Meet the CBFRC Leadership Team!

Prior to joining Lutheran Services as the Director of the Children’s Board Family Resource Center, Tyheshia worked as an Executive Director for a small non-profit in Denton, TX.  Their mission was to provide families with housing services, financial support, and case management they need to break the chains of generational poverty on their road to self-sufficiency. During her entire 20-year human services career she has focused on providing services that impart individuals with the tools they need to be successful and self-sufficient. Her commitment to helping others is illustrated by her work history. Tyheshia is an 8-year Veteran of the United States Navy. She served as an Operations Specialist responsible for gathering, processing, and disseminating information in the Combat information Center. Later she worked to assist fellow Veterans transition to civilian life.  Tyheshia is a firm believer in collaboration and believes that no one organization or individual can end anything anywhere; success can only be achieved when you come together as a community and work cooperatively towards the common goal.  

Tyheshia’s a Georgia Peach that’s married to someone from the Frozen Tundra (Wisconsin). They have 3 children and a cat all born in different states: Washington State, Florida, Wisconsin, and Texas (Oreo the Cat). Although Tyheshia is not from Tampa, her Tampa Bay roots run deep.  Tyheshia’s family is from a small community started by migrant workers and sharecroppers at the very tip of Manatee County on called Rubonia. The descendants of those individuals still live there to this day. If you ever you find yourself at the South County Center ask me about:  JAPAN! 

Bio coming soon!

Emily was born on Long Island, New York and grew up in the Tampa Bay area. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of South Florida as a first-generation student and the Managing Editor of the school newspaper. Emily has worked with youth and families in case management, education, mental healthcare and transitional housing programs. Prior to becoming the Programming Manager, Emily saw the opening of the new Doretha Wynn Edgecomb Children's Board Family Resource Center in Temple Terrace as a Lead Family Resource Specialist, then as the Center Manager until assuming this role in 2022. Emily is one of Florida's Certified Trainers for the National Family Support Network's Standards of Quality for Family Support and Strengthening Training.
Emily enjoys seeing people shine in their community and always seeks to see the good in all things. Emily loves writing, cooking, crafting, all kinds of live music and strolling farmer's markets with a basket full of flowers. 

Lynique relocated from Maryland to Florida to join the CBFRC Team. Lynique possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services, with a concentration in Child and Family studies and a Master of Science degree in Executive Leadership & Change with a concentration in leadership within nonprofit organizations. She describes herself to be a highly motivated, compassionate individual with over 20 years' experience working with children and families and 15 years of supervision.