Press Release – 03/30/18


New board members bring invaluable experience and insight to growing non-profit.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA March 30, 2018 –Florida Justice Technology Center is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Michelle Kenney, Dorothy D’Alo-Simons and Nikhil Pillarisetti Rao.

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome our new Directors to the board,” said Executive Director, Joyce Raby. “The experience and insight they bring to the table can only strengthen FJTC and its leadership. Our board has always been an invaluable ally for us, and we’re excited to see it grow!”.

Michelle R. Kenney, Esq. is an Elder Law attorney and Florida Supreme Court certified circuit civil and county mediator. She is a founding member of GAPS Legal, PLLC, created to serve the specific legal needs of the guardianship, advocacy, probate, planning and special needs communities.

Ms. Kenney has been an educator for the National Guardianship Association since 2007 and is an instructor for the guardianship courses in Broward County and online across Florida. She was the Executive Director and a Professional Guardian for a non-profit corporate guardianship program and is a past president of the Center for Guardianship Certification, the Florida State Guardianship Association (FSGA) and the Broward County Guardianship Association. She is a current member of the Florida Bar, the Broward County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Michelle serves as a committee member for the Florida Bar Elder Law Section’s Guardianship Committee.


Dorothy D’Alo-Simons, CPCO, CPC, MHL, CMR is a Patient Advocate and Field Reimbursement Manager-Oncology, for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. She has more than fifteen years in pharmaceuticals and hospital leadership, with expertise in executive leadership, regulatory compliance and patient advocacy. She is a proven leader and problem-solver, self-motivated and a proactive mentor, with a passion for increasing access to healthcare.

Her Credentials include a Master of Science in Health Care Law, CPCO, CPC and Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certifications. She has formal training in journalism, healthcare law, and regulatory compliance, and is currently in pursuit of her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern’s Shepard Broad Law Center. She expects to graduate in May, 2020.


Nikhil Pillarisetti Rao, M.D., MSc, received his BA in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University before moving to England to study human evolution and primate behavior at University College London where he received his MSc. He then returned to the US to earn his MD from University of Oklahoma. Dr. Rao began general psychiatry residency training at the University of Colorado and completed residency at University of Missouri Kansas City, before moving to UF for fellowship training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and pursuing Board Certification in Obesity Medicine.

Dr. Rao’s clinical interests include psychotherapy, exercise and nutrition, collaborative care, PTSD, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, and the psychiatric aspects of medical illness, disability, pain, and obesity. In addition to working with child fellows and general psychiatry residents, he also plays a role in the education of medical students and residents in other pediatric specialties.

All three members were nominated by board member, Jayme Cassidy.

About Florida Justice Technology Center

FJTC is an independent statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, devoted to increasing access to justice through the innovative use of technology.


Joyce Raby
3122 Mahan Drive, Suite 801-202
Tallahassee, FL 32308