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Elizabeth (Lisa) Sanchez

Elizabeth “Lisa” Sanchez has served as a Practice Manager at the Covelli Clinic since 2007. Prior to that, she served as the Practice Manager for Unlimited Medical Services of Florida. She obtained her Certified Medical Office Management certification in 2004 from the Practice Management Institute and followed that with a Certified Practice Manager certification in 2011 from the Physician Office Managers Association of America. This year Lisa has become a certified Medical Manager through the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management. Altogether, she has a combined office experience of 29 years where 20 of those years have been in the medical field.

Her presence as a bilingual office manager stemmed from her ability to manage, coordinate, and delegate which served her well as a mother of three. These skills have helped her in the fast paced medical industry where she continues to demonstrate her innate ability to tend to those in need.

President, Professional Association of Health Care Office Management of Orlando Chapter 2012, 2013.
First Coast Services Options, Inc.-Provider Outreach & Education Advisory Group (POE AG) 2012
American Association Professional Coders (AAPC) member 2012-PRESENT
National Advisory Committee of Professional Management Institute (2009- 2011)
Secretary of the Board of the Greater Orlando Chapter of PAHCOM (2010-2011)
Professional Association of Health Care Office Management member (PAHCOM) 2008-PRESENT
Central Florida Medical Group Management Association member (CFMGMA) 2008-PRESENT
Physician Office Managers Association of America member (POMAA) 2011 – PRESENT
Central Florida Chapter Medical Group Management Association member (CFMGMA) 2009-PRESENT
Notary Public-National Notary Association Member since 2007- PRESENT
Medical Office Management Association, Winter Park, FL (MOMA) 2004- 2008

CMM, CMIS, CMOM, CPM · Covelli Clinic · 407-644-2218 · Contact by email

Krystol Sanders

Krystol Sanders is the Vice President & Branch Manager of the W. Oak Ridge Branch for Popular Community Bank.  She has been working with businesses for over 14 years.  She handles new business acquisitions for the bank and provides commercial lending & credit, cash management products, commercial banking as well as financial education. Her educational background in international business, political science and living abroad in Costa Rica have given her a broad base from which to approach  many business topics.  Other pertinent education include, but are not limited to ethics, insurance, investments and retirement planning for businesses, long-term care fundamentals, health & accident insurance, estate planning and living trusts & probate.  This education can be confirmed at the Office of Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner (oci.ga.gov). She especially enjoys providing commercial banking products & services as well as financial education to business owners and executives who are interested in efficient business management, growing and expanding their companies, attracting quality talent, and leaving a legacy.

Popular Community Bank · 800-377-0800 · Contact by email

Jason P Shelfer

Mr. Shelfer graduated from the University of Alabama and moved back to Florida where he worked in Law Enforcement and then Corrections. After moving to Orlando, Mr. Shelfer found his niche in Information Security and Destruction. Since 2007, Mr Shelfer has been employed as a Sales Executive and Account Manager by Cintas Document Shredding. Based in Orlando, Mr. Shelfer works with businesses of all sizes providing localized professional services while streamlining their work flow to increase compliance with the many Privacy Laws and limit their liability and overall risk exposure in the destruction of confidential or proprietary information and provide a Documented substantial (HARD) Cost savings. In the realm of Compliance, Mr. Shelfer’s business solutions include Certified Document and Hard Drive Destruction, and On-Line compliance training focusing on Ethics, HR, and Government Regulations.

Account Manager · Shred-It · 407-298-2666 · Contact by email

Nicole Shufflebarger

Nicole Shufflebarger has over 20 years of experience in the accounting industry in both the public and private sector. In addition to tax consulting services, Nicole works with closely-held businesses to provide management consulting in the areas of internal controls, budgeting and job costing for the restaurant, retail, manufacturing and construction industries. Nicole is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in both Florida and Kentucky. She received her MBA from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.

Partner · Strombeck Consulting, Inc. · 407-522-0123 · Contact by email

DaVonda Simmons Anthony

DaVonda Simmons is the founder and President of No Drama Entertainment, Inc., a company which has provided stellar musical and performance talent for commercial and non-commercial clients since 1998. Ms. Simmons created the company after receiving her Bachelor of Music degree from Florida International University in Miami, Fla. She has grown the company to become known as an excellent resource of professional entertainment for any occasion. Additionally, DaVonda is an accomplished vocalist and actress, and has performed internationally for over 25 years in a multitude of venues. Of which, she has performed as a principal performer with Walt Disney Entertainment for over 20 years. She has become a regular performer in Disney’s Lion King Show, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade, and the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D. C. She is married to Foster Anthony and they have two lovely children.

