We are always open to considering new members with a commitment to the Guardian ad Litem mission. We strive to maintain a balance of members who represent each of the 20th Judicial Circuit’s five counties, a variety of expertise (such as marketing, public relations, legal, finance, management, fund-raising, event planning, and business ownership), and reflect our region’s ethnic and racial diversity.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Bruce L. Greenberg

President
Family & Children’s Center, Inc. – CEO – Retired
Volunteer Child Advocate – Lee Co.

Peter Knize, Esq.

Vice President
Senior Vice President, Estate Administration
The Naples Trust Company

Gary L. Lederer

Treasurer
Honeywell International – Retired
Volunteer Child Advocate – Collier Co.

Leah Lehnert

Secretary
Family Law Mediator

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Cynthia Shafer

Realtor / Lahaina Realty Inc.
Beds for Kids founder

Kelly Fayer

President / Kelly L. Fayer, P.A.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Holly Rodriguez, 20th Circuit Director

Guardian Ad Litem Program
1700 Monroe Street, Suite 600
Fort Myers, FL 33901
GAL: (239)533-KIDS (5437)
Direct: (239)533-1432
Holly.Rodriguez@gal.fl.gov

Jessica Standfield

Executive Director
1700 Monroe Street, Suite 600
Fort Myers, Fl 33901
Work: (239)533-1435
jstanfield@galfoundation20.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jennifer Siegal-Miller

Attorney at Law
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA

Ira Kushnir

Retired Pediatric Dentist
Ira N. Kushnir, D.D.S., Inc.
Volunteer Child Advocate – Collier & Lee Co.

J. Donald Oldham 

IBM Corporation – Retired
Volunteer Child Advocate – Hendry/Glades Co.

Shanthy Balachanthiran, Esq.

Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
LITC Director & Attorney at Law

Barbara Berman

Senior Attorney National Security Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Contractor, Counterterrorism Bureau
Department of State – Retired
Volunteer Child Advocate – Charlotte Co.

Michael Overway

Continuum Care Consulting

Amy Trout

Cornerstone Consultants, Inc. – Director
Volunteer Advocate – Lee County

LuAnn Giovannelli

Bay Colony Community Association
General Manager
Volunteer Advocate – Collier County

Dona Schrim

Berkshire Hathaway Realty – Realtor
Volunteer Advocate – Collier County

Linda Meyer, Esq.

Volunteer Advocate – Collier County

Frank Sulen

PNC Bank
Vice President, Business Banking

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