Board Members & Committees

Roslyn Alic-Batson, MSM, CPPB : President, Best Practices Committee

Roslyn Alic-Batson, MSM, CPPB

President, Best Practices Committee

Ms. Roslyn Alic-Batson has been employed by Miami-Dade County for 23 years. Currently sheworks in the Internal Services Department, Procurement Management Services Division. Roslyn has a distinct track record of diverse community involvement. She Chaired for two termsof the Section for Women in Public Administration of the American Society for PublicAdministration (ASPA) and served as a board member. She is the chairperson of the MiramarCultural Arts Center Citizens Advisory Committee, Past President and Corresponding Secretaryfor the South Florida Chapter of ASPA, a member of the Greater Caribbean American Chamberof Commerce and a past president of the Grenada Cultural Association of South Florida, pastdirector on the Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation Board of Directors. Roslyn is also amember of the Miramar Democratic Club and a Democratic Executive Committee Member forBroward County. Roslyn also has an interest in politics and has worked on over 30 politicalcampaigns over the years. Ms. Alic-Batson received her High School Diploma from North Miami Beach Senior HighSchool, an Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration from Miami-Dade CommunityCollege, a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Management from Florida International Universityand a Master’s of Science in Management Degree from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.Roslyn also hold the designation of Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB). She shares herlife with her two daughters Darcy and Jovana, her grandchildren Ava and Chase and her life partner Glenn Joseph.

Seraphin Bernard, MPA : President-Elect, Women’s History, Awards Reception, Fiscal Policy & Sponsorship

Seraphin Bernard, MPA

President-Elect, Women’s History, Awards Reception, Fiscal Policy & Sponsorship

Seraphin Bernard, MPA is a Special Administrator with the Budget and Finance Bureau of the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department. He previously worked in a number of different capacities with Miami-Dade Transit Department. Because of Mr. Bernard’s experience conducting outreach throughout the County, he was tapped by the Miami-Dade County Manager’s office to work on the Building Better Communities Bond Program in 2004. He was the North Central coordinator for the public education campaign, which won the County a National Association of Counties award. Mr. Bernard also worked as Central Coordinator for the People’s Transportation Plan referendum campaign, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2002. Mr. Bernard is actively involved in the civic life of the community. He is a member and past President of the Miami chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). Mr. Bernard holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and master's degree in Public Administration from Florida International University.

Angela Miller, MPA : Recording Secretary, Best Practice Committee, Membership Committee,

Angela Miller, MPA

Recording Secretary, Best Practice Committee, Membership Committee,

Recently received a MSW from Florida International University and will be pursuing a MPA during the Fall 2016 semester. In obtaining this Master of Social Work degree she will able to mentor and empower upcoming social service staff desiring to work in either the public or private sector. She has been employed with Miami Dade County’s Community Action and Human Services Department for over 20 years. As an active ASPA member she was recently awarded the Special President’s Award during the Annual ASPA Awards Banquet. Her professional interests involve advocating for social service needs in the community and empowering underserved residents. She has also served over 10 years as a volunteer on the Financial Stability Impact Council with United Way. This organization has provided and continues to provide needed funding resources for a number of community based organizations serving disadvantaged residents of Miami Dade County.

Jessica Jones, MPA : Treasurer, Fiscal Policy & Sponsorship

Jessica Jones, MPA

Treasurer, Fiscal Policy & Sponsorship

Jessica Jones, MPA has been a dedicated and devoted public servant for 18 years. She has worked for Miami-Dade County in various capacities with increased responsibilities in each. Ms. Jones studied Public Administration at Florida International University and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from FIU. In addition to her work with the ASPA South Florida chapter, she successfully coordinated and raised thousands of dollars for the 2015-2016 United Way campaign in her role as Miami-Dade County Finance Department’s UW campaign coordinator. Ms. Jones is also active with the Miami-Dade County Goodwill Ambassador Program and is on the By-Law Committee which is currently working with policy makers to establish a Board for this program. Ms. Jones is an ardent supporter of public sector accreditation and has made it her primary goal as an ASPA board member to work towards crafting a national professional certification program for all civil servants. This model will serve as a foundation towards unilateral accreditation which will enhance and promote professionalism in the public service workforce.

