Meet the Firestarters

Courtney Ford

Chief Development Officer

Miami City Ballet

Laura Kaplan

Market President

BNY Mellon

Tania Castroverde Moskalenko

Executive Director

Miami City Ballet

Kirk Brown


Handy, Inc.

​Lara Hein

Client Manager


Ady Arguelles

Sr. Executive Director of Development, Research Preeminence & Innovation

FIU Foundation, Inc.

Gepsie Metellus

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Sant La, Haitian Neighborhood Center, Inc.

Dido Balla

Educator, Speaker, Entrepreneur

Goldie Hawn Foundation

Lori-Ann Cox

CEO, Board Member

Breakthrough Miami / National Breakthrough DEI Initiative

Michael Hughes

Development Director

The Wolfsonian–FIU

Dr. Woody

Organizational Psychologist, Executive Coach, Media Personality

Gerald Grant Jr

Financial Planner

Equitable Advisors

Lindsey Cimochowski

Director of Operations & Administration, Development and Alumni Relations

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Kerry-Ann Royes


YWCA South Florida

Darrell Booker

Corporate Affairs Specialist, Non Profit Tech Acceleration for Black and African American Communities

MIcrosoft Philanthropies

Flavia Llizo

Co-President and Chief Development Officer

Jackson Health Foundation

Jennifer Filla


Aspire Research Group LLC

Matthew Anderson

Executive Director


Glenn Kaufhold



Ruth Ramirez

Senior Director of Collaborative Philanthropy

The Miami Foundation

Tina Brown


Overtown Youth Center

Janice Graham

Myriam Masihy

Investigative Reporter

Telemundo 51, NBC 6

Dr. Emmanuele A. Bowles

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Florida International University

Meg Daly

President and CEO

Friends of the Underline

Faequa Khan

Florida Muslim Bar Association

LaKeisha Wells-Palmer

Executive Director

Teach For America Florida Regions

Nikki Packer, CAP

VP Sr. Philanthropic Specialist, Southern Region

Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Management

Alexandra Mandado

President and CEO

Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida

Symeria T. Hudson, MBA

President & CEO

Chapman Partnership

Andreina Weischelbaumer

Senior Program Manager of Culture & Strategy

Radical Partners

Ana Martinez

Assistant VP of Development

Miami Dade College Foundation

Orlando Gonzalez

Executive Director

Safeguarding American Values for Everyone (SAVE/SAVE Dade)

Pamela Fuertes

Executive Director

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Steven L. Schwartz

Principal Advisor

Philanthropic Visions

Howard Lipman


FIU Foundation, Inc.

Omrit Shimoni

Director of Quality Assurance

Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Inc.

David Silver


Silver Miller

Elizabeth Simonton

Co-Founder and CEO

ICU Baby

Luisana Zambrano

Program Manager

Radical Partners

Joan Marie Godoy

Executive Director

Radical Partners

Gale S. Nelson, M.S.

President and CEO

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami

Germaine Smith-Baugh, Ed.D.

President & CEO

Urban League of Broward County

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