Florida’s waterways, climbing mountains, and traveling far and wide – especially when it includes their two adult sons.

All Star Children’s Foundation’s mission to build brighter futures for children in foster care speaks to my heart and soul. I am confident that All Star’s model of integrating innovation, science, and compassion has – and will continue to – lead to healthier and productive individuals and communities.” – Cynthia Kemp

Stephen Fancher

Stephen Fancher has been in Sarasota since 2012, relocating from the New York area where he was active as a musician and teacher. Stephen has a passion for working with kids, having been awarded Stamford Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year in 2012, he was the general music and chorus teacher at Julia A. Stark Elementary School for eight years. He decided to transfer his skill set as teacher to the field of finance working as a financial advisor with the Mariash-Lowther Group at Merrill Lynch from 2012-2016. Stephen joined the world of not-for-profits in 2016 combining his skills in teaching, finance, and business development working at the Sarasota Opera as their Development Officer and JFCS as their Vice President of Development. His unique skill set developed from teaching, finance, music, and sales sets him apart as a fundraiser. Originally from central Connecticut, Stephen earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance, studying piano at the University of Connecticut, Trinity College of Music in London, England and at the conservatory at SUNY Purchase in New York. He has been very active in the Sarasota community sitting on the boards of the Artist Series Concerts and the Sarasota Music Conservatory, as well as performing the role of assistant conductor and accompanist for Key Chorale. Stephen lives in Sarasota with his wife Michelle and daughters Piper and Sofie. They enjoy the beaches, the arts, and spending time with family and friends.

Kristin Hoffman, Ph.D.

Kristin Hoffman, Ph.D., graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2010 with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training in child psychology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/USC School of Medicine and her postdoctoral training at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, TN. In 2012, Dr. Hoffman began her career as a Psychologist at the University of Tennessee Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (UTHSC COE), where she provided assessment, consultation, and treatment to children and families with child welfare involvement and collaborated on statewide projects to disseminate evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions. A highlight of her early career at the UTHSC COE was her agency being awarded a National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) – Category III Community Treatment and Service Centers grant, which made them a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Dr. Hoffman is certified as a Level II (statewide/regional) Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) trainer by PCIT, International.

In 2018, Dr. Hoffman joined the Psychology Department at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH) in St. Petersburg, FL as Director of Trauma Psychology. As part of this role, she collaborated with All Star Children’s Foundation on program innovation, evidence-based practice, and evaluation/research. Through this work, Dr. Hoffman has worked closely with All Star staff to identify, develop, and implement cutting-edge approaches to foster parent training and development, biological family engagement, clinical services, and trauma-informed care. Inspired and motivated by the mission and vision of All Star, Dr. Hoffman joined ASCF in 2020 as Chief of Programs, where she is responsible for program development and project oversight for All Star’s significant portfolio of innovative, trauma-informed programs.