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Santra Denis

Miami Workers Center

 

A South Florida native, Santra Denis is the Executive Director of the Miami Workers Center, a member-led organization organizing towards dignity, power, and self-determination with domestic workers, tenants, and families in Miami, FL.

Trained as a Public Health Professional, Ms. Denis graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Public Health in Policy and Management from Florida International University. She has had the opportunity to work for the Catalyst Miami, Shands Healthcare, Care Resource, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System,

Ms. Denis has developed her own leadership as an anti-classist and anti-racist community organizer and is committed to centering the leadership of Black and Immigrant working-class people. Ms. Denis has been very active in her community, founding Avanse Ansanm, an organization that engages, connects, and builds power among Haitian-American Millennials. She served as the Senior Vice-President for the Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Network where she spearheaded the 1st Annual State of Young Black Broward Forum on health, criminal justice, and economics.

She is a New Leaders Council Fellow, the premier leadership and professional development, training, mentoring, networking, and career and political advancement program for young professionals. Ms. Denis is a Sant La Fellow, a Haitian American Leadership program for young adults in Miami Dade County. She serves as a member of the Community Advisory Board at Florida International University Research Center in Minority Institutions. She also serves as a board member for Miami Dade County’s Office of New Americans and the Black Mothers Care Plan (BMCP) Advisory Board.

Ms. Denis has been recognized for her commitment to social justice in South Florida by the Broward County Commission on the Status of Women as a Valiant Woman of the Vote; Ruth’s List Broward as a “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Award Recipient; the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida as part of the Inaugural Class of Leaders for the esteemed award of “20 Under 40 Young Professionals” as well as “40 under 40” Leaders of Today, among others.

Ms. Denis is a lover of all people and her life’s mission is to dismantle systems of oppression for the liberation of all people.

The Miami Foundation