Staff

Andrew J. Banyai, Esq.
Andrew J. Banyai, Esq.
Executive Director

Andrew Banyai is a graduate of Michigan State University and a member of The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Michigan.

Blair J. DeMinico, Esq.
Blair J. DeMinico, Esq.
Legal Director

Blair DeMinico is the Legal Director of the Lee County Legal Aid Society. DeMinico joined the Lee County Legal Aid Society as a Staff Attorney in 2014.

Nanci DuBois
Nanci DuBois
Development Director

Our Development Director is responsible for marketing, meeting fundraising goals, and promotion of the work of Lee County Legal Aid Society, in addition to assisting the Executive Director.

Ashley Faraone, Esq.
Ashley Faraone, Esq.
Staff Attorney

Ashley Hall Faraone grew up in Fort Myers and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate degree, where she majored in Journalism and minored in English Literature.

Veronica Oquendo
Veronica Oquendo
Office Manager | Paralegal

Veronica A. Oquendo is our Office Manager and Senior Paralegal. Veronica has over 15 years of experience primarily in Family Law. She supports our Legal Director and Staff Counsel.

Eunice Gedeon Linot, Esq.
Eunice Gedeon Linot, Esq.
Staff Attorney

Eunice Gedeon Linot is a Florida Family Law attorney. She provides legal representation to underprivileged persons involved in family proceedings with excellence.

Melissa Ponce
Melissa Ponce
Receptionist | Intake Specialist

Melissa recently joined our team and has approximately 6 years of front office experience. Melissa loves to help people and guide people with their needs.

Doresmi Torres Griffiths, FRP
Doresmi Torres Griffiths, FRP
Florida Registered Paralegal

Doresmi Torres Griffiths is a Florida Registered Paralegal with over 15 years of experience primarily in Family Law. She supports our Executive Director and Staff Counsel.