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About Us

Board of Directors

The Coalition’s board of directors is comprised of individuals from private sector business organizations and leaders of community organizations.  These board members provide governance for the Coalition by creating and directing the strategic initiatives that ensure high-quality programming that increases all children’s chances of achieving future educational success and becoming productive members of society.

Officers

Matthew Bruno, Board Chair
Amerant Bank N.A.

Dr. Daniel Armstrong, Vice-Chair
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Representative of Programs for Children with Disabilities

Loreen Chant, Treasurer
Health Foundation of South Florida

Iris Strachan, Secretary
Miami Dade College

Required Members

Gilda Ferradaz
Department of Children & Families

Dr. Denisse Barrera
Florida Department of Health in Miami Dade County

Roderick E. Beasley
CareerSource South Florida

Marisol Diaz
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Dr. Eileen Fluney
Paradise Christian School & Development Center, Faith-Based Provider Representative

James Haj
The Children's Trust

Dr. Joycelyn Lawrence
Jessie Trice Community Health System

Gladys Montes
United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education

Jennifer Roig
Roig Academy, Private Provider Representative

Private Sector Business Members

Sandi Bisceglia
Southernmost Leadership Network, Inc.

Chereen Coile
True North Classical Academy

Chuck Mohr
FishVerify LLC

Aaron Slavens
Holland & Knight LLP

Alexander Soto, MBA
International Finance Bank

Richie Tandoc
Sanson, Kline, Jacomino & Tandoc, LLP

Dr. Mara Zapata
Beyond the Mark Consulting

Ex-Officio

Lisa Taylor
Monroe County Public Schools

Founding Chair

David Lawrence Jr.
Florida Children’s Movement


Board Bylaws (PDF) (updated 09/2021)