MEET OUR STAFF CARRYING OUT A MISSION FOR GREATER MIAMI

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.

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:

Vice President, Development

Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer *All inquiries should be directed to Marjorie Kean, Diversified Search.

Operations Assistant

Executive Team

REBECCA FISHMAN LIPSEY
PRESIDENT AND CEO
CHARISSE GRANT
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND STRATEGY ADVISOR
JULIE VIVES
VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER 
JULISSA RIVERA
ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND CEO

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:

JESSICA COHEN
CONTENT MANAGER
STEPHANIE CRUZ
COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT ASSISTANT

Development and Philanthropic Services

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 PHILANTHROPIC SERVICES 
VICTORIA ROBINSON MORA
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
FLORA ASKELRAD
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
STEPHANIE MARCUS
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

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:

LOREN PARRA
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
DE’SEAN WEBER
RESILIENCE MANAGER

Community Investments

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
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS
KUNYA ROWLEY
MUSIC ACCESS  MIAMI MANAGER
KAMILAH WALLEN
GRANTS ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
VALERIE CRUM
PROGRAMS OFFICER
CHELSEA CLARK
PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE
ALEXANDER ROSALES
PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE
SHERYL SATURNINO
GRANTS ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATE
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
BELINDA BERRY
ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR 
LATASHA RHODES
ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE/ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST
AUDREY ALEXANDER
CONTRIBUTIONS ANALYST
CHAVELY GARCIA
SENIOR FINANCE ASSISTANT
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