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
  • David Cronin – Deputy Director (Legal)
  • Michelle Lilavois – Comptroller/Administrator
  • Jeffrey Harvey – Director of Operations
  • Sue Edmunds: Director of Grants and Compliance
  • Josh Lazar – Director of Information Technology

Volunteer Lawyers Project

  • Lena Smith – Pro Bono Manager
  • Margaret Harrell – Pro Bono Coordinator
  • Julie Rademacher – Pro Bono Coordinator
  • Ichi Vazquez – Pro Bono Coordinator

Legal Team

  • Jorge Acosta Palmer
  • Tommy Blackmon
  • Mikel Bradley
  • Christie Bhageloe
  • Erin Brennan
  • Sally Burgos
  • Valerie Dominique-Blocker
  • Jack Fogarty
  • Daphnie Guillaume
  • Martha Guillen (Florida Registered Paralegal)
  • James Harwood
  • Eric Hughes
  • Japonica Jackson
  • Lizzie Johnson
  • Monique Keels
  • Katie V. Kelly
  • Magda Lanza
  • Dayanna Lopez
  • Natalie Maxwell
  • Genine Mejia
  • Jonathan Miller
  • Lauren Moody
  • Andrea Mosley
  • Serena Pines
  • Laura Pichardo-Cruz
  • Erika Recek
  • Erin Salay
  • Laura Sanchez-Meeks
  • Bruce Scott (Florida Registered Paralegal)
  • Peri Sedigh
  • Craig Spencer
  • Marcellina Spigner
  • Sara Vance
  • Jenny Vargas De Perez-Corujo

Fair Housing Team

  • Alicia Magazu
  • Rosemary Ramirez
  • Sheila Hamilton

Housing Counselors

  • Gedsedi Calderon
  • Suling Muñoz
  • Jodi Peña-Castaldi

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.