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Broward County > Public Communications > Speakers Bureau Agency Listing
Welcome to Broward County's Speakers Bureau. Staff professionals and subject matter experts from Broward County agencies are available to speak on a variety of topics, including those listed below. Choose from the list of topics, or call an agency directly to collaborate on a topic.

Accounting Division
Provides financial information for residents, legislative and oversight bodies, investors and creditors, to assess accountability and make social and economic decisions.

Animal Care
Promotes responsible pet ownership, animal care and licensing, community safety, adoptions, and pet population control.

Lisa Mendheim, Education Outreach Coordinator

954-359-1010

Aviation Department
Operates the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and North Perry Airport. Provides area residents with information about the Airport and its related projects. FLL's Speaker's Bureau offers presentations to business organizations, civic groups, and homeowner associations. Speakers can discuss a wide variety of topics including but not limited to the Airport's rich history, growth, and the South Runway Expansion Program. Presentations last approximately 25 minutes and can be customized for your organization to schedule a speaker contact:

Gregory Meyer

954-359-6116

Steve Belleme, Airport Development Manager 

954-359-2336

Winston Cannicle, Noise Control/Environmental Officer

954-359-6181

Allan Siegel, Community Outreach Coordinator 954-359-6978
Angela Newland, Aviation Assistant Director of Airport Development 954-359-6148
Marc Gambrill, Director of Capital Improvement Program 954-359-2343
Trevor Fisher, Director of Airport Expansion Program 954-359-6866
Mike Pacitto, Director of Planning 954-359-6013

Broward Addiction Recovery Center   
Provides programs to help ensure Broward County residents are self-sufficient, healthy and free from addiction. Education is one of the keys to preventing substance abuse. Members of the Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) staff are available as speakers for schools, community organizations and other groups that want to learn more about how to prevent alcohol and drug addiction, and how to provide hope, help and recovery for those who are addicted.

Paul Faulk, Division Director

954-357-4860

Jasmine Bascombe, Clinical Director

954-357-5082

Community Partnerships Division
Provides planning, coordinating, administering and evaluating a comprehensive array of human service programs for children and adults including behavioral health, child care licensing, sexual assault treatment and counseling, health care, HIV/AIDS, and homeless services.

Mandy Wells, Director 

954-357-8647

William Green, Health Care Services

954-357-5398

Miriam Firpo-Jimenez, Nancy Cotterman Center 954-357-5775

Deborah Meidinger-Hosey, Child Care Licensing and
Enforcement

954-357-4800

Michael Wright, Homeless Initiative Partnership 954-357-6167
Linda Raybin, Children's Services 954-357-7249

Construction Management Division
Directs the planning, design and construction process for new and renovated County facilities.

Steve Hammond

954-357-7762

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Promotes leisure and meeting/convention travel to Broward County. Promotes economic development of Broward County.

Nicki E. Grossman, President

954-765-2477

John Webb, Senior Vice President 954-765-2460
Albert Tucker, Vice President, Multicultural Business Development 954-767-2456
Alfredo Gonzalez, Vice President, Tourism & International Sales 954-767-2446
Noelle P. Stevenson, Film Commissioner 954-767-2440

Christine Tascione, Vice President Convention and Group Sales

954-765-2466

Bruce Appel, Vice President of Administration

954-765-2477

Kim Butler, Vice President of Marketing and Communications

954-765-2442

Carlos J. Puentes, Convention Center Operations

954-765-5908

Mark Gatley, Convention Center Operations

954-765-5920

Cultural Division
Enhances the community's cultural environment through the development of arts.

Earl Bosworth

954-357-7456

Jody Horne-Leshinsky

954-357-7463

Economic and Small Business Development
Implements strategies to enhance Broward County’s economy and contribute to an improved quality of life for all residents. Areas of focus include value-added job creation, business expansion and retention, small business growth, business development, international trade development, export readiness and entrepreneurial training and development. Services are delivered by the agency and through partnerships with state, local and private sector organizations. The Office of Economic and Small Business Development promotes equal access to Broward County procurement opportunities for small business enterprises in local and federal small business programs, and helps position small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to take advantage of opportunities, and grow their businesses beyond Broward.  

