Jill Bolander-Cohen, Founder and Executive Director
Is the Founder/Executive Director of the Lifeboat Project, Inc. a Central Florida 501c3 nonprofit, which advocates on behalf of survivors of labor and sex trafficking. She is the co-founder/Vice President of the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force which follows the guidelines of the Dept. of Justice and HHS, partnering with all law enforcement and NGO’s.
Jill is the Presbyterian Women Chair of Justice and Peace with the Synod of South Atlantic and sits on the Central Florida Presbytery Immigration Task Force. She has twice been a PCUSA delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN and attended Ecumenical Advocacy Days in DC three times, lobbying the Violence Against Women Act, the Farm Bill/Snap Program and Gun Violence. She gives EAD credit for God planting the seed to her work.
Jill is the Founder/President of the Zonta Club of Greater Orlando, a local chapter of Zonta International. She sits on the Board of Directors of her Rotary International Club. She was recognized as an “Everyday Hero” by Central Florida Bright House Channel 13. Jill is a professional Jazz singer and worship leader, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is a cradle Presbyterian and attends Maitland Pres. She was educated at Francis Marion University in South Carolina and resides in Apopka, Florida with her husband, Gary.