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Meet the C.E.O

Thank you for visiting our site.


I appreciate your interest in learning more about our programs & services, in hopes you become as excited about Project LINK as I am.

I have been a resident in the Tampa Bay area for 30 years. When I initially got involved with Project LINK, I was ecstatic about helping children in my community.


I started out as a board member then later the board invited me to play a larger role by leading the agency. 

This career has allowed me to fulfill my passion to engage others while thinking freely. This has been a meaningful and purposeful journey.


At first, I was a bit nervous about taking on such a large task – but I relied on my human services experience and leaned into my confidence, knowledge, and leadership experiences as an entrepreneur.

As an entrepreneur, I developed a sense of work ethic that anyone who owns or previously owned a business would understand.


I have realized this is not a career choice for getting rich, but one for enriching the lives of my extended community family.


Having the ability to collaborate with people from all occupations, I have learned how to stretch, to reach out where God is, aim high and take risks for the good.

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Tina Young

CEO, MHDFS, Project LINK, Inc.

Chair, Back to School Coalition of Hillsborough County

Founder, Back To School Coalition of Florida

Member, American Psychological Association

Ex Officio CAC Member, West Tampa CRA

Krewe Member, Krewe of the Nautilus




I challenge everyone to make great strides,  take chances, and confront obstacles in life - with a plan. I am so grateful for today. I rest nightly with peace, joy, and fulfillment.

I encourage you to pay attention to the people around you and what you can do to make their lives a little easier.


Our door is always open for you to join us in your journey. 

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