Board of Directors

Cindy H. Kocher, President


  • 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


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

Jennifer R. Allen, LCSW, Secretary


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

Milton Moss, LMHC, CRC, Treasurer


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

Linda Hester


  • 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


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

William Luria, MD


  • 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


  •  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


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

Advisory Board Members


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


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