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.
Gretchen joined Catalyst Miami in 2007, directing civic leadership and advocacy programs for more than five years. She became CEO in 2013. Gretchen’s integration of Catalyst’s services into a solid program suite based on an effective and empowering financial coaching platform, offers asset-building strategies at each stage in our clients’ journey to prosperity. She effectively transitioned Catalyst from a financial literacy provider to a financial capability thought leader, as evidenced by our many national partnerships and demonstration products. Other accomplishments include conceiving and piloting the Florida Thrives executive leadership program for community development practitioners, and hosting the annual Poverty Solutions Summit, which draws hundreds of civic leaders. Under Gretchen’s leadership, Catalyst Miami leads a consortium of partners to design and implement Florida’s first universal children’s savings program, Future Bound Miami. Future Bound Miami launched in November 2019 with a subset of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and will expand until every kindergartener entering the district each year has access to a college savings account. Catalyst Miami is launching its first worker cooperative in 2020, the latest addition to its platform of transformative, wealth-building initiatives.
Gretchen serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the South Florida Community Development Coalition. She participates on JPMorgan Chase’s Community Advisory Board (Florida), the Florida Policy Institute’s Community Advisory Board, Resilient 305 Steering Committee, among other advisory boards. Gretchen was a 2015 American Express NGEN Fellow (Independent Sector) and a 2019 Ambassador for Health Equity (PolicyLink and FSG), and she is an alumna of the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Leaders Forum. In 2019, Gretchen was recognized by the Commonwealth Institute as a top woman leader. Gretchen is a 2020 Fulcrum Fellow with the Center for Community Investment. Gretchen is a licensed clinical social worker.
Brian serves as the CFO for Catalyst Miami. He is a lawyer, CPA and received his MFA in Visual Arts in 2018. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica and worked for 20 years for CARE, an international humanitarian and development organization, living mostly in Africa. In his spare time, Brian runs marathons and makes art.
Nina Thompkins is the Chief Operating Officer at Catalyst Miami, where she oversees Catalyst's Operations Department. Nina joined Catalyst Miami in 2014, ensuring prompt and efficient delivery of services to clients. Her previous work experiences include providing support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for several nonprofits organizations, and working directly with the criminal justice system and providing wraparound care coordination to the high risk population of children with an incarcerated parent. Nina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has a master's degree in social work from Barry University and a bachelor's degree and minor in Criminal Justice from FIU.
Zelalem Adefris is the Deputy CEO of Catalyst Miami, where she oversees the implementation of the organization’s critical programs, policy agenda, and strategic plan. Zelalem joined Catalyst Miami in 2016, first directing the organization’s climate justice work. She holds an MPH in Global Environmental Health from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in Community Health from Brown University. In addition to her role at Catalyst Miami, Zelalem serves as a co-chair of the Miami Climate Alliance and as a philanthropic trustee of the Solutions Project.
As Vice President of Community Economic Development, Ahmed oversees worker and investment cooperative development, small business assistance and community building, and other programs centered on community wealth and economic democracy. As an attorney and community economic development activist, Ahmed has worked with and represented worker cooperatives, tenants battling eviction in both courts and through advocacy, and affordable housing and community development nonprofits in Miami, South Texas, and New York City. He has a JD from Columbia Law School, an MA in Political Economy from Columbia University, and a BA in Philosophy from Florida International University. Ahmed serves on the board of The Allapattah Collaborative CDC.
Abraham moved to Florida in 2018 and joined Catalyst Miami in 2019 as Community Prosperity Coordinator. While getting his Bachelor’s in Public Health at Brigham Young University - Idaho, he was a Hispanic advocate who helped domestic violence victims and later coordinated care for patients in need of services they couldn't afford. His desire to help others comes from different angles; for example, he would like to help the community by making sure public funds are not poorly administered. For this reason, he is currently working toward a Master’s in Public Administration.
Aidil joined Catalyst Miami in 2016. She develops strategies and programming to support the organization’s coalition building and advocacy efforts. She previously served as Vice President of Policy and Advocacy.
