About Us

About Us

LYFEhouse is fully committed to building community by providing exceptional and affordable personal, professional development programs to youth, families and the agencies that serve them.

Our Goal is to enhance the quality of life of every single individual we touch through our trainings, coaching relationships and powerful life changing events.

About the Founder


Keira Simmonds, founder of LYFEhouse Inc, is passionate about personal development and the pursuit of knowledge.  She graduated from York College, City University of New York with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology.  After which she pursued and obtained her Masters in Management and Leadership from Webster University.  As a certified independent coach, speaker and trainer with the John Maxwell team, Keira endeavors to help the transofrm the community, one encounter at a time. 

With over ten years of experience working in human services, she has realized that successful outcomes are a direct result of a positive outlook and a transformed mindset.

Let us join your growth journey and enrich your life for success and significance.

Meet our Board Members:

Mark Bernard – Vice President (Atris Technologies, LLC)

Mark is currently a Senior Systems Administrator with Atris Technologies where he has served since 2006.  As an accomplished leader and IT professional with over 20 years of experience, Mark also finds time to lend his talents to his  church overseeing their audiovisual and other technological needs. He also serves as Deacon and the Minister of Music.

Lisa Walls – Treasurer (FIS)

Lisa is a management consultant with FIS, an international provider of financial services technology and outsourcing services.  She has been working in the financial institution industry since 1994. Amongst her many positions in banking, she spent the majority of her career as a VP/Deposit Operations Officer for a local community bank. Lisa has also served as a financial institutions consultant with an accounting firm offering Deposit Compliance and Internal Audits.

Shareen Baptiste – Secretary (DreamOnPurpose)

Shareen is a double Gator; holding a M.S. in Entrepreneurship and a B.S. in Public Relations. She has more than 10 years of Marketing and Communications experience in the non-profit, business and governmental sector with a specific focus on increasing brand visibility, building strategic relationships with the media and serving the business community. She graduated from the University of Florida with a . She has a proclivity for strategic planning, project management and creative graphic/web design and photography. She also has educational knowledge of grant research and writing.

Jessica Baker –  Director (UF Career Connections Center)

Jessica is a leader, connector and changemaker who has been helping people and organizations realize their potential for over 16 years. Her background spans higher education career services, workforce development, and the non-profit sector. She has extensive experience in operations, fiscal administration, communications, fundraising, and strategic relations. Her passion for community building has led her to serve on multiple non-profit and government advisory boards throughout her career. She is committed to cultivating opportunities and expanding access for all. 

Patrice Nichols-Fletcher – Director (Joel SMA Life)

Meet our Volunteers:

Larissa Aguiar  – Social Media Strategist, Community Password

Francisco Perdomo – Social Media Strategist, 12 Months of Leadership

Sean Bernard – Student Volunteer