coleen chaney

Board member

Coleen Chaney is a results and impact focused leader with the ability to think strategically and succeed operationally, who has demonstrated success in change management, relationship building and sustainable fund development.  Ms. Chaney has been a consistent voice in  the conversations surrounding improvements in the victims' rights and foster care arenas for 20 years.


As the Victim Advocate for the Largo Police Department she specializes in sexual and homicidal violence. As a member of Florida's Crisis Response Team she responded to the mass causality situations at both Pulse Nightclub and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.  In 2016 Ms Chaney was awarded the Florida Governors' Unity Medal.

Coleen has served on the Board of the Pinellas County Victims' Rights Coalition, the Florida Network of Victim Witness Services, Pawsibilities and the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin.  She holds a BA in Organizational Studies from Eckerd College, a Masters of Non-Profit Management from Regis University, a Certificate in Fundraising and Development from the Institute on Philanthropy at the University of Richmond, and is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas (2018).  Coleen lives in Belleair with her husband Randall and their rescue dog Cali.