Our Volunteer Boards 2016-10-30T09:24:06+00:00

Our Volunteer Boards

JALA is supported, mentored and impacted by the volunteers serving on our Board of Directors, Client Advisory Board and the JALA Foundation Board.

JALA’s Volunteer Board serve as ambassadors, educating the community and building relationships that support our mission.  Fiduciary duties include financial and program oversight, and broad policy-making.  The Board is committed to providing access to legal justice for poor and low-income individuals who have nowhere else to turn. The Board of Directors is comprised of individual attorneys, those from private law firms, corporate leaders and former JALA clients.  (Board members are listed below)


Board of Directors

President: Lois V. Ragsdale, Esq.
Florida Coastal School of Law

1st Vice President: Jason Mehta, Esq.
United States Attorney’s Office

Treasurer: Mr. Kevin Algee
Ennis, Pellum & Associates, CPAs

Secretary: Cheryl L. Worman, Esq.
Rogers Towers, PA

Ramona Chaplin, Esq.
Ramona S. Chaplin, PA

Neil L. Henrichsen, Esq.
Henrichsen Siegel PLLC

Mr. Bobby Bell

Ms. Geraldine Lyons

Thomas S. Edwards, Jr., Esq.
Edwards & Ragatz, PA

Sam Garrison
Kopelousos, Bradley & Garrison, PA

Adam Mersereau
PGA Tour

Ms. Ruth Brown

John G. Woodlee, Esq.
The Bedell Firm

Cynthia C. Cook, Esq.
Office of the Public Defender

Eric Vidrine, Esq.
Florida Blue

Marianna S. Smith, Esq.

Tammy Butler, Esq.
CSX Transportation, Inc.

Gerald W. Pryor, Esq.
Law Office of Jerry W. Pryor

Gregory D. Prysock, Esq.
Morgan & Morgan, PA

JALA’s Foundation Board of Directors

President: Douglas J. Milne, Esq.
Milne & Buckingham, PA

Vice President: Noel G. Lawrence, Esq.
Lawrence & Parker, PA

Treasurer: Renee D. Harrell, Esq.
Harrell & Harrell, PA

Rebeccah L. Beller, Esq.
Beller & Bustamante, PL

Eddie Farah, Esq.
Farah & Farah, PA

Leslie Goller, Esq.
Terrell Hogan, PA

Guy Victor Murray, Esq.
Guy Victor Murray, PA

Robert Spohrer, Esq.
Spohrer & Dodd, PA

Richard “Rick” L. Lasseter, Esq.
Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, Ford & McCoy, PA

Mary Bland Love, Esq.
Marks Gray, PA

Dominic C. (Donny) MacKenzie, Esq.
Holland & Knight, LLP

JALA’s Client Advisory Board

The JALA Client Advisory Board serves as an advisory committee to JALA’s Board of Directors and provides critical client input and perspective for development of policies, training plans, community education and outreach, as well as other matters. The Client Advisory Board provides a community-wide forum for JALA clients to express their needs, comments and/or concerns.

Bobby Bell (President)

Victor Coleman (Vice President)

Zuleca Johnson (Secretary)

Paris Owens (Treasurer)

Phyllis Maxwell

Don Edgecomb

Ruth Brown

Tanita Woods

Bryan Johnson

Tracy Grant