Kathy McLain, Chairperson of the Board of Directors
                Consumer Marketing Senior Manager (Ret.), Visit Orlando

Gary Cohen, Treasurer of the Board of Directors

                  Chief Financial Officer, Nperspective and Greater Orlando Sports Commission


Dorothy Benson, Member of the Board

                Director of Administration - VolVikUSA

 Todd Lamphere, Member of the Board

                 Pastor of Global Outreach, Paula White Ministries



Ron Nation, Member of the Board
               Chief Executive Officer, Nation Technologies Group

Catherine Reeves, Member of the Board

                  Director of Leasing (Ret.), Highwoods Properties, Inc.                 


Cornita Riley, Member of the Board
                Chief (Ret.), Orange County Corrections



Nadia Rivera, Member of the Board
              Medical Doctor, DaVita Medical Group



Randy Simpson, Member of the Board

              Chairman, Cosnolidated Minerals, Inc.


Jeff Horn, Director of Operations

Horn was born in Miami and raised in Altamonte Springs, Florida where he attended public school as part of the Rosenwald Schools Initiative and then the University of Central Florida majoring in Psychology. For over three decades Horn worked as a tennis professional at various sites throughout Florida and received national recognition from the United States Tennis Association as a recipient of the prestigious Eve Kraft Community Service Award. Horn’s community service includes co-founding two non-profit organizations (Delta Youth Alliance with Terry Deischer and Genesis Community Program with Daisy Lynum) and founding the Orange Blossom Tennis Association. Additionally, Horn has volunteered on over 50 political campaigns and ran for public office himself. Horn has had numerous articles and research papers published and has an extensive background in group facilitation and public speaking. Following 13 years serving on the Board of Directors of St. Francis Homeless Shelter, 11 of them as Chair, Horn transitioned into employment in the housing and homelessness sector where he worked for 3 years at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Lead Agency in Central Florida (Homeless Services Network of Central Florida) in the capacity of Ryan White Housing Coordinator and Coordinated Entry System Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Liaison.
With his partner of the last 26 years, Rai Liauw, Horn resides in the College Park section of Orlando. Horn identifies as United Methodist, vegetarian, environmentalist, social justice activist, and NPR addict.

Contact Jeff at:jeff@thelifeboatproject.org     


our leadership team

Migdalia Roman, Director of Case Management

Roman, affectionately known as "Millie", was born in New York City and raised in the South Bronx, New York.  Roman attended Grace Dodge Vocational High School, graduated from Russell Sage College and majored in Sociology. Roman is certified as a Medicaid Provider Waiver Support Coordinator, Targeted Case Manager, and designated as a Victim Services Practitioner. Roman has worked in the field of Human Services for over 40 years in arenas that include emotionally disturbed & abused youth, the disabled,  homeless mothers with children and families. Roman is currently a graduate student at The Springfield College in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies as an MBA candidate in Nonprofit Management & Leadership. Roman is a State Certified Notary Public and has performed numerous matrimonial ceremonies. In addition to being a skilled caretaker, Roman enjoys cooking, mentoring, and exercising an impressively wide array of skills for the good of others.

Contact Millie at:mroman@thlifeboatproject.org

Bolander Cohen is the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of the Lifeboat Project, Inc., a Central Florida 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which advocates on behalf of survivors of labor and sex trafficking. She is the Co-Founder/Vice President of the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force which follows the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services while partnering with all law enforcement and non-governmental organizations. 
Bolander Cohen is the Presbyterian Women Chair of Justice and Peace with the Synod of South Atlantic and is a member of the Central Florida Presbytery Immigration Task Force. Bolander Cohen has twice been a Presbyterian Church USA delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations and she is a regular participant in Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) in Washington, D.C. where she has lobbied in support of the Violence Against Women Act, the Farm Bill/Snap Program, and sensible firearms reform. Bolander Cohen gives EAD credit for God planting the seed to her life mission. Bolander Cohen is the Founder/President of the Zonta Club of Greater Orlando which is a local chapter of Zonta International, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the South Seminole Rotary International Club, and has been recognized as an “Everyday Hero” by Central Florida Bright House Channel 13. In her "spare time" and prior career Bolander Cohen is a professional Jazz singer, worship leader, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Florida House supporter. Bolander Cohen is a "cradle" Presbyterian and attends Maitland Presbyterian with her husband Gary; attended Francis Marion University in South Carolina; and she and Gary reside in Apopka, Florida with their menagerie of adopted family members that includes dogs, cats, and a rooster. 

Contact Jill:jill@thelifeboatproject.org