Carolyn Francis-Royer, MPA : Corresponding Secretary, Women's History, Awards Reception

Carolyn Francis-Royer, MPA

Corresponding Secretary, Women's History, Awards Reception

Carolyn Francis-Royer serves as the Corresponding Secretary for our local chapter of ASPA. She has been a public servant for over 16 years and currently serve as the Community Development Block Grant Administrator for the City of North Miami. Many years ago, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management and International Business from Florida International University. After many years of service, she decided to enhance her skills as a public administrator and pursue a Master's degree. Carolyn is approaching the final months of this journey, and will be graduating from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in December 2014 with a Master of Public Administration and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Carolyn is the co-founder and current Vice President of the Master of Public Administration Student Association (MPASA) at FAU. Working full time, attending classes at night and on weekends, and caring for her family, especially her two children (a 21-year old college student and a 13-year old girl heading to high school), has borne many challenges. However, dedication to family, education and commitment to public service motivates her to strive for excellence. Her diligence has helped secure two graduate level scholarships at FAU. Carolyn’s experience as a public servant along with her educational journey will certainly help in her service to our local chapter. She is looking forward to the opportunity to serve.

Agatha S. Caraballo, PhD : Immediate Past President, Best Practices Committee, Scholarship & Awards Committee

Agatha S. Caraballo, PhD

Immediate Past President, Best Practices Committee, Scholarship & Awards Committee

A Digital Instructor and the Director of the Bachelor of Public Administration program in the Department of Public Administration at Florida International University (FIU). She earned both her PhD in Public Affairs and Bachelor of Science in Communications degrees from FIU. Her research focuses on community development programs, diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility. She presently serves as the Director of the Council for Corporate Responsibility and is a board member and committee chair for several other organizations, including the South Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), the South Florida Diversity Council, ASPA’s Section for Women in Public Administration, and the Public Administration Theory Network 2014 Conference Host Committee. Dr. Caraballo is also a member of the United States Technical Advisory Group in Human Resource Management for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a committee spearheaded by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). As a former Financial Aid Advisor and Career Development Coordinator, she is proud to mentor several high school and college students. She is married with two children and resides in Miami.

acarabal@fiu.edu
Rene Lazaro Hernandez : Student Representative, Membership Committee, Awards Reception, Women’s History

Rene Lazaro Hernandez

Student Representative, Membership Committee, Awards Reception, Women’s History

Rene Lazaro Hernandez has over 13 years of professional experience. He has extensive leadership and operational abilities in large and complex environments, most recent as Regional Activity Manager. Rene holds an Associate’s degree from Miami Dade College and a Bachelor’s degree from Florida International University in Public Administration and currently is furthering his education through an Executive Master of Public Administration. Rene is serving as the Student Representative on the ASPA South Florida Chapter Board.

Melissa Dynan, MPA : Board Member (2019), Marketing & Communications Committee

Melissa Dynan, MPA

Board Member (2019), Marketing & Communications Committee

Melissa Dynan is a public service professional with more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and human services and has been a strong advocate for people experiencing homelessness. She embraces a holistic approach to community development, one that includes affordable housing, education, workforce development, and health/wellness. Melissa strives to engage people in the process to shape their community, as well as build partnerships to identify and implement creative solutions to dynamic issues.
Active in civic and community engagement, Melissa has consulted on numerous political campaigns. Passionate about encouraging and supporting women to run for elected office, she aspires to collaborate with others to create a significant impact in women holding local office. Her volunteer activities include the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade and the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County. Melissa received her Master of Public Administration from Suffolk University, Boston.

dynanconsulting@gmail.com
Rina R. Gomez, BBA, MPA, PHR : Board Member (2018), By-Laws & Chapter History, Marketing & Communications Committee

Rina R. Gomez, BBA, MPA, PHR

Board Member (2018), By-Laws & Chapter History, Marketing & Communications Committee

Rina R. Gomez, BBA, MPA, PHR (2016) graduated from Florida International University (FIU) in 2002 with Master’s Degree of Public Administration. Rina holds a Professional in Human Resources Certification since 2007. Rina’s expertise in the Human Resources field has been applied in both the private and the public sector. Rina began her career as a public servant in the year 2000 when she joined Miami-Dade County as a Human Resources Professional. In 2002 she became a member of the FIU faculty where she has taught Undergraduate and Graduate courses, such as Personnel Skills for Administrators, Values, Ethics and Conflict Resolution, Exploring Leadership: Yourself, your Organizations and your Communities and the Integrative Seminar. Rina has been a member of ASPA since 2006 and is a member of the Spanish American League Against Discrimination (SALAD). Rina’s bi-cultural background and focus on community collaboration has led her to a number of volunteer opportunities. Rina strives to motivate her staff and students to serve the community for each have a pivotal role in enhancing the constituent’s quality of life.

