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Rich La Belle - Executive Director

Richard La Belle, Esq

"Richard La Belle is the CEO of Family Network on Disabilities. Prior to becoming CEO in 2005, Mr. La Belle practiced law for nearly 20 years, concentrating in the areas of disability law, including special needs trusts. Mr. La Belle and his wife are the parents of four children, two of whom have disabilities. He has long been active in promoting the rights and welfare of persons with disabilities. Some recent examples include the following: In 2008, he was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the Governor’s Task Force on Autism Spectrum Disorders (until 2011). In 2009, Mr. La Belle was honored by being named an “Everyday Hero” by Bay News 9. In 2013, he was appointed by the Commissioner of Education to the State Advisory Committee for the Education of Exceptional Children (SAC). Mr. La Belle received his law degree from Florida State University. He was awarded a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics in London, England. Mr. La Belle received a B.A., with a major in political science, from Florida State University."

Laura Mattson - Trust Operation Director

Laura Mattson-Trust
Operation Director

“Working at FND Trust Services helps me see my goals of complete integration of persons with disabilities in society a reality. Working at FND for over 6 years now, I have been able to see quality of life expand and flourish working side-by-side with our families daily.”

Nelson Perez

Nelson Perez
Sr.Trust Advisor

“I believe in a society where acceptance, independence, and integration should be the benchmarks. Family Network on Disabilities allows me to help accomplish those goals on a daily basis.”

Sally Dumas - Special Needs Trust Associate

Sally Dumas
Special Needs Trust Associate

“Working for Family Network on Disabilities is much more then just an office job. I quickly realized the real impact of Family Network on Disabilities on our community. My firm belief in total social equality makes me thankful to be working in assisting others achieving quality of life from financial security.”

Staff Name-Adrienne Ramos

Adrienne Ramos
Trust Associate

Originally from Spain, Adrienne moved to Miami, Florida at a very young age. Due to her upbringing, she was guided by family with their extensive knowledge in finances and personal care. Her down-to-earth and straight-forward style of business will ensure that her clients receive the best service. She enjoys a challenge and her passion and commitment to her clients are the most important aspects of Adrienne’s career. Adrienne joined FND because she wanted to be a part of an organization who has an advocacy for those who have been injured. She felt a passion for assisting families less fortunate, especially children with disabilities. With FND, Adrienne found an organization that is passionate about the same causes and recognize that although a business, FND advocates for those that cannot advocate for themselves. Given her background in the real estate industry, Adrienne adds value to the organization and the families we serve.

Sylvia Charters - Trust Administrative Assistant

Sylvia Charters
Trust Administrative Assistant

“I am honored to be working for Family Network on Disabilities. As a mother of a son who is Bipolar with severe psychosis, it was wonderful to find a family environment where I could work, share and help others on the same journey as me.”