Board of Directors

Cindy H. Kocher, President

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  • Retired: Director of Human Resources, Northside Mental Health Center 
  • President Life Aways Works, Inc.
  • Past President; Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Development
  • Instructor for 18 years

Flo Bayot, LCSW, Vice President

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  • President & CEO of Enlightened Choices PLLC 
  • Past Chair of NASW for Tampa Bay
  • Area Qualified Supervisor for Registered Social Work Interns

Jennifer R. Allen, MSW, Secretary

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  •  President One Unlimited Inc.
  • Florida Cancer Institute Hudson, Group Therapist
  • Excelsis Behavioral Health, Director of Operations and Therapist

Milton Moss, LMHC, CRC, Treasurer

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  • Supervisor of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Private counseling practice
  • TLC volunteer since 2005

Linda Hester

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  • Sales & Service Manager, Republic Bank.
  • Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce (GTTCC) 
    • Executive Board- Secretary 2017-2018
    • Board Chair Elect-2019-2020     
    • Ambassador 2008-present
    • 2017-2018 Business of the Year Chairperson
  • Rotary Club of Temple Terrace-member 
    • 2017 Giving Committee member
    • 2017 Social Chair 

Gary Johnson, MBA

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  •  Former schoolteacher 
  • Industry Administrator
  • Staffing Industry Owner 
  • Member of Franciscan Center of Tampa
  • Member of LifePath Hospice

William Luria, MD

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  • Private Practice Plastic Surgery President
  • Past President, Florida Society of Plastic Surgery 
  • Past Chairman Dept Plastic Surgery at St Joe’s Hospital

Felicia Pecora, MPA

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  •  Army Veteran
  • 17-year Police Officer
  • Chair of the Hillsborough County Public Library Board
  • Police Academy Instructor
  • Former Certified Bomb Technician 
  • Founder/CEO of the Doer Academy 
  • Grateful EMDR success story

Judith A. Sharp Rose, MA, LMHC, CMT

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  • Director at Inner Calm Communications
  • Healing Arts Practitioner 
  • Instructor of Infant Massage

Advisory Board Members

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Sheryle Baker, M.A. LMHC (TLC Sr. Therapist)

Rose Mary Ammons, Ed.D

Sheron Alves Bass, Esquire

Rick Cassidy

Kathy Fountain, MA, LMHC

Verna McKelvin


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Our Advisory Board Members are exceptional people who have helped the LIFE Center grow and continue to spread what we do to our community.