rinag@miamidade.gov
Glenn C. Joseph , MBA, MPA : Board Member (2019), Best Practices Committee, SECOPA Conference Committee, By-Laws & Chapter History, Fiscal Policy & Sponsorship

Glenn C. Joseph , MBA, MPA

Board Member (2019), Best Practices Committee, SECOPA Conference Committee, By-Laws & Chapter History, Fiscal Policy & Sponsorship

Glenn C. Joseph , MBA, MPA is Vice President/Director for Munro & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in government and public relations, political consulting and management. He has an extensive background in the Aviation Industry where he has worked extensively over the past twenty-five years in different capacities for; Eastern Airlines, Pan American Airways, Carnival Airlines, Flamingo Air International, Ltd., InterIsland Airways, Ltd., Sky King, Ltd., and Air Jamaica Holdings, Inc. He has also worked for eleven years in the Travel Industry. He has an MBA from the University of Phoenix in Business Administration, International Relations, and Public Administration and an MPA from Walden University. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Walden University. He did some graduate work at City University of New York in Management Information Systems, Financial Accounting, and Industrial Relations. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Financial Accounting from University of New Haven and an Associate of Arts degree from New York City College. Was a past president and currently serves on the board of ASPA South Florida Chapter. Glenn Joseph resides in Miramar, Florida.

glennjoseph5@gmail.com
Lorrie Kola : Board Member (2019), Program Committee, Women's History

Lorrie Kola

Board Member (2019), Program Committee, Women's History

Lorrie Kola is a government administrator possessing over twelve years of progressive experience in public administration with a strong focus in Procurement Management. She is currently a Senior Contracting Officer for Good and Services at Jackson Heath Systems and previously worked in different capacities for Miami-Dade County to include positions within the Community Action and Human Services Department, Water and Sewer Department, Transit Department and the Internal Services. She has an undergraduate degree in Management and Information Systems and a graduate degree in Human Resources Management from Florida International University. Her other professional affiliations outside of ASPA include National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP), NIGP-Southeast Florida Chapter, National Association of Professional Women (NAPAW), and the Nature Conservancy. She’s very passionate when it comes to professional growth and development and is the proud recipient of both designations provided by The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) - the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credentials.

Isidoro Lopez : Board Member (2019), Fiscal Policy & Sponsorship, Marketing & Communications Committee

Isidoro Lopez

Board Member (2019), Fiscal Policy & Sponsorship, Marketing & Communications Committee

Isidoro R. Lopez has built a reputation as a high energy public administrator and an effective problem solver, providing oversight for some of the County’s toughest projects during his 11-year career with Miami-Dade County government. Recruited as Customer Service Representative 2 for Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department in 2006, Mr. Lopez was entrenched in the eleventh largest Water and Sewer utility in the United States and third largest in the State of Florida.
In early 2014, Mr. Lopez was appointed to work under Director Bill Johnson and his administration overseeing the affairs of the Director’s office. He maintained the Water and Sewer Department’s leadership informed of the daily challenges associated with the Water and Wastewater operations and Customer Service initiatives. In late 2014, Mr. Lopez took on a position as the Architectural/Engineering ( A/E) Professional Services Manager and has undertaken the procurement and contractual drafting task of processing and meeting the consent decree’s goals set to expire in the year 2027, including but not limited to, the largest Capital Improvement budget weighing in at a measured 13.5 billion dollars.
Mr. Lopez holds a number of memberships in national and international organizations at the state, national and international level, including American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International City/Council Management Association (ICMA) and National Institute of Governmental Purchasing’s’ (NIGP) The Institute for Public Procurement.
Mr. Lopez is a native of Miami, Florida and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida International University as well as a Juris Doctorate Degree of Law from Nova Southeastern University and an LL.M. degree in International Commercial Arbitration from the University of Miami.
Mr. Lopez is honored and privileged to serve on the board of ASPA South Florida Chapter and assist the organization in its growth and local notoriety amongst South Florida’s Public Administration professionals.

