Community Grants 2023 Community Advisors

Community Advisors review full proposals to ensure rich perspectives from people with personal and professional experiences related to each funding category. Grant reviews and ratings are made in consultation with the advisors, ensuring multiple considerations are made for final selections. This year we have elevated our Community Advisor involvement in the program to deepen the selection process and ensure that Community Grants investments remain community driven.

ACCESS TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS  

 

  • Cornell Crews Jr., Executive Director of Community Reinvestment Alliance of Florida
  • Gala Gonsalves, Prison Therapist
  • Angela Mooss, Executive Director, Behavioral Science Research Institute
  • Dr. H. Mary Leonce, President & CEO of Phoebe’s Fortress Inc.
  • Natalia Wong, Executive Director, The WOW Center

 

ECONOMIC STABILITY  

 

  • Fernanda Kuchkarian, Director of Programs, Health Foundation of South Florida  
  • Eboni Moss, Owner, The Master Resource  
  • Vanessa Vazquez, Operations Manager, Miami Beach Botanical Garden  
  • Alexandra Uriarte, Senior Manager – Global Agile Transformation Lead, Carrier Corporation  
  • Stephanie Sylvestre, Co-Founder, Avatar Buddy  

 

 

INCLUSION OF PEOPLE WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES  

 

  • Isabel Custer, Board Member, Miami Film Lab  
  • Keith Preciados, Community Champion/ Portfolio Manager, Catalyst Miami/AmeriCorps  
  • Sofia Cuenca Aguirre, MPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

 

 

INSPIRING ARTS AND CULTURE  

 

  • Etain Connor, Director of Community Affairs, FEAM AERO  
  • Amanda Bradley, Programming Senior Manager, Oolite Arts  
  • Estrellita Sibila, Attorney / Owner, Sibila Law  
  • Aileen Alon, Director, Nyah Project  
  • Lisa Palley, President, Palley Promotes Public Relations & Marketing  

 

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

 

  • Stephanie Padro, Deputy Director of Clinical Programs, Lotus House Women’s Shelter 
  • Alissa Farina, Assistant Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami  
  • Natalie Rivas, Research and Policy Manager, The Chisholm Legacy Project  
  • Jessica Hodder, Director of Grants & Communications, Level Up Impact Group  
  • Sandra Hilaire, Resilience Coordinator/Communications and Outreach, Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience 

 

 

THRIVING YOUTH AND FAMLIES

 

  • Jean A. Souffrant, Development and Operations Director, Pierre Toussaint Leadership and Learning Center  
  • Deborah DI Capua, Executive Director, Fringe Projects  
  • Olga Hernandez, Outreach Liaison, Agape Network  
  • Jonathan Spikes, Executive Director, Affirming Youth Foundation, Inc.  
  • Kathleen McGuinness, Database Specialist, KMG Consulting  
  • Jonathan Duarte, Director of Government Affairs, Instituto de Estudios Estrategicos y Politicas Publicas 
  • Raymond Duenas, Events & Community Affairs Manager, Miami Herald  
  • Julie Angulo, Director of Advancement, ScholarMatch  
  • Michelle Montejo, Partner, PwC 
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