The Florida Bar

Standing Committees
Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Mission: To increase diversity and inclusion in The Florida Bar so that the Bar will reflect the demographics of the state, to develop opportunities for community involvement, and to make leadership roles within the profession and The Florida Bar accessible to all attorneys, including those who are racially, ethnically and culturally diverse, women, members of the LGBT community and persons with disabilities.

The purpose of the Voluntary Bar Association 2015-2016 Diversity Leadership Grant program is to support initiatives and programs which encourage diversity, diversity training and dialogue among lawyers in Florida through financial support of conferences, seminars, summits and symposia planned and hosted by local and specialty bar associations. For a schedule of upcoming grant-supported programs, please visit the Voluntary Bar Events Calendar.

Staff Contact    Arnell Bryant-Willis
Chasity Hope O'Steen Chair Tallahassee  2016
Najah Nzinga Adams Vice Chair Gainesville  2016
Manuel Luciano Crespo Vice Chair Coral Gables  2017
Brittany J Maxey Vice Chair St Petersburg  2017
Larry Dean Smith Vice Chair Orlando  2016
Robert C L Vaughan Vice Chair Fort Lauderdale  2017
Roland Sanchez-Medina, Jr. Board Liaison Coral Gables  2016
Huda Ajlani Fort Lauderdale  2017
Maria Corina Alfonzo Rojas Doral  2017
Kevin Clarron Allen-Nash Lake Mary  2017
Shawn Jake Alves Sarasota  2017
Lara Bueso Bach Miami  2017
Amy Lee Bandow Riverview  2017
Aaron Carter Bates Jacksonville  2017
Denise Kim Beamer Orlando  2017
Stephanie Edith Bendeck Fort Myers  2017
Christina Maria Benitez St Petersburg  2017
Harold Virgil Bennett, III Tampa  2017
Scott Marcus Bernstein Miami  2016
Robert M Birrenkott, Jr. Gainesville  2017
Leyza Florin Blanco Miami  2017
Deidra Monique Brown St Petersburg  2017
Joseph Vincent Camerlengo, Jr. Jacksonville  2016
Isis Carbajal de Garcia Miami  2017
Caryn Goldenberg Carvo Fort Lauderdale  2017
Abigail Grieco Corbett Miami  2017
Christopher Chad Cronon Orlando  2017
Victoria Cruz-Garcia Tampa  2016
Patricia Dawson Tampa  2017
Cassandra Larkin Denmark Bartow  2017
Matthew Wilson Dietz Miami  2016
Peter DiPace, Jr. Miami  2017
Amber R Donley Jacksonville  2017
John Bruno Dorris Orlando  2017
Fentrice DeNell Driskell Tampa  2016
Brendalyn V A Edwards Miami  2017
Zarra Ramirez Elias Tampa  2017
D. Porpoise Evans Miami  2016
Charles M Fahlbusch Hollywood  2017
Miguel C Fernandez, III Fort Myers  2017
Samantha Schosberg Feuer West Palm Beach  2017
Susan Whaley Fox Orlando  2017
Gill S Freeman Miami  2017
Brooks N Gentry Seminole  2017
Hubert L Grimes Ormond Beach  2017
Pamela Guerrier West Palm Beach  2016
Joseph W Hatchett Tallahassee  2016
Susan R Healy Bonita Springs  2016
Harley Herman Plant City  2016
Jessica Kui Len Hew Winter Park  2017
Rand Hoch West Palm Beach  2017
Cecil Edward Howard Gainesville  2017
Patrick Christopher Howell Orlando  2017
Laurel Myerson Isicoff Miami  2017
Renée Antoinette Jadusingh Miami  2017
Amanda Romfh Jesteadt West Palm Beach  2017
Darrin E Johnson Clearwater  2017
Bonita E Jones Peabody Miami  2016
Erum Siddiqui Kistemaker Daytona Beach  2017
John N Knutton Orlando  2017
John Wesley Kozyak Miami  2017
Sharon Lynne Langer Miami  2016
Frederick Vashaun Longmire Pensacola  2017
Ana Maylin Lopez Orlando  2017
Christine Louissaint Miami  2017
Patrick Philippe Franck Martin Miami  2016
Raquel Mercedes Matas Coral Gables  2017
Tiffany Nicole McKenzie Atlanta  2016
Kevin Anthony McNeill Lake City  2016
Victoria Mesa-Estrada Lake Worth  2017
Jean Marie Middleton West Palm Beach  2017
Ricardo Morales Miami  2016
Angela Rae Morrison Tallahassee  2016
Bruce Antoine Mount, Jr. Orlando  2016
Saman Movassaghi Miramar  2017
Raquel Moya Coral Gables  2017
Kelli Anne Murray Orlando  2017
Tequisha Yvette Myles West Palm Beach  2017
Karan Nayee Tampa  2017
Liana Rose Nealon Miami  2017
Julie Harris Nelson Deerfield Beach  2017
Mark Matthew O'Mara Orlando  2017
Maria Carolina Obarrio *Miami  2016
Andres Oliveros Tampa  2017
Irene Oria Miami  2017
Neil Duane Overholtz Pensacola  2016
Navin R Pasem Tampa  2017
James William Pimentel Green Cove Springs  2017
Adam Todd Rabin West Palm Beach  2017
Miriam S. Ramos Coral Gables  2017
Jarred Lee Reiling Miami  2017
Gary Irwin Resnick Fort Lauderdale  2017
Danialle Riggins Ocala  2017
Linjé E Rivers Tallahassee  2016
Aloyma M Sanchez Tampa  2017
Robert Osley Saunooke Miramar  2017
Elizabeth Frances Schwartz Miami Beach  2016
Sadaf Cortney Sedighi Jacksonville  2017
Grissel Seijo Miami  2017
Nikki Lewis Simon Miami  2017
Rachael Simpson Tampa  2017
Brad Alan Sprayberry West Palm Beach  2017
Ta'Ronce M Stowes Miami  2017
Valencia Yuvette Stubbs Fort Pierce  2016
Nancy Ann M Stuparich Clermont  2016
Ashlie Nicole Tarpley Miami  2017
Tabitha Anne Taylor West Palm Beach  2017
Kareem L. Todman Tallahassee  2017
Marilyn Lisette Uzdavines Davie  2017
Hugo M. Villagra Fort Myers  2017
Khurrum Basir Wahid Pompano Beach  2016
Moneque Semone Walker Wesley Chapel  2017
Nisha Desai Waranch Orlando  2017
Michele Kenyette Whitfield Trinity  2017
Harriet Williams Williams Tallahassee  2017
Linda Carol Williams Largo  2017
Michael Jovane Williams Tallahassee  2017
Katherine Earle Yanes Tampa  2017
* Public Member


[Revised: 7-1-2015]