The Florida Bar

Standing Committees
Leadership Academy

The Mission of the Academy is to enhance the skills of a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers selected from across the state that will enable them to become effective leaders throughout the Bar, our profession, and the greater community. Thus, the goals of the Academy include:

- To enhance leadership skills of a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers;
- To identify, nurture and inspire effective leadership within the Bar and the legal community;

- To enhance the diversity of leaders within the Bar;
- To build relationships among Bar leaders across disciplines within the profession; and
- To raise the level of awareness and engagement among lawyers regarding issues facing the legal profession through the study of ethical, professional and public service issues

Staff Contact    Arnell Bryant-Willis
Juliet Murphy Roulhac Chair Plantation  2019
Melanie Shoemaker Griffin Vice Chair Tampa  2017
Kevin Anthony McNeill Vice Chair Lake City  2018
Katherine Hurst Miller Board Liaison New Smyrna Beach  2017
Stephanie L Burch Jacksonville  2018
Melanie Erica Chung-Tims Coral Gables  2019
Denise B D'Aprile Port Charlotte  2018
Sean Timothy Desmond Tallahassee  2018
Pauline Drake Jacksonville  2018
Rachel Diane Ebert Deland  2019
Iris A Elijah Tallahassee  2019
Elizabeth Walker Finizio Fort Lauderdale  2019
Gary Paul Flower Jacksonville  2018
Bridget Mary Friedman Lake Mary  2019
John Mark Howe West Palm Beach  2017
LaShawnda K. Jackson Orlando  2019
Nicholas Charles Johnson Palm Beach Gardens  2019
Barbara Jean Leach Orlando  2017
Brittany J. Maxey-Fisher St Petersburg  2017
Elizabeth Foshee McCausland Orlando  2019
Chardéa Channese Murray Plantation  2019
Burnadette Norris-Weeks Fort Lauderdale  2017
Stefano Di Portigliatti Jacksonville  2018
Zeina N. Salam Fpo  2017
Michael William Schmid Tampa  2019
Nikki Lewis Simon Miami  2019
Larry Dean Smith Orlando  2018
Renée Elise Thompson Ocala  2017
Robert C L Vaughan Fort Lauderdale  2017
Anthony J Visone Port St Lucie  2018
Tanya Maryann Williams Inverness  2018


[Revised: 7-1-2016]