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The panel is composed of youth and adults in long term recovery as well as decision makers.  Join us as we discuss what is needed for people in recovery to thrive.

Panel Moderator

 
Carley Boyette

Carley Boyette is a proud Florida State Seminole and Tampa Bay area native and has always loved the fascinating world of TV.

From hurricanes and presidential visits, to celebrity interviews and feature stories, Carley has just about covered it all. While anchoring the morning and noon newscasts in Greenville, she became an award winning journalist, but it wasn’t until she moved back to the sunshine state and began hosting the Morning Blend in Fort Myers, that she found her true passion. For 6 years Carley Co-Hosted The Morning Blend for the Fox affiliate (WFTX). She now hosts Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend on WFTS-TV. If you are ever looking for a new restaurant to try, fun place to go or new idea to consider, Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend is the show to watch! She has seen first-hand how this show has such a positive impact on the community and her viewers. In addition to her time on the Morning Blend in Fort Myers, she also hosted and reported for a travel and entertainment show called “Paradise TV”. Both shows allowed Carley to explore all areas of the great state of Florida and helped her fall in love with the state even more than she thought possible.

Apart from working her “dream job” every day, Carley’s real pride and joy can be found off-camera. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Brooks Boyette who also happens to be a 7th generation Floridian. They have two beautiful young children and a lovable beagle named Paisley (named after country star Brad Paisley).

While her family, faith and career are the biggest passions in her life, this self-proclaimed “foodie” can also be found enjoying the music and art’s scene around the Tampa Bay area!
Panelists

Mike Moore

Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore, District 2, was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2014. served as Vice-Chairman of the Board 2016 and Chairman of the Board for 2017. Commissioner Moore currently sits on or chairs the following boards and committees: Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA), Circuit Conflict-Sixth Judicial Circuit, Dependency Drug Treatment Court Planning Steering Committee, Government Operations Committee, Insurance Selection Committee, Public Safety Coordination Council and the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, Pasco Economic Development Council (PEDC) Board, and Chairman of the Homeless Advisory Board. Commissioner Moore was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council in 2014 and appointed by Speaker Will Weatherford to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Advisory Council in 2014.

Brian Prescott

Brian Prescott is the Prevention and Intervention Program Coordinator Office for Student Support Programs and Services for Pasco County Schools where he is responsible for the district’s drug and alcohol prevention and intervention efforts. Prior to joining the School Board, Brian retired from the Pasco Sheriff’s Office where he served for 25 years. Brian’s law enforcement career included 12 years as a school resource officer and school resource officer supervisor. Brian has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and a Master’s degree in Education.

 
Brindley Tucker

For Brindley Tucker, one event, on one evening changed her life forever. It allowed her to find the courage to change the trajectory of her life.
Through recovery, she rediscovered her true self and passions. She is very active speaking to schools and a variety of groups about the dangers of drinking and driving with a passionate emphasis on the new life recovery can offer. Professionally, with a bicycle and a laptop, she began what would become a very successful business she would later sell to begin another growing business where she could use her experience, strength, and hope, to help others both personally and professionally.
For Brindley, she turned tragedy into a blessing. Through hard work and dedication, she now has a life beyond her wildest dreams. She lives her life to the fullest and is honored to share the personal and professional opportunities recovery can bring.

Christopher Nocco

Chris was born in 1976 in Philadelphia, PA. His father retired as a Captain with the Philadelphia Police Department and mother retired from the School District of Philadelphia. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and his master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Delaware while on a football scholarship. After college, Chris worked at the Philadelphia Public School Police Department and then went to the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Department. While serving in Fairfax, he was one of the first responders to the attacks of 9/11, the Washington Sniper Incident and the Anthrax Attacks. Chris then met his beautiful wife Bridget, a native Floridian who dislikes the cold, and they decided to move to Florida to start their family.
Pasco Sheriff’s Charities, Inc.; Boys and Girls Club of Lacoochee; Pasco Police Athletic League New Port Richey Rotary; Police Benevolent Association; Fraternal Order of Police; Gold Shield Foundation; Renew Pasco; Homeless Advisory Board; Renew Pasco, Pasco Anti-Human Trafficking Board, Sunrise Domestic Violence Shelter Board.
In Florida, Chris was a deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and then went to work for Representative Marco Rubio in the Policy and Procedures Office and then later served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Rep. Rubio when he became Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. Chris then went to work as Chief of Staff for the Florida Highway Patrol and then onto the Pasco Sheriff’s Office where he served as a Captain and Major. When the Pasco Sheriff retired, Governor Rick Scott appointed Chris as Sheriff of Pasco County in May of 2011. In November of 2012, he was elected Sheriff and then re-elected in 2016 and remains the Sheriff of Pasco County. The Pasco Sheriff’s Office has been recognized for their innovative law enforcement strategies, community outreach and partnerships, and their support of their members and their families.
Chris has continued his education and earned an Undergraduate Certificate in Emergency Management from Florida State University, a Certificate in Business Excellence from Vanderbilt University. He is a Graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Leadership Program. When not serving his community, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, whether at church, youth sports, or enjoying one of Florida’s outside activities.

Destinee Dale

Destinee Dale is the PACE Chapter of Safe Teens AgaiNst Drugs (STAND) President and takes an active role in the community in regards to substance misuse and recovery. As a youth in recovery from a Substance Use Disorder, Destinee works hard within her school and community to change the negative stigma that surrounds substance misuse. She is determined to make a change and is an outstanding student at PACE Center for Girls. Destinee is on track for a December 2017 graduation from high school and is already enrolled in college courses. She is proud to be a voice for youth in recovery to show other youth that recovery is possible.
Cesar Rodriguez

Cesar is a proud member of the Recovery Community and member of ASAP’s Recovery Committee, participating in several community events in which emphasize that recovery is possible. Cesar is from Tampa, FL. Growing up in a family that owned several bars, in recovery Cesar has reinvented his life and his career from the ground up. Before recovery, Cesar believed he would die in prison or from an overdose, had no future and only regret and shame from his past. Cesar attributes all of his success today to recovery and is proud to speak on behalf of a population that is often heavily stigmatized. Today, he is able to be a father, son and friend. He feels as if he can offer hope to the still hopeless and be able to give instead of take. To the individual whom may still be struggling with active addiction he would say, “There is hope. We can and do recover.”

Erica Smith

Erica Smith is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with BayCare Behavioral Health. She has a Master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has been working in the field of substance use disorders and mental health for the last 14 years. She is the clinical manager adult counseling services in Pasco County which includes the Family Intensive Treatment Team (FIT) in Pasco County. She has been involved in the statewide child welfare/behavioral health integration effort for the last three years.

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"To develop, motivate, and encourage strategic relationships that reduce countywide risk factors, thereby preventing and decreasing substance abuse in a comprehensive and long-term manner that primarily impacts the youth in the community"


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