She provides support to various other organizations to further social justice in Miami, as well as across the state. Towards this goal, she also serves on several boards including the Miami Workers Center, the Anthropocene Alliance, Miami-Dade County’s Commission on Human Rights, and is the President of the South Florida Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
Previously, Aidil was an attorney and pro bono coordinator for Americans for Immigrant Justice, where she represented and advocated on behalf of immigrants, including unaccompanied children, and oversaw the pro bono program. She has also worked for various other nonprofits and served as a consultant to various community organizations and groups to empower and improve the lives of vulnerable and underserved populations. In 2009, her research was published in Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City: Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami.
Aidil holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Sociology from Florida International University and a JD from Fordham University. She is passionate about protecting our planet and making the world a more just, mindful, joyful, and equitable home for us all.
Alyssa officially joined Catalyst Miami in May 2019 after working with the Public Allies Miami program as a graduate-level intern. She comes from a mental health background, having received a B.A. in Psychology and a master’s degree in Social Work from Florida International University. Currently, she is a Sr. Coach and the Prosperity Manager for Catalyst Miami, having attained certification as a Master-Level Practitioner in Financial Capability as well as being a state-certified IRS tax preparer. Additionally, she is a clinical therapist in South FL, treating court-mandated individuals and those recently incarcerated, as well as children (7-17) struggling with trauma, anxiety and depression. She is a strong advocate for policy reform and participates in various local government meetings and community events, specifically those related to health, poverty, and women's rights. She will be going to law school in the near future to specialize in Criminal Law, where she hopes to eventually become a judge for the Eleventh Circuit in Miami Dade County.
Anaruth currently serves as the Policy & Advocacy Manager for Catalyst Miami. Previously she acted as Community Engagement Coordinator for South Dade, which gave her the chance to work alongside residents getting more involved in their neighborhoods. As the Policy & Advocacy Manager, she is dedicated to promoting more democratic, just, and equitable forms of policy across Miami-Dade County, bringing that same passion for change from her previous role. Anaruth graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor's in Political Science. In December 2021 she obtained her Master's in Public Administration & Nonprofit Management from Barry University.
Passionate about people, problem-solving, and passing the mic, Carolina serves as the Communications Director for Catalyst Miami. She joined the organization in 2019. In her role, Carolina defines, develops and carries out the organization's internal and external communications. Her central goal is to use her skills to amplify the voices that too often get drowned out by inequity and injustice. Prior to joining Catalyst, she lived in Kansas City for nearly six years while working as Hallmark's first bilingual creative writer. Upon moving back to Miami, she was the lead copywriter and creative strategist for a Miami marketing agency, Imagen. Carolina served as a volunteer medical interpreter at a free clinic for five years and helped launch a literacy program in Kansas City's inner-city schools. She is committed to being a reliable source of support for her staff and community.
Charlene Francois serves as the Worker-Owned Enterprises Manager at Catalyst Miami. She brings experience in workshop facilitation, food justice and youth development. Prior to joining Catalyst, Charlene worked with Care Resource Community Health Centers, Inc. Charlene believes in the transformative power of democratic workplaces and cooperative economics. She has the heart of a visionary and is committed to advocating on behalf of love, justice, and equity. Charlene holds a BA from Columbia University.
Chelsea serves as the Development Manager for Catalyst Miami, overseeing and supporting fundraising activities. She joined the organization in 2022. In this role, she brings experience from the philanthropic sector to support the organization’s annual operations and program development. Previously, Chelsea served various roles at The Miami Foundation, managing competitive grant programs, in addition to leading nonprofit engagement for Give Miami Day, an annual giving event aimed at growing support for Miami-Dade County nonprofits. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Chelsea graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. Since then, she has worked with nonprofits in the US and in South America in areas related to education reform and social justice.
Chris serves as Children’s Savings Director for Catalyst Miami where he helped create Future Bound Miami, Florida’s first Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program. He is dedicated to enhancing economic stability for all through financial coaching, education, and asset building. Previously, Chris was Director of Social Impact at WorkSquare. He has held several roles within organizations such as Miami Dade College, Branches, and the United Way Center for Financial Stability. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts and the University of South Florida with a Master of Education.
