Board Members

2023 Board Members:

  • Jenna Gonzalez, President-Elect (University of Florida) Elected 2022
  • Rita Inman, President-Elect (University of Florida) Elected 2022
  • Kathryn Pelham, Interim Treasurer and Secretary (Stetson University) Elected 2021

Meet the Board:

Jenna Gonzalez.

Jenna Gonzalez, President

Jenna Gonzalez is a proud triple graduate of the University of Florida. Her Bachelor degree is in Elementary Education and her Masters and Specialist degree are in Special Education. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Special Education from the University of Florida. Jenna started her education career in the K-12 system in public and private school settings. She went from classroom teacher, to ESE Coordinator, to administrator. From there, Jenna ventured into higher education, where she truly feels at home.

Jenna joined the University of Florida Disability Resource Center (DRC) in 2017 as an Assistant Director/Learning Specialist. In February 2022, she was named Director of the DRC where she currently leads her department to be a pillar of accessibility and inclusion on campus. She works with faculty, students, and staff daily to promote a universally accessible campus culture. Outside of her role as the Director of the DRC, Jenna continues to promote accessibility through her adjunct faculty position in the University of Florida College of Education where she continues to share her disability knowledge with the next generation of accessibility advocates.

Rita Inman.

Rita Inman, President-Elect

Rita Inman is a double Knight, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instructional Design from the University of Central Florida. After spending a decade in the classroom in both public and the private sector, she transitioned to higher education at the University of Florida. She joined the University of Florida as a Learning Specialist 4 years ago, and currently serves as the Associate Director.  Rita works directly for UF Levin College of Law, focusing on professional students and their unique access barriers. The majority of her days are meeting with faculty, staff, and perspective students with their parents to discuss access at the University of Florida. She has a passion for helping students learn how to advocate for themselves to meet their access needs as they transition throughout their academic career.  

Kathryn Pelham.

Kathryn Pelham, Interim Treasurer & Secretary

Kathryn Pelham earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Minor in Economics from the University of South Florida in 2002; and her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2006. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2006 and practiced as an Assistant State Attorney, Guardian ad Litem Attorney, and established a solo practice focused on the areas of Adoption and Family Law, Child Dependency, and represented First Responders under Florida’s Heart and Lung Bill in Workers’ Compensation cases.

Kathryn returned to Stetson Law, as an Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation in August 2012. In 2017, she became Associate Director and in addition, assumed the responsibilities of the ADA Coordinator for the College of Law campus.  In January 2018, Kathryn founded the Office of Accessibility Resources at the College of Law. In her current role as Associate Director of Accessibility Resources & ADA Coordinator, she strives to increase awareness of disability issues and equitable access to legal education. She has been a member of AHEAD since 2017 and presented at the 2019 national conference on The ADA and Legal Education: Where Disability Law Meets Law School. She is also a member of the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals (NALSAP) and co-presented at the 2018 international conference on Best Practices in Implementation of Reasonable Accommodations in Times of Increased Demand for and Increased Complexity of Accommodations for Students with Disabilities. In 2021, she worked closely with law students to help them establish the founding chapter of Disability Allied Law Students Association (DALSA) at Stetson Law.