Seth Miller, Esq., Executive Director, litigates post-conviction innocence cases, supervises the IPF’s internship program, and regularly lectures to students, lawyers, and community groups on issues related to wrongful convictions. He also teaches Post-conviction Remedies and Wrongful Convictions as an adjunct professor at the Florida State University College of Law. Mr. Miller is President of the Innocence Network, a consortium of more than 69 innocence organizations in the United States and abroad. He has served on the Innocence Network Executive Board since 2012. Before joining IPF in 2006, Mr. Miller served as a project attorney with the American Bar Association Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project in Washington, D.C., and as a staff attorney with the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University College of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University.
Toni Shrewsbury, MA, Assistant Director, who joined IPF in March 2006, has extensive management experience in the fields of public relations, advertising, and marketing. A former newspaper opinion columnist and published author, Ms. Shrewsbury also managed a media production company and produced a statewide political talk show for Florida’s News Channel.
Melissa Montle, Esq., Staff Attorney, graduated from Tulane Law School in New Orleans and was licensed to practice law in Florida in 2003. She worked for the Public Defender’s Office in West Palm Beach for 2.5 years where she gained extensive experience in juvenile, misdemeanor and felony trial practice before joining IPF in 2008. Ms. Montle also has experience in insurance defense and family law practice.
Anthony Scott, LCSW, Director of Social Services, joined IPF in 2006 to direct our social services section. He has expertise working with both prisoners and ex-offenders, having provided psychotherapy at House of Hope and Broward Outreach Center. Mr. Scott is also a founding member of the national Exoneree Support Committee, networking with and training innocence project workers throughout the United States.
Adina M. Thompson, PhD, Intake Coordinator, graduated from the University of Florida in 2014 with a doctorate in criminology, law and society. Dr. Thompson received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida as well. Her research interests include exoneree reentry stigma and reentry prejudice, and she has presented research findings to the American Society of Criminology and the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS). Dr. Thompson is the recipient of two AP-LS grants-in-aid, and her work has been published in the Albany Law Review. In addition to her position at IPF, Dr. Thompson is an adjunct professor at Arkansas State University.
Lydia Claire Brooks, Development Coordinator, who joined IPF in May 2015, has extensive fundraising experience in both the political and nonprofit fields. Ms. Brooks has also provided marketing and communications support to various local, state, and congressional campaigns as well as hospice and food bank organizations.