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:
Director of Community Development
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 104
Responsibilities:
Coordinates agency’s response to monitoring entities.  Maintains agencies corporate status, not-for-profit status with the accompanying reporting requirements.  Preparation of documents and legal pleadings, processing client financials.

Name:
Shanova Paul. BS, MBA    
Title:
CFO
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 101
Responsibilities:
All financial duties regarding OPG. Inc. and Guardianships. Responsible for administrative accounting work in terms of the Operation of North Florida Office of Public Guardian, Inc. along with reconciliation and review of items in the Ward Accounting System.  Work is performed under the Executive Director’s supervision with interaction with Paralegal, Account manager and Case Managers.

Name:
Francois Louis, MAS
Title:
Guardian Representative
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 107
Responsibilities:
Regular liaison with care providers, service providers and medical personnel to ensure appropriate care, treatment planning and advocacy for wards primarily serves the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 14th Judicial Circuits.
 
Name:
Valerie Franklin, BS, FRP    
Title:
Director of Legal Services Division Paralegal
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 112
Responsibilities:
Maintain processes for legal pleading requests and prioritization of pleading requests. Monitors the OPG Legal Pleadings Service List for court orders and ensures appropriate agency staff receive applicable orders.  Coordinates and the intake and assessment of referral requests.  Maintain agency’s prioritization of referrals.
 
Name:
Gail Rapp, BS    
Title:
Director of Case Management
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 105
Responsibilities:
Regular liaison with care providers, service providers and medical personnel to ensure appropriate care, treatment planning and advocacy for wards.

Name:
Stephen Schodowski, MPA    
Title:
Guardian Representative
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 102
Responsibilities:
Regular liaison with care providers, service providers and medical personnel to ensure appropriate care, treatment planning and advocacy for wards, primarily serves the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 14th Judicial Circuits.

Name:
Karla March. BS    
Title:
Guardian Representative
Phone:
850-487-4609
Responsibilities:
Regular liaison with care providers, service providers and medical personnel to ensure appropriate care, treatment planning and advocacy for wards, primarily serves the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 14th Judicial Circuits.

Name:
Symenthia Ray, MSW    
Title:
Guardian Representative
Phone:
850-487-4609
Responsibilities:
Regular liaison with care providers, service providers and medical personnel to ensure appropriate care, treatment planning and advocacy for wards, primarily serves the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and  14th Judicial Circuits.

Name:
Pamela Kyllonen, BSW    
Title:
Guardian Representative
Phone:
850-487-4609 ext 114
Responsibilities:
Regular Liaison with care providers, service providers and medial personnel to ensure appropriate care, treatment planning and advocacy for wards, primarily serves the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 14th Judicial Circuits

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