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

Development and Communications Team

  • Sue Edmunds – Resource Development & Grants Manager
  • Valynn Sala-Diakanda – Resource Development Manager
  • Kimberly Amiro – Communications Coordinator

Volunteer Lawyers Project

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

Legal Team

  • Jenny Almanzar
  • Tommy Blackmon
  • Mikel Bradley
  • Christie Bhageloe
  • Sally Burgos
  • Erin Brennan
  • 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
  • Brittan 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
  • Carmen Mirambeaux
  • 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.