Sandy-Michael McDonald, Director

954-357-5673

Christopher Atkinson, Assistant Director 954-357-6560
Steven Tinsley, Economic Development and International Trade Manager

954-357-8075

Jasmine Jones, Community Relations and Outreach Manager

954-357-8076

Elderly and Veterans Services Division
Assists physically and psychiatrically disabled elders, veterans, their dependants, and dependant survivors in an effort to help them remain independent in the community.

William Metcalf, Community Care for the Elderly

954-537-2936

Chavella Williams, Mental Health

954-537-2936

Owen Walker, Veterans Services

954-537-2936

Carol Wheat, Volunteer Services

954-537-2936

Emergency Management Division
Develops emergency planning, response, mitigation and recovery activities for Broward County. Free training and presentations on emergency management-related issues available upon request.

Miguel Ascarrunz

954-831-3908

Richard Allen

954-831-3909

Enterprise Technology Services
Provides quality information technology services to County agencies. Plans, evaluates, develops and implements information technology in support of county-approved goals, objectives and priorities.

John Bruno

954-357-8821

Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department     
Enforces federal, state and local air pollution regulations through licensing and compliance activities and by promoting pollution prevention. Protects and manages Broward County's water resources. Develops an urban redevelopment strategy for Broward County and its partner cities.

Development and Environmental Regulation Division
Ensures that the regional impaces of proposed development are addressed through the provision of adequate facilities and services, and that plans for such developments comply with the Land Development Code and the Natural Resource Protection Code.  

Leonard Vialpando, FEMA Flood Maps and NAVD 88

954-519-1473

Ryan Goldman, Wetlands and Ecology

954-519-1266

Peter Burke, Tree Resources 954-519-1244

David Danovitz, Land Development Code 

954-357-6621

Evy Kalus, Impact Fees 954-357-6637

Environmental Licensing and Building Permitting

The Environmental Licensing and Building Permitting Permitting, protects public safety, health and welfare by administering and enforcing all applicable building, zoning and consumer protection ordinances, codes, laws, rules, resolutions and regulations in effect in Broward County, Florida.

Mona Fandel, Consumer Protection

954-765-5081

Joel Metter, Consumer Protection 954-765-5081
David Burgueno, Contractor, Licensing and Enforcement 954-765-5081

Natural Resources Planning and Management Division
Protects and manages Broward County's beach and marine resources, provides countywide water resources planning and management, implements the County's land stewardship program, provides environmental monitoring and coordinates regional climate change initiatives.

Eric Meyers, Beach Restoration

954-519-1231 or 954-357-6632

Dr. Nancy Gassman, Climate Change 954-519-1295
Elizabeth Humple, Environmental Monitoring 954-519-1451
Reginal Page, Laboratory Operations 954-519-1422
Don Burgess, Land Stewardship Program 954-519-0305
Dr. Ken Banks, Marine Resources 954-519-1207
Diana Guidry, NatureScape Program 954-519-0317
Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Water Resources 954-519-1270

Planning and Redevelopment Division
Sustain and enhance the quality of life in Broward County by promoting effective and efficient uses of urban and environmental resources through local and regional planning.

Glenn Amoruso, Land Use and Comprehensive Planning 954-357-6679

Vicki Morrow, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

954-357-6618

Irena Householder, Demographic Data 954-357-6614

Cathy Randazzo, Redevelopment

954-357-6674

Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division
Protects Broward County's environment through environmental regulation and inspection, wellfield protection, and cleanup; and promotes environmental protection and conservation through public outreach. The Division administers the Go SOLAR grant program which makes it easier for residents and businesses to convert to solar energy, by reducing the cost and wait time associated with the installation process for photovoltaic (PV) rooftop solar systems.

