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


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

Community representative

  • Four members as follows:
    • Caregiver
    • Recipient of services for older adults
    • Member of the faith based community
    • Shall have significant experience in elder law matters


Members shall serve staggered terms as follows:

  • BOCC Representatives - two year terms
  • Agency Representatives - three year terms
  • Community Representative - three year terms

After three terms, a member may not be reappointed.

Special requirements

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


  • BOCC Resolution R10-132, passed and adopted 9/22/2010.
  • By-laws amended and adopted 7/8/2014


Quarterly, 2nd Tuesday, time to be determined.

Last Modified: 3/25/2024, 2:24:16 PM
Council on Aging
Benjamin Major - Meeting Manager
(813) 964-2706
Ms. Sharon Johnson
#1 BOCC/Commissioner Harry Cohen
4/17/2023 - 4/17/2025
Mr. Jared Jones
#2 BOCC/Commissioner Ken Hagan
11/22/2019 - 12/30/2022 *
Ms. Thutrung Nguyen
#3 BOCC/Commissioner Gwen Myers
2/10/2021 - 2/15/2025 *
Ms. Judith Wise
#4 BOCC/Commissioner Michael Owen
5/18/2023 - 11/30/2024
#5 BOCC/Commissioner Donna Cameron-Cepeda
Dr. Julie Lewerenz
#6 BOCC/Commissioner Pat Kemp
9/25/2018 - 11/30/2024 *
#7 BOCC/Commissioner Joshua Wostal
Mr. William Lucius
#8 Community Representative - Caregiver
10/3/2018 - 9/30/2024 *
Mr. Theodore Scott
#9 Recipient of services for older adults - Community Representative
4/19/2023 - 4/19/2026
Ms. Mary Dilworth
#10 Community Representative/Faith-based community
6/2/2022 - 6/30/2025
Ms. Tammy See
#11 Experience in elder law matters - Community Representative
4/19/2023 - 4/19/2026
Ms. Charlotte McHenry
#12 Agency Representative/Senior Connection Center, Inc.
1/12/2022 - 1/12/2025
#13 Agency Representative/Department of Children and Families Representative
#14 Agency Representative/Provider of Services for Older Adults
#15 Agency Representative/University or College of Gerontology, Aging Studies, or related Field of Study

* reappointed

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