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Our People

Our Board of Directors

Members of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) Board of Directors 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 composed of 25 members selected and appointed by a variety of organizations and agencies. All board members serve on a voluntary, uncompensated basis, and may serve up to three successive two-year terms.


Kevin Ross-Andino, President

Sherrille D. Akin, Vice President

James Argento, Treasurer

Scott Owens, Secretary

Christine Parrish, Immeditate Past President


Board Members

Bar Association Representatives

Brevard County Bar Association

Joseph Colombo, Mommers & Colombo, Attorneys at Law

Citrus County Bar Association

Michael (Mike) Wasylik, Ricardo & Wasylik, P.L.

Flagler County Bar Association

Max Hunter Story, Max Hunter Story, P.A.

Hernando County Bar Association

Joseph Mason, McGee & Mason, P.A.

Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida

Kevin Ross-Andino, eClat Law LLP

Lake County Bar Association

James Argento, State Attorney’s Office

Marion County Bar Association

Wynn Smith, State Attorney’s Office, 5th Judicial Circuit

Orange County Bar Association

Andrea Ortiz, A.D.O. Law Florida, P.A.

Osceola County Bar Association

Celia Thacker, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Kissimmee

Paul Perkins Bar Association

Warren T. Channell, Channell Law Firm, P.A.

Putnam County Bar Association

Melissa C. Miller, Executive Vice President/General Counsel, St. Johns River State College

Seminole County Bar Association

Carrie Rentz, Carrie L. Rentz, P.A

Sumter County Bar Association

Barry Elkin, The Law Offices of Elkin and Peck, P.A.

Volusia County Bar Association

Sherrille D. Akin, Akin Law, P.A.

Volusia County Bar Association

Rick Kolodinsky, Rick Kolodinsky, P.A.

Community Representatives
Camaraderie Foundation

Scott Owens

Golden Rule Housing and Development

Cynthia Hamilton-Smith

Orange County Lay Representative

Christine Parrish, Esq.

Marion County Homeless Council HOPE Program

Janell Taylor

Central Florida Urban League

Eunice Garbutt

Lee Conlee House

Tangie Archer

The Enrichment Center

Diane Somers

Tarnecia O’Berry

Sakeena Nix

Cassandra Brown

Financial Member at Large

Amy Lafontaine, CPA, WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Board Meetings are open to the public. Please Click HERE for dates.


Our Staff

Community Legal Services has over 100 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 20,000 people each year.

Leadership Team

  • Jeffrey Harvey – Chief Executive Officer


For Media Inquiries
Contact Michelle Wargo by email.