Daniela Banu, Air Quality

954-519-1220

Josephina Cisneros, Go SOLAR Program 954-519-1215
Kenneth Dobies, Go SOLAR Program 954-519-0313
Maribel Feliciano, Air Quality and Climate Change, Go SOLAR Program 954-519-1424
Lorenzo Fernandez, Environmental Cleanup 954-519-1249
Alfred Gomez, Pollution Prevention 954-519-1259
Jeffrey Halsey, Environmental Protection, Go SOLAR Program 954-519-1468
Dennis Pustizzi, Go SOLAR Program 954-765-4400, ext. 9367
Sermin Unsal, Waste Management 954-519-1460
Ali Younes, Regulatory Inspections, Hazardous Materials and Storage Tanks 954-519-1286
Lenny Vialpando, Go SOLAR Program 954-765-4400, ext. 9809

Facilities Management Division     
Manages, operates, maintains and handles security of County-owned and leased facilities.

Scott Campbell, Facilities Maintenance 

954-357-5590

Albert Peterson, Energy Management 954-357-6489

Family Success Administration Division
Through Family Success Centers and other programs, helps families and individuals achieve and maintain health, safety and economic stability. Assists with housing, food, utilities, job and skills training, budgeting skills, and mental health services.

Patricia West, Director

954-357-6367

Ismael Martinez, Assistant Director 954-357-6147

Helen Hinton, Regional Manager, Edgar P. Mills Family Success Center (Central)

954-357-5001

Kathy Williamson-Wesley, Regional Manager, North Region Family Success Center (Pompano Beach)

954-357-5324

Angie Washington, Regional Manager, Northwest Family Success Center (Coral Springs)

954-357-4957

Ofelia Cardenas, Regional Manager, South Region Family Success Center (West Park)/Davie Family Success Center 

954-357-5625

Raynold Sam, Section Manager, Community Action Agency 954-357-5800
Audrey Ljung, Regional Manager, Community Action Agency 954-357-5803

Fleet Services
Fleet Services keeps the “wheels of government” turning, providing fleet services and vehicle and equipment maintenance programs.

Phyllis Braswell

954-357-6423

Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division
Maintains County road system and bridges including cleaning and moving, patching and resurfacing, canal and guardrail maintenance, street cleaning and stormwater drainage installation.

Anh Ton 

 954-357-6040

Highway and Construction Engineering Division
Manages major roadway improvement projects under the County's capital improvement program, conducts roadway inspections for County roadways and manages intersection improvement and congestion management projects.

Richard Tornese

954-577-4579

Historical Commission
Encourages awareness of local history and preserves the artifacts of the County’s heritage. Provides research and archival facilities, and lends technical advice regarding historic preservation and archeological projects.

David Baber, County Historic Preservation Coordinator 

954-357-5554

Matthew Defelice, County Archaeologist 954-357-5506

Peggy D. Davis, Libraries Manager

954-357-5553

Housing Finance and Community Development Division        
Provide housing which persons and families of low, moderate or middle income can afford, and capital for investment in such housing. Create partnerships, maximize resources and find new tools to develop and preserve affordable housing and improve communities.

Ralph Stone/Suzanne Fejes, Affordable Housing Programs

954-357-4900

Mildred Reynolds, First Time Homebuyers/Mortgage Credit Certificate 954-357-4939
Michael Huneke, Neighborhood Stabilization Program 954-357-4906
Norm Howard, Housing Finance Authority 954-357-4925

Human Resources Division
Maintains a fulfilling work environment by promoting professional and personal development, career advancement, competitive job benefits, and a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity and workplace equity.

Kevin Kelleher, Director 

954-357-6002

Mary McDonald, Assistant Director 954-357-6044
Michael Chasin, Staffing Services 954-357-6434
Susan DellCioppia, Learning & Organizational Development 954-357-6588

Human Services Department
Provides innovative and integrated health and human services that promote wellness and self-sufficiency to promote quality of life for all Broward County residents.

Michael Elwell

954-357-6385

Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards, Office of
Coordinates all Broward County Government equal opportunity programs. Enforces federal, state, and local discrimination laws for employment, housing and public accommodations. Educates the public about their rights. Assists in training County employees on the Broward County Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies, ADA compliance, and equal employment opportunity laws and policies. Promotes the goals of the Broward County Commission at the federal, state and local levels. Increases County resources through grants. Administers County Commission appointments to boards, agencies and authorities.

