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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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Kristine Singer
Chief Operating Officer
Kristine joined Catalyst Miami in 2013, directing several of the...
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Nina Thompkins
Vice President of Program Operations
Nina joined Catalyst Miami in 2014 and has served in...
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Santiago Bunce
Vice President of Evaluation & Learning
Santiago joined Catalyst Miami in January 2015. His role includes...
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Zelalem Adefris
Vice President of Policy & Advocacy
Zelalem Adefris is the Vice President of Policy & Advocacy...
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Staff

Abraham Frometa
Community Prosperity Coordinator
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Ahmed Mori
Senior Director of Community Economic Development
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Alpha Balde
Community Prosperity Director
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Alyssa Delgado
Community Prosperity Coordinator
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Anaruth Solache
Community Engagement Coordinator
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Charles Azulai
Leadership Assistant
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Chris Moreno
Children's Savings Director
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Izegbe Onyango
Community Engagement Manager
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Jessica Cherubin
Community Prosperity Coordinator
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Maryanne Rodríguez
Community Prosperity Manager
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Mayra Cruz
Climate Resilience Program Manager
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Molly Delahunty
Development Director
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Monica Monterroso
Grants Accounting and Compliance Director
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Nicole Crooks
Community Engagement Coordinator for Overtown
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Rachelle Desamours
Community Health Coordinator
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Roxy Azuaje
Public Allies Miami Manager
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Shannon Charles
Workforce Program Manager
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Sonni Barma
Policy & Advocacy Coordinator
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Vaughan Johnson
Community Financial Specialist
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Yanelis Valdes
Capacity Building Program Manager
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Board

Aileen Alon
Program & Partnerships Manager for Venture Café
Aileen Alon is currently the Program Manager for Venture Café...
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Boris Espinoza
Director, Citi Private Bank
Boris Espinoza develops and manages private banking relationships with ultra...
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Charles M. Auslander (Chair)
PARTNER, CRABTREE & AUSLANDER
Charles Auslander is a 30+ year experienced attorney who has...
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Craig Emmanuel
PRINCIPAL AND CEO, COMMERCIAL REALTY ADVISORS & INVESTMENT GROUP
Born and raised in Richmond Heights in Miami, FL, Craig...
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Cristina Zampieri
RELATIONSHIP MANAGER & VP, COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE, AMERANT BANK
A 20-year banking veteran, Cristina currently serves as Vice President...
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Damian D. Daley, Esq. (Vice Chair)
MANAGING MEMBER, DLF ATTORNEYS
An AV® Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Daley actively litigates...
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DANIEL TRAMEL STABILE
PARTNER, SHUTTS & BOWEN LLP
Daniel is a Partner in the Miami office of the...
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Gina Ciraldo Stabile (Past Chair)
CEO, COSMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
Gina Ciraldo Stabile is CEO of Dr. Loretta Skincare and...
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Giuseppe F. Mantica
VP, PRIVATE BANKING GROUP, IBERIA BANK
A Miami-native, Giuseppe F. Mantica, is a VP in the...
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Jason Kaye (Treasurer)
Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Jason Kaye is a Senior Vice President in the Community...
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Jennifer Newton
PRACTICE GROUP ATTORNEY, GREENBERG TRAURIG
Jennifer Newton received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University...
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Marcus Braswell (Secretary)
ATTORNEY, SUGARMAN & SUSSKIND, P.A.
Marcus Braswell is a Florida native and lifelong resident. Born...
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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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Mary Casey (Development Committee Chair)
MANAGING DIRECTOR, J.P. MORGAN PRIVATE BANK
Mary Casey is a Managing Director of the J.P. Morgan...
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Joaquin Dulitzky
DIRECTOR, ALLIANCE BERNSTEIN
Joaquin Dulitzky is a passionate advocate for financial literacy, mental...
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