Lily de Moya
Lily de Moya is a longtime advocate for the rights of children and adults with disabilities. A registered nurse who holds a BSN, she obtained her master's in special education at the University of Miami and has extensive training in the fields of mental health and disabilities. Governor Rick Scott appointed de Moya to The Children's Trust Board of Directors in 2011, where she serves as both vice-chair and chair of the Program Services/Childhood Health Committee. De Moya joined Parent to Parent of Miami in 2001 and held the position of training director until 2006; she later served on the Board of Trustees and as the organization's president. She was the founder and director of JAG Education Consultants; has held consultant positions with Florida International University, University of Miami School of Law and other community agencies; and founded Project Panther LIFE: Learning is for Everyone, a college transition program for students with intellectual disabilities at Florida International University. Currently de Moya is the founder and CEO of the de Moya Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable trust that creates and supports programs and raises awareness for children and young adults with special needs, as well as their families. De Moya has a long history of service to the Miami-Dade community, having sat on Florida International University's College of Education Dean's Advisory Council, the State Advisory Committee for the Education of Exceptional Students, the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development Advisory Committee, the Florida International University Special Education Advisory Board and the State Secondary Transition Interagency Council. She was awarded the "Henry Bandier C.A.M.P for Justice Fellowship" by the University of Miami Children's Youth and Law Clinic for her work with children and young adults with disabilities in foster care. She has two sons (the youngest has an intellectual disability) and two grandchildren.