Edward G. Labrador, Esq., Director; Intergovernmental Advocacy, Cone of Silence, Living Wage, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Ethics, Wage Recovery

954-357-7135

Myrna Lopez-Arango, Assistant to the Office Director; Sterling Process 954-357-7315
C. Marty Cassini, Legislative Counsel; State and Federal Government Relations, Boards, Agencies and Authorities 954-357-6440
Fay Outten, Human Rights Officer; Discrimination in Public Places and Fair Housing 954-357-7800
Steve Patterson, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Administrator/Health Insurance Portability and Affordability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Officer 954-357-6047
Alan Tiano, Grants Research Coordinator; Grant Writing, Implementation, Management and Compliance 954-357-5338

Libraries Division
Provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation.

Access Services 954-357-8687

Adult Literacy Services

954-357-5976

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center 954-357-6282
Bienes Museum of the Modern Book 954-357-8692

Books-by-Mail

954-357-5757

Community Partnerships and Broward County Library Public Service

954-201-2657

E-Services

954-357-7977

Main Library Information and Reference Services

954-357-7444

Interlibrary Loan Services

954-357-7442

Main Library Tours 

954-357-7443

Talking Book Library

954-357-7555

Volunteer Services

954-201-8381 

Youth Services

954-357-7470

Management and Budget, Office of 
Coordinates budget and management policy activities of county government and analyzes the fiscal impact of all proposed county ordinances and relevant proposed state legislation.

Kayla Olsen, Director 954-357-6346

Marci Gelman

954-357-6345

Medical Examiner and Trauma Services, Office of
Investigates all violent, suspicious, unnatural and unattended deaths, and performs toxicology testing for drugs and poisons for police and health departments. Topics include role of the medical examiner, alcohol abuse and alcoholism, traffic injuries, poisonings, trauma services, ambulance certifications/enforcement, drug abuse and domestic violence.

Craig Mallak, M.D., Medical Examiner

954-357-5200

Cheryl Rashkin, Trauma Services

954-357-5234

Lance G. Davis, M.D., Associate Medical Examiner

954-357-5215

Harold Schueler, Ph.D., Chief Toxicologist

954-357-5220

Rebecca MacDougall, Associate Medical Examiner

954-357-5216

Parks and Recreation Division
Broward County Parks and Recreation is “dedicated to providing exceptional services and facilities essential to the quality of life in Broward County while preserving our natural areas.” Our countywide network of regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas offers recreational opportunities for all ages. Three of the agency’s units are also responsible for programming on a countywide basis – Special Populations Section, SWIM Central, and Extension Education Section. 

Parks Public Communications Group

954-357-8114

Extension Education

954-357-5270

- Commercial Horticulture 954-357-5279
- Urban Horticulture 954-357-5280
- 4-H Youth Development 954-357-5278
- Family and Consumer Sciences 954-357-5277
North Broward Parks 954-357-8700

South Broward Parks

954-357-8802

Special Populations Programs (Persons with Disabilities)

954-357-8170
TTY: 954-537-2844
 

Planning and Development Group 954-357-8114
- Natural Resources and Land Management Section 954-357-8114

SWIM Central 

954-357-7946

Volunteers 

954-357-8153

Port Everglades Department
Maintains an active Speakers Bureau whose members are available to make presentations tailored to your business group, civic group or community organization on a variety of topics, including the Port’s operations, environmental programs, the cruise and cargo industries, international trade and the seaport’s on-going capital improvement program.

Ellen Kennedy, Corporate and Community Relations

954-468-3527 or
954-468-3505

Public Communications, Office of 
Administers the County’s communications with residents, businesses, visitors and employees to market and increase awareness of County services and programs. Manages the County’s website. Handles public information during emergencies.

