Meet the Team

Pure Professionalism

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Zero Hour Life Center forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.

Robert Cooper

Robert is a military veteran.  He honorably served ten years in the United States Marine Corps.  From 2008 through 2015, Robert worked various positions, including management, in the food service and restaurant business.  In 2016, Robert went through a very difficult time personally.  He realized that he not only needed but also wanted to change his life for the better.  Knowing he could not achieve recovery on his own, he sought help from his family.  Robert knew he had to rebuild his relationship with God first.  As he worked through this process, he realized that there are others who like him, needed help, support, and guidance without judgement.  From this, Zero Hour was born.  

Robert is a CCAR Authorized Recovery Coach and a board member for Langley Health Services and Floridian's For Recovery.

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Founder, President

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Mary Jensen

For seven years, Mary worked as a Supported Living Coach working with developmentally disabled adults to live a full and productive life.  Prior to this, Mary spent nearly twenty years as a police, fire and rescue dispatcher.  For the last ten years in this career, she was a communications supervisor for the Town of Palm Beach Police Department.  Mary currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  Mary has lived experience as a family member of substance users.  This experience led Mary to want to help other family members learn to live a happy and healthy life without constantly focusing on the substance user.

Co-Founder, Treasurer

Larry Thomas

Larry Thomas was born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1977. In 1995, Larry joined the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and attended Recruit Training at Parris Island, SC.  During his time in the USMC, Larry’s official job was a Food Services Specialist, but he filled many positions, to include a Recruiter, Quality Assurance Inspector, Financial Counselor, Operations Manager, Contract Manager, Security Manager, and Program Manager. Larry retired from the USMC in 2017, ending a 21-year career.

 

In June 2017, Larry became a Medical Quality Assurance investigator for the Florida Department of Health. In 2008 earned, an Associate’s in General Studies from the University of Phoenix. In 2011, Larry earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Hospitality and Tourism. In 2016, Larry earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with a focus in Public Administration. Larry is also has a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma, process and quality improvement program. Larry has a wife and two children, ages 19 and 11.

Larry Thomas, Secretary

Secretary

 
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Chasity Robinson

Chasity is a military veteran. She honorably served in the Indiana National Guard for eight years with one deployment to the middle east. She worked in the Indiana State Prison for five years beginning as a guard then promoting to case worker. Chasity taught classes to the prison population to help with the rehabilitation and reintegration into the community. She volunteered with the Veterans Treatment Court where she found a passion for helping others with the daily struggles of addiction and recovery. She believes her faith has brought her through the struggles she has faced and looks forward to continuing working with the recovery program.

SOAR Benefits Specialist

Ethan Bradley

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CCAR Authorized Recovery Coach

My name is Ethan Bradley, and I am a father to an amazing son, a member of a loving family, and a friend to all. I am also a person in long term recovery, who through the compassion and care of others and the Recovery Community Organization I was able to find my purpose in life and become a CCAR Authorized Recovery Coach with a passion for helping others find the strength they have within themselves to overcome the pain of substance use and mental health disorders. I believe that through compassion and opportunity recovery is possible for anyone. Everyone should have access to a recovery program that works for them. No one should ever have to face substance use disorder alone. Together we have the strength to overcome, to make the changes we want to see, to end the stigmas, and most of all end the suffering.

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Wayne Blanchette

Peer Recovery Coach

Wayne has been in recovery for over 31 years.  His desire to help other people find and maintain recovery has only gotten stronger over the years. Wayne has worked in the substance use disorder field for over 20 years.  He continues to learn and grow personally so he can be of service to all who want help finding their path in this life. Wayne seeks out as many activities and supports to help him face a challenging world. He finds his most grateful activities to be volunteering and helping others. Wayne has spent most of his years in recovery seeking spiritual practices such as checking into and seeking out as many religions, churches, and people as he can that are on a spiritual path. He has found peace and centeredness in meditation. Wayne has facilitated many types of meditation groups because showing people what he has learned is the best way to give back what he has been giving. Wayne is a Karuna Reiki Master and has been teaching all levels of Reiki for eleven years and practicing Reiki for twenty years. He enjoys showing people that they do have the ability to heal themselves. Wayne is looking forward to the new challenges that are ahead of him to help all beings  Wayne has an Associates's degree in Human Services with a Specialization in Substance Abuse Counseling

Barbara Cooper

Administrative Assistant

Bio Coming Soon

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