The Florida Bar

Voluntary Bar Coaches

Everyone is encouraged to utilize the contacts listed for all bar related questions and coaching needs. It’s a team approach…provide coaching for others and access a coach!

Note to coaches: If you’re contacted for coaching , please email Melissa Byers to confirm that you have provided coaching and report the amount of time spent coaching (optional). Thank you for joining the team!

Name Bar Association Bar size Staff size Position Areas of Coaching
Jason Berger Martin County 400 1 Past President Awards / scholarships, board dynamics, CLE seminars, community outreach, creating partnerships, disaster recovery, executive director annual review, general operations, governance, growing / retaining membership, hiring / staffing, interacting with judiciary, large events, lawyer referral service, leadership / management, networking events, organizing bar tasks, PR / communications / publications, sponsorship, pro bono, sponsorship, staff annual reviews, staffing challenges, volunteers / chairs / leadership, wellness initiatives
Carla Brown Palm Beach County 2500 7 FT, 1 PT Executive Director Staff annual reviews, general operations, volunteers / chair / leadership, lawyer referral service
Jenny Brown Orange 3000 10 Executive Director Awards / scholarships, board dynamics, community outreach, executive director annual review, general operations, governance, growing / retaining membership, hiring / staffing, large events, lawyer referral service, leadership / management, networking events, PR / communications / publications, sponsorship, sponsorship, staff annual reviews, staffing challenges, volunteers / chairs / leadership
Melissa Byers St. Petersburg Bar Association 1100 2 Executive Director Annual budgets, Board dynamics, CLE seminars, Creating partnerships, Executive director annual review, General operations, Interacting with judiciary, Large events (more than 200 guests), Leadership / management, Networking events, Organizing bar tasks, PR /communications /publications, Volunteers / chairs / leadership, Wellness initiatives.
Mandi Clay Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers 300 0 Technology /software /website, Unstaffed bar leadership, Volunteers /chairs /leadership, Wellness initiatives
Kristina Feher Florida Association of Women Lawyers 100 0 Secretary Annual budgets, Awards /scholarships, Board dynamics, CLE seminars, Community outreach, Creating partnerships, Disaster recovery, Governance, Growing /retaining membership, Interacting with judiciary, Leadership /management, Networking events, Pro bono, Volunteers /chair s/leadership, Wellness initiatives
Graceann Frederico Manatee County 350 1 Executive Director CLE seminars, organizing bar tasks, interacting with judiciary, general operations, board dynamics, volunteers, PR / communications
Matthew Frey Lake County 150 0 Unstaffed bar leadership
Jaime Karpman Jacksonville Women Lawyers 300 0 Past President CLE seminars, volunteers / chairs / leadership, unstaffed bar leadership
Kelly Karstaedt Jacksonville Justice 265 1 Executive Director Networking events, CLE seminars, organizing bar tasks, sponsorship, governance, board dynamics, executive director annual review, leadership
John Kynes Hillsborough County 3,500 9 Executive Director All areas
Sarah Mannion Jacksonville Women Lawyers 300 0 Immediate Past President Organizing bar tasks, unstaffed bar leadership, governance, large events, volunteers, leadership management, awards / scholarships
Victoria Mesa-Estrada PBC Hispanic Bar Association 125 1 Immediate Past President Board dynamics, CLE seminars, Community outreach, Creating partnerships, Governance, Growing /retaining membership, Interacting with judiciary, Leadership/management, Networking events, Organizing bar tasks, PR /communications /publications, Pro bono, Unstaffed bar leadership, Volunteers /chairs /leadership
Gregory Redmon D.W. Perkins 100 0 Past President, Community Co-Chair Networking events, unstaffed bar, interacting with judiciary, pro bono, volunteers, leadership management
Ani Rodriguez-Newbern Orange County Bar Association Foundation 200 0 OCBA Legal Aid board member Annual budgets, board dynamics, community outreach, creating partnerships, disaster recovery, general operations, interacting with judiciary, large events (more than 200 guests), leadership/ management, networking events, organizing bar tasks, PR/ communications/ publications, sponsorship, technology/ software/ website, unstaffed bar leadership, volunteers/ chairs/ leadership, wellness initiatives
Craig Shoup Jacksonville 2000 3.5 Executive Director Awards / scholarships, board dynamics, CLE seminars, community outreach, creating partnerships, disaster recovery, executive director annual review, general operations, governance, growing / retaining membership, hiring / staffing, interacting with judiciary, large events, lawyer referral service, leadership / management, networking events, organizing bar tasks, PR / communications / publications, sponsorship, staff annual reviews, staffing challenges, volunteers / chairs / leadership