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The Professional Fiduciary Council of Florida was created to identify for the public qualified individuals who are available to serve as fiduciaries (including as court appointed professional guardians) for residents of Florida and who have demonstrated a commitment to a high level of fiduciary service.

Membership is focused on those who serve as Professional Fiduciary, Trustee, Agent under a Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate, Professional Guardian, and Personal Representative. Members include professional guardians, certified care managers, trust officers, CPAs, and attorneys who desire to provide fiduciary services.

Affiliate members represent professionals providing related services to fiduciaries such as asset management, healthcare services, tax planning, and more.

The Council sets the qualification standards for initial membership; provides education, training, and reporting requirements for maintaining membership; and develops membership branding to assist the public when selecting individual fiduciaries.


Founding Board Members

  • Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, Florida Senate District 28
  • Rep. Ben Diamond, Former Member of the Florida House of Representatives, District 68
  • Honorable Michelle Morley, 5th Circuit
  • Ken Burke, CPA, Clerk of Court-Pinellas County
  • Angela Adams, Esq., Law Office of Wm. Fletcher Belcher
  • Gentry Barnett Byrnes, J.D., Adelphi Trust Company
  • Sarah Butters, Esq., Ausley McMullen
  • Nicklaus J. Curley, Esq., Gunster, Yoakley, & Stewart P.A.
  • Darby Jones, J.D., Professional Fiduciary
  • Steven E. Hitchcock, Esq.
  • Laird A. Lile, Esq., Laird A. Lile, PLLC
  • Andy Sasso, Esq., McFarlane Ferguson & McMullen

Advisory Board Members

  • Hung Nguyen, Esq., Chair, Coral Gables
  • Nicklaus J. Curley, Esq., West Palm Beach
  • Pamela D. Keller, Esq., Punta Gorda
  • Darby Jones, JD, St. Petersburg
  • J. Richard Caskey, Esq., Tampa
  • Alex Douglas, Esq., Orlando
  • Tamara Cribben, Orlando
  • Sancha Brennan, Esq., Orlando
  • Melissa D. Spangler, Esq., Tampa
  • Chante’ Jones, Esq., AARP
  • Gentry Barnett Byrnes, J.D., St. Petersburg
  • Karen Campbell, Office of Public Guardian

Executive Board Members

  • RPPTL Representative: Angela Adams, Esq., St. Petersburg
  • Elder Law Representative: Jason Waddell, Esq., Pensacola
  • Professional Fiduciary: Elizabeth Williams, Jacksonville
  • Professional Guardian: Elena Z. George, Miami
  • Professional Fiduciary: Betsy Leslie, J.D., Tampa
  • Professional Fiduciary: Shelley R. Perry, J.D., Naples
  • At Large Professional: Sarah Butters, Esq., Tallahassee
  • At Large Professional: Kathleen Seide, St. Petersburg
  • At Large Professional: Stacy Rubel, Esq., Coral Gables
  • Advisory Board Representative: Hung Nguyen, Esq., Coral Gables
  • Executive Director of Council: Darby Jones, J.D., Professional Fiduciary

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Professional Fiduciary Council of Florida
3637 4th Street North, Suite #270
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

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