President · No Drama Entertainment, Inc. · 407-568-9779 · Contact by email

Col. David A. Smith

Colonel David Smith is currently serving as the Marine Corps’ Program Manager for Training Systems. He leads a cross functional team of 225 acquisition professionals in Orlando, Florida and manages approximately $1.2 billion dollars of modeling, simulation and training projects at all Marine Corps bases and stations.

He is a career helicopter pilot with over 4600 flight hours and holds all qualifications in the UH-1N Huey helicopter. He has made six overseas deployments throughout his career, including one combat tour flying in Iraq.

Colonel Smith is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community. He has served two previous Program Management tours at Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland and two assignments in the field of Production, Quality and Manufacturing. He is certified in LEAN Six Sigma.

Prior to coming to PM TRASYS in 2009 he was the Commanding Officer of Fleet Readiness Center East, a large aviation repair Depot at Cherry Point, North Carolina. PM TRASYS is his fifth acquisition assignment.

United States Marine Corps · 407-380-8108 · Contact by email

Kevin M. Smith

Kevin Smith has been a member of the Central Florida business community since 1980 after graduating with a degree in business administration.

Kevin got his start in the Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company. His career path took him to the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company in 1983 all the way through 1995. Kevin would later become the Vice President of Thrailkill, Broussard, & Smith, P.A. where he was responsible for the financial planning and education of public and private clients until 2003.

Kevin currently serves as the financial consultant specializing in business and professional consulting at OMNI Resource Group where his work entails strategies for buy-sell funding for the purpose of assisting senior partners transition their practice interests to the next generation of associates.

Kevin is happily married and is proud to be a father of two children

CLU, ChFC · Omni Financial Services · 407-316-8043 · Contact by email

C. Todd Smith

C. Todd Smith is the founder of the Orlando personal injury law firm of C. Todd Smith, P.A. Todd’s firm represents plaintiffs in personal injury cases, including wrongful death accidents, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, products liability, and first party insurance disputes. The firm’s mission is to help people in need by advocating for the injured and to serve our community by supporting and volunteering for numerous local charities.

Todd grew up in the Apopka area and graduated from the Cumberland School of Law in 1994. Todd is a member of the Florida Justice Association, American Association for Justice, Orange County Bar Association, and a Guardian Ad Litem volunteer for the Legal Aid Society of the O.C.B.A. Todd is chair of the Technology Committee of the Orange County Bar Association, a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Orlando–Winter Park, and currently serves as a Florida Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor for 2012-13.

Attorney · C. Todd Smith, P.A. · 407-841-8294 · Contact by email

Daniel E. Smith, II

Daniel E. Smith II is an attorney whose practice areas include personal injury, social security disability, workers compensation, employment disputes, erisa, USERRA, litigation, and appellate cases. Mr. Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois to a middle class family. His father worked in the factory industry and his mother was in the service industry. Mr. Smith's passion for justice started at an early age. Even as a child, he was known for protecting people and standing up for what is right. His interest in law grew naturally out of this fierce integrity, even having aspirations to become a police officer at one point.

He was raised in Orlando and graduated from Edgewater High School, which is down the street from the Coye Law Firm's College Park location. At Edgewater, he was active in sports, including wrestling, football, weightlifting, and track and field. Mr. Smith was number one in his college and earned his undergraduate degree in legal studies with a minor in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.

Mr. Smith chose to pursue law because he knew that the work of past attorneys helped people, including his own father, on a large scale. Without the enterprising plaintiff's attorneys of the past, factories, products, and services would not be as safe as they are today. Dan started an internship at the Coye Law Firm in 2000 while he was still an undergraduate student and worked as a case manager in litigation.
He began work towards a Juris Doctor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. At UF, he served as Editor in Chief of the university's Journal of Law and Public Policy and interned for the Honorable Martha Ann Lott, Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Alachua County. Mr. Smith performed his clinical training at the Gator Team Child Juvenile Law Clinic. During summer breaks from law school, Mr. Smith returned to the Coye Law Firm as a law clerk. He worked on several projects, such as appellate cases, litigation, and workers' compensation. He graduated from the Levin College of Law with magna cum laude honors and was invited to become a member of the prestigious Order of the Coif.

He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2005. Mr. Smith enjoys being an attorney because of the many different people he meets and helps on a daily basis. He appreciates the opportunity to help change someone's life or circumstances in the course of their case. He finds that clients and cases are always different, their experiences are valuable, and their conversation is intriguing. He is admitted to practice in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court, and the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
When he gets away from his busy work schedule, Mr. Smith enjoys spending time with his family. He recently married his college sweetheart and the couple make it a priority to have breakfast every Sunday morning with his extended family. He likes lifting weights, traveling, watching movies, and reading. 

Attorney · Coye Law Firm · 407-648-4940 · Contact by email

Karla Henning Starkey

Karla Henning Starkey, CPA graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She has been on the Board of Directors for the Orange County East Rotary Foundation since July 2009, amongst many other professional and civic activities. Karla has over 30 years of professional experience with tax planning and preparation, management advice and representation before the IRS. Mrs. Starkey is a native of Winter Park, Florida and resides with her husband in the Winter Park area.

