Board of directors

Board of directors 2022-08-18T11:01:44-04:00

Meet the community leaders who guide our United Way.

Board Chair

Penelope S. Shaffer, Ph.D.
Community Volunteer

President & CEO

Symeria T. Hudson
President & CEO
United Way Miami

Executive Committee

Jayne H. Abess, Emeritus
Partner
thinkLAB Ventures

Sheldon T. Anderson
Chairman and CEO
Grove Bank & Trust

Andrew L. Ansin
Vice President
Sunbeam Properties

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

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

Eduardo “Eddie” L. Dominguez, Jr.
Director of Marketing, Communications and Community
City National Bank

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

Brandon E. Gilliland
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
University of Miami

Melissa Gracey
Director of Marketing
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs

Juan Carlos (JC) Liscano
Vice President, Miami, Caribbean and Latin America
American Airlines

Gladys C. Reed
Senior Vice President
Ocean Bank

Carmen Sabater
Chief Financial Officer
Quirch Foods LLC

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

Ana VeigaMilton
President
The José Milton Foundation

Counsel

Susan Potter Norton
Partner/Principal
Allen Norton & Blue, PA

Board Members

Alexander P. Adams
Senior Market Executive
The Northern Trust Company

Doug Bartel
Market Leader
Florida Blue

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

Alfred A. Bunge
Managing Director
JPMorgan Chase

Camila Cote
Managing Partner
EY

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

Mayi de la Vega
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
One Sotheby’s International Realty

Alan T. Dimond
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig PA

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

José Keichi Fuentes
Senior Government Relations Consultant
Becker & Poliakoff, PA

Luis Gamoneda
Senior Vice President
Truist Financial Corporation

Calixto J. Garcia-Velez
President and Chief Executive Officer
Banesco USA

Brian Y. Goldmeier
Founder and Principal
BYG Strategies, Inc.

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

Francisco Gonzalez
Audit Partner
BDO USA, LLP

Xavier Gonzalez
EVP of Marketing Communications
Kaseya Limited

Jennifer A. Grant
Community Volunteer

Kim Y. Griffin-Hunter
South Florida Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP

Karla Hernandez-Mats
President
United Teachers of Dade Local 1974

Naftali Holtz
Chief Financial Officer
Royal Caribbean Group, Ltd.

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 S. Lawhorn Jr.
Credit Officer, Senior
Synovus

Jeff Lozama
President & CEO
CMS International Group

S. Marshall Martin
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative & Legal Officer
Amerant Bank

Robert McFarlin
General Manager
Miami Herald

Zak Odhwani
Managing Director, Market Executive
Bank of America

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

Thomas J. Pelham
President
Kaufman Rossin

Jerry Reed
Southern Regional Director
Publix Super Markets Inc.

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

Jay Steinman
Partner
Duane Morris, LLP

Rashad D. Thomas
Regional Director, External and Legislative Affairs
AT&T

Mike Valdes-Fauli
Chief Executive Officer
Chemistry Cultura

David Zambrana
Chief Operating Officer
Jackson Health System

Ex-Officio

Dawn Michele Baglos
The Hon. Daniella Levine Cava
Morris Copeland
Jose L. Dotres, Ed.D.
Ann Dux
Jennifer A. Marques

Advisory Council

Cesar L. Alvarez
Tony L. Argiz
José R. Arriola-Rochez
Natacha Munilla Bastian
Jon Batchelor
Manuel J. Becerra
Darlene Boytell-Pérez
The Hon. Sue M. Cobb
Stephen G. Danner
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

President Emeritus

Harve A. Mogul

As of August 12, 2022

Gerald C. Grant Jr.
Adolfo Henriques
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
Merrett R. Stierheim
Oscar Suarez
Trae Williamson