Alexa McCalla-Johnson

Alexa (she/her) is a South Florida activist and scholar currently working to improve our democracy with FLIC Votes' Digital Organizing Team. Her academic and community work has been focused on the ways in which individuals can deepen their advocacy both on and offline. As an organizer, Alexa finds wellness to be an integral part of this work and seeks to carefully implement wellness into everything she’s part of.

Sandra Fish

Sandra brings over 15 years of experience in direct services delivery by funders and providers involving community development, advocacy, and youth development program management as well as coordinating program evaluation of family stabilization.
A firm believer in giving back to the community, Sandra has volunteered in the local communities for at least 25 years. She has maintained externally facing roles managing relationships of providers in the community with a heavy emphasis on team management and development while establishing and maintaining standards of performance across all programs.

A native of Haiti and resident of South Florida, Sandra has a Bachelor’s Degree cum laude in Administration and a Specialization in Human Resources.

She is a mother of two and strongly believes in equitable access for all. She enjoys grassroots community organizing, spending time with family and friends as well faith-based help initiatives.
Sandra will be responsible for the Strategic Objectives in the Management of Services as well as leading the Service Expansion initiatives at FLIC while also maintaining a heavy emphasis on program evaluation.

Karlene Maxwell-Williams

Karlene Maxwell-Williams is a passionate ally to her community, with a heart for volunteerism and activism; She has an insatiable appetite for Immigration-related issues since she was a teenager in Jamaica, helping farm workers complete paperwork. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Karlene moved to Manhattan, New York in 1989 and Fort Lauderdale in 1990.  She has a degree in Management from the University of Phoenix.  She has worked for the State of Florida Child Support Enforcement, is a Broward County Supreme Court Mediator, a Commissioner for Lauderdale Lakes, and after years of volunteering with FLIC’s Citizenship Drive, she now works with FLIC as their Citizenship Coordinator.  Karlene has volunteered with the Feed the Homeless Program for more than 20 years. During the COVID-19 pandemic she organized food drives and mask giveaways, as well as assisting foreign nationals trapped locally due travel restrictions. She is a social justice supporter, marching with Black Lives Matter, and attends rallies to prevent the unfair deportation of the undocumented and their families.
She is a wife of 30 years and a proud mother of four, two boys aged 32 and 28, and two girls aged 25 and16.

Karlene enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and shopping.

Annabella Pashell

Born in Guatemala, Annabella Pashell is a Journalist and has enjoyed a rewarding career as a Radio and Television Producer. She has been a Producer with NBC-Telemundo Network and Univision, working directly with the most prominent personalities in the US Hispanic television market. She has worked as General Producer on the radio program, hosted by the famous Mexican actress, singer, and businesswoman, Thalia. Annabella was part of the editorial board of Cala’s TV show on CNN, and later launched and directed Ismael Cala's radio program. She has experience in copy editing scripts and books and directing audiobooks, she directed the series of meditations recorded by Cala and Deepak Chopra. Annabella also studied Digital Marketing and SEO. She loves nature and is a Leader and Mentor of the Climate Reality Project, founded by ex Vicepresident Al Gore. In Geneva, Switzerland, she supported an international organization that works alongside the United Nations for the rights of people with disabilities.