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Diversity Advisory Council
This Council works to facilitate communication between County government and its diverse populations, addressing matters related to diversity that are important to everyone.

Upcoming Diversity Advisory Council Meeting:

All meetings begin at 6:30 PM
Meeting Location: County Center, 26th Floor, 
Conference Room A & B 
601 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa


The membership of this Council shall be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and will be comprised of 24 members, two representatives from each of the following categories:
  • African American
  • Caribbean
  • Far East Asian
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Indian Asian
  • Middle Eastern
  • Native American
  • Northern European
  • Southern European
  • People with Disabilities
  • At-Large (identification with a specific category not required)


Each term for a member is two years.

Member Category Dates of Service
Ms. Tonni Bacoat-Jones African American  
Mr. Daenon Gault-Vasconez African American  
Mr. Nestor Ortiz At-Large  
Ms. Annie Thompson At-Large  
Ms. Roxanne Bartley Caribbean  
Mr. Francis Joseph Caribbean  
Mr. Robert Chen Far East Asian  
Mr. Hung Mai Far East Asian  
Mr. Frank Roder Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender  
Mr. Gary Howell Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender  
Mr. David Chiriboga Hispanic/Latino  
Ms. Lorena Hardwick Hispanic/Latino  
Mr. Satish Sharma Indian Asian  
Mr. Gamal Gasser Middle Eastern  
Mr. Carlos Morgan Native American  
 Mr. Brad Avery
Northern & Southern European
 Mr. Terry Kemple
Northern & Southern European  
 Ms. Becki Forsell
People with Disabilities
 Ms. Marcia Minutello
People with Disabilities


Board of County Commissioner's Resolution R-12-113, adopted August 2, 2012.

Contact Information
Albert Coleman
Office of Community Affairs
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