Council on Aging

This Council advocates on behalf of older adults for the betterment of their well being and to provide input to the Department Aging Services, including the Board of County Commissioners, on matters relating to the quality of life of older adults.

Membership:

The membership of this Council shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of 15 members. Composition is specified as follows:

Hillsborough County Commissioners - one member each

Agency Representatives - four members as follows:

  • Senior Connection Center, Inc
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Shall be a Provider of services to older adults
  • A University or College of Gerontology, Aging Studies, or related field of study

Citizen's Representatives - four members as follows:

  • Caregiver for older adults
  • Recipient of services for older adults who is over the age of 60
  • Member of the faith based community
  • Shall have significant experience in elder law matters

Terms:

Members shall serve staggered terms as follows:

  • BOCC Representatives - two year terms
  • Agency Representatives - three year terms
  • Citizen Representatives - initially three year terms, subsequent two year terms

Special Requirements:

Appointment to this Council is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Authority:

BOCC Resolution R10-132, passed and adopted 9/22/2010.

Meetings:

Quarterly.

Contact:

Veronica Maxwell, M.Ed.
Sr. Program Coordinator, Nutrition & Wellness
Department of Aging Services
101 E. Kirby Street
Tampa, FL 33604
Phone: (813)853-2017

Members:

Member Position Dates of Service
Ms. Julie Aman Caregiver for older adults 10/05/2016 -
09/30/2018
Ms. Maura Bourget Faith Based Community Representative / BOCC 07/20/2016 -
07/31/2018
Ms. Debbie Caneen Commissioner Victor Crist / BOCC 02/11/2016-
03/31/2018
Ms. Terry Castro Commissioner Sandra Murman /
BOCC
07/13/2015-
07/31/2020
Ms. Jeanne Cohen Recipient of services for older adults who is over the age of 60
/ Citizen Representative
03/02/2011-
03/31/2018*
Mr. Patrick Heidemann Commissioner Stacy White / BOCC 08/21/2017 -
08/31/2019
Ms. Charlotte McHenry Senior Connection Center, Inc./ Agency Representative 12/03/2014 -
03/31/2020*
Mr. George Martin Commissioner Les Miller/BOCC 09/16/2016 -
09/30/2018
Ms. Maureen Murphy Provider of Services for Older Adults/Agency Representative 03/23/2016 -
03/31/2019
Mr. Daniel Schuman Experience in Elder Law Matters/Citizen Representative 02/18/2015 -
02/28/2019
Dr. Brent Small University or College of Gerontology, Aging Studies, or related field of study/Agency Representative 03/23/2016 -
03/31/2019
Ms. Dawanda "Dee" Williams Commissioner Al Higginbotham / BOCC 07/27/2016 -
07/31/2018
  Commissioner Ken Hagan / BOCC  
  Commissioner Pat Kemp/ BOCC   

*Reappointed