ABOUT THE COUNCIL

The Professional Fiduciary Council of Florida was created to identify for the public qualified individuals who are available to serve as fiduciaries (including as court appointed professional guardians) for residents of Florida and who have demonstrated a commitment to a high level of fiduciary service.

Membership is focused on those who serve as Professional Fiduciary, Trustee, Agent under a Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate, Professional Guardian, and Personal Representative. Members include professional guardians, certified care managers, trust officers, CPAs, and attorneys who desire to provide fiduciary services.

Affiliate members represent professionals providing related services to fiduciaries such as asset management, healthcare services, tax planning, and more.

The Council sets the qualification standards for initial membership; provides education, training, and reporting requirements for maintaining membership; and develops membership branding to assist the public when selecting individual fiduciaries.

LEADERSHIP

Founding Board Members

  • Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, Florida Senate District 28
  • Rep. Ben Diamond, Florida House District 68
  • Honorable Michelle Morley, 5th Circuit
  • Ken Burke, CPA, Clerk of Court-Pinellas County
  • Angela Adams, Esq., Law Office of Wm. Fletcher Belcher
  • Gentry Barnett Byrnes, J.D., Chief Fiduciary Officer, Raymond James Trust, N.A.
  • Sarah Butters, Esq., Ausley McMullen
  • Nicklaus J. Curley, Esq., Gunster, Yoakley, & Stewart P.A.
  • Darby Jones, J.D., Professional Fiduciary
  • Steven E. Hitchcock, Esq., Chair-Elect, Elder Law Section
  • Laird A. Lile, Esq., Laird A. Lile, PLLC
  • Andy Sasso, Esq., McFarlane Ferguson & McMullen


Advisory Board Members

  • Nicklaus J. Curley, Esq., RPPTL Representative, Chairman RPPTL Guardianship Committee
  • Steve E. Hitchcock, Esq., Elder Law Representative, Elder Law Section, Chair-Elect 2020-2012
  • Zayne B. Smith, AARP, Assoc. State Director, Advocacy
  • Pamela D. Keller, Esq., FSGA Representative, FSGA Legislative Committee, Chair.
  • Melinda Coulter, Steering Committee Member, WINGS, Co-Chair, Court Visitor Project
  • Hung Nguyen, Esq., At Large Professional Representative, Coral Gables
  • Sancha Brennan, Esq., At Large Professional Representative, Orlando
  • Eric Virgil, Esq., At Large Professional Representative, Coral Gables
  • Melissa D. Spangler, Esq., At Large Professional Representative, Tampa
  • Chante’ Jones, Esq., Executive Director, OPPG, Tallahassee

Executive Board Members

  • RPPTL Representative: Angela Adams, Esq. St. Petersburg
  • Elder Law Representative: Jason Waddell, Immediate Past Chair, Elder Law Section
  • Professional Fiduciary: Elizabeth Williams, Jacksonville
  • Professional Guardian: Jetta Getty, Daytona Beach
  • Professional Guardian: Elena Z. George, Miami
  • Professional Fiduciary: Betsy Leslie, J.D., Tampa
  • At Large Professional: Sarah Butters, Esq. Tallahassee
  • At Large Professional: Melissa Spangler, General Counsel, Raymond James Trust, N.A.
  • At Large Professional: Leann Moore, Senior Move Manager, Tampa
  • At Large Professional: Kristen M. Cole, Care Manager, Sarasota
  • At Large Professional: Stacy Rubel, Esq., The Virgil Law Firm
  • Executive Director of Council: Darby Jones, J.D., Professional Fiduciary
  • Council Administrator: Renee Barry

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Professional Fiduciary Council of Florida
3637 4th Street North, Suite #270
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
727-350-4049

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