Human Relations Board

This Board encourages equality among all people by reviewing complaints filed under Hillsborough County's Human Rights Ordinance which promotes fair treatment and equal opportunity for people regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identification or expression.

Membership:

The membership of this board shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of 13 members. This Board seeks to be diverse in its membership and representation by persons of all ages, races, religious beliefs, ethnic backgrounds, conditions of employment, and both genders is encouraged. In addition, there shall be on the Board at all times, a person with a disability or a person representing persons with disabilities.

Consideration for membership shall be given to representatives from the following fields:

  • Retail Merchandising Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Property Leasing
  • Mortgage Financing
  • Law Enforcement
  • Labor Council

Terms:

Members shall serve three year terms.

Members may not be appointed to serve more than two full consecutive terms.

Special Requirements:

Financial disclosure required.

Authority:

Hillsborough County Ordinance 00-37.

Meetings:

Monthly, 2nd Tuesday, Noon
26th Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602

Contact:

Zuleyka Carbajal
Investigations / Equal Opportunity Administrator's Office
700 Twiggs St., Suite 800
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 272-6554

Members:

Member Position/Appointed By Dates of Service
Mr. Ross Alander
Labor Council
06/16/2021 -
06/30/2024
Ms. Starr Brookins
Other Profession
02/19/2020 -
12/19/2022
Ms. Susan Cannon Other Profession 02/01/2017 -
12/19/2022*
Ms. Jeanette LaRussa Fenton Other Profession 09/22/2021 -
09/30/2024
Ms. Sele Gordon Other Profession 02/06/2019 -
12/31/2021
Ms. Monique Mavour Person with Disability
08/01/2019 -
12/31/2022
Mr. Matt Newton Other Profession 02/06/2019 -
12/31/2021
Mr. Luis Pabon Gomez Other Profession 02/21/2018 -
12/31/2023*
Mr. Frank H. Roder Person with Disability 02/21/2018 -
12/31/2023*
Ms. Shannon Romine Other Profession 02/06/2019 -
12/31/2021
Ms. Lizzie Shaw  Person with a Disability  04/07/2021 -
03/31/2024 
Ms. Shoma Shelly Other Profession 02/03/2021 -
12/31/2023
Mr. Avelino Vide Property Leasing 10/21/2015 -
12/31/2021*

*Reappointed