our leadership team

Migdalia Roman, Program Director

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

JILL BOLANDER COHEN, fOUNDER / c.e.o.

Board OF DIRECTORS

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

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








Gary Cohen, Treasurer of the Board of Directors

                  Chief Financial Officer, Nperspective and Greater Orlando Sports Commission

                  marathoner22234@yahoo.com









Dorothy Benson, Member of the Board

                Director of Administration - VolVikUSA
                benson.ddk@gmail.com










Ed GilbertMember of the Board
                Chairperson of Marketing and Development Committee

                Head Thinker - Absolute Thinking Inc.
                ed@absolutethinking.us









 Todd Lamphere, Member of the Board

                 Pastor of Global Outreach, Paula White Ministries

                 tlamphere@ndcc.tv

    








Ron Nation, Member of the Board
               Chief Executive Officer, Nation Technologies Group
                rln@rlnation.com









Catherine Reeves, Member of the Board

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

                  creeves45@cfl.rr.com 








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

                conrnitariley02@hotmail.com

 







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

              nadiamd07@gmail.com









   

Randy Simpson, Member of the Board

              Chairman, Cosnolidated Minerals, Inc.

               randysimpson111@gmail.com

Terynna (Trina) Koehler CSP, TRC, CIPS, Volunteer Coordinator


Koehler is a wife, mother and grandmother and President of Solid Rock Realty.  She and her husband, Doug, diligently work in real estate and usually sell about 40 homes a year.  Koehler says the biggest reward in her life is giving to charities like The Lifeboat Project to help those that have been devastated by trafficking, drugs, abandonment and so much more.  

Koehler is motivated by her four children and grandchildren to passionately volunteer her time towards efforts to see the end of modern-day slavery in the USA and abroad.


Contact Trina at: trina@thlifeboatproject.org