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Meet Our Team

At Catalyst Miami, we believe in both internal and external collaboration. Each member of our team plays a key role in helping us achieve our mission of building a more just and equitable Miami in which all communities thrive.

Senior Leadership Team

Gretchen A. Beesing, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer
Gretchen joined Catalyst Miami in 2007, directing civic leadership and...
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Brian Larson
Chief Financial Officer
Brian serves as the CFO for Catalyst Miami. He is...
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Nina Thompkins
Chief Operating Officer
Nina Thompkins is the Chief Operating Officer at Catalyst Miami,...
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Zelalem Adefris
Deputy CEO
Zelalem Adefris is the Deputy CEO of Catalyst Miami, where...
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Ahmed Mori
Vice President of Community Economic Development
As Vice President of Community Economic Development, Ahmed oversees worker...
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Abraham Frometa
Community Health Coach
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Aidil Oscariz
Community Engagement & Policy Consultant
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Alyssa Delgado
Senior Community Prosperity Manager
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Anaruth Solache
Policy & Advocacy Manager
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Charlene Francois
Worker-Owned Enterprises Manager
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Chelsea Clark
Development Manager
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Chris Moreno
Children's Savings Director
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Courtenay Strickland
Development Consultant
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De'Sean Weber
Worker-Owned Enterprises Director
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Destini Smith
Leadership Program Manager
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Fatou Cissé
Leadership Program Coordinator
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Gabriella Alexis
Community Engagement Coordinator
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Gaëlle Prophète
Senior Director of Development
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Izegbe Onyango
Community Engagement Director
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Kerlande Ceant
Community Health Coordinator
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Louiseny Joseph
Community Economic Development Associate
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Manuel Villalobos
Data & Evaluation Manager
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Monica Monterroso
Senior Grants Accounting and Compliance Director
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Natalia Brown
Climate Justice Program Manager
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Natalie Castellanos
Senior Director of Community Prosperity
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Nicole Crooks
Community Engagement Manager for Overtown
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Shannon Charles
Director of Workforce Development
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Taylor Neverman
Communications Coordinator
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Damian D. Daley, Esq. (Chair)
An AV® Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Daley actively litigates...
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Mary Casey (Vice Chair, Development Committee Chair)
Mary Casey is a Managing Director of the J.P. Morgan...
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Korene Stuart (Secretary)
Tech Lead, Black Girls Code
Korene Stuart is  the founder of Opportunity Curator, an agency...
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Charmel Maynard (Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair)
Chief Investments Officer, University Treasurer
Charmel Maynard currently serves as Associate Vice President, Chief Investment...
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Charles M. Auslander (Past Chair)
Charles Auslander is a 30+ year experienced attorney who has...
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D. Marcus Braswell, Jr.
Marcus Braswell is a Florida native and lifelong resident. Born...
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Joaquin Dulitzky
Joaquin Dulitzky is a passionate advocate for financial literacy, mental...
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Melanie Garman
Community Development Compliance Manager, TD Bank
Melanie Garman recently joined TD Bank as Community Development Compliance Manager,...
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Abel Montero Gomez
Vice President, Amerant Bank
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Melanie Hapner
Head of Risk and Security Assurance, Amazon
Melanie is a licensed attorney and experienced compliance/risk management professional....
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Bereatha Howard
Community Advocate
Bereatha was born and raised in Overtown, Miami, Florida. She...
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Jason Katz
Publisher, Islandia Journal
Jason Katz is a writer, editor, and publisher born and...
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Iya Overstreet
Founder, IYA Foundation
Meet Rekiya, also known as Ms. Iya, the urban woman...
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Daniella Pierre
Community Liaison, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Daniella Pierre is a social justice engineer and servant leader....
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DANIEL TRAMEL STABILE (Nominating & Governance Committee Chair)
Daniel is a Partner in the Miami office of the...
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Gina Ciraldo Stabile (Past Chair)
Gina Ciraldo Stabile is CEO of Dr. Loretta Skincare and...
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Marjorie York
Community Activist, Community Action Agency
As a community activist, Marjorie York serves on more than...
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