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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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Staff

Aidil Oscariz

Community Engagement & Policy Consultant

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Alyssa Delgado

Senior Community Prosperity Manager

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De'Sean Weber

Worker-Owned Enterprises Director

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Fatou Cissé

Leadership Program Coordinator

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Louiseny Joseph

Community Economic Development Associate

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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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Board

Damian D. Daley, Esq. (Chair)

MANAGING MEMBER, DLF ATTORNEYS

An AV® Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Daley actively litigates...
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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...
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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)

PARTNER, CRABTREE & AUSLANDER

Charles Auslander is a 30+ year experienced attorney who has...
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D. Marcus Braswell, Jr.

PARTNER, SUGARMAN SUSSKIND BRASWELL & HERRERA

Marcus Braswell is a Florida native and lifelong resident. Born...
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Joaquin Dulitzky

DIRECTOR, ALLIANCE BERNSTEIN

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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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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Gina Ciraldo Stabile (Past Chair)

CEO, COSMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES

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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