2012 - 2013 Citizens Forum Biographies and Photos
Lauren M. Anzaldo is program manager for Pathways for Change’s corrections-based substance abuse treatment program in Pensacola. She oversees a program that treats inmates’ addictions while also offering vocational and educational programs. She serves on the Re-entry Task Force of Northwest Florida, chairing its Families and Children’s Services Subcommittee. Before Pathways, Anzaldo worked for the Children’s Home Society in Pensacola, providing in-home case management and support to families. She began her career as a substitute teacher in Escambia County and a librarian before earning a Masters of Social Work degree. She graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University in August 2009. She is a member of the League of Women Voters and the 2011 Leadership Pensacola Class. Anzaldo also is a mentor for the Children Home Society Model Mentoring Program and the volunteer coordinator of the Open Books Prison Book Project since 2003.
Kimberly A. Bald is a partner in the Bradenton firm of Harlee & Bald, P.A., focusing on business, commercial and real estate litigation as well as probate, estate and trust litigation, property tax challenges, serious personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Bald has served in local, state, specialty and national bars in numerous leadership roles including as a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, representing the 12th Judicial Circuit (2003-2007). She was selected to Florida Trend Magazine’s "Florida Legal Elite" for Commercial Litigation (2009; 2011) and to Florida Super Lawyers (2011). She is a charter member of Goodrich-Grimes Inn of the American Inns of Court and since 2004 has served as director of Lawyers Action. Bald is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Sarasota.
Martha C. Bogdan is president and chief executive officer of the American Lung Association of the Southeast, Inc. in Jacksonville, a position she has held since 2005. In this position she oversees legislative initiatives to improve air quality in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, with a special emphasis on strengthening the federal Clean Air Act. She is also in charge of programs and services for patients with lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other lung ailments. With her board of directors and volunteers, she works to raise money for lung research, including the funding of two Asthma Clinical Research Centers in Florida. Previously she worked for the American Lung Association in New York City and Delaware. She has served on many of its task forces and committees. Currently she serves on the Governor’s Council on Lifestyle and Fitness.
Bill Conrad is the elected mayor of Newberry and owner and president of Conrad Construction Company. The retired Air Force officer went from flying C-130s in Southeast Asia and Europe, to serving as a navigator on the VC-137 presidential aircraft in Washington, D.C., during the Reagan administration. Conrad was later deployed during Desert Storm and retired in 2000 as a lieutenant colonel. Under his leadership as mayor, two national sports venues have been established in Newberry — the Easton-Newberry Archery Center and the Newberry Nations Baseball Facility. Conrad sits on the boards of the Florida Municipal Power Association, the city’s wholesale power provider, and the American Public Power Association.
Dori Foster-Morales of the Miami firm of Foster-Morales Socket-Stone, practices marital and family law. Foster-Morales previously worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as an assistant state attorney in the 11th Judicial Circuit. She was elected to The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors in 2008 and serves as co-chair of the Bar’s Special Committee on Diversity & Inclusion. She is chair of the Citizens Forum. Foster-Morales is a member of the Florida Family Law Inns of Court, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and the Cuban American Bar Association. She is a Fellow of the Florida Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. Foster-Morales has appeared as a commentator on the “O’Reilly Factor” and the “TODAY Show.” She was named a “Top Attorney” by South Florida Business Leader in 2010. Foster-Morales is committed to research for a cure for autism, which she became involved in after her oldest child was diagnosed.
Stanley I. Foodman is president of Foodman & Associates, P.A., a Miami-based accounting firm specializing in forensic accounting and asset protection. He is a recognized forensic accounting expert, with more than 35 years of experience in the industry. He is also a member of The Florida Bar’s Unlicensed Practice of Law Eleventh Circuit Committee, the Anti-Defamation League’s Committees on Civil Rights and Law Enforcement and currently serves as chairman of the City of Miami’s Independent Audit Committee.
