CENTRAL TAMPA STAFF

Lauren Cook comes to the Children's Board Family Resource Center from Colorado. After several years working in the nonprofit world, Lauren chose to relocate to the sun, sand, and surf of the Tampa Bay area, and fell in love with the idea of serving the community through the local Children's Board Family Resource Centers! Lauren is passionate about serving the community and creating opportunities for positive change for anyone who walks through the doors of the Children's Board Family Resource Center! 

Lauren Cook, Center Manager 

Parisa is Iranian and knows Farsi, Spanish and English. She have worked in different countries with different cultures and societies. Parisa's experience includes: Fifteen years as a teacher, ten years translating, seven years Family Resource Organizations in Venezuela.

Parisa Khodadadi, Intake/Referral Specialist 

Jasmine Bertini graduated from the University of South Florida with a major in Public Health in 2019. She enjoys building strong relationships and helping families and is currently working on getting her Master's Degree in Maternal and Child Health . 

Jasmine Bertini, Early Childhood

Service Coordinator  

Lawren Ince is a Tampa native and a part of a large Jamaican family. She attended University of South Florida and was a VPK teacher for 5 years. Lawren loves interacting with and getting to know children and families in our community.

Lawren Ince, Support Specialist 

Brittnye is a native of the Tampa Bay area. She graduated from St. Petersburg College with a degree in Educational Studies and Community Leadership. Brittnye loves to help her community and is committed to providing opportunities to increase the literacy rates in urban settings. Brittnye is compassionate and caring towards everyone who comes into the Center and is a bright and cheerful face that will greet you as you walk in the door.

Brittnye Johnson, Family Support Specialist