Courtenay joined Catalyst in 2017 as an independent development consultant, helping articulate the organization’s work and mission in grant proposals, papers, and other communications. Courtenay previously served as Public Policy Director and chief lobbyist for the ACLU of Florida, and prior to that, as the ACLU of Florida’s Voting Rights Project Director. During that time, she catalyzed the founding of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which in 2018 achieved successful passage of a statewide ballot initiative to end Florida’s voting ban against people with past felony convictions. Courtenay is an alumna of The Miami Foundation’s Miami Fellows Initiative leadership development program. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies from Yale University and a Specialization in Creative Intervention from Colegiatura Colombiana in Medellín, Colombia.
Cristina has over fourteen years of experience as an office administrator and worked for local businesses, police departments, and city governments before her position at Catalyst Miami. She has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Office Systems Technology and is currently finishing a second degree in Translation and Interpretation Studies at Miami Dade College. Cristina has two boys and is a passionate advocate for the city, having worked with the Miami Workers Center and other local organizations on issues of housing justice. She is active in the Catalyst community and has participated in many in-house offerings, bringing personal expertise to her role as the Intake Coordinator.
De'Sean serves as the Worker-Owned Enterprises Director where he oversees the incubation and training of worker-owned-and-run businesses that generate and maintain wealth in communities. In his role, he is dedicated to promoting more democratic, just, and equitable forms of community economic development throughout Miami-Dade County. Previously, De'Sean was the Resilience Manager at The Miami Foundation where he led the implementation of a collective impact effort to drive inclusive economic prosperity in Miami. He has held several roles within national advocacy and policy organizations such as The Democracy Collaborative, the Congressional Hunger Center, and Prosperity Now. De'Sean graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Global Health Studies and was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Destini Smith serves as the Leadership Program Manger with the Policy and Advocacy department. Prior to joining Catalyst in July 2021, Destini worked with Urban Strategies Inc. as a Family Support Specialist II where she assisted families in navigating various systems to reach the goal of a stable and thriving household. She also served as founding staff and fitness coach for the Atlanta non-profit, Noble Clay Fitness, providing access to quality fitness and health coaching to low-wealth communities. She has also done affordable housing and equity work as a Community Building Fellow with Emory University and the Center for Pan Asian Community Services. Destini has a passion for empowering youth leaders and igniting Christians to pursue equity and justice. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Community Building and Social Change from Emory University; and she is excited to practice all that she is learning in her Community Building and Social Change Masters of Education program at the University of Miami.
Fatou has 10+ years of experience working in the nonprofit sector and has interests in applied epidemiology and program development. She became interested in the public health field by observing inequities in underserved communities along with low levels of health literacy and its effects on a population’s disease conditions, living situations and overall health. Her interest in supporting low-wealth communities is rooted in her lived experiences as a Senegalese-American. She's been involved in founding and consulting a non-profit foundation, supporting community-based programs, and using research data to plan and execute community interventions in underserved populations. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of South Florida and is pursuing a Master of Public Health from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.
Gabriella Alexis serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator for North Miami with the Policy and Advocacy department. As a North Miami native, she is grateful to be able to give back to the community that nourished and raised her. This role affords her the opportunity to invest in her passions—building economic wealth and alleviating health disparities among Black communities.
Prior to joining Catalyst in September 2022, Gabriella started a research project studying the effects of COVID and the Black Lives Matter Movement on Black students at the University of Florida. She and her team used this data to develop solutions for future times of crisis to amplify Black students' voices at the university level. Gabriella graduated from The University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a Bachelor's in Family, Youth and Community Sciences.
Before joining Catalyst Miami, Gaëlle spent more than a decade traveling and working with people from all over the world. Throughout those experiences, she discovered her passion for seeing people and communities thrive. Never one to miss an opportunity to champion important issues, Gaëlle is one of the many at Catalyst Miami inspired by a deep commitment to equity, community, and collaboration. A proud Golden Panther, Gaëlle obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Florida International University.
Izegbe, a Baltimore native, has worked as a community advocate for the past 22 years. She has journeyed from a graduate of the 12th PLTI cohort in 2014, to a facilitator for PLTI, Step Up Miami, and People Empowering People, all parenting leadership courses sponsored by Catalyst Miami, to her current position. Her experience as a mother, educator, and community program founder will positively impact the training and cultivation of civic leaders. Izegbe currently serves on the board of Legal Services of Greater Miami.
