Doreen Engelhardt was named Office Manager in January of 2019.
Michael Braverman was named General Counsel in January of 2019. In his role, Braverman will lead an expanded legal department which now incorporates PBA-affiliated attorneys from Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties as well. Braverman began his career with the Dade County PBA from 1985-95, serving as a law clerk, staff attorney and General Counsel. He started his own firm in 1995, but remained a PBA-affiliated attorney, representing law enforcement officers throughout the state of Florida as a special labor counsel. Braverman received his undergraduate degree in criminology in 1984 from Florida State University, where he graduated cum laude, and his J.D. in 1987 from the Saint Thomas University School of Law in Miami. He was admitted to the Florida Bar Association in 1988.
Associate General Counsel
Michael White joined the Broward County PBA in January 2020 after spending the two previous years as an Assistant State Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit. While serving in the State Attorney’s Office, he was responsible for investigating and prosecuting hundreds of cases across numerous divisions in County Court, including jury trials, motions to suppress, pretrial motions and non-jury trials. In 2018, Michael was nominated by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for Prosecutor of the Year for the state of Florida. In addition to his experience as a prosecutor, Michael worked in the financial sector, serving as an analyst/associate for Davis Selected Advisors, Deutsche Bank and Nomura Securities. He also co-founded a bespoke dog food company called Hudson’s Chow, LLC. Michael graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in History from Tulane University in 1999 and earned his J.D. with Honors from the George Washington University School of Law in 2003.
Director of Communications
Rodney Wood was named Director of Communications in October of 2015. He 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 magazine, advertising, press releases, election-related materials, educational materials, brochures, website content, email newsletters and digital/social media channels. 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. Rodney 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.
Elizabeth Moya was named Membership Secretary in January of 2019. In her capacity, Moya is responsible for overseeing membership for all members, including but not limited to, registering new members, keeping members’ contact information up to date in regards to ranks, agencies, if member is retired, etc., processing monthly and quarterly dues for members and agencies, maintaining the PBA store and other daily office operations that occur. A native to Florida, Moya has held many positions in the past. In 2009, she started working for a mental health facility located in Palm Beach County. Among her duties at the facility was coordinating a program called Crisis Intervention Training that teaches and provides resources to law enforcement officers on how to assist and interact with the mentally ill population. From there, she was offered a position to work for Palm Beach County PBA as Membership Secretary and in 2019 was in the process of moving to Fort Lauderdale to start a new chapter in her life when she accepted the Membership Secretary position for the Broward County PBA.