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Tykes & Teens is honored to have a diverse, supportive and highly-engaged board of directors from throughout the Treasure Coast who provide a broad range of professional expertise to the agency and who are passionate about serving children and families.
We are happy to welcome two new board members to the Tykes Team!


Linda L. Kloss, an Indian River County resident, served as CEO of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) from 1994 to 2011, leading a period of unprecedented growth and expanded influence for this well-respected professional society of 60,000 health information management professionals. Following her retirement, she served in thought leadership roles providing consulting to health care nonprofits, technology and service organizations. In 2011, Linda was appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to serve on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), chaired its Privacy, Confidentiality and Security Subcommittee, and served on its Standards and Executive Subcommittees. NCVHS advises the Secretary on national health data policy. She is author of Health Information Governance: Lessons from the Field (AHIMA Press). Prior to AHIMA, Linda served in senior leadership roles with companies at the leading edge of health care information technology and quality improvement. She has served as a college trustee, director and board chair for a number of health care nonprofits, and served as president for a condominium and a homeowner’s associations.  Linda holds a Master’s Degree in organizational development with a concentration in nonprofit change leadership, a Baccalaureate Degree in health information management, and she was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the College of St. Scholastica Duluth, Minnesota in recognition of her leadership to the profession and to the College. She has been received recognition for leadership by Modern Healthcare, the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Medical Informatics Association and AHIMA.


Teresa Bishop, a St. Lucie County resident, serves as the Executive Director for the Roundtable of St. Lucie County, a 501(c) organization, and works closely with executive level leaders to accomplish system change that results in improved outcomes for youth. She is also the Founder and Director of Provision Training and Consulting, LLC and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Personnel Management from the University of Central Florida. Over the past 25 years, she has worked both nationally and abroad to improve capacity of communities, federal and state agencies, as well community and faith-based organizations, to achieve positive outcomes. She has focused her efforts in the children and family arena and in recent years has championed causes around community development, youth development and juvenile justice issues. Teresa has provided support to a number of federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Labor and The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She has and continues to work closely with state, local and grassroots organizations to provide training and technical assistance to improve staff and program development, strategic planning and organizational development to impact community change and system reform.

Tykes & Teens 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Board of Directors:
  • President – Ken Kenworthy, Okeechobee County, Superintendent of Schools
  • Treasurer – Jamie Russell, St. Lucie County, Rehmann
  • Secretary – Pat Knipper, Indian River County, VNA
  • Teresa Bishop, St. Lucie County, Roundtable of St. Lucie County
  • Brooke Flood, Indian River County, School District of Indian River County
  • John Gonzalez, Martin County, Engel & Volkers
  • Dr. Theresa Kelso, Psy.D., Indian River County, Retired Clinical Psychologist
  • Linda L. Kloss, Indian River County, Healthcare Nonprofit Consultant
  • Anne McCormick, Martin County, Keller Williams Realty
  • F. Shields McManus, Martin County, Tykes & Teens Immediate Past President, Mediator, Retired Judge
  • Hailey Thostenson, Martin County, Bessemer Trust
  • Michelle Villwock, Martin County, Martin County School District
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