2023 Conference Presenters

Our 2023 presenters list is updated regularly and subject to change.

Conference Speakers


Nathan Adams, IV, Ph.D., M.A., B.C.S., Partner, Holland & Knight LLP; Chair, Florida Bar Education Law Committee

Jonathan R. Alger, J.D., M.B.A., President, James Madison University

Daniel J. Altieri, J.D., Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Jahanna Azarian, J.D., Solutions Specialist and Manager of Marketing Solutions, Grand River Solutions

Marylin Batista, J.D., Interim General Counsel, Broward County School District

Scott Bearby, J.D., Interim Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, NCAA

Blaze Bowers, J.D., Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Support Services, Lincoln Memorial University

Daan Braveman, J.D., Senior Higher Education Counsel, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Elizabeth Brenner, M.S., M.F.A., Protect Students Abroad

Melissa Carleton, J.D., Senior Consultant at INCompliance Consulting; Partner, Bricker & Eckler

Joseph Casion, J.D., Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Christine Cerniglia, J.D., Director of Clinical and Experiential Education, Stetson University College of Law

Karen Chastain, J.D., Deputy General Counsel, Florida Virtual Schools

Chantelle Cleary Botticelli, J.D., Director of Strategic Partnerships and Client Relations, Grand River Solutions

Crystal Coombes, M.A., M.Ed., 504 Practice Lead, Grand River Solutions

Tyler Coward, J.D., Senior Legislative Counsel, FIRE Foundation

David J. D’Agata, J.D., Ph.D., General Counsel, Florida Virtual School

Gene Deisinger, Ph.D., President, Deisinger Consulting, LLC

Jean Demchak, Managing Director, Marsh, Inc.

Susan Llewellyn Deniker, J.D., Chair, Labor and Employment Department, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

John Dunkle, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Knowledge and Advising, The Jed Foundation

Allana ForteĢ, Esq., SVP, Chief People & Culture Officer, CCO & Legal Counsel, Jacksonville University

Russell Froman, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Florida

Julia Green, J.D., Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Paul Greene, J.D.,CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Oren Griffin, Ph.D., J.D., Dean, University of Tulsa College of Law

Kyle Griffis, J.D., Associate General Counsel, Florida State University

James F. Haggerty, J.D., President and CEO, PRCG / Haggerty LLC

Jennifer Hammat, Ph.D., Dean of Students, University of Southern Indiana

Adam Hark, J.D., Counsel, Maxient LLC

Neal Hutchens, Ph.D., J.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Higher Education, University of Mississippi

Carmen Johnson, J.D., Executive Officer for Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion, Stetson University College of Law

Micah E. Kamrass, J.D., Partner, Manley Burke

Timothy Kessler-Cleary, B.A., Assistant Dean, Student Engagement and Retention, Caldwell University

Peter F. Lake, J.D., Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair and Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law

Rhea Law, J.D., President, University of South Florida

Frederick M. Lawrence, J.D., Distinguished Lecturer, Georgetown Law Center; Secretary and CEO, Phi Beta Kappa Society

Thomas Major, J.D., Associate General Counsel, Lumina Foundation

Joy Elizabeth Mosley, J.D., M.B.A., Senior Director of Government Relations

Zainab Okolo, Ed.D., Strategy Officer, Lumina Foundation

Francisco “Cisco” Ortiz, M.A., Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator, Stetson University

Nathan Perry, J.D., Supportive Measures/Informal Resolution Manager, Vanderbilt University

John R. Przypyszny, J.D., Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Christopher Roellke, Ph.D., President, Stetson University

Jacob H. Rooksby, J.D., Ph.D., Dean, Professor of Law and Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University School of Law

Laura Rothstein, J.D., Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law - University of Louisville

David Rowe, Ph.D., President, The Windermere Group, LLC

Jacob Sapp, J.D., Staff Attorney, Bricker & Eckler

Dr. Cherie A. Scricca, Ed.D, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Grand River Solutions

Shalin Shah, M.S., Senior Client Support Specialist, Maxient LLC

Jody Shipper, J.D., Co-Founder & Managing Director, Grand River Solutions

Donna Smith, J.D., Assistant Vice President for Equal Opportunity & Title IX, Title IX/ADA Coordinator, University of North Dakota

Frank Spano, J.D., M.B.A., Director of Education Security Services, Allied Universal

Glen Stewart, J.D., Employee Resolution Specialist for the Hillsborough Association of School Administrators (HASA); Adjunct Professor, School of Law at University of Tampa

Jonathan Tarnow, J.D., Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Ros Thackurdeen, M.S., Protect Students Abroad

William “Bill” Thro, J.D., M.A., General Counsel, University of Kentucky

Kimberley Timpf, M.Ed., Education Strategy Lead & Senior Director of Impact, Vector Solutions

Julian Williams, J.D., Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of South Carolina