Margaret Stapleton

954-357-6931

Ric Barrick

954-357-8541

Public Works Department
The Broward County Public Works Department manages design, construction and maintenance of the County's streets, storm water systems and building facilities. This includes maintenance and operation of virtually all traffic signals in the County. The department also provides water and wastewater services to large portions of the County's residents. In conjunction with the Broward County Resource Recovery Board and City governments, the department also manages the regional solid waste and recycling program.

Thomas Hutka, Director 954-357-6410

Purchasing Division
Procures goods, services and construction for Broward County Government agencies under the supervision of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.

Brenda J. Billingsley, "Doing Business with Broward County" & General Purchasing

954-357-6070

Glenn Marcos, "Doing Business with Broward County" & General Purchasing

954-357-6072

George Lewis, Construction Procurement

954-357-7998

Records, Taxes and Treasury Division
Records, stores and provides copies of public documents as part of the official record of Broward County Government. Operates the Value Adjustment Board, which settles disputes between taxpayers and the Property Appraiser concerning property taxation. Revenue Collection collects ad valorem (property) taxes and other taxes set at the local level, including those by Special Levying Districts, State Agencies and the County Commission. Acts as an agent for several state departments, including the Department of Revenue, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Tom Kennedy, Director

954-357-5777

Gary Mehringer, Assistant Director

954-357-5440

Jeannie Terwilliger, Recording

954-357-7274

Claudio Manicone, Tax Deeds and Tangible Personal Property Taxes, Tax Collection, and Licenses

954-357-8638

Dana Buker, Tax Deeds and Tangible Personal Property Taxes, Tax Collection, and Licenses

954-357-5378

Andre Morell, Document Control/Minutes

954-357-7298
Eileen Kavanah, Auto Tag and Vessel Registration 954-765-4666
Randall Luechauer, Tourist Development Tax 954-357-6171

Risk Management Division
Administers the County’s self insurance program for workers’ compensation, general liability, automobile liability, and property damage claims. Manages the safety and occupational health of County employees.

John Burkholder, Director

954-357-7200

Jeff O'Connor, Workers' Compensation

954-357-7230

Mitch Weinstein, Liability

954-357-7220

Jim Litrides, Safety and Occupational Health

954-357-8037

Jackie Binns, Contracts and Insurance

954-357-7210

Seaport Engineering and Construction Division
Plans for seaport development, to maintain existing facilities and manage design, engineering and construction of new facilities for Port Everglades clients and Broward County staff while protecting the environment within the Port jurisdictional area.

John Foglesong

954-468-0142

Solid Waste and Recycling Services
Manages a large portion of Broward County's waste and recycling services including collections in Unincorporated communities; household hazardous waste disposal; operations for three residential drop-off centers and the Southwest Regional Landfill; Keep Broward Beautiful programs; and recycling initiatives for multifamily complexes, government facilities and businesses throughout Broward County.

Recycling, Garbage/Trash, and Education Outreach

954-765-4999

Traffic Engineering Division
Provides for the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicular traffic within the County.

Andrew Sebo, Professional Engineer and Professional Traffic Operations Engineer

954-847-2618

Transit Division
Providing clean, safe, reliable and efficient transit services to the community. 
 

Tim Garling

954-357-8424

Phyllis Berry

954-357-8366

Doris Williams 954-357-6786
Barney McCoy, Service and Planning 954-357-8369
Israel Hernandez, Service and Planning 954-357-8485
Jonathan Roberson, Transit Planning 954-357-8338
Arethia Douglas, Capital Projects 954-357-8375
Irvin Minney, Community Bus Service 954-357-7713
Paul Strobis, Paratransit Services 954-357-8321
Tarnell Carroll, Youth Groups 954-357-8347
Natalie Goldberg, Partnership Development 954-357-8311

Transportation Department
Providing mobility options to keep the public and County government on the move. 

Chris Walton, Director

954-357-8301

Nikki Brooks, Budget

954-357-8586

Water and Wastewater Services
Provides water and wastewater management services and programs, balancing quality of life needs with sound environmental practices.

Water and Wastewater Services Administration 

954-831-0704


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