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Citizens' Review Panel for Human Services

MMRB Liaison: Meka Beacham

Board Type: Multi-Jurisdictional
Enabling Legislation:
Resolution No. 96-M-07 was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on January 30, 1996. On November 12, 1996, the Board of County Commissioners approved an amendment to the resolution which increased the number of members from 20 to 30. On December 9, 1997, the Board adopted a resolution increasing the membership to 36.
The Citizens' Review Panel for Human Services shall be comprised of 24 members and shall, whenever possible, be apportioned as follows: A) One (1) youth advocate. B) One (1) senior representative. C) One (1) physically challenged representative. D) One (1) representative who is a client spokesperson of the economically distressed. E) One (1) representative who is a spokesperson for minorities and women-owned businesses. F) Fifteen (15) at-large representatives, two (2) of whom may be members from the Florida Department of Children and Families. G) Four members shall be defined as "Members in Training"
Member Types:
  • 15 At Large Representative
  • 1 At Large Representative of Elder Interests
  • 1 Economically Distressed Spokesperson
  • 4 Member in Training
  • 1 Physically Challenged Representative
  • 1 Spokesperson for M/WBE
  • 1 Youth Advocate
Term Length: 3 Years
Term Of Office:
The membership of the panel shall be demographically representative of the population of Orange County reflecting ethnic, income, gender, and handicapped quotients.
Powers and Duties:
1. Evaluates, recommends and monitors Orange County's a allocation of funding to non-profit human service agencies. 2. Reviews needs assessment/targeted community studies and United Way panel recommendations in order to make funding recommendations. 3. Resolves agency appeals of funding recommendations. NOTE: Funding recommendations are forwarded to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners for final action.
Meets as needed.

Learn more about Orange County public meetings at County Calendar.

Contact Person:
Angela Chestang
Citizens' Commission for Children Division
(407) 836-6541

Last Revised: 1/15/2019

Member Name Member Type Term Expires
Joey Barnes At Large Representative 12/31/2020
Merissa J. Battle At Large Representative 12/31/2021
Janice D. Battle-Brinson At Large Representative 12/31/2019
Marquita L. Bernard At Large Representative 12/31/2021
Denise Copeland At Large Representative 12/31/2020
Maria E. Dodoll Member in Training 12/31/2020
Louise Fragala Physically Challenged Representative 12/31/2019
Twaquana Gibson At Large Representative 12/31/2021
Kinda Haddad At Large Representative 12/31/2020
Dr. Tyon Hall Economically Distressed Spokesperson 12/31/2021
Paul Kevin Kersey Youth Advocate 12/31/2020
Betsheell Louis At Large Representative 12/31/2019
Gina R. Maxwell Member in Training 12/31/2020
Katy McGinnis At Large Representative 12/31/2020
Luis Nieves-Ruiz Member in Training 12/31/2020
Beena M. Parikh Spokesperson for M/WBE 12/31/2020
Willie J. Patterson At Large Representative of Elder Interests 12/31/2021
Kelley Renier Member in Training 12/31/2020
Marc A. Sugerman At Large Representative 12/31/2020
Sasha Watson At Large Representative 12/31/2020
Tyler Winik At Large Representative 12/31/2020

At Large Representative
   (3 positions)

July 9, 2019

June 20, 2019

May 30, 2019

May 23, 2019

May 21, 2019

May 16, 2019

May 14, 2019

May 9, 2019

May 2, 2019

April 30, 2019

January 30, 2019

December 13, 2018

December 11, 2018

November 29, 2018

November 15, 2018

November 13, 2018

November 1, 2018

October 30, 2018

October 23, 2018

*This document is a draft and is provided as a courtesy. This document is not to be considered as the final minutes. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review and approval by the appropriate agency/board/committee.