Staff

Community Legal Services has over 90 attorneys, advocates and support staff located throughout 12 counties dedicated to providing free legal aid to low-income families throughout Central Florida. Our talented team provides advice and representation helping more than 30,000 people each year.

Leadership Team

  • Kimberly Sanchez – Executive Director Interim
  • Michelle Lilavois – Comptroller/Administrator

Development and Communications Team

  • Sue Edmunds – Resource Development & Grants Manager
  • Valynn Sala-Diakanda – Resource Development Manager

Volunteer Lawyers Project

  • Lena Smith – Pro Bono Manager
  • Sheila Hamilton – Pro Bono Assistant
  • Margaret Harrell – Pro Bono Intake Assistant
  • Sandie Hobbs – Pro Bono Coordinator (Citrus, Hernando, Lake,  Marion & Sumter Counties)
  • Julie Rademacher – Pro Bono Coordinator (Flagler, Putnam & Volusia Counties)

Legal Team

  • Jenny Almanzar
  • Tommy Blackmon
  • Mikel Bradley
  • Christie Bhageloe
  • Erin Brennan
  • Sally Burgos
  • Benjamin Carpenter
  • Valerie Dominique-Blocker
  • Jack Fogarty
  • Martha Guillen (Florida Registered Paralegal)
  • D.M. Hallisky
  • Lizzie Johnson
  • Katie V. Kelly
  • Magda Lanza
  • Dayanna Lopez
  • Natalie Maxwell
  • Brian Mitchell
  • Lauren Moody
  • Andrea Mosley
  • Serena Pines
  • Laura Pichardo-Cruz
  • Erika Recek
  • Alex Rodriguez
  • Bruce Scott (Florida Registered Paralegal)
  • Craig Spencer
  • Marcellina Spigner
  • Kelly Sullivan
  • Caroline Ware

Fair Housing Team

  • Alicia Magazu
  • Kristina Musante
  • Rosemary Ramirez
  • Winton Williams

Advocacy and Helpline

The legal team is assisted by more than 30 legal assistants, helpline and intake personnel and many others who are committed to helping the people of Central Florida receive the help they need to address life’s obstacles.