The Miami Foundation provides civic leadership, bringing people together to advance quality of life in Greater Miami.  Our team of committed professionals is integral to the Foundation’s work of mobilizing resource and strengthening our community.

CEO Search

The Miami Foundation Board of Trustees has begun its established succession plan and search committee protocol. Please click here to read the full announcement. We will keep you updated about the process, search committee and position at MiamiFoundation.org/CEOSearch.

 

Work with us! We’re looking for industry experts to help us manage our efforts in the community. View our open requests for proposals below:

Freelance Graphic Designer

Web Developer

Operations Assistant 

Accounting Supervisor

Executive Team

JOE FERNANDEZ
INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO
JULIE VIVES
CHIEF OF STAFF
ALLISON SARDINAS
ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND CEO
GLORIA ORTEGA REX
VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND CFO
CHARISSE GRANT
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMS AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATION
REBECCA MANDELMAN
VICE PRESIDENT FOR STRATEGY AND ENGAGEMENT

Strategy and Engagement

This team manages the Foundation’s communications strategies, development and public affairs to advance our community leadership and philanthropic work.

Communications and Engagement

When you want a representative of the Foundation to speak to your group, when you have questions regarding the Foundation’s marketing and public outreach, if you are a member of the media and need a question answered or when you need a quote or image from the Foundation, contact this team:

MATTHEW BEATTY
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT
ANA MANTICA
EDITORIAL MANAGER
STEPHANIE CRUZ
COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT ASSISTANT

Development

When you are looking for information on how you can partner with The Miami Foundation, when you have a question about your Fund, or when you want to discuss your charitable legacy, contact this team:

JANELL KAPLAN
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
VICTORIA ROBINSON MORA
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
STEPHANIE MARCUS
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
CHAVELY GARCIA
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Public Affairs

When you have questions about the Foundation’s Civic Leadership Agenda or projects that drive community impact through policy change, contact this team:

DAWN SHIRREFFS
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
DE’SEAN WEBER
RESILIENCE PROJECT MANAGER

Programs and Grants Administration

This team oversees all program and grantmaking-related activities for the Foundation and building relationships with Miami’s nonprofit community. When you are looking for an innovative program that is accomplishing great things in our community, when you have a question about one of our grant programs or when you want more information on how to partner with the foundation on a special initiative, contact this team:

LINDSEY LINZER
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATION
KAMILAH WALLEN
GRANTS ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
VALERIE CRUM
SENIOR PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE
CHELSEA CLARK
PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE
ALEXANDER ROSALES
PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE
SHERYL SATURNINO
SENIOR GRANTS ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
SAJIDA MALIK
PROGRAMS AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Finance

This team is responsible for all the financial and fiscal management aspects of the Foundation’s operations.  They coordinate our business planning, accounting, finance and budgeting work. When you have questions about the Foundation’s investments, when you would like a copy of your Fund statement or when you need information about a grant check, contact this team:

FRANCISCO GOZALO
CONTROLLER
LATASHA RHODES
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST

Administration

This team oversees our administrative and human resources operations. When you are looking for information about office operations, utilizing the Foundation’s meeting spaces in Suite 305 or have human resources-related questions, contact this team:

DEBBIE LA ROCCA
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION
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