Board of Directors
The Coalition’s board of directors is comprised of individuals who offer unique expertise in the early childhood community, as well as members from the private and business sectors. The board creates and oversees early care and education programs, as well as policies affecting best-practices.
Adrian Alfonso, CPA, Board Chair
Gilda Ferradaz., Vice Chair
Department of Children and Families
Robert Eadie, Treasurer
Monroe County Health Department
Maurice L. Kemp, Secretary
Miami-Dade County CAA Head Start
Monroe County School District
Roderick E. Beasley
CareerSource South Florida
Commissioner, Monroe County District III
Representative of Programs for Children with Disabilities, Easter Seals South Florida
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
The Children's Trust
J. Abilio Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Centro Mater Child Care Services, Faith-Based Provider Representative
Roig Academy, Child Care Provider Representative
Miami Dade College
Private Sector Business Members
Mercantil Commercebank, NA.
Alan Eckstein, Esq.
Alan Eckstein P.A.
United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education
Judy Schaechter, MD
University of Miami, Department of Pediatrics
Gerald K. Schwartz, Esq.
Gerald K. Schwartz, P.A.
Holland & Knight LLP
Alexander Soto, MBA
International Finance Bank
David Lawrence Jr.
Florida Children’s Movement