Board Members & Committees

Seraphin Bernard, MPA : President

Seraphin Bernard, MPA

President

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.

Melissa Dynan, MPA : President-Elect, Board Member (2019), Program Development Chair

Melissa Dynan, MPA

President-Elect, Board Member (2019), Program Development Chair

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
Jessica Jones, MPA : Treasurer, Fiscal Policy Committee Chair

Jessica Jones, MPA

Treasurer, Fiscal Policy Committee Chair

Jessica Jones has over two decades of public service experience and has worked for the State of Florida and 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 United Way of Miami-Dade in her role as the Finance Department’s 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.

Angela Miller, MPA : Recording Secretary, Membership Committee Chair

Angela Miller, MPA

Recording Secretary, Membership Committee Chair

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.

Carolyn Francis-Royer, MPA : Corresponding Secretary, Marketing and Communication Committee Chair

Carolyn Francis-Royer, MPA

Corresponding Secretary, Marketing and Communication Committee Chair

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.

Pallavi Awasthi : Student Representative, Scholarship and Awards Committee Chair

Pallavi Awasthi

Student Representative, Scholarship and Awards Committee Chair

Pallavi Awasthi is a third-year Doctoral Candidate in Public Affairs at Florida International
University (FIU). She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from FIU and a
Master’s in Industrial Relations from India. Her doctoral research work centers around exploring
servant leadership in local governments in the United States. City-County governments in the
State of Florida form the empirical basis of her dissertation research. Pallavi is particularly
interested in best practices in local governments from a comparative public administration
standpoint. She has presented her research at ASPA, SECoPA, ASPA South Florida Best
Practices Conference, and ICMA Conference. During her doctoral program, she has held
following leadership positions: FIU Global Affairs Ambassador to India, Member of Planning
Committee Board for FIU India Mission, FIU International Peer Mentor, Vice-President-Elect
ICMA FIU Chapter (2018-2019). She has also served as a volunteer for South Eastern
Conference for Public Administration (2017), and ASPA Best Practices Conference (2017).

Roslyn Alic-Batson, MSM, CPPB : Immediate Past President

Roslyn Alic-Batson, MSM, CPPB

Immediate Past President

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.

Ariel Morel : Board Member (2020)

Ariel Morel

Board Member (2020)

Highly creative, results-driven senior management professional with entrepreneurial passion, drive and vision. With more than 15 years' experience and expertise in operational and organizational management, program development, and ensuring quality performance; Ariel believes that a strategic approach is key to the success and of an organization. Specializing in quality and organizational management, Ariel consistently focuses on the bottom line, providing strong leadership, and being a team player. Ariel possesses a great sense in creating creative solutions that benefit stakeholders, consumers and most importantly the community. Ariel is currently the Senior Director of Administration within the Chief Executive Administrative Office for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Prior to working for the Tribe, Ariel was the Director of Clinical Support Services for FIU Health, Health Care Network under the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, served in various capacities for the
Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, Inc., a local non-profit but ended his time there as the Director of Quality Assurance & Quality Improvement. In addition, Ariel has previously worked in state government, specifically with the Florida Department of Children and Families as a Child Protective Investigator and the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County as a Manager within the Healthy Start Program. In addition, Ariel owns his own business and is the Chief Executive Officer & President of O3 Consulting Group, LLC.

Abdul Samad : Board Member (2020)

Abdul Samad

Board Member (2020)

Abdul Samad is a Doctoral Student at Florida International University (FIU) in the School of International and Public Affairs. He Works as a Teaching Assistant in the Public Policy and Administration department and has spent a substantial amount of time working in the non-profit sector and public sector organizations. Abdul has received a Masters Degree in Public Affairs and a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Western Kentucky University. Abdul is a member of ASPA since 2015, and has served as the chapter officer of Metro Louisville ASPA Chapter. Abdul’s research interests include public participation, social inequity, and cultural competence in public administration. Abdul is the recipient of 2015 ASPA Founders’ fellow award, and 2018 ASPA International Young Scholar award. Abdul is also a Fellow of Muslim Public Service Network (MPSN) 2018 Cohort. Currently, Abdul serves as the President of International City/County Management Association (ICMA) at FIU. He is fascinated by language. Being fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi, can speak basic Arabic, and an enthusiastic beginner in Chinese and Farsi.

Jorene Jameson, Ph.D. : Board Member (2020)

Jorene Jameson, Ph.D.

