Who Makes it Happen
Board Members

Board of Directors

Officers  

 
Lisa Capote, Chairwoman (*)
Attorney-At-Law
Arrastia & Capote, LLP
 
Emilio T. Gonzalez, Vice Chair (*)
President and CEO
NPI Advisors
Sonia S. Lopez, President (*)
& Chief Executive Officer
CNC
 
Dr. Celia C. Suarez, Treasurer (*)
Retired Executive
Guarioné M. Díaz (*)
President Emeritus
CNC
 

Jorge A. Plasencia, Outgoing Past Chair (*)
Chairman and CEO
República

Directors

Marielena Barreto, CPA
Comptroller
CNC Management, Inc.
Lupita Colmenero
Publisher
El Hispano News
Elva Collazo
Retired Educator

Cesar Conde
President
Univision Networks

Rita DiMartino
Consultant

Josie de Goytisolo
Consultant

Alberto "Tico" Gutierrez, CFBS
Managing Partner/ Special Care Planner Certified Family Business Specialist LINQ Financial Group
Barbara Gutierrez
Communications Professional

 

Roymi V. Membiela
Corporate Vice President of Marketing
& Public Relations
Baptist Health South Florida

 

Fatima Perez Fernandez
Public Policy Advisor
Akerman Senterfitt

Cesar A. Pizarro (*)
Retired Executive

Romy L. Portuondo Remior
Spokesperson & Communications Specialist
Raices de Esperanza, Inc. (Roots of Hope)

Raquel C. Switzer (*)
Partner
Switzer & Switzer

Marielena A. Villamil
Chief Executive Officer
The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG)

 
George W. Foyo (*)
Executive Vide President & Chief Administrative Officer
Baptist Health South Florida
(*) Members of Executive Committee
 
 

Corporate Board of Advisors

 
Art Ruiz, CPCU, CLU
State Farm Insurance; Director

Cindy Chace
United Parcel Service, Inc.; Corporate Government Sales Manager

Dora Cortinas
Burger King Corporation; Vice President, Information Management and Global Data Warehouse

Emilio Gonzalez
Verizon Communications; Vide President – Strategic Alliances

Fatima Perez
AT&T – Florida; Area Director, Legislative & External Affairs

Frank Ros
The Coca-Cola Company; Vice President, Hispanic Strategies

Gloria Rodriguez
Comunicad.; President & CEO

Ivelisse R. Estrada
Univision Communications, Inc.; Sr. Vice President, Corporate & Community Relations

Ivonne Fernandez
AARP

Jeanie Hernandez
Comcast Cable; Regional Director, Government & Community Investment

Jim Alaniz
Travelers of Florida; Regional Vice President

Joedis Avila
Ford Motor Company; CSR/Community Outreach/ Government Affairs

 
Jose Ruano
Miller Coors, LLC.; Muticultural Relations Manager

Lynn Quigley
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Service; Manager, Community Relations

Mark Espinoza
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Senior Director Diversity Relation
Office of Diversity Relations

Nicolas Perez Stable
GE Capital Aviation Servers; Vice President & Counsel

Paul E. Jordan
Western Union; Vice President America’s Business Development