MEET THE TEAM

Sara Mollo

Sara Mollo

Public Defender of the Sixth Judicial Circuit

Greg Williams

Greg Williams

Executive Director and Chief Assistant Public Defender

Directors & Supervisors

Craig Whisenhunt

Craig Whisenhunt

Chief Information Officer

Bethany LaPolla

Bethany LaPolla

Felony Supervisor

Catherine Garrett

Catherine Garrett

Pasco Supervisor

Ari Benjamin Weisberg, B.C.S.

Ari Benjamin Weisberg, B.C.S.

Juvenile Division Director

Aimee E. Wyant

Aimee E. Wyant

Felony Supervisor

Howard Williams

Howard Williams

Pasco Supervisor

Ashley Roura

Ashley Roura

Director of Mental Health

Paige Parish

Paige Parish

Liaison for MCU

Tara Anderson

Tara Anderson

Misdemeanor Supervisor

Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson

Senior Assistant Public Defender, County Court Attorney Supervisor

Misty Risener

Misty Risener

Pasco County Office Manager, Legal Assistant Supervisor

Karen Rittenhouse

Karen Rittenhouse

Chief Criminal Investigator

Daniel Campbell

Daniel Campbell

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Solka

Brian Solka

Administrative Director

Karen Kirouac

Karen Kirouac

Personnel Director

Kari Schori

Kari Schori

Director of IT

Jessica Caruso

Jessica Caruso

Government Relations & Communications Director

Johnathan Duncan

Felony Supervisor

Assistant Public Defenders

Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen

Attorney at Law

Tricia Andrew

Tricia Andrew

Attorney at Law

Vanessa Ayala

Vanessa Ayala

Attorney at Law

Kasey Baker

Kasey Baker

Attorney at Law

Peter Gordon Beckstrom

Peter Gordon Beckstrom

Attorney at Law

Joseph Call

Joseph Call

Certified Legal Intern

Phil Cohen

Phil Cohen

Attorney at Law

Andrew Conrad

Andrew Conrad

Attorney at Law

Tisha DeAnne

Tisha DeAnne

Attorney at Law

Alfredo Ferrer

Alfredo Ferrer

Attorney at Law - Division K

Shahtia Gay-Hariston

Shahtia Gay-Hariston

Attorney at Law

Daniela Gomez

Daniela Gomez

Attorney at Law

Abigail Groff

Abigail Groff

Attorney at Law

Adam Haenel

Adam Haenel

Attorney at Law

Cathy Hart

Cathy Hart

Attorney at Law

Savannah Heavenridge

Savannah Heavenridge

Attorney at Law

Steven Heusser

Steven Heusser

Attorney at Law

Stacey M. Hill

Stacey M. Hill

Attorney at Law

David Houston

David Houston

Attorney at Law

Sheryl C. Johansen

Sheryl C. Johansen

Attorney at Law

Brittany Jones

Brittany Jones

Attorney at Law

Deirdre Kelsey-Holley

Deirdre Kelsey-Holley

Attorney at Law

Kirby Kreider

Kirby Kreider

Attorney at Law

Robert Lancaster

Robert Lancaster

Attorney at Law

Rose London

Rose London

Attorney at Law

Ryan J. Maguire

Ryan J. Maguire

Attorney at Law

Jessica Manuele

Jessica Manuele

Attorney at Law, Major Crimes Unit

Irene Maslanik, B.C.S.

Irene Maslanik, B.C.S.

Attorney at Law, Juvenile Crossover Division

Kayla McGreen

Kayla McGreen

Attorney at Law

Stacy Shor McNally

Stacy Shor McNally

Attorney at Law

David Moran, B.C.S.

David Moran, B.C.S.