Kerlande Ceant has served as Community Health Coordinator for Catalyst Miami since 2021. She is a Haitian-American from Broward County. She studied at the University of West Florida and received a B.S. in Health-Science Public Health. Fluent in Haitian Creole, Kerlande provides bilingual health coaching and social services navigation to community members. She is certified in Business Planning for Public Health Programs where she can implement a business plan to generate effective strategies for growth. She also certifies in FDA approval basics and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). She takes great pride in her work and being able to contribute to the community by providing support, quality service, and health and equity promotion. She is currently working towards her Masters in Public Health, where she is studying the health and safety of communities at large, while focusing on socioeconomic and health disparities that we face.
Louiseny is currently serving as an AmeriCorps Public Ally for the 2021-2022 year with Future Bound Miami. As the Community Economic Development Associate, she supports the programming of Future Bound Miami, along with various programs in the Community Economic Development department. Bringing her background in the healthcare field, she hopes to empower individuals and communities through self-sufficiency and self-sustainability. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Nonprofit Management from the University of Central Florida.
Manuel joined Catalyst as a contractor in August 2019 and has since taken the role of Data & Evaluation Manager, where he manages data and operating procedures to improve processes and data reporting that the staff and clients depend on.
Monica moved to Miami in 2003 from Guatemala, where she volunteered for five years in a literacy program helping children and adults. While attending college at FIU, she was a part of the FIU Finance and Management Association where she created and promoted free of charge programs that helped develop and enhance the basic financial practices for its members and non-members. She is happy to continue to serve the community.
Natalia joined Catalyst Miami in June 2021 after graduating from the University of Miami with a Bachelors of Science in Ecosystem Science & Policy and minors in Chemistry and Political Science. She brings a compassionate commitment to multi-issue advocacy and takes a community-centered approach to advance equitable climate action, planning, and movement-building. Natalia strives to bring social, health, and economic justice to the forefront of a just transition to renewable energy technologies.
As the Senior Director of Community Prosperity, Natalie Castellanos supports Catalyst Miami’s mission of identifying and collectively solving issues adversely affecting low-wealth communities throughout Miami-Dade County by ensuring that families and small businesses have access to community-centered health and wealth-building services. Her past roles include serving as policy director at Health Foundation of South Florida, supervising attorney with FIU College of Law’s Clinical Program, and assistant professor at FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, where she continues to teach medical students inter-professional collaboration and advocacy topics.
Natalie is passionate about supporting collaboration across non-traditional partners to improve service delivery and advance transformational justice. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and JD from Florida International University College of Law.
A graduate of SUNY Albany with a B.A. in Africana Studies, Nicole is currently the Overtown Community Engagement Manager, a community where she lives and serves. With a strong commitment to eliminating wealth, education and health disparities in marginalized communities of color, Nicole’s passion has been that of bridging the gaps affecting Black women's overall well-being. This, she attributes to her belief that educating and helping to empower a woman liberates an entire community. The legacy that Nicole endeavors to leave is one of love, faith, peace, joy and hope.
Shannon is a graduate of Florida International University, where he obtained his master’s degree in the field of public health with a specialization in health policy and management. He has several years of experience working in public health at the University of Miami Tissue Bank and Community Blood Centers of Florida. Shannon is currently the Director of Workforce Development at Catalyst Miami, focusing on addressing unemployment in Miami-Dade County and creating policies that will lead to long-term systems change, by addressing barriers preventing access to the workforce.
Prior to becoming Communications Coordinator, Taylor served on the Catalyst Miami team as a Public Ally, working across programs but primarily supporting Future Bound Miami, the children's savings account program. As Communications Coordinator, she offers writing, design, and capacity-building services to the dreamers, do-ers, and in-betweeners who make up Catalyst Miami's staff and communities. Taylor graduated from the University of North Florida, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Politics and Relations, and minors in Spanish and Creative Nonfiction Writing. She is an avid reader, podcast listener, and NPR junkie. Although not born in Florida, Taylor has lived in the state most of her life and is grateful for the opportunity to give back to the greater Miami community.
An AV® Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Daley actively litigates in both the state and federal courts, representing clients in all areas of civil litigation including: products liability, professional liability, general liability, premises liability, and business and commercial litigation. Prior to founding DLF Attorneys, Damian was a partner in the Miami office of a prestigious statewide civil defense firm. Outside of the office, Damian devotes his time to various philanthropic pursuits including serving as a facilitator in Catalyst Miami’s Step Up Miami Program.
