Board of directors

Board of directors 2021-08-24T17:51:30-04:00

Meet the community leaders who guide our United Way.

Board Chair

Robert E. Sanchez
Chairman and CEO
Ryder System, Inc.

President and CEO

Maria C. Alonso
President and CEO
United Way Miami

Executive Committee

Jayne H. Abess, Emeritus
Partner
thinkLAB Ventures

Alexander P. Adams
South Florida President
Northern Trust

Andrew L. Ansin
Vice President
Sunbeam Properties

Camila Cote
Partner
EY

Lilia DiBello, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Barry University

Baldwyn English Jr.
External Affairs Manager
Florida Power & Light Company

Melissa Gracey
Director of Marketing
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs

Juan C. Liscano
Vice President, Miami, Caribbean and Latin America
American Airlines

Carlos A. Migoya
President and CEO
Jackson Health System

Darrell W. Payne
Shareholder
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA

Carmen Sabater
Chief Financial Officer
Quirch Foods LLC

Gene Matthew Schaefer
Miami Market President
Bank of America

Penelope S. Shaffer, Ph.D.
South Florida Market President
Florida Blue

Co-Counsels

Jorge L. Hernandez-Toraño
Partner
Holland & Knight LLP

Susan Potter Norton
Partner
Allen Norton & Blue PA

Board Members

Steven J. Brodie, Emeritus
Co-Managing Shareholder
Carlton Fields PA

Sheldon T. Anderson
Chairman and CEO
Grove Bank & Trust

Peter L. Bermont
Managing Director
Bermont Advisory Group of Raymond James

Sam Blatt
Manager, Economic Development Policy
Amazon

Alfred A. Bunge
Managing Director
JPMorgan Chase

Alberto de Cardenas
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
MasTec, Inc.

Alan T. Dimond
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig PA

Eddie Dominguez
Managing Senior Vice President
City National Bank of Florida

Miguel “Mike” G. Farra
South Florida Tax Managing Partner
BDO

José Keichi Fuentes
Senior Government Relations Consultant
Becker

Luis Gamoneda
Senior Vice President
SunTrust Bank / Truist

Calixto J. Garcia-Velez
Executive Vice President
FirstBank Florida

Brian Y. Goldmeier
Principal
BYG Strategies

Aminda “Mindy” Marqués González
Vice President and Executive Editor
Simon & Schuster

Francisco “Paco” Gonzalez
Regional Commercial Banking Manager, Miami
SeaCoast Bank

Frank Gonzalez
South East Leader Financial Institutions & Specialty
Finance Practice / Assurance Partner
BDO USA, LLP

Xavier Gonzalez
Vice President
Cyxtera Technologies

Kim Y. Griffin-Hunter
Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP

Karla Hernandez-Mats
President
United Teachers of Dade

Jason Jenkins
Senior Vice President, Communications and Community
The Miami Dolphins

Seth R. Kaplan
Office Managing Partner – Boca Raton/Miami
Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP

Jess Lawhorn Jr.
Senior Credit Officer
Synovus

Jose R. Mas
Chief Executive Officer
MasTec, Inc.

Patricia M. Menéndez-Cambó
Deputy General Counsel
SoftBank Group International

Nancy A. Meyer
President
Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald

Thomas J. Pelham
Principal
Kaufman Rossin

Jerry Plush
Vice Chairman and CEO
Amerant Bank

Gladys Reed
Senior Vice President
Ocean Bank

Jerry Reed
Southern Regional Director
Publix Super Markets Inc.

Patricia Rosello
Chief Executive Officer
Baptist Hospital

Duany Ruiz
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Leader Middle Market Banking
Wells Fargo

David M. Seifer
Partner
Bilzin Sumberg

Jay Steinman
Partner
Duane Morris

Rashad D. Thomas
Area Manager
AT&T

Jacqueline A. Travisano, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President, Business and Finance and COO
University of Miami

Mike Valdes-Fauli
Chief Executive Officer
Pinta USA

Ana VeigaMilton
President
The José Milton Foundation

Ex-Officio

Alberto M. Carvalho
The Hon. Daniella Levine Cava
Jake Freeman
Soledad “Sol” Picon
Cori-Anna White

Advisory Council

Cesar L. Alvarez
Tony L. Argiz
José R. Arriola
Natacha Munilla Bastian
Jon Batchelor
Manuel J. Becerra
Darlene Boytell-Pérez
The Hon. Sue M. Cobb
Stephen G. Danner
Peter J. Dolara
Albert E. Dotson Jr.
Richard D. Fain
Robert D. Fatovic
Miguel “Mike” B. Fernández
Rudy Fernández
James L. Ferraro
Julio Frenk, Ph.D.
Maritza Gomez-Montiel
Matthew B. Gorson

As of August 24, 2021

Gerald C. Grant Jr.
Adolfo Henriques
Peggy M. Hollander
Laurie B. Jennings
Joseph P. Lacher
David Lawrence Jr.
Elizabeth B. Leight, Psy.D.
Jack Lowell Jr.
Jeffrey S. Miller
John Randolph Millian
W. Allen Morris
Eduardo J. Padrón, Ph.D.
Toni Randolph
Mark B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
José A. Sánchez
Merrett R. Stierheim
Oscar Suarez
Arthur J. Torno
Trae Williamson