Attorney at Law

John Nohlgren

John Nohlgren

Attorney at Law, Major Crimes Unit

Keongela Norton

Keongela Norton

Attorney at Law, Juvenile Crossover Division

Yamilette Alvarez Pagan

Yamilette Alvarez Pagan

Attorney at Law

Bailey Peterson

Bailey Peterson

Attorney at Law

Mark A. Porrello

Mark A. Porrello

Attorney at Law

Wille Pura

Wille Pura

Attorney at Law

Willengy W. Ramos

Willengy W. Ramos

Attorney at Law, Felony Division

Robert Tager

Robert Tager

Attorney at Law

Scott Tolliver

Scott Tolliver

Attorney at Law

Tom Towzey

Tom Towzey

Attorney at Law

Sara Van Lier

Sara Van Lier

Attorney at Law

Samantha Van Scoik

Samantha Van Scoik

Attorney at Law

Christina L. Walker, B.C.S.

Christina L. Walker, B.C.S.

Attorney at Law, Major Crimes Unit

Savana Williams

Savana Williams

Attorney at Law

Rachel B. Jervis Wise

Rachel B. Jervis Wise

Attorney at Law

Support Staff

Shena Alexander

Shena Alexander

Legal Assistant

Brittany Alipour

Brittany Alipour

Forensic Mental Health Therapist and Court Liaison for the Recovery and Diversion Program

LaKeith Amir-Sharif

LaKeith Amir-Sharif

Interviewer

Ken Astuto

Ken Astuto

Investigator

Joe Bailey

Joe Bailey

Investigator

Natalie Jane Barszcz

Natalie Jane Barszcz

Operations Assistant

Karen Bilcez

Karen Bilcez

Legal Assistant

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Forensic Mental Health Therapist

Barbra Chiacchio

Barbra Chiacchio

Juvenile Crossover Social Worker

Shirley Darling

Shirley Darling

Juvenile Specialist

William Denton

William Denton

Grants and Programs Specialist

Karina Espinosa

Karina Espinosa

Automated Systems Analyst

Mercedes Esquivel

Mercedes Esquivel

Legal Assistant

Victoria Esquivel

Victoria Esquivel

Misdemeanor Legal Assistant Supervisor

Timothy Essien

Timothy Essien

IT Systems Engineer

Maria Giorgione

Maria Giorgione

Legal Assistant

Briana Henzler

Briana Henzler

Deputy Felony Legal Assistant Supervisor

Bryanna Herron

Bryanna Herron

Legal Assistant

Patty Hughes

Patty Hughes

Legal Assistant

Janice D. Klein

Janice D. Klein

Executive Assistant

Gloria Ktistakis

Gloria Ktistakis

Legal Assistant

Liza Levesque

Liza Levesque

Forensic Mental Health Therapist

Maria Leyva

Maria Leyva

Legal Assistant

Frank Lojacono

Frank Lojacono

Legal Assistant

Tiki Nadeau

Tiki Nadeau

Legal Assistant

Amanda Nagle

Amanda Nagle

File Opener/Reception

Donna Pea

Donna Pea

Legal Assistant

Enrique Perez

Enrique Perez

Investigator

Kip Premru

Kip Premru

Criminal Investigator

D.J. Price-Edstrom

D.J. Price-Edstrom

Pasco Interviewer

Jake Ray

Jake Ray

Mental Health Legal Assistant

Lynda Schroeder

Lynda Schroeder

Assistant

John Sharpe

John Sharpe

Pasco Investigator

Marionette Solorio

Marionette Solorio

Front Desk

Hillary Brianne Tolley

Hillary Brianne Tolley

Fiscal Assistant I

Tiffany Vasquez

Tiffany Vasquez

Legal Assistant

Rocio Vazquez

Rocio Vazquez

Pasco Interviewer

Joyce Wahlquist

Joyce Wahlquist

Pasco Interviewer

Alisha A. Watford

Alisha A. Watford

Receptionist/Operations

Jesse Weber

Jesse Weber

IT Support Technician

Dana Worrell

Dana Worrell

Criminal Investigator

Beverly Zaleski

Beverly Zaleski

Forensic Mental Health Therapist