Our Board of Directors

Providence Family Life Center operations are overseen by a governance Board made up of community volunteers that represent a variety of community sectors, including providers of housing, supportive services, health care, school district, education, mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, community advocates, and homeless or formerly homeless persons.


The Board meets regularly to evaluate the performance of community programs and identify strategic planning initiatives.

Dr. Krista Cassava, Florida Gulf Coast University

Tesharia Folkes, LCSW 

Chad Adams, United States Navy - NATO  

Alexandra Provenzano

Chris Couse - Mashgrape Technologies

Ashley Weed - Public Defenders Office - Juvenile Division

Roseline Simon - Safe Haven Services, LLC

Myra Fiory - Healthy Start - Sarasota

Rose Jones - Consulate Care

Nazma Niles - Elite DNAForrester Carpenter, Community Member