Kristen Gnage has served Pinellas County for 11 years as an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, advocating for the State’s interest in ensuring the safety of the children involved in the dependency system in the Child Welfare Legal Services division. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College and her law degree from Stetson University College of Law.
In August 2023, Ms. Gnage was appointed to the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County (JWB) by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, where her talents and experience will help guide JWB’s 75-plus year history of investing in children to strengthen the community.
Ms. Gnage has called Pinellas County home since 2008, where she and her husband are raising their three greatest accomplishments: Max, Marin, and Melvin, who leave a trail of joy and chaos everywhere they go. She is passionate about ensuring that all children, whether living with their family or in out-of-home care, have access to the early intervention and independent living services that help children grow and learn in our community.