Local Program Listings

Circuit 1

Bryan Carter, Circuit Director

First Judicial Circuit

1800 West St. Mary Ave. Box 3

Pensacola, FL 32501

Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton

850-595-3728

Northwest Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation Inc.

19 Iowa Drive NE

Fort Walton Beach FL 32548

President: Charles E Schuster

E-Mail ceschuster@valp.net

http://nwfgal.org/

850.678.8576


Circuit 2

Deborah Moore, Circuit Director

Second Judicial Circuit

Leon Court Annex

1920 Thomasville Road, Suite 208

Tallahassee, Florida 32303

Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla

(850) 606-1200

Child Advocates II

P.O. Box 3992

Tallahassee, FL 32315

850-559-7916

Website: www.gal2.org

owynn@starbucks.com

President: Omega Wynn

850.980.6016


Circuit 3

Linda Dedge, Circuit Director

Third Judicial Circuit

213 E Howard St. East

Live Oak, Florida 32064

Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor

386-364-7720 / 386-758-1170 (alternate)

Voices for Children of the Suwanee Valley

C/O GAL Program

213 E Howard St

Live Oak, FL 32064

386.867.1387

President:  Amy Argetsinger  Email: amy269@gmail.com Phone:  (386) 623-7762


Circuit 4

Melinda Brown, Circuit Director

Fourth Judicial Circuit

214 N. Hogan Street, 6th Floor, Suite 6400

Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Clay, Duval, Nassau

Phone: 904-255-8440
Fax: 904-255-8356

Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Florida’s First Coast, Inc.

PO Box 10198

Jacksonville, FL 32247-0198

904.255.8440

President: Marietta Sampson

sampsonme93@gmail.com

http://galfirstcoast.org/

Guardian ad Litem Society of Nassau County

8360 Sanctuary Lane

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

904-200-0730

President: Sean Maguire


Circuit 5

Marcia Hilty, Circuit Director

Fifth Judicial Circuit

110 N. Magnolia Avenue

Ocala, FL 34475

Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Sumter

352-671-5757

Voices for Children of North

Central Florida

PO Box 4062

Ocala, Florida 34478-4062

GAL Program Phone: 352.484.0319

Website: www.voicesofcentralfl.com

Chairperson: Karen Strouse

mskaren1941@yahoo.com


Circuit 6

Donna Rasmussen, Circuit Director

Sixth Judicial Circuit

14250 49th Street, Suite 4000

Clearwater, Florida 33762

Pasco, Pinellas

727-464-6528

http://www.guardianadlitem6.org

Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay, Inc.

c/o Guardian ad Litem Program
14250 49th St N, Suite 4000 Clearwater, FL 33762

Website: www.galf6.org
 727-464-6528
Amy Foster, Executive Director – AmyF@galf6.org

Circuit 7

Shirley Holland, Circuit Director

Seventh Judicial Circuit

250 N. Beach Street, Suite 140

Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, Volusia

386-239-7803

Website: www.GAL7.org

GAL7 Foundation, Inc.

www.GAL7Foundation.org

Dr. Karen Finder, President

kefinder@gmail.com

Correspondence to:

Beverly Naylor, Co-founder

10 Westbrook Lane
Palm Coast, FL 32164

Circuit 8

Angela Armstrong, Circuit Director

Eighth Judicial Circuit

14 S. Main Street, Suite A

Gainesville, Florida 32601

Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, Union

352-374-3656

The Guardian Foundation, Inc.

14 South Main St.

Gainesville, FL 32601

GAL Program Phone: 352.374.3656

Website: www.Guardian8.org

Chair: Judge Padgett – padgej@shands.ufl.edu; padgejc@gmail.com

http://www.gal.alachua.fl.us/guardian-foundation.aspx


Circuit 9 – Osceola

Lesley Scott, Circuit Director

2 Courthouse Square, Suite 3400
Kissimmee, Florida 34741

Osceola

407-742-6655

http://www.galosceola.org/

Friends of Osceola Children, Inc.

PO Box 452377

Kissimmee, FL 34745President: Kathy Wandel

Phone: 407-205-9537

E-Mail: info@voices.org

Website:www.voicesoc.org


Circuit 9 -Orange

Bethanie Barber, Circuit Director

Ninth Judicial Circuit – Orange County

Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar

Guardian ad Litem Program

100 E. Robinson Street

Orlando, FL 32801

Orange

407-841-8310


Circuit 10

Cookie Mooney, Circuit Director

Tenth Judicial Circuit

205 East Main Street

Bartow, Florida 33830

Hardee, Highlands, Polk

863-534-4605

Speak up for Children

PO Box 7604

Winter Haven, FL 33883GAL Program Phone: 863-534-4605

President: Kerry Wilson

E-Mail: kwilson@sixtenllc.com

Website: www.becomeaguardian.com


Circuit 11

Jessica Allen, Circuit Director

Eleventh Judicial Circuit

Children’s Courthouse

155 NW 3rd Street, 6th Floor

Miami, FL 33128

Miami-Dade

305-679-2222

Voices for Children Foundation, Inc.

