Anti-Bullying Advisory Committee

This Committee was created to provide advice and recommendations to curb and eliminate all forms of bullying throughout Hillsborough County, Florida.

Documents and useful links

Membership

The membership of this Committee shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of 13 members. Composition is specified as follows:

Seven members will represent the following governing bodies:

  • City of Tampa Police Department, designated by the Chief
  • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department, designated by the Sheriff
  • Florida Department of Children and Families, designated by Regional Director
  • Hillsborough County School Board
  • Hillsborough County Children’s Services Department psychologist or mental health counselor, designated by the Director
  • University of South Florida College of Education or the Louis de la Parte Mental Health Institute, designated by President of USF
  • Department of Juvenile Justice Hillsborough County Neighborhood Accountability Board in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, designated by Director of Court Programs

Six members shall represent the following categories:

  • 2 - Child welfare advocacy organization such as Guardian Ad Litem, Parent Teacher Association, Parent Teacher Organization, Boys and Girls Club, Joshua House, YMCA, YWCA, or other such organizations
  • Private sponsor(s) selected to participate with the County in the Anti-Bullying initiative
  • An organization who works directly with troubled youth such as those with emotional or mental handicaps
  • 2 - Members at-large

Terms:

Members shall serve three year terms; initially staggered. Governing body representatives shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing body or person.

Special requirements:

Subject to F.S. 286.011, also known as the Sunshine Law.
Appointment to this Committee is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Authority:

BOCC Resolution No. R09-100, adopted August 5, 2009.

Meetings:

Every other month, 4th Thursday, 10 AM

Location to be determined.

Schedule

Contact:

Eva Dyer
Program Coordinator
County Center, 24th Floor
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 276-2033

Members:

Member Position Dates of Service
Ms. Kasondra Arone-Miller  BOCC - Child Welfare Advocacy Organization  09/08/2022 -
06/30/2024 
Ms. Laura Byrne  Private Sponsor Participating in the Anti-Bullying
Initiative 
03/23/2022 -
03/31/2024 
Ms. Wanda Dunmore BOCC - Representative from an organization
that works directly with troubled youth
11/06/2019 -
11/30/2022
Ms. Rhonda Flowers BOCC - At-Large Member
10/17/2018 -
03/31/2023*
Mr. Julio Granda, Jr. BOCC - At-Large Member
07/17/2019 -
03/31/2023*
Mr. Joshua Kristol Hillsborough County Public Schools

Corporal Gerald Lovett City of Tampa Police Department
 
Dr. Tom Massey University of South Florida

Sergeant Watts Sanderson Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Ms. Angie Smith Department of Juvenile Justice - 13th Judicial Circuit

Ms. Jeannie Willsie Hillsborough County Children's Services
Department Representative

Ms. Mechell Young-Williams Florida Department of Children and Families

  BOCC - Child Welfare Advocacy Organization   

*Reappointed