Please review the job descriptions of our staff to determine the best person to assist you at the BCPBA.

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Ann Saunders

Membership Secretary

Ann keeps member records up to date and assists with address and beneficiary changes. She also keeps track of dues payments, both from individual members and from agencies utilizing dues deductions and helps with elections. Please contact Ann if you have any questions regarding membership in the BCPBA.

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Julio E. Gonzalez, Jr.

General Counsel

Julio Gonzalez joined the Broward County PBA as its General Counsel in 2013 following several years in private practice as a criminal defense attorney and attorney representing judicial officials in ethical inquires and criminal cases. He has a BA in education from Manhattan College and received his law degree from Syracuse University. Julio began his law career as an assistant district attorney with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York. He later served as a senior trial attorney with the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Division in the Manhattan Supreme Court. Julio moved to Florida in 2000 to take a position as an assistant state attorney in the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office. In addition to his experience as a prosecutor, Julio has practiced as a criminal defense attorney in both state and federal courts. In 2006, Governor Jeb Bush appointed Julio to the Broward County Court. He was assigned to several divisions, including Domestic Violence. Julio is also an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University.

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Rodney Wood

Director of Communications

Rodney is responsible for overseeing the implementation of BCPBA’s communications and the maintenance of BCPBA’s organizational brand through various internal and external media channels, including print, digital and social media as well as strategic relationships with third-party partners that include printers and service providers. Rodney also manages the development, distribution and maintenance of all communications collateral including, but not limited to, The Broward Centurion monthly member newsletter, advertising, press releases, election-related materials, educational materials, brochures, website content, email newsletters and digital/social media channels with oversight by the BCPBA’s Executive Board. Prior to joining the BCPBA, Rodney spent 17 seasons with the Miami Dolphins as Senior Manager-Internet and Publications, where he earned several publications awards, as well as Employee of the Quarter honors in October of 2009. Prior to that, he served in a constituent services capacity for United States Representative Charlie Norwood. He attended the University of Georgia, where he majored in political science and worked in the athletic department’s Sports Information Office. His 1990 baseball media guide was judged Fifth Best in the Nation by the College Sports Information Director of America.

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Cari Overcash

Legal Assistant & Information Requests

Cari is the legal assistant to the BCPBA General Counsel and acts as liaison to deputies and officers who require legal assistance. Cari interviews deputies/officers regarding their legal assistance request, and then opens, updates and maintains the BCPBA legal request files. In addition, she acts as the liaison between deputies/officers and IA investigators, sets appointments for statements, and assists General Counsel during appeals and arbitrations.