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

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Doreen Engelhardt

Office Manager/Detail Coordinator

Doreen Engelhardt was named Office Manager/Detail Coordinator in January of 2019.

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Michael Braverman

General Counsel

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.

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Julio E. Gonzalez, Jr.

Associate Counsel

Julio Gonzalez joined the Broward County PBA 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 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.

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Elizabeth Moya

Membership Secretary

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.