Staff

Staffing Composition: The Office of Public Guardian, Inc., has a well-qualified staff. Florida law requires that each office of public guardian maintain a staff or contract with professionally qualified individuals to carry out the guardianship functions, including an attorney experienced in probate areas and at least one other person who has a master’s degree in social work, a gerontologist or a nurse.The Office of Public Guardian is very fortunate to have on staff one attorney, two master’s level social workers, and one social worker with a bachelor’s degree and over 15 years of social work experience. There is also an accounts’ manager and a paralegal/administrative assistant on staff. Collectively, the staff has over 40 years of public guardianship experience.
Name:
Karen Campbell, J.D.
Title:
Executive Director/Attorney
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 103
Responsibilities:
Manages operation of agency. Acts as attorney for guardianship estates.

Name:
Mary Callahan, BS
Title:
Program Specialist
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 104
Responsibilities:
Preparation of documents and legal pleadings, processing client financials.

Name:
Eileen Prince
Title:
Accounts’ Manager
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 101
Responsibilities:
All financial duties regarding OPG. Inc. and guardianships.

Name:
Stephen D. Bamford, LCSW
Title:
Guardian Representative
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 102
Responsibilities:
Regular liaison with care providers, service providers and medical personnel to insure appropriate care, treatment planning and advocacy for wards.
Name:
Valerie Franklin, BS
Title:
Paralegel
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 112
Responsibilities:
Prepares and E-Files legal pleadings, documents and reports. Schedules hearings. Serves as legal unit liaison with judicial assistants, clerks of court staff, attorneys, and examining committee members to facilitate legal process
Name:
Gail Rapp, BS
Title:
Guardian Representative
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 105
Responsibilities:
Regular liaison with care providers, service providers and medical personnel to insure appropriate care, treatment planning and advocacy for wards.

Name:
JoNetta Chukes, MSW
Title:
Guardian Representative
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 106
Responsibilities:
Regular liaison with care providers, service providers and medical personnel to insure appropriate care, treatment planning and advocacy for wards, primarily serves the 14th Circuit.

Name:
Wendi Guyer, MSW
Title:
Guardian Representative
Phone:
850-487-4609
Responsibilities:
Regular liaison with care providers, service providers and medical personnel to insure appropriate care, treatment planning and advocacy for wards, primarily serves the 14th Circuit.

Name:
Symenthia Ray, MSW
Title:
Guardian Representative
Phone:
850-487-4609
Responsibilities:
Regular liaison with care providers, service providers and medical personnel to insure appropriate care, treatment planning and advocacy for wards, primarily serves the 14th Circuit.

Name:
Shanova Paul, BS, MBA
Title:
Administrative Assistant and Fiscal Assistant
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 100
Responsibilities:
Assists the Executive Director in community development activities. Supports the office with general administrative duties in addition to all financial duties regarding the OPG wards and guardianship.

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