Mary Casey (Vice Chair, Development Committee Chair)
MANAGING DIRECTOR, J.P. MORGAN PRIVATE BANK
Mary Casey is a Managing Director of the J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Miami. A senior banker with over 20 years of experience at J.P. Morgan, Mary leads a team of professionals to provide capital market, investment and wealth advisory services to families in South Florida. She began her career at the World Bank where she spent four years developing projects in Ecuador and Brazil. Mary holds a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College and a Master of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She lives with her husband and two sons in Miami and presently serves on the board of the Thrive for Life Prison Project in New York City.
Korene Stuart is the founder of Opportunity Curator, an agency that supports small businesses in startup and growth, specializing in minority businesses. She serves as a volunteer for Catalyst Miami in various capacities. A fierce advocate for S.T.E. M. education, she is the Tech Lead for Black Girls Code-Miami Chapter and chairman for Student S.T.E.M. Pathways for Broward County Public Schools STEM Ecosystem. Her passion for equity and inclusion led her to create MAScode, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the income levels of minorities through science, technology, engineering, and math.
Charmel Maynard currently serves as Associate Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, and University Treasurer at the University of Miami. In this capacity, he leads the University’s efforts to invest over $3B in assets, including endowment and pension funds. Mr. Maynard is also responsible for the University’s ~$1.4B capital structure, including liquidity and debt issuances. Additionally, he manages treasury and cash management.
Mr. Maynard was previously a vice president with J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank in New York City. During his 10-year career with J.P. Morgan, he focused on investment banking debt capital markets and leveraged finance, where he advised clients on capital structure solutions, deal structuring, and execution of syndicated revolving credit facilities, institutional term loans, and bond issuances.
In addition to Catalyst Miami, he currently serves on the Mead Art Museum board as the chair of the Budget Committee, the Knight Foundation Community Advisory Board and the Black Angels Miami Board.
Mr. Maynard holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Amherst College.
Charles Auslander is a 30+ year experienced attorney who has engaged in appellate practice and trial support litigation during most of his legal career. He has also served as District Administrator of the Miami-Dade/Monroe District of the Department of Children & Families. More recently, he served as COO and CEO of The Children’s Trust. He has prevailed in a number of pro bono matters supporting children’s rights, including declaring the state’s gay adoption ban unconstitutional. Charles earned his law degree from George Washington University.
Marcus Braswell is a Florida native and lifelong resident. Born in Tampa and raised in Gainesville, Marcus has worked at Sugarman & Susskind in Miami since 1998. Marcus's practice is focused on litigation relating to multiemployer and municipal employee benefit plans and labor law. Marcus has served as a Catalyst Miami board member for more than 12 years. Marcus received his B.A. Degree from Duke University. He received his law degree, cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law in the spring of 1998.
Joaquin Dulitzky is a passionate advocate for financial literacy, mental health awareness; an avid supporter of at-risk youth and low wealth communities. Joaquin and his family spent 2 of the last 10 years doing volunteer work, starting socio-economic and environmental projects in 15 emerging countries across 4 continents. He has 25 years’ experience in planning and asset management. Joaquin is part of the senior team at Bernstein in Miami, where he counsels dynamic families and impactful business owners on solutions to the complex issues that come along with significant wealth – with an emphasis on making their money meaningful. His belief is that capital is the penultimate tool to change the world for good. Joaquin graduated with honors from the University of Buenos Aires, where he also was an assistant professor of advanced math and economics. He is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Certified Financial Manager. He was also an entrepreneur twice. Joaquin is the ex Chairman of the Board of the Community College of Denver, where he lived for 7 years. He is a pro-bono mentor for 500StartUps. Joaquin speaks five languages. He is a competitive sailor and swimmer and lives in Miami with his wife Carolina and their two young boys : Dante and Leon.