Rick Morgan : Board Member (2019), Marketing & Communications Committee, Women’s History, Awards Reception

Rick Morgan

Board Member (2019), Marketing & Communications Committee, Women’s History, Awards Reception

Rick has dedicated himself to public service for the last two decades. He is often sought after for advisement on community based projects and nonprofit organizations. He offers expertise in donor relationship management, staff-board relationships, fundraising, and event production.
In 2010, he co-founded People In Crisis United to serve the displaced medical refugees at Holtz Children’s Hospital. The 501( 3) organization was incorporated with a broadened mission to improve the quality of life for the children and their families at Holtz Children’s Hospital. Working with the Social Media Club of South Florida, Rick was able to establish a strong network of supporters through an effective social media campaign which told the story of People In Crisis United. Rick has offered his services in social media engagement for both the public and private sectors.
Rick has also been a key administrator in a local, philanthropic network established by Kimberly Bacardi. In this role, his talents have been focused on fundraising, donor management, event production, media and public relations. Rick has been involved in establishing many nonprofit organization. He is often called upon to sit on event and host committees for nonprofit organizations. In 2012, his portrait was included in the I.Am.Wynwood series as a leading personality in the local art community. Professionally, Rick works in local government. Previously, he had a successful career in healthcare which included research, teaching, clinical, and corporate positions. He is registered with the National Board of Respiratory Care and maintains a license with the State of Florida as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Valerie Patterson, PhD : Board Member (2018), Scholarship & Awards Committee

Valerie Patterson, PhD

Board Member (2018), Scholarship & Awards Committee

Valerie Patterson, PH.D.(2016) is a Clinical Associate Professor in the public administration program at Florida International University (FIU). She received a Ph.D. in public administration from FIU in 1995 and is a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. She also serves as affiliated faculty with FIU’s African & African Diaspora Studies program and currently serves on its Steering Committee. She serves as affiliated faculty with FIU’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies. Her most recent research examines post racial performance of race, gender and policing in majority minority communities. She is the co-chair of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Policy and Management offered by the Public Administration program and teaches several of the graduate courses in the certificate including Human Resource Policy and Management, Administration and the Role of Women, and Applied Organization Theory and Behavior. She has published in Public Voices, Public Performance & Management Review, Public Personnel Management and several other journals. On the national level she currently serves as the outgoing chair of the Section on Historical, Artistic, and Reflective Expression (SHARE) of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA). In January 2013 Valerie was the fifth honoree inducted into the Martin Luther King Hall of Fame at Florida International University. In 2013 she was also honored by the ASPA South Florida chapter for Outstanding Service Excellence and received the Tendaji Award from FIU’s Black Student Union.

Sheryl St. Pierre : Board Member (2018), Marketing & Communication Committee - Newsletter

Sheryl St. Pierre

Board Member (2018), Marketing & Communication Committee - Newsletter

Sheryl St. Pierre joined the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in 2013. She currently serves as the editor of South Florida Administrator, the ASPA South Florida chapter’s newsletter.

Ms. St. Pierre is the Grants Administrator for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida Administrative Office of the Courts. She worked for the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces department from 2013-2015. In the summer of 2013, she trained as a Miami-Dade County Urban Fellow in the Grants Coordination unit of the Office of Management and Budget. Prior to joining county government, Ms. St. Pierre devoted twelve years as a Research Administrator to the Division of Research at Florida International University (FIU). In her appointment as FIU’s administrative liaison to the Federal Demonstration Partnership from 2002-2004, Ms. St. Pierre worked with members of all sectors in identifying, testing, and implementing public policy on federal grants and contracts.

Ms. St. Pierre holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Barry University. In 2013, she earned a Master of Public Administration degree from FIU, and three graduate certificates in: Community Development; Homeland Security and Emergency Management; and, International and Comparative Public Administration.

