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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Karl Vinola

Karl Viñola

Chairperson

BA  – Computer Science
City College of New York

I am a software development consultant with a primary focus on database technologies and user-interaction design.  I have a strong passion for ethnic and racial equality due to the injustices I witnessed as a child in Manila, Philippines.

I am fluent in Tagalog.

Jonathan Bleiweiss

Jonathan Bleiweiss

Treasurer

MBA
University of Phoenix
BA – History
Eckerd College

After serving as a police officer and then a convict, my eyes were opened to the injustices of the legal system.

I started the Florida Justice Center to help those marginalized and disenfranchised by the system.

Board Member - Sheelena Taylor

Sheleena Taylor

Board Member

MA - Education Leadership
Columbia University
BA  – History
Washington University

I am a lifelong educator who loves working with kids.  I am appreciative to be part of their journey to grow as intellectuals and as individuals.  My service, hard work, and dedication has made me one of the highest performing teachers in Florida.

I am excited to use my experience to help give others a second chance.

Michael Mueller

Michael Mueller

Secretary

BS - Economics
Eckerd College

I am a real estate investor in Tampa, Florida.  I strongly believe in the mission of the Florida Justice Center and support it with all my heart.

Board Member - Dr. Richard Louis

Dr. Richard Louis

Board Member

Ed.D. - Organizational Leadership
Nova Southeastern University
MBA - Human Resource Management
Nova Southeastern University
MA - Sports Administration
Wayne State University
BS - Athletic Administration
St. John's University

I am currently the Associate Dean of Student Services as well as an adjunct professor at Broward College teaching courses such as Training & Development, Entrepreneurship, and Applied Organizational Behavior & Leadership.

My published doctoral dissertation title was “The Relationship Between Recidivism Rates and Post-Release Employment."

In the course of a more than 25-year career, I have held numerous leadership positions in education, non-profits, and criminal justice reform advocacy.

I am a member of The African American Advisory Council of the City of Hollywood, Florida and am also the founder and president of the consulting firm, Springfield Heights Associates.

Board Member - Derek Lee

Derek Lee

Board Member

Having spent the greater part of my professional career as the owner of a marketing agency serving both local businesses and national brands, I joined Compass as a Real Estate Advisor to apply my skills, background, and experience in new and exciting ways that help my clients.

I am passionate about helping people. I serve on the Boards of Broward House and GLBX. Additionally, I give my support to multiple charities in South Florida including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Covenant House, The Poverello Center and Kakes 4 Kids, Good Karma Pet Rescue and Shih Tzu Rescue of Davie. I am active in several local Chambers of Commerce and am a graduate of Leadership Fort Lauderdale Class 22.

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