We’ve been busy here at FJTC… so busy in fact, that we’ve expanded our team! Say hello to the newest members of FJTC!

Susan Harrell, Project Manager

Susan Harrell is an award-winning, PMP-certified project manager and CEO of ProjectAlly Group, LLC. She’ll be working directly with our ED, Joyce Raby, to manage our statewide triage project.

She is also the author of Managing Profitability Using Microsoft Project 2013: The Project Manager’s Guide to Measuring and Controlling Revenue-Generating Projects and resides north of Orlando.

Sam Harden, Project Manager

Sam is a Tampa lawyer who decided to teach himself to code, because he believes that technology can help bridge the access-to-justice gap. He’s currently pursuing his PMP designation and will be working with Joseph to develop and manage software tools.

Sam was a Fastcase 50 recipient in 2017, and has been a guest on the Lawyerist Podcast to talk about his work. The ABA Journal profiled his LegalOptics startup in October of 2017 and he’s also written a good bit for Lawyerist about legal technology and small firm practice

Brandon Thomas, Developer

Brandon is FJTC’s newest developer. He brings more than 16 years of business analysis, analytics, and solution architecting experience to the team. Brandon views projects as a puzzle to be solved and believes any issue can be resolved using creative thinking and problem solving. He lives in Castle Rock, Colorado, with his wife and 6-year old son.

Brandon is a self-proclaimed computer and technical geek, and enjoys collecting movies and video games as hobbies. He’s also a big Broncos and Spurs fan.

Jessica Rae, Legal Content Manager

Jessica is our new Legal Content Manager for Florida Law Help. She has an extensive background in child advocacy, having represented hundreds of children in dependency proceedings while at the Maryland Legal Aid. As Assistant Director for Children’s Rights, Jessica focused on appellate practice and systemic advocacy. She later joined the Baltimore City Department of Social Services and managed the Ready by 21 initiative created to improve outcomes for teens.

Jessica was awarded the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Sixth Judicial Circuit for her pro bono work with children and youth throughout Florida and was named as an Honorary Guardian ad Litem by the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program and recognized as Florida’s Children First’s Tampa Bay Area Child Advocate of the Year.

Jessica just recently returned from Yemen where she was doing international aid work. She now lives in Denver and is happy to be back in the U.S., working to improve access to justice.

Laura Quinn, Data Officer

Laura Quinn is a technology researcher with more than 20 years of experience in gathering data—in the business, nonprofit, and foundation worlds—and translating it into formats for decision making.

She founded Idealware, the national nonprofit dedicated to providing research-based technology information to the nonprofit sector and ran the organization for ten years. She has worked on projects within the access to justice community both with Idealware and as an independent researcher, including a national project to develop a metrics framework for online access to justice resources to aspirational goals, a set of Outcomes eLearning modules and substantial user research for the Ohio Legal Aid Foundation.

Laura lives in Portland, Maine and frequently speaks at nonprofit and access to justice technology events.

We’re excited to add these talented people to our team and invite you to join us in the celebration… we’re growing!