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Management Team

Lisa G. Goldberg, Esq.

Executive Director

As the Executive Director of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA), Lisa Goldberg leads our CCLA staff. Previously, Lisa was the Director and Supervising Attorney of the Family Law and Domestic Violence Unit for 16 years, and prior to joining CCLA in 2003, she worked as the Family Law Supervising Attorney at Legal Aid Service of Broward County for 20 years.

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Katianna-Mazard

Katianna Mazard, Esq.

Director of Operations & Management

Katianna Mazard serves as the Director of Operations & Management at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA). Beginning in 2004 as a staff attorney, she served the elderly population of Broward County in various areas of law, such as landlord-tenant, consumer, immigration, abuse, financial exploitation, Social Security, health and public benefits.

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Mindy Jones, Esq.

Director of Programs & Compliance

Mindy Jones is the Director of Programs & Compliance at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA). Mindy is part of the management team, overseeing CCLA’s programs. She has been working with legal aid organizations since the beginning of her career, advancing the mission of equal access to justice for all.

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Hal Eckard

Chief Financial Officer

Hal Eckard is a financial professional with over 30 years of experience.  In early 2023, Hal began his career with Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) as Controller. He became Interim Chief Financial Officer, then Chief Financial Officer. Hal built the foundation of CCLA’s inaugural Fiscal Department and established the core values of the accounting department.

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Sarah Barker, Esq.

Director, Senior Citizen Law Project

Sarah Barker is the Director of the Senior Citizen Law Project at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA). The Project provides free civil legal services to low-income, and otherwise eligible, seniors 60 years age and older, caregivers for seniors, and grandparent caregivers age 55 and older. In 2009, Sarah joined the Senior Citizen Law Project as a staff attorney. In 2019, Sarah became the Project’s Supervising Attorney. Previously, she interned with CCLA’s Family Law Unit.

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Mertella Burris, Esq.

Director, Economic Advocacy and Community Health Project (EACH)

Mertella Burris is Director of the Economic Advocacy and Community Health (EACH) Unit. Mertella joined the staff at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) after working for 24 years as the Supervising Attorney for the Homeless Legal Rights Project at Legal Aid Service of Broward County. Prior to that, she was an Equal Justice Works Fellow, supported by the Florida Bar Foundation and Greenberg Traurig. Mertella dedicated her time and talent to defending the rights of homeless and indigent persons.

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Cynthia Woodward, Esq.

Director, Family Law & Victims of Crime Unit

Cynthia Woodward has been with Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) since its inception. From 1990 to 2004, Cynthia was a family law attorney with Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc. Prior to 1990, she was an attorney with Gulfcoast Legal Services in Clearwater, Florida.

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Jeff Hittleman, Esq.

Supervising Attorney, Senior Citizen Law Project

Jeff Hittleman is the Supervising Attorney for the Senior Citizen Law Project. He oversees the delivery of free legal services to seniors in various areas of law, including landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosure defense, consumer rights, immigration, elder abuse and exploitation, and health and public benefits law. Previously, Jeff served as the Project’s Lead Housing Attorney, specializing in eviction defense and protecting tenants’ rights in federally subsidized housing.

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