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Media Guide

Headquarters Communications Staff

2415 North Monroe Street, Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4190
Office: 850-717-4450 | Fax: 850-922-2993

Mallory McManus

Mallory McManus, Director of Communications


Tyler Stirrat

Tyler Stirrat, Corporate Communications Coordinator

Tyler Stirrat joined the Department of Children and Families in November 2019 as the Corporate Communications Coordinator. Tyler came to DCF from MCCi, one of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing private companies. During his time at MCCi, he served as the Marketing Coordinator, focusing on social media, email, and webinar marketing.

Tyler graduated Magna Cum Laude from Flagler College with his Bachelor's Degree in Strategic Communication and Marketing. It was during his time at Flagler that he started his career in communications and marketing when he was the Social Media and Digital Marketing Director for a local Tallahassee marketing agency.


Joseph Edwards

Joseph Edwards, Creative Director

Joseph Edwards joined the Office of Communications in September 2014 as Creative Director, bringing over 25 years of visual arts experience to the management of the department's graphics and video projects.  He previously served on the department's Executive Staff, where he developed the Secretary’s correspondence tracking system and implemented the Governor’s Plain Language Initiative. Prior to joining DCF, he worked at Florida State University as a graphic artist and a graphic design and drawing instructor.  He graduated from Florida State University with a Master of Fine Arts and is a Certified Public Manager.


Sarah Stevenson

Sarah Stevenson, Strategic Communications and Marketing Manager

Sarah Stevenson joined the Department of Children and Families as the Strategic Communications and Marketing Manager in September 2020. Before joining DCF, she served in a number of roles at the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services over a 14 year span, focusing on marketing “Fresh From Florida” products to consumers and schools, implementing internal process improvements, and overseeing training for child nutrition program operators.

A native of Madison County, Sarah attended North Florida Community College before moving to Tallahassee, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Florida State University. She also received the Certified Public Manager designation in 2015.