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2024 April, As We Grow

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of our new Communications & Community Outreach Director, Yvette Kojic & Community Liaison, Darryl Henderson, to the Live Tampa Bay Team! Both will play a crucial role in furthering our commitment to the community and tackling the opioid crisis. Without further ado, let’s meet them!

Yvette Kojic 

Communications & Community Outreach Director

Anti-Stigma Project

yk@livetampabay.org

Yvette Kojic (she/her) is a self-described ‘Jill-of-all-trades.’ After spending 11+ years in New York City working in the Broadway community and collaborating with some of Broadway’s brightest stars as a director, creative writer, producer, educator, program director, and more, she has returned to her hometown in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and is eager to make a positive impact in the community.

Yvette has a passion for producing and developing programming. She created hundreds of workshop experiences for students of all ages from around the world at Broadway Workshop. She also created and directed the Mosaic Training Program with Tony Award Winner Karen Olivo (KO); a workshop series for high school students who identify as POC to participate in at no cost to them. Additionally, she partnered with Tony Bennett’s foundation, Exploring the Arts, to create a mentorship program with one-on-one training for underrepresented students interested in all aspects of the arts. These endeavors in the non-profit sector have largely sparked a new passion for her to continue her work in some way. While a large part of her career has been focused on education, she has also had the pleasure of working on other projects such as directing 3x Tony Nominee Robin De Jesus’ cabarets, writing, and hosting Playbill’s virtual trivia show, The Showbiz Quiz, and working with Broadway Records as an Associate Producer and Social Media Director.

Yvette is excited to bring her experience to the team at Live Tampa Bay!

Darryl Henderson 

Community Liaison 

Bridges not Barriers Program

dh@livetampabay.org

Darryl Henderson grew up in Brooklyn, NY, the son of a bus driver and an educator. He attended Gordon College in Wenham, MA studying Philosophy and Sociology.  He enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1987 and served honorably for 10 years, including a tour aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt during Operation Desert Storm.

He has worked in the Office of Minor League Baseball, in the Online Learning and Services Department of St. Petersburg College, and most recently as Vice President of Government Affairs for the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. He completed his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies at St. Petersburg College in July 2017.

Darryl began his journey in sobriety in February of 2021, serves as Group Chair of his AA home group, and is Assistant Corps Sergeant Major at the St. Petersburg Citadel Corps of the Salvation Army.

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