Select Advisory Panel for Adult Protective Services
~ Member Biographies ~
|Edwin M. Boyer
Edwin M. Boyer is a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney and a member of the law firm of Boyer & Jackson, P.A. Mr. Boyer has practiced law in Sarasota, Florida since 1978. He received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1978 from Stetson University College of Law. Read More ...
Gordon Butler is a tenured law professor and has taught at St. Thomas University School of Law since 1991. Prior to coming to St. Thomas he has ten years of sophisticated corporate, business, and securities law experience with Fortune 500 corporations. Read More ...
|The Honorable Sandra S. Coleman
The Honorable Sandra S. Coleman served as a United States Immigration Judge from 1997 to 2005. She is presently the President of Coleman Consultants, Inc. and as such is a legal consultant for domestic civil rights, international human rights cases and a political consultant.
Prior to her judicial service, she was an Attorney with the Office of the Counsel to the President in the Clinton White house (1996-1997).
In 1992, Judge Coleman was appointed by United States Attorney General Janet Reno to serve as Assistant Director for the United States Trustees Program, in the United States Department of Justice. Prior to that appointment, she served as Deputy Chief of the Voting Section, Civil Rights Division, for the United States Department of Justice. She also served as Director and Deputy Director of the Section 5 Unit of the Voting Section, Civil Rights Div., during her tenure with the United States Dept. of Justice.In 1980, she was selected for a trial attorney position in the U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division through the United States Attorney General’s Honors Program. Judge Coleman also served as an adjunct instructor at American University College of Law in Washington, D.C. during her tenure at the Dept. of Justice.
Sharon D'Eusanio is the Assistant Director for the Division of Victim Services and Criminal Justice Programs for the Office of Attorney General, Bill McCollum. Ms. D'Eusanio is the mother of three grown children and resides with her husband Raymond in Boca Raton, Florida. Read More ...
|Donald F. Eslinger
On January 1, 1991, the Governor of Florida appointed Donald F. Eslinger Sheriff of Seminole County for a two-year term. He was elected in 1992; re-elected in 1996, 2000 and again in 2004. Read More ...
|Lucy C. Gee
Lucy Gee currently serves as the Director of the Division of Medicaid Quality Assurance at Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration. In this position she manages a division of 575 employees that licenses more than 1 million healthcare practitioners and facilities. Read More ...
|Judge Mel Grossman
Judge Grossman has served as Circuit Judge for twenty-eight years and in the Probate Division of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit for twelve years. For the last ten years he has served as the Division's Administrative Judge. During his tenure he has significantly expanded the in-house Court Monitor's investigative capability, and created, with Barry University, the state's first public-private partnership for the operation of an Office of the Public Guardian. In 2004, the Circuit was recognized as one of only four exemplary guardianship programs in the nation by the United States Government Accountability Office in its report to the Chairman of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging. Read More ...
|Marcy R. Hajdukiewicz
Marcy R. Hajdukiewicz has been working with the elderly for almost two decades. She began her career working as a public assistance specialist in Broward County. Since then, she has been involved in several statewide and local Medicaid programs and long-term care and support initiatives. Read More ...
Gwen Kaldenberg is employed at Menorah Manor in St. Petersburg as the Director of Bresler Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Program. Menorah Manor is a highly regarded, not-for-profit, multifaceted senior care organization which operates a variety of residential, health care and community based programs. Read More ...
David A. Lewis is a Chief Assistant Attorney General in the Florida Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. In addition to managing his own case load, he supervises the investigation and litigation activities of five attorneys and 24 investigators across a 35 county region in North Florida. He is a Special Assistant United States Attorney for Health Care Fraud for the Northern District of Florida and a Special Assistant State Attorney for the Second and Third Judicial Circuits of Florida. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Florida State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses.
Mr. Lewis graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Prior to being named an Assistant Attorney General he was an Assistant State Attorney in the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida for 12 years. In that capacity he prosecuted a wide range of criminal offenses.
Molly McKinstry is currently serving as the Bureau Chief of Long-Term Care Services at the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Read More ...
Preston Mighdoll is a 1973 graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received his Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts in 1976. He served as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida from 1976 to 1979. Mr. Mighdoll was in private practice from 1979 to 1993 during which time he represented several municipalities and specialized in bankruptcy, family law and civil litigation. Read More ...
|Richard C. Milstein
Richard C. Milstein is a shareholder in the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt. His practice includes, fiduciary litigation and administration (probate, guardianship, trust), elder law, family law, estate and health care planning including same sex couples and alternative family issues. Read More ...
|Rebecca C. Morgan
Rebecca C. Morgan is the Boston Asset Management Faculty Chair in Elder Law and Director of the Center for Excellence in Elder Law at Stetson University College of Law. Professor Morgan teaches a variety of elder law skills courses, and oversees the Elder Law concentration program for JD students and is the director of Stetson's on-line LL.M. in Elder Law. She is a successor co-author of Matthew Bender's Tax, Estate, and Financial Planning for the Elderly and its companion forms book, and a co-author of Representing the Elderly in Florida. She is a member of the elder law editorial board for Matthew Bender. Read More ...
|Dr. Randy K. Otto
Dr. Randy K. Otto is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, and he also serves as adjunct faculty at Stetson University College of Law, where he has lectured in classes and continuing legal education programs on a variety of issues relevant to older persons including guardianship, capacity, and undue influence. Read More ...
Tom Rice presently works for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), which is the state agency responsible for the provision of a wide array of services and supports to Floridians with developmental disabilities. Read More ...
Jack Shreve currently serves as Senior Counsel to Governor Charlie Crist. He is probably best known for his 25-year tenure as the state's Public Counsel representing the citizens of Florida in utility cases. Since retiring from that post in 2003, he was a key member of Attorney General Crist's consumer protection and consumer utility efforts. Read More ...
Dorene Thomas began her law enforcement career with St. Pete Beach, Florida Police Department, where she was a Parking Enforcement Officer, Dispatcher, Identification Technician, and Police Officer. She was hired by Pinellas Park PD in 1980 as a Police Officer. During her tenure, she has worked patrol, vice, investigations, and managed the accreditation process. She has been a supervisor in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Planning and Research, and Training. Chief Thomas started the Explorer Post and was also a member of the SWAT Team. In 2000, she was appointed as Police Chief. Read More ...
|Judge Trish Thomas
Judge Trish Thomas is a second generation Floridian, growing up primarily in Clearwater, Florida. Trish attended Florida State University, majoring in education. After college, she attended Florida State College of Law, earning her law degree in 1976. Upon graduating, she clerked for Second District Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Grimes in Lakeland, Florida. Trish was in private practice in Tampa, Florida for two years, then moved to Inverness, Florida in 1979 where she continued her private practice for 14 years before being appointed a circuit court judge. Read More ...