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DEPUTY STATE ATTORNEY, State Attorney’s Office, 20th Judicial Circuit,

    Ft. Myers, FL, 1985-Present

  1. Legal Operations
  2. Community Affairs


    1. County Court Division Chief
    2. Juvenile Policy Director
    3. Training Director
    4. Special Projects Coordinator
    5. Executive Staff Member

Current responsibilities also include: Grand Jury Advisor; Prosecution of high profile cases.

LAW CLERK, Hubbard, Fox, Thomas, White & Bengtson, PA

Lansing, MI, 1983

LAW CLERK, Greydanus & Levine

Lansing, MI, 1982

RESEARCHER/INTERN, Hillsborough County Planning Commission

Tampa, FL, 1980



Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI

J.D. Degree, 1981-1984

Graduated Cum Laude

University of Florida Law School, Gainesville, FL

Taxation Program, 1984

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

B.A. Political Science, 1979-1980

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Major: Public Administration, 1978



2001 State of Florida Prosecutor of the Year Gene Berry Award

2001 Extraordinary People Award for Contributions to Domestic Violence Prevention Florida Gulf Coast University, Division of Social Work

Mutual of America Community Partnership Award

2000 Best Interagency Coordination/Collaboration Award "Child Watch"

2000 Outstanding Achievement Award in Drug Abuse Prevention – Presented by Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida

2000 Kiwanis International Award - Name inscribed in the tablet of honor for outstanding leadership with volunteer groups in addressing problems that plague local children ranging from child abuse to infant mortality. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral

2000 Southwest Florida Crimestoppers Appreciation Award

1999 Recipient in the overall category of the Governor’s Peace at Home Award

1999 Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in the Area of Criminal Justice by the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency

Lecturer at 24th Annual Seminar in Family Practice for Southwest Florida Osteopathic Medical Society, October, 1999

Presenter at NDAA Metropolitan Prosecutors Seminar on Juvenile Justice Programs, May, 1999

Member of Southwest Florida Mental Health Task Force Chaired by Representative Carole Green

Executive Board Committee Member of Coalition for a Drug Free Southwest Florida

Board of Directors: The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.

Co-Chair Take Stock in Children Advisory Committee

Presenter at the 1999 Metropolitan Prosecutors Meeting on Juvenile Justice/Violent Juvenile Offenders

Presenter at the 1999 Annual Conference of the Florida Coalition of Victim/Witnesses Services

1998 Presenter and Facilitator for Ending Domestic Violence - Racing Against Time, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence 20th Anniversary Conference

Board Member Southwest Florida Marine Institute

Board Member Ruth Cooper Center for Behavioral Health Care

Board of Directors Member, Children’s Home Society of Florida

Community Based Care Advisory Board Member

National District Attorneys Association

Florida Network Victim Witness Services Board of Directors

Roach Motivational Education Foundation Board of Directors

Lee County Child Watch Chair

Invited to be presenter at the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Ethics Institute, June 17, 1998

Presenter at the 1998 Annual Conference of the Florida Coalition of Victim/Witnesses Services

Member of the Professionalism Committee formed by the Chief Judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit

Member - Department of Children and Families KIDS 1st Community Stakeholder-focus is improving services and outcomes for area youth

Steering Committee Member - Volunteer Lee - organized first three Annual Volunteer Fair showcasing community organizations and recruiting volunteers

Member of the Child Abuse Death Review Committee - July, 2000

Executive Committee Member - Lee County and Collier County SHOCAP (Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program)

Chairperson - Executive Committee for the Implementation of the Comprehensive Strategy Program by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the U.S. Department of Justice

Chairperson - Lee County Juvenile Justice Council

Executive Committee Member - District 8 Juvenile Justice Board

President, Board of Directors - Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwest Florida

Regional Vice-President - Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America

Board of Directors: Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc.

Initiated and set up State Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence Program, including Diversion Program, in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties

Co-Founded and organized Collier County Domestic Violence Council

Founded and organized, and current chairperson of, the Lee County Domestic Violence Council

Founded and organized Charlotte County Domestic Violence Council

October 1997, Invited by the Governor’s Office to participate in the 1997 Governor’s Fourth Annual Summit on Domestic and Sexual Violence

September 1997, Invited by the American Prosecutors Research Institute to participate in the National Prosecutors Symposium on Juvenile Legislation

November 1996, Appointed by Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, Honorable Gerald Kogan, to the Judicial Management Council Workshop on Long Range Planning

1996 Outstanding Young Man of America

1994 State Attorney’s Office Attorney of the Year

1991 Florida Council on Crime & Delinquency Distinguished Service Award

1991 State Attorney’s Office Employee of the Year

Member, Florida Gulf Coast University Criminal Justice Advisory Board

Member Steering Committee for the Weed and Seed Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Justice to the Fort Myers Police Department

Chairperson Weed and Seed Advisory Board Committee

Presenter at the Governor’s Third Annual Summit on Domestic Violence

Member City of Cape Coral Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program Advisory Board - U.S. Department of Justice/Bureau of Justice Assistance

Member, Board of Directors Coalition for a Drug-free Southwest Florida

Member of Fort Myers Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Advisory Board - U.S. Department of Justice/Bureau of Justice Assistance

Presenter and Facilitator at the Annual Conference of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence



Florida Bar Association, June, 1984

Lee County Bar Association

Admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida


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