Programs - South

Diana Beltré

Diana Beltré is a program manager with over ten years of contract management experience. She has managed early childhood, after-school, parenting and research contracts. She is also the project lead for the Parent Club, among the newest initiatives of The Children’s Trust. Previously, she worked at Amigos For Kids as a program director overseeing the agency’s parenting and after-school programs. Ms.

Sasha (Oleksandra) Filippova

Sasha joined The Trust in 2019.  Mrs. Filippova brings four years of experience in data analytics and education to her role as a contract manager. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and holds a B.S. in Mathematics from South Carolina State University. She received a full scholarship to play division one tennis and worked as a research assistant for the Economics Department during her time at university.

Patricia Leal

Patricia joined The Trust in May 2007. Ms. Leal brings over 13 years of experience in education to her position of program coordinator. She worked previously as a program coordinator and curriculum specialist for Catholic Charities where she supervised two Head Start classrooms and 10 out-of-school classrooms. Her experience also includes classroom mentoring and providing training to teachers working in the early childhood field.

Ms. Leal holds a M.S. from Barry University (Early Childhood).

Garnet Esters

Garnet brings to The Trust extensive experience in contract administration, operations and procurement management in both the public and non-profit sectors. She has developed and implemented numerous programs that serve to enrich the lives of youth and adults in Miami-Dade County.

She holds a B.A. in Telecommunications from Indiana University, a graduate certificate in Public Management and a Master of Science in Management from St. Thomas University.

Marisela D'Windt

Marisela joined The Trust in October 2006. An accomplished professional with extensive experience in the legal and social field, Ms. D'Windt served in her native Venezuela as a Family and Juvenile Judge and Family Mediator. In the United States, she has worked as a Foreign Attorney and is recognized as a certified Florida child professional.

She holds a Degree in Law, a Master in Children and Family Law(LL.M), and Doctor in Jurisprudence (S.J.D)

Ms. D'Windt attended Harvard Law School's Mediation Program and Georgetown University's American Legal Mediation System.

Ana D. Sanchez-Suris

Ana joined The Trust in November 2005. She brings over 20 years experience working in child and family services; homeless assistance; mental health and substance abuse services; and in housing, employment and youth advocacy services. 

Ms. Sanchez earned a M.A. (Urban Education) from Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH, and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Bevone Ritchie

Bevone joined The Trust in December 2004. Ms. Ritchie brings over 16 years experience in the field of Early Care and Education, having worked for both public and private organizations. Her specialty areas include infant/toddler care, special needs, with extensive responsibility for providing quality child development environments. She began her career as a teacher and assumed supervisory and management positions in the Early Head Start programs in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County. 

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