Roslyn Alic-Batson, MSM, CPPB : President, Best Practices Committee

Roslyn Alic-Batson, MSM, CPPB

President, Best Practices Committee

Ms. Roslyn Alic-Batson has been employed by Miami-Dade County for 23 years. Currently sheworks in the Internal Services Department, Procurement Management Services Division. Roslyn has a distinct track record of diverse community involvement. She Chaired for two termsof the Section for Women in Public Administration of the American Society for PublicAdministration (ASPA) and served as a board member. She is the chairperson of the MiramarCultural Arts Center Citizens Advisory Committee, Past President and Corresponding Secretaryfor the South Florida Chapter of ASPA, a member of the Greater Caribbean American Chamberof Commerce and a past president of the Grenada Cultural Association of South Florida, pastdirector on the Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation Board of Directors. Roslyn is also amember of the Miramar Democratic Club and a Democratic Executive Committee Member forBroward County. Roslyn also has an interest in politics and has worked on over 30 politicalcampaigns over the years. Ms. Alic-Batson received her High School Diploma from North Miami Beach Senior HighSchool, an Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration from Miami-Dade CommunityCollege, a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Management from Florida International Universityand a Master’s of Science in Management Degree from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.Roslyn also hold the designation of Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB). She shares herlife with her two daughters Darcy and Jovana, her grandchildren Ava and Chase and her life partner Glenn Joseph.

Angela Miller, MPA : Recording Secretary, Best Practice Committee, Membership Committee,

Angela Miller, MPA

Recording Secretary, Best Practice Committee, Membership Committee,

Recently received a MSW from Florida International University and will be pursuing a MPA during the Fall 2016 semester. In obtaining this Master of Social Work degree she will able to mentor and empower upcoming social service staff desiring to work in either the public or private sector. She has been employed with Miami Dade County’s Community Action and Human Services Department for over 20 years. As an active ASPA member she was recently awarded the Special President’s Award during the Annual ASPA Awards Banquet. Her professional interests involve advocating for social service needs in the community and empowering underserved residents. She has also served over 10 years as a volunteer on the Financial Stability Impact Council with United Way. This organization has provided and continues to provide needed funding resources for a number of community based organizations serving disadvantaged residents of Miami Dade County.

Jessica Jones, MPA : Treasurer, Fiscal Policy & Sponsorship

Jessica Jones, MPA

Treasurer, Fiscal Policy & Sponsorship

Jessica Jones, MPA has been a dedicated and devoted public servant for 18 years. She has worked for Miami-Dade County in various capacities with increased responsibilities in each. Ms. Jones studied Public Administration at Florida International University and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from FIU. In addition to her work with the ASPA South Florida chapter, she successfully coordinated and raised thousands of dollars for the 2015-2016 United Way campaign in her role as Miami-Dade County Finance Department’s UW campaign coordinator. Ms. Jones is also active with the Miami-Dade County Goodwill Ambassador Program and is on the By-Law Committee which is currently working with policy makers to establish a Board for this program. Ms. Jones is an ardent supporter of public sector accreditation and has made it her primary goal as an ASPA board member to work towards crafting a national professional certification program for all civil servants. This model will serve as a foundation towards unilateral accreditation which will enhance and promote professionalism in the public service workforce.

Agatha S. Caraballo, PhD : Immediate Past President, Best Practices Committee, Scholarship & Awards Committee

Agatha S. Caraballo, PhD

Immediate Past President, Best Practices Committee, Scholarship & Awards Committee

A Digital Instructor and the Director of the Bachelor of Public Administration program in the Department of Public Administration at Florida International University (FIU). She earned both her PhD in Public Affairs and Bachelor of Science in Communications degrees from FIU. Her research focuses on community development programs, diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility. She presently serves as the Director of the Council for Corporate Responsibility and is a board member and committee chair for several other organizations, including the South Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), the South Florida Diversity Council, ASPA’s Section for Women in Public Administration, and the Public Administration Theory Network 2014 Conference Host Committee. Dr. Caraballo is also a member of the United States Technical Advisory Group in Human Resource Management for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a committee spearheaded by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). As a former Financial Aid Advisor and Career Development Coordinator, she is proud to mentor several high school and college students. She is married with two children and resides in Miami.

acarabal@fiu.edu
Rene Lazaro Hernandez : Student Representative, Membership Committee, Awards Reception, Women’s History

Rene Lazaro Hernandez

Student Representative, Membership Committee, Awards Reception, Women’s History

Rene Lazaro Hernandez has over 13 years of professional experience. He has extensive leadership and operational abilities in large and complex environments, most recent as Regional Activity Manager. Rene holds an Associate’s degree from Miami Dade College and a Bachelor’s degree from Florida International University in Public Administration and currently is furthering his education through an Executive Master of Public Administration. Rene is serving as the Student Representative on the ASPA South Florida Chapter Board.

