Genet Stewart has dedicated her career to public service, serving Florida’s most vulnerable and advocating for policies which support Black and Brown families. Genet spent twenty-two years in the child welfare system and most recently chaired the Racial Equity in Child Welfare and the Hillsborough County Child Welfare/Domestic Violence Workgroups. In August 2021, Genet joined The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County as Director of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, she is leading the ONEhillsborough initiative, which is community-driven and structured around the Social Determinants of Health. It is designed to implement tailored, holistic and meaningful solutions to address long-term systemic issues and disparities that predominantly Black and Brown communities face within Hillsborough County.
Genet serves on the Public Policy Committee with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Tampa Bay Chapter and chairs the Racial Equity & Justice Subcommittee with Athena Society. Genet serves on the Sustainer Board of the Junior League of Tampa as the Community Services Liaison. She is a member of the Hillsborough County State Attorney Office Community Council and Hillsborough County Health Care Advisory Board.