Trudy Novicki has been leading Florida Impact, a statewide anti-hunger organization, since January 2017. Trudy has spent the majority of her career advocating for children. As a Chief Assistant State Attorney in Miami- Dade County from 1985 to 2003, she supervised the Child Abuse and Forensic Interview Units, and served on various boards relating to child abuse, including the Florida Committee for the establishment of a Sexual Predator Protocol Handbook, and the Kristi House Advisory Board. As Executive Director of Kristi House, the Child Advocacy Center in Miami-Dade County, from 2003 to 2014, Trudy continued to advocate for those children without a voice. In 2012 she was awarded the Advocate of the Year Award from the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet in Tallahassee for her work on child sex trafficking, and in 2014 she was named one of 10 global recipients of the C10 Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Stockholm, Sweden. Trudy served on the adjunct faculty of the University Of Miami Law School from 1989 to 2014 and was a member of the faculty of Florida International University School of Social Work from 2003 to 2008. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Trudy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and her law degree from Vanderbilt University.