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Our Administrative Staff


Linda Hayes

Office Manager

Linda Hayes is a Florida Registered and Certified Paralegal specializing in probate and guardianship. She received her paralegal degree in 1998 and has worked in the legal field since 2002. Linda started out as a Trial Clerk for the Orange County Clerk of Court in the criminal division. She has worked in the probate and guardianship field for over 15 years. She transitioned her role to office manager in 2015. She is compassionate and understanding in dealing with difficult situations. In her off time, Linda enjoys reading, going to the movies and spending time with her daughter.

Fanny Gomez-Mackey

Director of Public Benefits

Fanny began her career in the healthcare industry which later spurred her passion for assisting the disabled. She has been working with public benefits since 2005. Fanny graduated from Temple University with a degree in Psychology. As a mother of two girls, Fanny enjoys traveling, martial arts, and cooking with her children.

Chris Holmes

Director of Client Services

Chris joined our team in 2012. Chris has over 12 years of customer service experience from various industries including law, healthcare and private industry. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UCF. Chris is responsible for creating a memorable client experience from welcoming our clients to ensuring quality and service exceed client expectations. Chris enjoys traveling with her family and playing with her Labradoodle, Lola.

Shelby Schmoyer

Executive Assistant

Shelby began her career working for an Orthopedic surgeon. She received her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Healthcare Administration and earned her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration & Management with a specialty in project management. In her spare time, she enjoys working on home improvement projects, reading and spending time with friends & family.

Shamalia Benta

Administrative Assistant

Shamalia joined our team in January of 2019. She grew up in the Virgin Islands and joined the firm with a background in the hospitality industry. Shamalia provides general office support and assists with various tasks and projects, including records management and a listening ear for our clients. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the movies, the beach and spending time with friends, family and her beloved cat, Destiny.

Maricarmen Garcia

Florida Registered Paralegal

Maricarmen achieved her dual bachelor’s degree in both Health Service Administration and Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. She is a former DCF employee having worked with the elderly in both government and nursing home facility settings since 2001. She enjoys going to the beach, football games, movies and spending time with the family.

Debbie Camarda

Florida Registered Paralegal

Debbie earned a degree in legal studies and is a Florida Registered Paralegal. Her previous experience includes work as a county civil trial clerk to five judges in the judicial system and as a civil litigation paralegal. For more than 16 years her work has primarily been in the areas of probate, guardianship, trust administration and estate planning. Debbie enjoys kayaking, camping and exploring Florida’s natural beauty during her time off. 

Elyse Mundelein

Administrative Support
Best Buddies Ambassador

Elyse is from an Air Force family and has lived all over the USA. In 2007 she was the first person with Downs Syndrome to graduate from Oviedo High School in Florida. She swam on the varsity swim team and participated in their dance program. Her dream was to go to college and attend University of Central Florida. In 2015, her lifelong dream came true, she became a full-fledged UCF Knight! On August 12th 2019, as part of the Best Buddies Jobs Program, Elyse joined the Elder Law firm of Kirson and Fuller. Elyse continues to advocate for individuals with IDD and spread her personal message “With open minds and open hearts, together we can do anything”!

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