ABOUT BACK BREVARD HEROES
Back Brevard Heroes: Local non profit dedicated to supporting, appreciating, and giving back to our local first responders—Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMTs, Dispatchers, and Military.
At Back Brevard Heroes, we're all about having the backs of our local heroes—those amazing folks in Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMTs, Dispatchers, and the Military. They're out there every day, saving lives, keeping us safe, and just being awesome. Our mission is simple: we stand behind them, giving them the love, support and appreciation they deserve. We're here to make sure our community knows it, too. Whether it's a high-five, a heartfelt thanks, or a helping hand, we're all about showing our First Responders that we've got their backs, just like they've got ours.
At Back Brevard Heroes, we're dreaming big and it's all about our local heroes—the fantastic Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMTs, Dispatchers, and Military. Picture this: a community where everyone's got each other's back. Our grand plan is to set up the friendliest nonprofit in Brevard County. We're excited to carve out special spots just for each profession, making sure everyone knows they're valued. Together, let's grow awareness, spread good vibes, and shower our local heroes with the love and appreciation they truly deserve. It's not just a vision; it's a friendly, warm hug for every Brevard First Responder in our county!
We believe in keeping things simple and real—a friendly 'thank you' goes a long way. Our commitment is to make sure every Law Enforcement officer, Firefighter, EMT, Dispatcher, and Military personnel in our community feels the warmth of our appreciation. It's not just about saying thanks; it's about creating a welcoming atmosphere where everyone feels the love and support they deserve. At the end of the day, we aim to create a powerful connection, ensuring that our local heroes feel valued, supported, and embraced by the community they tirelessly serve. We're all about making sure our local First Responders know they're part of one big, friendly family.
Back Brevard Heroes is a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Board of Directors:
President - Sherri Centore
Vice President - Kimberley Tucker
Treasurer - Leslie Kleinhenz
Secretary - Jolene Clark
Director of Community Outreach - Tina Herman
Sherri Centore is the President and Founding Member of Back Brevard Heroes. She is responsible for the vision and strategy efforts of Back Brevard Heroes. Sherri is a wife and mother of 2 daughters, one of whom is a Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy.
Her background is in Customer Sales/Retention and Sales Management. Sherri spent 20 years volunteering for Brevard County Public Schools holding the positions of Yearbook Chairperson, Fundraising Chairperson, and President of Project Graduation before starting Back Brevard Heroes with her Co-Founders.
As a Founding Member and Vice President of Back Brevard Heroes, Kimberley is dedicated to making a positive impact on our community and beyond. With a passion for service and a commitment to uplifting others, she strives to lead our organization in its mission to create lasting change and support those in need.
In addition to her role at Back Brevard Heroes, she is the proud owner of I Do Florida Weddings and serves as the Vice President of the Brevard Wedding Association. These roles allow her to contribute to the celebration of love and the joyous moments in people's lives with Planning and Officiant Services.
With a rich history in Human Resources, she brings a wealth of experience in recruiting and leadership. Having served as a District Manager for Kodak with locations spanning from New York to Miami, she has developed a keen understanding of organizational dynamics and the importance of building strong, cohesive teams.
Kimberley holds a Human Resource Certificate from Cornell University, a testament to her commitment to continuous learning and excellence in the field. She believes that true success lies in the ability to uplift others, and through Back Brevard Heroes, she will with the team aim to be a beacon of hope and support for those facing challenges. Together, with the support of our community, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
Join us in our mission to create a brighter future for Brevard County and beyond.
Jolene Clark is the Secretary of Back Brevard Heroes. She is inspired daily by her loving sons and husband. After an impressive 28-year stint in the Optical industry, she decided to embark on a new career path in the service industry. Over the past decade, she has honed her skills in catering and events management, discovering that serving others is her true forte.
In addition to her professional endeavors, Jolene has dedicated her time to volunteer work with organizations like Keep Brevard Beautiful and The Historic Cocoa Village Association. Currently serving as the Events Coordinator at the Warbird Air Museum in Titusville, she has brought new energy into the role while also embracing the museum's nostalgic essence and achieving notable milestones.
Jolene's diverse experience spans from orchestrating successful fundraisers and elegant galas to planning intimate birthday parties and meaningful celebrations of life. Looking ahead, one of her key aspirations is to make a positive and lasting impact on her community.
Community Out Reach
As a founding member and The Community Out Reach Advocate of Back Brevard Heroes, Tina is dedicated to making an impact on her community. Raised in Brevard County, Tina developed a deep appreciation for local businesses that supported her schools and youth programs, igniting her passion for community service.
Tina holds a BS in Clinical Nutrition from the University of North Florida, Tina serves as a wellness consultant, specializing in behavior modification. Her commitment to community service intensified with her daughter's career in law enforcement, motivating her active involvement in Back Brevard Heroes. Recognizing the selfless contributions of First Responders in making the community safer, Tina believes in providing unwavering support.
For over three decades, Tina and her husband have been local business owners, actively participating in the school system, youth programs, and various community projects while raising three children. Back Brevard Heroes has afforded Tina the opportunity to connect with and support remarkable individuals, fostering a sense of gratitude for the kindness and generosity within the community.
In her role as a Community Outreach Volunteer for Back Brevard Heroes, Tina passionately networks with local businesses and citizens, facilitating connections with the nonprofit. She firmly believes that the time invested in making a difference within the community is time well spent, echoing her sentiment that there is no better place to contribute to positive change.