Linda Goldstein is director of communications for the Hillsborough County Clerk of Courts office and the president of Linda Goldstein Communications, specializing in video production for business and government, strategic planning and community relations. The award-winning writer and producer of documentary, training and marketing videos, has also worked as a political journalist and feature writer for daily newspapers and magazines. Goldstein served for three years on a Florida Bar grievance committee. She is a past president of the Athena Society, an organization of Tampa Bay professionals who have both demonstrated leadership in the community and committed themselves to promoting equality and opportunity for women.
Susanna F. Grady, president of Grady Consulting Group Inc. in Tampa, offers services to independent schools and other not-for-profit organizations including long-range and strategic planning; staff retreats/workshops; and campaign management and implementation. Formerly she was the vice president of development for Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting Inc., and the head of Tampa Preparatory School. Grady is a Hillsborough Bar Grievance Committee member. She is also a member of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Board of Directors.
Michael J. Guccione worked in retail with F.W. Woolworth before leaving in 1979 to work with Wal-mart founder Sam Walton. Guccione retired 15 years later as executive vice president of Wal-Mart stores. After moving to Florida, he began a sunglass company based on a product he invented. With a partner, he took the company public, acquired Serengeti eyewear and sold it in 1999 to Bushnell. Guccione then became active in his wife’s health-care business of group homes for the developmentally disabled. Together they opened the Excelsior Education & Training Foundation as a not-for-profit charitable endeavor to provide vocational rehabilitation for clients with multiple disabilities. More recently with a partner, he opened and is active with a fish market and restaurant in Bradenton. Guccione served for three years on the 12th circuit grievance committee.
Carlos Halley is a senior vice president at First Citizens Bank in Coral Gables. His banking career spans 30 years of lending and marketing with strong account management, customer satisfaction and account profitability experience. Halley has been active in local civic organizations for many years including Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, Leadership Florida Class XXVI and the Coral Gables Parking Advisory Board.
Marty Huegel is the Director of Physical Therapy at ReQuest Physical Therapy. He is also Director of Rehabilitation for University of Florida Athletic Association and a clinical instructor in the UF College of health Related Professions. He is nationally recognized for his expertise and he has strong ties to the healthcare, university, legal and business communities of North Central Florida. He served as a member of The Florida Bar Eighth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee from 2007-2010 and has resided in Gainesville for more than 35 years.
Paulita E. Kundid is president and CEO of Volusia Reporting Company and Videoconferencing Center, a position held since 1991. She manages 25 court reporters, two videographers as well as office staff in offices in Daytona Beach, Deland and Bunnell. The company is the contract provider for the 7th Circuit’s Criminal Courts as well as the Attorney General offices in the 7th Circuit. She also works with insurance companies. Kundid does court reporting at her company for complex medical malpractice and construction cases. She is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Florida Court Reports Association and has testified about court reporter issues to both the Legislature and Congress. A co-owner of Sea Dunes Apartments in Daytona Beach, Kundid is a 50-year resident of Florida. She is a member of the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Ronald J. Lebio retired from a 38-year career in banking in 2002 and relocated to Florida. That same year he completed requirements to become a Florida Certified County Mediator and began service as a volunteer mediator in Marion County Court where in 2004 he became Volunteer Director. He also served seven years on his homeowner’s association board of directors and participated in the transition of the 55+ community from the developer to homeowner association control. He served on The Florida Bar Fifth Circuit Grievance Committee from 2006-2009.
Paulette Hatchett Simms of Tallahassee is a retiree, who began her career as a pre-K/Kindergarten teacher and ended it at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, where she developed an online training course, “Elder Abuse,” for law enforcement officers statewide. Simms also drafted the FDLE’s first policy, procedure and implementation plan for using Automated External Defibrillator devices. While at FDLE, Simms' research paper entitled “An Overview of Electronic Control Devices and Their Use in Florida” was published. She was the recipient of four Davis Productivity Awards. The prize rewards Florida’s state government employees whose work significantly and measurably increases productivity, and promotes innovation to improve the delivery of state services and/or saves money for Florida taxpayers and businesses.