South Florida Guardianship Program
Redefining Excellence In Guardianship Through Integrity
South Florida Guardianship Program (SFGP) was founded in 1991 to provide quality professional services for the community. SFGP is a private, non profit organization that serves as a full service corporate guardian and care manager.
We do not discriminate. we serve clients without regard to race, national or ethnic origin,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity. mental or physical
disability, age or veteran status
Through our own Legal Department we are able to provide our clients with exceptional legal services at a fraction of the cost of a private law firm.
Each client Receives personalize financial services from our Financial Group. SFGP provides individualized attention, taking into account assets, income, and care needs.
SFGP provides a complete range of services to protect and care for our clients. We promote independence, health and well being.
SFGP provides full service property management for clients who own various types of property such as real estate, cars etc.
Thank You! Thanks guys, keep up the good work! Needless to say we are extremely satisfied with the results.
Best. Costumer Service. Ever!
We’ve seen amazing results already. I will refer everyone I know. We can’t understand how we’ve been living without a guardian
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM
KATHLEEN PHILLIPS, PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kathleen founded SFGP in 1991 as a private not for profit cooperate guardianship program. Her goal was to provide guardianship services to all in need for an affordable price with services being provided by experts in their fields.
She was born and raised in South Florida and has been a professional guardian since 1983. She started her career as a volunteer with Broward County Elderly and Veterans. As a professional guardian, she has enjoyed the confidence of various community organizations, financial institutions, the legal community, hospitals, nursing homes and private citizens who have referred clients to her.
Kathleen works closely with her professional staff and her approach to guardianship is one of personalized attention. It is her belief that each of our clients should receive the individualized care that she would provide a member of her own family.
ROBERT R. JULIAN, ESQUIRE
Robert R. Julian joined SFGP in 2012 as General Counsel. He has worked as a Public Defender and is a former partner and shareholder in Marks and Julian, P.A. For eighteen years, he served four Florida Attorneys General, initially as an Assistant Attorney General and subsequently as South Florida Bureau Chief and Special Counsel. During his last three years as Bureau Chief, his division generated over a quarter of a billion dollars in fines, consumer restitution and attorney’s fees for the State of Florida.
Nova University Center for the Study of Law, Juris Doctor, 1978. Law Review
University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1975. Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society Economics
The Florida Bar, 1978
U.S. District Court, Southern District, 1979
Board of Directors, Broward County Bar Associations, 1990 – 1994
President, West Broward Bar Association, 1992 – 1993
Board of Directors, West Broward Bar Association 1991 – 1993
Chairman, Criminal Law Section, Broward County Bar Association 1992 -1993
Chairman, Human Rights Committee, Broward County Bar Association 1992 – 1993
Member, Ethics Committee, Broward County Bar Association 1993 – 1994
Board of Directors, Legal Aid Service of Broward County 1992 – 1997
Second Term 2001 – 2008
Chairman, Personnel Committee, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, 207
Member, Executive Committee, Legal Aid Service of Broward County 2006
Member, Executive Committee, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
2006 Secretary, Legal Aid Service of Broward County, 1997
Audit and Finance Committee Member, Legal Aid Service of Broward County, 1996 – 1997
Chairman, Eligibility Committee, Legal Aid Service of Broward County, 1995
Member, Broward Lawyers Care Advisory Board, 1995
Member, Evaluation, Rewards and Discipline Committee, Office of the Attorney General, 2005
Member, Conflicts Committee, Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida 2006 – 2008
Member, Regional Coordination Committee, Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, 2007
Member, E-Discovery Committee, Office of the Attorney General, 2008
Member, Education Committee, Department of Children and Families 2002 – 2003
Faculty, National Association of Attorneys General Trail Practice Academy, August 2000
Broward County Bar Association
Dade County Bar Association
Palm County Bar Association
Office of the Attorney General, Manager of the Year 2007 – 2008
Office of the Attorney General, Division Leadership Award, 2008
Hispanic Unity of Florida Medal of Hope, 2009
Office of the Attorney General, Distinguished Service Award, 2009
Prudential-Davis Productivity Award, 2010 – headed team that secured multimillion dollar settlement relating to the sub-prime home loan industry, 2010.
Prudential-Davis Productivity Award, 2011 – team award relating to settlement with Office Depo for recovery of overcharged office supply costs to the State of Florida.
Prudential-Davis Productivity Award, 2011 – Team award for recovery of over $1 Billion for Florida citizens.
LOU VILLADSEN, FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
Lou Villadsen, MBA, has been the Director of Finance since 2004. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Social Science and an MBA from California State University, Fresno, with a double major in accounting and non-profit administration. For 17 years, prior to moving to Florida, she worked at UCLA, in the Chancellor’s Office of Academic Planning and Budget. During that time, she was the director of program analysis for several years, and also served as the administrator for the School of Public Policy and Social Research during the first three years of its establishment.
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