Rina R. Gomez, BBA, MPA, PHR : Board Member (2018), By-Laws & Chapter History, Marketing & Communications Committee

Rina R. Gomez, BBA, MPA, PHR

Board Member (2018), By-Laws & Chapter History, Marketing & Communications Committee

Rina R. Gomez, BBA, MPA, PHR (2016) graduated from Florida International University (FIU) in 2002 with Master’s Degree of Public Administration. Rina holds a Professional in Human Resources Certification since 2007. Rina’s expertise in the Human Resources field has been applied in both the private and the public sector. Rina began her career as a public servant in the year 2000 when she joined Miami-Dade County as a Human Resources Professional. In 2002 she became a member of the FIU faculty where she has taught Undergraduate and Graduate courses, such as Personnel Skills for Administrators, Values, Ethics and Conflict Resolution, Exploring Leadership: Yourself, your Organizations and your Communities and the Integrative Seminar. Rina has been a member of ASPA since 2006 and is a member of the Spanish American League Against Discrimination (SALAD). Rina’s bi-cultural background and focus on community collaboration has led her to a number of volunteer opportunities. Rina strives to motivate her staff and students to serve the community for each have a pivotal role in enhancing the constituent’s quality of life.

rinag@miamidade.gov
Glenn C. Joseph , MBA, MPA : Board Member (2019), Best Practices Committee, SECOPA Conference Committee, By-Laws & Chapter History, Fiscal Policy & Sponsorship

Glenn C. Joseph , MBA, MPA

Board Member (2019), Best Practices Committee, SECOPA Conference Committee, By-Laws & Chapter History, Fiscal Policy & Sponsorship

Glenn C. Joseph , MBA, MPA is Vice President/Director for Munro & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in government and public relations, political consulting and management. He has an extensive background in the Aviation Industry where he has worked extensively over the past twenty-five years in different capacities for; Eastern Airlines, Pan American Airways, Carnival Airlines, Flamingo Air International, Ltd., InterIsland Airways, Ltd., Sky King, Ltd., and Air Jamaica Holdings, Inc. He has also worked for eleven years in the Travel Industry. He has an MBA from the University of Phoenix in Business Administration, International Relations, and Public Administration and an MPA from Walden University. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Walden University. He did some graduate work at City University of New York in Management Information Systems, Financial Accounting, and Industrial Relations. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Financial Accounting from University of New Haven and an Associate of Arts degree from New York City College. Was a past president and currently serves on the board of ASPA South Florida Chapter. Glenn Joseph resides in Miramar, Florida.

glennjoseph5@gmail.com
Lorrie Kola : Board Member (2019), Program Committee, Women's History

Lorrie Kola

Board Member (2019), Program Committee, Women's History

Lorrie Kola is a government administrator possessing over twelve years of progressive experience in public administration with a strong focus in Procurement Management. She is currently a Senior Contracting Officer for Good and Services at Jackson Heath Systems and previously worked in different capacities for Miami-Dade County to include positions within the Community Action and Human Services Department, Water and Sewer Department, Transit Department and the Internal Services. She has an undergraduate degree in Management and Information Systems and a graduate degree in Human Resources Management from Florida International University. Her other professional affiliations outside of ASPA include National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP), NIGP-Southeast Florida Chapter, National Association of Professional Women (NAPAW), and the Nature Conservancy. She’s very passionate when it comes to professional growth and development and is the proud recipient of both designations provided by The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) - the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credentials.

Rick Morgan : Board Member (2019), Marketing & Communications Committee, Women’s History, Awards Reception

Rick Morgan

Board Member (2019), Marketing & Communications Committee, Women’s History, Awards Reception

