Keisha A. Bell
Keisha Bell graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA in Psychology, and earned her Juris Doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law. Ms. Bell is both a College Reach-Out Program (CROP) and a Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) scholar. She is an accomplished attorney with more than 15 years of experience in advocacy, collaboration, operations, and public policy in the legal, non-profit/social services, educational, and governmental arenas. She currently practices law in the Tampa Bay area, primarily in the areas of Personal Injury, Family, and Workers Compensation.
Ms. Bell is a public speaker and lecturer. She has presented in various forums on numerous social justice, gender-related, and faith-based topics, including “Domestic Violence and Health Disparities: Connected or Coincidence” via a publicly funded organization, “Pathways to Presidency or To Prison” via a fraternal organization’s programming, and “Who Do You Say I Am” via a religious institution.
As a published author of a book entitled, “Emerging Free”, Ms. Bell has directed, facilitated, and created programs for youth and adults on health, social justice, and faith on a federal and local level for the National Institutes of Health, the City of Saint Petersburg, a university, numerous schools throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, and churches. As a Federal Grants Project Director, Ms. Bell successfully managed a budget of approximately $800,000.00 aimed at reducing health disparities of diabetes and childhood obesity in Saint Petersburg (Florida). This Federal Project won the 2010 PPAI Pyramid Award in the category of “Goodwill Programs”.
Ms. Bell is a chapter member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers in Pinellas County, a Standing Committee member of the Florida Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, a City of Saint Petersburg’s Community Planning & Preservation Commission Member, the Concerned Organization for Quality Education for Black Students (COQEBS) appointed Independent Citizens Referendum Committee Member, and a 2015-2016 Pinellas County Charter Review Commission Member. She has previously held Board Member positions with both the James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center and the Pinellas Council on Adoptable Children. In addition, Ms. Bell is an experienced Federal Grant Panel Reviewer.
Ms. Bell enjoys innovation, reading, writing, movies, traveling, and learning new things. She has completed writing her second book.BACK TO THE BOARD