Melanie Garman recently joined TD Bank as Community Development Compliance Manager, leading the bank's efforts in identifying community development lending and community reinvestment activities. Prior to TD, Melanie was the Regional Community Development Manager for Truist Bank where she engaged with non-profit organizations, and local government to promote affordable housing and business development. Melanie has over 30 years of banking experience, serving in leadership positions in regulatory compliance and community reinvestment at financial institutions in South Florida. Melanie is an advocate for fair housing and fair lending and has worked throughout her career to ensure fair and responsible banking.
Melanie is a licensed attorney and experienced compliance/risk management professional. In her current role, she serves as the Head of Risk and Security Assurance for one of Amazon’s security organizations and leads a team responsible for identifying, measuring, and monitoring cybersecurity risk globally. Melanie is passionate about reducing the racial wealth gap and is dedicated to leading efforts to create more representative, equitable, and inclusive corporate work environments. She received her B.A. from Georgia Southern University and her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Bereatha was born and raised in Overtown, Miami, Florida. She attended St. Francis Xavier, a private school, also located in Overtown, Miami, and has enjoyed the privilege of residing in Allapattah, Opa-Locka, Miami Gardens, and Liberty City. Bereatha holds two Associate in Science degrees from Miami Dade College, and is a lifelong continuing student of education.
Bereatha is a dedicated community advocate and diligently supports organizations that are making a difference in the community. She is an ordained Minister at Spirit of Christ Church and is in the process of becoming a certified trauma counsellor. She enjoys teaching mature adults how to work with technology.
Jason Katz is a writer, editor, and publisher born and raised in Miami. He's the publisher of Islandia Journal, a Miami-based non-profit publication of arts and writing. He is a contributing editor to Burnaway Magazine, covering and commissioning writing about art in South Florida. He is a freelance writer with publications in the Miami New Times, Bitter Southerner, Ploughshares, and more.
Jason formerly worked as an educator, teaching Writing & Rhetoric at Florida International University and English at the Miccosukee Indian School.
He holds a B.A. in English from Union College in Schenectady, New York.
Meet Rekiya, also known as Ms. Iya, the urban woman connecting people from all cultures through networking, events, advocacy and more. As a facilitator and founder of the IYA Foundation (Influencing Youth Advancement), Iya has committed herself to being a catalyst for the people. She has great commitment to many organizations such as Catalyst Miami, Miami Dade Parks and Conservation Committee, and the Miami Beach Community Church where she is the coordinator for the Youth Ministry. As a 2022 Legacy Miami 40 under 40 awardee, “Leaders of Today and Tomorrow”, Iya takes great pride in working collectively with organizations and families to provide resources and assistance throughout Miami-Dade County.
Community Liaison, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Daniella Pierre is a social justice engineer and servant leader. She is a former student of Jan Mann Opportunity Center (an alternative school for at-risk youth), Job Corps, a long-time resident of Miami-Dade County, and an alumna of Florida International University’s Chapman Graduate School of Business. As a first-generation high school and college graduate, Daniella is passionate about educational equity, upward mobility, issues affecting women and young girls. She is also a staunch advocate for affordable housing, homeownership, and community-driven progress. She possesses over 10 years of experience in higher education, fair housing advocacy and social justice. For her leadership and advocacy efforts, Daniella has received many awards including being named one of South Florida’s Top 40 Under 40 Black Leaders and among the Top 100 Haitian Americans of the Year.
DANIEL TRAMEL STABILE (Nominating & Governance Committee Chair)
PARTNER, WINSTON & STRAWN LLP
Daniel is a Partner in the Miami office of the law firm Winston & Strawn LLP. Daniel regularly represents clients across various industry sectors in complex civil litigation, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, and class action lawsuits. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.
Gina Ciraldo Stabile is CEO of Dr. Loretta Skincare and CosMedical Technologies, skin care companies based in Davie, Florida. Prior to joining Dr. Loretta, Gina was an associate at international law firms in New York City and Miami. Gina is a past Chair of the board of directors and serves on the Development, Finance and Executive Committees. Gina received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. She lives in Miami Beach with her husband and two children.
As a community activist, Marjorie York serves on more than 24 boards. She promotes public awareness, plans community events and is a strong advocate for individuals and families who are low-income, disabled, elderly or otherwise in need of assistance. She is a truly concerned person who accomplishes a lot on behalf of the community. In 2012, the School Board of Miami-Dade County commended Marjorie York for her exemplary advocacy for anyone in need of assistance and for her community service.