Jane Trocheck Walker, Executive Director


Jane Trocheck Walker has worked with the poor and disenfranchized for more than 35 years. She has been a strong voice and advocate on many issues regarding basic human needs.  Her heart is in the grassroots sector “where people and service are primary to the mission, there is flexibility in responding to current needs, where every day has a meaning, and every day what I do has a positive effect on someone’s life.”  She is hands on and continues to be involved in direct contact with the people Daystar is called to serve, as well as volunteering in the community. Jane has extensive experience working with volunteers and can’t imagine a world without them.   She has initiated and coordinated workshops, designed client-friendly pamphlets and resource books throughout the region.  She has advocated at the local, state and national levels for issues including hunger, poverty, transportation disadvantaged, Food Stamp reauthorization, welfare reform and equal rights. She has been recognized by the National Conference of Christian and Jews, Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless, Pinellas County Human Services Coalition,  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group,  and Gulfcoast Legal Services “Spirit of Justice” Award, among others.

Leadership Statement:  Jane’s personal motto is “If not me, who? If not now, when?” This continues to guide her through her service to the community.

Daystar Life Center Staff

What the Staff Says About Daystar . . .

“Working at Daystar is a very fulfilling experience.  We are here for our community.  Every day the halls ring with hope, caring, and camaraderie knowing we can make a difference in some way.”


What the Staff Says About Our Volunteers . . .

I am amazed and impressed by the dedication of the volunteers here. To a person, they are kind, caring, and faith-driven to make a difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor.



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