Video About Our Story

Our goal is to help people like Mous, Harwood and others in the program reach their full potential. In the past 33 years, it has helped men and women from Broward and Palm Beach counties do just that.

Clients at the Habilitation Center in Boca Raton are producing high-tech electronics and horticulture and winning awards at the same time.

We supply commercial customers and 33 cities, including Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miami Beach and Coral Gables, with flowering plants.

At the Habilitation Center we focus on a person’s abilities and not their disabilities.

Meet The Team

Monique De La Torres
Director of Programs

Monique is a Florida native who has been an employee of the Habilitation Center for the Handicapped for six years. Before becoming the Center’s Director of Programs, Monique began her career working at the Florida Attorney General’s Office and then gained experience as a Child Protective Investigator in Osceola County Florida. Monique really enjoys working with the special needs population because every day is an adventure. She is humbled by the opportunity to help people reach their true potential.

Bob DiRocco
Executive Director

Bob is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Florida State University. He spent the early years of his career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers where he enhanced his knowledge of accounting, systems and operations while, examining large multi-national corporations as well as smaller local enterprises. He subsequently transitioned his career into private enterprise where, for over a decade, he served in Controllership/CFO capacities for both privately and publicly held corporations. Mr. DiRocco was attracted to The Habilitation Center for the Handicapped because of its mission.

Kimberly Galloway Gordon
HR Manager

Kimberly helps to maintain the accounting records in a manner that is in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles, and procedures. She oversees all AP, AR, Bank Reconciliations, P&L Statements, Purchasing, Inventory, and EOM Financial Reporting. She is also responsible for all of the payroll and human resource duties for the Habilitation Center.

Linda Cooke
Director of Manufacturing Services

Linda spent several years in the defense industry working with Fortune 500 companies Computer Products, Inc.and Gould, Inc., Computer Systems Division where she served as Director of Contracts, Supply Logistics Management and Manufacturing. Customers included the Boeing Company, General Dynamics, United Technologies, Inc. and NASA. Linda was selected by Florida Trend Magazine as a 2008 Trendsetter for her work in areas of economic development and workforce education. She was also honored by the American Electronics Association as High Tech Executive of the Year. She served two terms as a Gubernatorial Appointee under Governor Bush on the Board of Directors of Workforce Florida and held the position of Chair, High Skills/High Wages.

Pam Brown
Director of Social Services

Pam graduated as a teacher from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her journey took her to Nassau, Bahamas, where she taught at St. Andrews School for 16 years. She then settled in Boca Raton and returned to school, receiving her Masters in Social Work, and also becoming a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Pam interned at the Hab Center and embraced the thought of working there permanently. She was so excited to be offered the position of Director of Social Services when she graduated. She looks forward every day to working with the Center’s clients. The Center’s internship programs are managed by Pam and she has been honored for her work with interns. Pam lives in Boca Raton with her husband and has two amazing daughters, son-in-laws, and three delicious little grandsons.