South Florida Guardianship Program
Redefining Excellence In Guardianship Through Integrity

South Florida Guardianship Program (SFGP) was founded in 1991 to provide quality professional services for the community. SFGP is a private, non profit organization that serves as a full service corporate guardian and care manager.


We do not discriminate. we serve clients without regard to race, national or ethnic origin,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity. mental or physical
disability, age or veteran status


Through our own Legal Department we are able to provide our clients with exceptional legal services at a fraction of the cost of a private law firm.


Each client Receives personalize financial services from our Financial Group. SFGP provides individualized attention, taking into account assets, income, and care needs.


SFGP provides a complete range of services to protect and care for our clients. We promote independence, health and well being.


SFGP provides full service property management for clients who own various types of property such as real estate, cars etc.


Thank You! Thanks guys, keep up the good work! Needless to say we are extremely satisfied with the results.

Carol-Jean W.

Best. Costumer Service. Ever!

Faith Q.

We’ve seen amazing results already. I will refer everyone I know. We can’t understand how we’ve been living without a guardian

Chrystel D.

The service was excellent. I can’t say enough about guardian

Chane L.



Kathleen founded SFGP in 1991 as a private not for profit cooperate guardianship program. Her goal was to provide guardianship services to all in need for an affordable price with services being provided by experts in their fields.

She was born and raised in South Florida and has been a professional guardian since 1983. She started her career as a volunteer with Broward County Elderly and Veterans. As a professional guardian, she has enjoyed the confidence of various community organizations, financial institutions, the legal community, hospitals, nursing homes and private citizens who have referred clients to her.

Kathleen works closely with her professional staff and her approach to guardianship is one of personalized attention. It is her belief that each of our clients should receive the individualized care that she would provide a member of her own family.


Danielle B. Salem joined SFGP in 2020 as General Counsel. Ms. Salem graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in finance, and she went on to earn a Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law. Prior to joining SFGP, Ms. Salem worked in several areas of commercial and civil litigation, primarily representing financial institutions in all aspects of litigation. Ms. Salem is a member of the Florida Bar, is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, and is a member of the Broward County Bar Association as well as the Florida State Guardianship Association. Ms. Salem is also an active member of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (RPPTL).


Lou Villadsen, MBA, has been the Director of Finance since 2004. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Social Science and an MBA from California State University, Fresno, with a double major in accounting and non-profit administration. For 17 years, prior to moving to Florida, she worked at UCLA, in the Chancellor’s Office of Academic Planning and Budget. During that time, she was the director of program analysis for several years, and also served as the administrator for the School of Public Policy and Social Research during the first three years of its establishment.


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