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Board of Directors
The following members constitute our board of directors for 2023
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Pamala S. Roberts, RP, FRP | President
Pamala, a graduate of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky with a B.S. in Systems Management and a minor in Criminology. She also has an A.S. in Paralegal Studies from Daymar College. With over 20 years of paralegal experience working in law firms in Kentucky and Florida. Pamala is currently a Paralegal for the Manatee County Attorney's Office. She is also currently a member of the South Florida Paralegal Association, NFPA, and NALA.

 

Lisa Ellis, CP | Vice President
Lisa works in the Legal Department at Roper Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company headquartered in Lakewood Ranch. Originally from Wisconsin, Lisa completed her A.S. degree in Paralegal Studies at State College of Florida in Bradenton and attained her Certified Paralegal credential through NALA in 2013.

 

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Christiane de Jonge, FRP | Secretary
Christiane is an active member of SWFPA and a Florida Registered Paralegal. She enjoys working as a personal injury litigation paralegal at a prominent Bradenton law firm.

 

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Christina Cornwell | Treasurer
Christina is a graduate of Keiser University with an Associates in Paralegal Studies. She is a member of NALA and is working toward her paralegal certification. Christina was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida and enjoys movies, the each, and going to Busch Gardens with her son and Fiance'.

 

Juliet M. Shepard, CP | NALA Liaison
Juliet completed her A.A.S. Degree in Paralegal Studies from the State College of Florida in Bradenton and attained her Certified Paralegal credential through NALA in 2021. Juliet is currently a paralegal for the Manatee County Attorney's Office. She has over 20 years of legal experience in the areas of family, criminal, and probate law, as well as 10 years of real estate title experience.

 

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Lisa Ellis, CP | FAPA Delegate
Lisa works in the Legal Department at Roper Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company headquartered in Lakewood Ranch. Originally from Wisconsin, Lisa completed her A.S. degree in Paralegal Studies at State College of Florida in Bradenton and attained her Certified Paralegal credential through NALA in 2013.

 

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Pamala S. Roberts, RP, FRP | FAPA Delegate
Pamala, a graduate of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky with a B.S. in Systems Management and a minor in Criminology. She also has an A.S. in Paralegal Studies from Daymar College. With over 20 years of paralegal experience working in law firms in Kentucky and Florida. Pamala is currently a Paralegal for the Manatee County Attorney's Office. She is also currently a member of the South Florida Paralegal Association, NFPA, and NALA.

 

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Past Presidents:

1998-1999 Susan L. Levine f/k/a Susan Hauck, ACP

2000-2001 Laura Herald, CP

2002 Jane Gill, CP

2003-2004 Geraldine "Gerri" Mills, CP

2005-2006 Sarah "Sally” Taylor, CP

2007-2008 MaryLou DiMaggio, CP, FRP

2009-2010 Sonja L. Behn, FRP

2011-2012 Annette Zang, CP, FRP

2013-2014 Ellen Wile, ACP, FRP

2015-2016 Tamara W. "Tammy” Skonie, ACP, FRP

2017-2018 Lisa M. Ellis, CP

2019-2020 Pamala Roberts, RP, FRP

2021 April D. Emery, CP, FRP

2022 Ellen Nicholson, CP

2022 April D. Emery, CP, FRP

2023 Pamala Roberts, RP, FRP

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