With a background in technology, public administration, and project management, Joyce Raby managed the Technology Initiative Grants program (www.tig.lsc.gov) for the Legal Services Corporation for 8 years and is the 2009 recipient of the Innovations in Equal Justice Award presented at the ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference for her work with technology and legal services programs. Joyce has an MPA from American University in Washington DC and is PMP certified through the Project Management Institute.
Wilneida is a civic technologist and researcher bringing her expertise on web and digital development, emerging applications of data mining/predictive analytics, civic technology, and social justice to the Florida Justice Technology Center. She holds a Masters in Public Administration, Masters in International Affairs, and is a PhD Candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. She can be found @wilneidanegron.
Katie has worked as a librarian at Florida State University College of Law, a staff attorney at Florida’s First District Court of Appeal and in private practice in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. She holds a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law, a M.S. from Florida State University School of Information, and a B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University.
Alison DeBelder (nee Graham) has a BA from Florida State University in Humanities, a law degree from Florida State University College of Law, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida. Alison began her career and spent several years as a criminal defense attorney with the Office of the Public Defender in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2009 she went to work at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., serving as the co-manager of their Fair Housing Unit and then later as the Director of Advocacy for the firm. Alison also enjoyed teaching several classes as an adjunct at Flagler College in St. Augustine. She currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida, and volunteers with Literacy Volunteers of Leon County in her free time.
Stephanie White is an attorney in Pensacola, Florida where she focuses on adoption and child related issues. She is also an employee of the Florida Justice Technology Center where she oversees the Florida Children for Families online legal resource center. Previously she worked as the Community Affairs Director for the Sandy Sansing Dealerships. Before moving to Pensacola and starting with Sansing, Stephanie was an attorney in Dallas, where she represented abused and neglected children as the courts decided adoption, placement, and parental rights matters. She also served as a supervising attorney for the Children’s Advocacy Legal Clinic at the SMU Dedman School of Law and as a contract research attorney for Texas Lawyers for Children. Before practicing child advocacy law, she was a commercial litigator with Winstead Sechrest & Minick.
Stephanie serves on the Board of Directors for Student Leadership University, the Northwest Florida YMCA, Baptist Hosptial, World Help, and as President of the Take Stock in Children Leadership Council. She is a women’s Bible study teacher and a 6th grade Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church of Pensacola.
Stephanie graduated cum laude from the SMU Dedman School of Law and magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University. Stephanie and her husband Frank stay busy with their 6 year old twin boys, Henry and Clayton, and 4 year old son Wesley.
Joseph is a management consultant and certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He is an innovator in leading information technology projects, and has attained the Certified Scrummaster designation. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy.
Joseph has volunteered and held a leadership or board position for several non-profits, including: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, The Miracle League of Valdosta, and Positive Coaching Alliance. Joseph enjoys traveling and living like a local to empathize and discover the challenges of the local people. Joseph and his wife Amanda enjoy parenting and educating their four young children.
Rachael has been supporting senior level executives for over 7 years. Her high-level organizational and administrative experience includes healthcare plan administration, payroll preparation and contract writing. Experienced in government and small business settings, Rachael has planned and promoted events to educate residents in water conservation as well as city wide events for bulk recycling and disposal of household hazardous waste. Detail-oriented, Rachael welcomes all levels of a task.