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MARTIN COUNTY -
Phyllis Gillespie, a local attorney, is the newest board member of Helping People Succeed.
With more than 14 years of legal experience, Ms. Gillespie handles a diverse civil litigation caseload with a primary focus on complex medical malpractice and trucking litigation cases. She is a member of the law firm Gary, Williams, Lewis, Watson & Sperando since 1997.
Ms. Gillespie is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in nursing and the University of Houston Health Science Center with a master's degree in nursing.
She completed her law degree at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. She is the recipient of the American Jurisprudence award for entertainment law and a Dean's Award for copyright. She is a member of the Florida Bar, Tennessee Bar and National Bar Associations.
In the community, Ms. Gillespie is board president of the Gertrude Walden Child Care Center and has been a board member since 2003. She served eight years on the student advisory committee for Jensen Beach High School and is currently a board member for the Pace Center for Girls and for Martin County Sprinters.
Prior to her current term on Helping People Succeed's board, Ms. Gillespie was a 2005-06 board member.
Helping People Succeed is a nonprofit organization serving more than 4,000 families in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee counties.