STAFF

HEATHER TODD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc., Board of Directors recently announced the selection of Heather Todd as the new Executive Director. Ms. Todd succeeds Katie Self who had served as the Executive Director since 1988. An integral part of the organization for 16 years, Ms. Todd was a natural fit for the role.

For 28 years, Teen Court has served as a juvenile court alternative. A nonprofit organization, Teen Court also provides a range of educational and counseling services for juvenile clients, and is a source of law education for offenders and volunteers alike. Ms. Todd has been instrumental in expanding and targeting Teen Court's services to address the evolving needs of our clients and their families. She also served as events manager, teen court session facilitator, volunteer coordinator, and trainer for referring agencies and student volunteers. Ms. Todd looks forward to creating new opportunities to collaborate with community organizations as well as strengthen relationships with referring agencies.

"I have been fortunate to have worked with Teen Court for the past 16 years and I look forward to moving into my new role as Executive Director. It is an exciting time to start the next chapter with the young people, staff and Board of Directors as we continue our mission and develop new relationships in our community." Heather Todd, Executive Director

Ms. Todd has deep community ties and a successful track record in collaborating with the legal and law enforcement leaders throughout the county for the benefit of Sarasota's teens. Her education includes a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work form the University of South Florida.


LORI MORAN, Chief Operating Officer

Lori A. Moran came to Sarasota, Florida in 2002 from the state of Michigan where she received her Bachelor’s Degree from Oakland University.

Lori has held accounting positions at Meadowbrook Insurance Group (NYSE:MIG), and managed financial reporting duties for an Employee Leasing firm with revenues in excess of $30 Million before its sale to a venture group in 2001. Most recently, Lori was responsible for all aspects of bookkeeping for a start-up insurance agency in Sarasota County that launched in May of 2015.

In addition to Lori’s extensive experience related to accounting and financial responsibilities, she is a Licensed Health & Life Insurance Agent in the state of Florida, and a certified substitute teacher for the Sarasota County School District.

She has been a dedicated volunteer to many local organizations including the United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida, Children’s First Head Start Program, Loveland Center, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, the Humane Society of Sarasota, the Bond of Love Adoption Agency, and the C.A.R.E. Foundation.

Lori Moran was appointed by the Governor of Florida as a Trustee for the State College of Florida Sarasota-Manatee, serving for over six years (two as Vice Chair).

Lori is married to Sarasota County Commissioner, Mike Moran. They have been married for 25 years and have two children attending the University of Florida.

DEVIN EPPS, South County Client Coordinator


Lashelle Williams, North County Client Coordinator

Lashelle Williams joined the Teen Court team in November, 2017 and over sees the North County Teen Court program.

Lashelle is a native Texan and a graduate of Southwestern University . She was recognized nationally by the Boys and Girls Club for her final thesis on, The Impact that the Boys & Girls Club has on the Children In Our Community'. This experience gave her a strong sense of devotion and passion for the non-profit sector and the youth of our future.

Lashelle is assigned to BHS, RHS and SHS during the week for outreach and can often be found writing a student’s recommendation letter, helping a youth fill out a job and/or college application, or inspiring Teen Court clients to outline their goals.

In her spare time, Lashelle enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with her family and friends.

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