601 NW 1st Court, 10th Floor

Miami, FL 33136

Phone: 305.324.5678

Website: www.voices4.org

President: Nelson Hincapie

E-Mail: nhincapie@beavoice.org


Circuit 12

Toni Latortue , Circuit Director

Twelfth Judicial Circuit

1051 Manatee Avenue W,

Hensley Wing, Suite 330,

Bradenton, FL 34205

DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota

941-744-9473

http://www.12gal.org

Children’s Guardian Fund, Inc.

PO Box 49722
Sarasota, FL 34230
GAL Program Phone: 941.861.4875

Website: www.childrensguardianfund.org

Hal Hedley, President

E-Mail: svetlanacgf@gmail.com

Contact: Judith Watson

E-Mail: Jwatson@childrensguardianfund.org


Circuit 13

Tabitha Lambert, Circuit Director

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit

700 East Twiggs Street, Suite 750

Tampa, FL 33602

Hillsborough

813-272-5110

http://www.galtampa.org

Voices for Children of Tampa Bay, Inc.

P.O. Box 2694
Tampa, FL 33601-9783
813-275-9300

Website: www.vfcgal.org

Executive Director: Ronna Kennedy

President:  Jeanette Sanderson

E-Mail: director@vfcgal.org


Circuit 14

Fred Hapner, Circuit Director

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit

456 E. 11th Street, Suite A

Panama City, FL 32401

Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson

850-747-5180

Advocates for Children, Inc.

PO Box 1521

Panama City, Florida 32402

GAL Program Phone: 850.747.5180

President: Jim Barr

Email:  jbarr@gulfcoast.edu


Circuit 15

Michelle Canaday, Circuit Director

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit

Palm Beach County Courthouse

205 North Dixie Highway, Suite 4.1100 Juvenile Justice Wing

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Palm Beach

561-355-2773

Speak Up For Kids of Palm Beach County, Inc.

PO Box 1896
West Palm Beach, FL 33402

GAL Program Phone: 561-355-2773

Lynne Brown, President

E-Mail:  lbrowngal@yahoo.com

Website: www.SpeakUpForKidsPBC.org


Circuit 16

Alexsa Leto, Circuit Director

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit

5503 College Road, Suite 206

Key West, FL 33040

Monroe

305-292-3485

Voices for Florida Keys Children

PO Box 1757

Islamorada, FL 33036

305.664.5423

voicesflkeyschildren.org

Presidents: Tom Woods

tom@tomwoodslaw.com


Circuit 17

Kassandra Phillips, Circuit Director

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit

524 South Andrews Ave., Suite 300E

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Broward

http://www.galbroward.org

954-831-6214

Voices for Children of Broward County, Inc.

10097 Cleary Boulevard
Suite #70
Plantation, FL 33324

954.915.6949

E-mail:  info@voicesbroward.org

President: Amy Goldin

E-Mail:  info@voicesbroward.org

www.voicesbroward.org


Circuit 18 – Brevard

Sharon Graham, Circuit Director

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit

Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, Florida 32940

Brevard

321-690-6823

Friends of Children of Brevard County, Inc. C/O GAL Program

Moore Justice Center
2825 Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, Florida 32940
GAL Program Phone: 321.690.6823
Kathy Heron, President

E-mail:  mail@friendsofchildrenofbrevard.org

http://www.friendsofchildrenofbrevard.org/


Circuit 18

Sharon Graham, Circuit Director

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit

Juvenile Justice Center

190 N Bush Boulevard

Sanford, Florida 32773

Seminole

407-665-5370

Seminole County Friends of Abused Children, Inc.

P.O. Box 161351
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32716-1351

407-272-2141
Website: www.galseminolecounty.orgPresident: Faith ShorthouseE-Mail: fshorthouse@hotmail.com

Circuit 19

Vern Melvin, Circuit Director

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit

584 NW University Blvd., Suite 600

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie

772-785-5804

Voice for Children of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast

James Pawlak, President

E-mail:  jpawlak2000@gmail.com

http://www.voicesforchildrenotc.org/who-we-are.html


Circuit 20

Holly Rodriguez, Circuit Director

Twentieth Judicial Circuit

Mailing Address

Lee County Justice Center Annex

1700 Monroe Street

Fort Myers, FL 33901

Physical Address

2075 West First Street, Suite 300

Fort Myers, FL 33901

Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee

239-533-KIDS (5437)

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit

2075 West First St.–Suite 300,

Fort Myers, FL 33901

Phone: 239-533-1434

Website: www.galfoundation20.org

Executive Director:  Rozanne Wendling

E-Mail: rwendling@galfoundation20.org