Rick has dedicated himself to public service for the last two decades. He is often sought after for advisement on community based projects and nonprofit organizations. He offers expertise in donor relationship management, staff-board relationships, fundraising, and event production.
In 2010, he co-founded People In Crisis United to serve the displaced medical refugees at Holtz Children’s Hospital. The 501( 3) organization was incorporated with a broadened mission to improve the quality of life for the children and their families at Holtz Children’s Hospital. Working with the Social Media Club of South Florida, Rick was able to establish a strong network of supporters through an effective social media campaign which told the story of People In Crisis United. Rick has offered his services in social media engagement for both the public and private sectors.
Rick has also been a key administrator in a local, philanthropic network established by Kimberly Bacardi. In this role, his talents have been focused on fundraising, donor management, event production, media and public relations. Rick has been involved in establishing many nonprofit organization. He is often called upon to sit on event and host committees for nonprofit organizations. In 2012, his portrait was included in the I.Am.Wynwood series as a leading personality in the local art community. Professionally, Rick works in local government. Previously, he had a successful career in healthcare which included research, teaching, clinical, and corporate positions. He is registered with the National Board of Respiratory Care and maintains a license with the State of Florida as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Valerie Patterson, PhD : Board Member (2018), Scholarship & Awards Committee

Valerie Patterson, PhD

Board Member (2018), Scholarship & Awards Committee

Valerie Patterson, PH.D.(2016) is a Clinical Associate Professor in the public administration program at Florida International University (FIU). She received a Ph.D. in public administration from FIU in 1995 and is a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. She also serves as affiliated faculty with FIU’s African & African Diaspora Studies program and currently serves on its Steering Committee. She serves as affiliated faculty with FIU’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies. Her most recent research examines post racial performance of race, gender and policing in majority minority communities. She is the co-chair of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Policy and Management offered by the Public Administration program and teaches several of the graduate courses in the certificate including Human Resource Policy and Management, Administration and the Role of Women, and Applied Organization Theory and Behavior. She has published in Public Voices, Public Performance & Management Review, Public Personnel Management and several other journals. On the national level she currently serves as the outgoing chair of the Section on Historical, Artistic, and Reflective Expression (SHARE) of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA). In January 2013 Valerie was the fifth honoree inducted into the Martin Luther King Hall of Fame at Florida International University. In 2013 she was also honored by the ASPA South Florida chapter for Outstanding Service Excellence and received the Tendaji Award from FIU’s Black Student Union.

Terry Murphy, PhD : National Liaisons, Program Committee

Terry Murphy, PhD

National Liaisons, Program Committee

Currently the Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Commission, the Honorable Jean Monestime. A key function in this role is the coordination of the Chairman’s Council for Prosperity Initiatives, a policy board dedicated to reducing economic hardships for the working people of Miami-Dade County. He also works with a stellar team of legislative assistants in the Office of the Chairman to review and manage the agenda of the Miami-Dade County Commission. During his recent hiatus from county government service, Murphy successfully defended his public affairs dissertation. When time allows, Professor Murphy teaches at the local universities. Murphy is also a member of the Community Relations Board, Chair of the National Finance Committee of ASPA, a member of Friends of the Library, and is a District 3 representative to the ASPA National Council.

terrymurphy06@gmail.com
Terry Murphy, PhD : National Liaisons, Program Committee

Terry Murphy, PhD

National Liaisons, Program Committee

Currently the Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Commission, the Honorable Jean Monestime. A key function in this role is the coordination of the Chairman’s Council for Prosperity Initiatives, a policy board dedicated to reducing economic hardships for the working people of Miami-Dade County. He also works with a stellar team of legislative assistants in the Office of the Chairman to review and manage the agenda of the Miami-Dade County Commission. During his recent hiatus from county government service, Murphy successfully defended his public affairs dissertation. When time allows, Professor Murphy teaches at the local universities. Murphy is also a member of the Community Relations Board, Chair of the National Finance Committee of ASPA, a member of Friends of the Library, and is a District 3 representative to the ASPA National Council.

terrymurphy06@gmail.com
Allan Rosenbaum, PhD : National Liaison

Allan Rosenbaum, PhD

National Liaison

Allan Rosenbaum holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Currently, he is the Director Institute of Public Management and Community Service, College of Urban and Public Affairs at Florida International University. For the past eight years, Allan Rosenbaum has served as Director of the Institute for Public Management and Community Services and Professor of Public Administration at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida. FIU is a 35,000 student state university and the Institute is its principal vehicle for working internationally in the areas of governance reform, decentralization, legislative development, strengthening local government and democratic institution-building. Toward those ends, the Institute has been involved in several projects funded by USAID and other international organizations in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe. The Institute, in conjunction with Miami-Dade County government, each year organizes the Inter-American Conference of Mayors and Local Authorities, which has become the largest and most important annual meeting concerned with the development and strengthening of local governance in Latin America.