Dennis Miles was named regional managing director of the Southeast Region with Department of Children and Families on November 30, 2018. Previously Mr. Miles served in this capacity from December 2011 until August 31, 2017. The Southeast Region, which encompasses South Florida and the Treasure Coast, covers Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties.
Mr. Miles joined the Department in 2003 as a child protective investigator and worked his way up as a supervisor, program administrator, director of support services and director of family and community services prior to being appointed as the regional managing director. Previously, Mr. Miles was a career officer in the U. S. Marine Corps and served as a Company Commander in the 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion. Before coming to the Department, he also worked at the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office and in the financial services industry.
A long-time basketball coach in Palm Beach, Miles has been the head coach of the Cardinal Newman High School girls' basketball team for the past eight seasons and was named Palm Beach County Coach of the Year in 2015 and Conference Coach of the Year in 2016. In each of his 8 seasons, Miles led the girls’ basketball team to the district championship game and has won the district championship several times as well as their first regional championship in school history in 2015. A proud Gator, Miles earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1985.