Board Member (2020)

Jorene Jameson, Ph.D. was recently appointed as the Development Director for the
College of Education at Florida Atlantic University. In her position, Dr. Jameson is responsible
for securing additional financial resources for the College of Education in the furtherance of its
mission to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of education and
provide programs that serve broader community needs.
Dr. Jameson received a BA in Political Science from East Stroudsburg State University in
Pennsylvania, a Master’s degree in public administration from the Fels Institute of Government
at the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in public administration from Florida Atlantic
University. Dr. Jameson is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).
Prior to entering the Ph.D. program at FAU in 2013, Dr. Jameson served as the President
and CEO of the Broward Education Foundation in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She has also held
executive positions in the nonprofit sector with the YMCA, Girl Scouts and Public Television. In
the government sector, Dr. Jameson held leadership positions in state and local government in
the state of Delaware.
Dr. Jameson and her husband, James Wylie reside in Deerfield Beach.

Lilia Silverio Minaya : Board Member (2019)

Lilia Silverio Minaya

Board Member (2019)

Lilia Silverio-Minaya serves as Assistant Dean of Student Services + Strategic Planning and Executive Director of Finance + HR at the FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts. She has over 10 years of experience as a public servant in the higher education sector. She holds undergraduate (2005) and graduate degrees (2007) from FIU. She started the PhD as a part time student in Fall 2015 and is currently ABD. Her dissertation examines the impacts of performance-based funding in higher education which falls under the broader research areas of performance, public and finance management.

Agatha S. Caraballo, PhD : Board Member (2020)

Agatha S. Caraballo, PhD

Board Member (2020)

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
Glenn C. Joseph , MBA, MPA : Board Member (2019), SECOPA Conference Committee, By-Laws & Chapter History

Glenn C. Joseph , MBA, MPA

Board Member (2019), SECOPA Conference Committee, By-Laws & Chapter History

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), Women's History

Lorrie Kola

Board Member (2019), 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)

Isidoro Lopez

Board Member (2019)

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)

Rick Morgan

Board Member (2019)

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.

Jessica Jones, MPA : Treasurer, Fiscal Policy Committee Chair

Jessica Jones, MPA

Treasurer, Fiscal Policy Committee Chair

Jessica Jones has over two decades of public service experience and has worked for the State of Florida and 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 United Way of Miami-Dade in her role as the Finance Department’s 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.

Angela Miller, MPA : Recording Secretary, Membership Committee Chair

Angela Miller, MPA

Recording Secretary, Membership Committee Chair

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.

Carolyn Francis-Royer, MPA : Corresponding Secretary, Marketing and Communication Committee Chair

Carolyn Francis-Royer, MPA

Corresponding Secretary, Marketing and Communication Committee Chair

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.

Pallavi Awasthi : Student Representative, Scholarship and Awards Committee Chair

Pallavi Awasthi

Student Representative, Scholarship and Awards Committee Chair

Pallavi Awasthi is a third-year Doctoral Candidate in Public Affairs at Florida International
University (FIU). She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from FIU and a
Master’s in Industrial Relations from India. Her doctoral research work centers around exploring
servant leadership in local governments in the United States. City-County governments in the
State of Florida form the empirical basis of her dissertation research. Pallavi is particularly
interested in best practices in local governments from a comparative public administration
standpoint. She has presented her research at ASPA, SECoPA, ASPA South Florida Best
Practices Conference, and ICMA Conference. During her doctoral program, she has held
following leadership positions: FIU Global Affairs Ambassador to India, Member of Planning
Committee Board for FIU India Mission, FIU International Peer Mentor, Vice-President-Elect
ICMA FIU Chapter (2018-2019). She has also served as a volunteer for South Eastern
Conference for Public Administration (2017), and ASPA Best Practices Conference (2017).

Glenn C. Joseph , MBA, MPA : Board Member (2019), SECOPA Conference Committee, By-Laws & Chapter History

Glenn C. Joseph , MBA, MPA

Board Member (2019), SECOPA Conference Committee, By-Laws & Chapter History

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
Allan Rosenbaum, PhD : Best Practices Conference Committee Chair, National Liaison

Allan Rosenbaum, PhD

Best Practices Conference Committee Chair, 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.

Allan Rosenbaum, PhD : Best Practices Conference Committee Chair, National Liaison

Allan Rosenbaum, PhD

Best Practices Conference Committee Chair, 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.

Terry Murphy, PhD : National Liaisons

Terry Murphy, PhD

National Liaisons

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