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Our Team

Amy Bryant is the Executive Director of Florida Guardian Support Network having been elected to that role in 2022. A University of Central Florida graduate, Ms. Bryant also serves as a Professional Guardian. Having worked for several prominent central Florida law firms, Amy transitioned to the non-profit sector in 2015 when she joined the Christian Service Center as Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Operations before moving to the Guardianship Department of Seniors First in 2021.

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Amy Bryant

Executive Director


David A Yergey III


David A. Yergey, III ('D3') is a local probate and guardianship attorney in Orlando, Florida. David received his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University and his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama. He serves The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section and is Chair of The Florida Bar Elder Law Section. He is currently serving as the President of Florida Guardian Support Network and represents many of the Foundation's Professional Guardians.

Board of Directors

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Mary Nice, President
Mary Nice Consulting

As a founder of a digital marketing agency, Mary has supported hundreds of young professional women as well as Fortune 100 business leaders at globally recognized brands like Kraft Foods, Unilever, and Disney. She is widely regarded as the go-to expert in fostering continuous self-awareness to find more career fulfillment and increasing profitability within an organization. 


Stephanie Cook, Partner

Shuffield Lowman

Stephanie handles a wide variety of fiduciary litigation matters including probate and trust litigation and contested guardianship cases. She currently serves on multiple committees of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section.


The Honorable

Jose R. Rodriguez, (Retired)

Judge Rodriguez has has a distinguished career in law. A graduate of Florida State University's College of Law, Judge Rodriguez is an adjunct professor at Barry University after having retired as a Circuit Judge with the Ninth Judicial Circuit. He served as the first Hispanic Orange County Judge from 1987 to 1994 and was the first Hispanic Circuit Judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida from 1994 to January 2019.


The Honorable

Janet C. Thorpe, (Retired)

Judge Thorpe has had a distinguished government, corporate, and judiciary career. A graduate of Emory University’s School of Law, Judge Thorpe initially worked for the U.S. Treasury before moving into corporate counsel roles for two financial services organizations. From 2000-2022, Judge Thorpe served on Florida’s Ninth Circuit Court.

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Kent Johnson, SVP


Kent has had a long and distinguished career as a Senior Auditor, Manager and Director for AdventHealth. He is responsible for Care Management, Clinical Documentation Integrity, Supply Chain, Care Transformation and Workforce Management.

Advisory Committee

Robert (Robb) B. Richardson, DBA

David A. Yergey, III (D3), Esq.
Philip J. Wallace, Esq.
Jenny Shuff-Dowd 

Lori Loftis, Esq.
Sancha Brennan, Esq. 
Beth Roland, Esq. 

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