CPA, Partner · HMS Certified Public Accountants, P.A. · 407-571-4080 · Contact by email

Lynetta Steed

Lynetta Steed is the head of Business and Community Banking for Regions Financial Corporation, a top U.S. bank-holding company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with $127 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation's largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, trust, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the south, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,700 banking offices and 2,100 ATMs. Steed joined Regions in 1992, and has served in various positions including Business Banking Executive in the Central Florida area. She began her career as a Branch Manager and Business Banker in Orlando, Florida. She held the Business Banking Sales Manager role for Northwest Florida, covering the panhandle region of the state. She then served as the Consumer Banking Executive for Northwest Florida until June 2003, responsible for the retail branch network.Prior to joining Regions Bank, Steed was a part of  Southeast Bank’s Management Associate Program. 

She graduated from the University of Central Florida, magna cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She is the Vice Chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association Small Business Committee.  She serves as a member of the United States Chamber of Commerce Council on Small Business and the Business Banking Board Small Business Executive Circle.  

Executive Vice President · Regions Bank · 407-246-5503 · Contact by email

Lyndsey A. Steed

Lyndsey Steed is currently a Criminal Justice major at the University of Central Florida. After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree, Lyndsey plans on attending law school with the hope to become a criminal lawyer. Lyndsey is very passionate about the law and enjoys opportunities such as Leadership Law to learn more about the field.

Student · · 407-473-4188 · Contact by email

Amy R. Steiner, Esq.

Amy was born in Orlando, Florida, and attended schools in Seminole County, Florida. After receiving her BA from Rollins College, she earned her Juris Doctorate at Nova Southeastern University in 2004. She currently practices real estate, estate planning, probate and corporate law in Altamonte Springs, Florida with her father in their firm, Lawrence R. Steiner, P.A.

Amy is active in the Orange County Bar Association and Central Florida Woman Lawyer Section of the Orange County Bar. Amy is also active with Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Attorney · Lawrence R. Steiner, P.A. · 407-774-7500 · Contact by email

Christina M. Stone

Christina M. Stone was born in Orlando, Florida. She graduated from Lake Highland Preparatory School, where she won the President’s Community Service Award in 2006. After living in Orlando her entire life, Christina moved to Gainesville in order to graduate from the University of Florida with a B. A. in Political Science and a Certificate in International Relations. She took a year off to volunteer in Central America, before returning to Orlando to work as the Business Development Coordinator at Cornerstone Construction Services, Inc. in 2013. In the last two years, Christina has become increasingly involved in the National Association of Women in Construction, where she has served as Co-Chair of the Block Kids Building Block Committee and Chair of the organization’s Fundraiser Committee. She is a Board Member of Cornerstone International Foundation, which supports organizations that serve women and children who have been victims of human trafficking. Christina is currently enrolled in Leadership Orlando’s Class 88, where she is Chair of the class’s Volunteer Committee. She volunteers at Nathaniel’s Hope – Buddy Break and feeds the homeless at Calvary Assembly of God in Winter Park. In her free time, Christina enjoys gardening, learning how to golf, SCUBA diving, and traveling.

Business Development Coordinator · Cornerstone Construction Services, Inc. · 407-299-3299 · Contact by email

Debby C. Sweeney

A public relations, marketing and communications professional for approximately 30 years, Debby Sweeney has both strong professional services and corporate experience. Prior to opening Sweeney & Bartlett Marketing Partners, Inc. with Mellanie Bartlett, Debby served Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed law firm for nearly six years in a PR/marketing capacity.

On the corporate front, Debby served as Red Lobster USA/Canada public relations manager garnering a vast amount of top-level experience in her 11 years with the company. Serving as senior director of public relations for The Golf Channel as the entity evolved into a major player in the sports world, Debby spent more than four years generating strong national and international business and sports press. She worked with notable names in this role including musician Kenny G, Arnold Palmer and many other golf legends.

Other marketing positions in Debby's career included serving Continental Airlines, Sea World of Florida, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels and Florida Power/Progress Energy.

A community leadership highlight was receipt of Florida Citrus Sports' highest annual recognition: The 1991 Florida Citrus Bowl Howard L. Palmer Award for excellence and long-term significant contribution to the organization. She has the Accredited Public Relations (APR) professional designation, is a past president of Florida Public Relations Association, Orlando Area Chapter, past state board member and past chair of the FPRA State Counselors Network for the area chapter. Debby is a graduate of the 1984 Leadership Orlando class and received her B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations from University of Central Florida.

Principal · Sweeney & Bartlett Marketing Partners, Inc. · 407-902-7141 · Contact by email