Board Of Directors

The Children's Trust Board of Directors

The Children’s Trust is led by a 33-member volunteer board of directors designed to include a broad representation of leadership from across Miami-Dade with varied levels of expertise. Its makeup is officially codified by Florida statute and many seats are term limited. Members fall into the following categories:

Board Member Affiliation
Constance Collins, Esq. Gubernatorial Appointee
Pastor Richard P. Dunn II Gubernatorial Appointee
Lourdes P. Gimenez Gubernatorial Appointee
Nicole Gomez Gubernatorial Appointee
Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn Gubernatorial Appointee
Marissa Joy Leichter, Esq. Gubernatorial Appointee
Vacant Gubernatorial Appointee
Board Member Affiliation
Magaly Abrahante, Ed.D. Representative from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Gilda Ferradaz Miami-Dade and Monroe Department of Children and Families Regional Director
Maurice Kemp Mayor of Miami-Dade County or non-voting designee
Nelson Hincapie Designee appointed by the Mayor of Miami-Dade County
Hon. Orlando A. Prescott Chief Judge of Juvenile Division of the Eleventh Circuit, or designee
Sandra West President of the Miami-Dade County PTA-PTSA
Board Member Affiliation
Laura Adams Representative from Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office
Daniel Bagner, Ph.D. Representative of Florida International University, appointed by the President
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Ph.D. Member appointed by the School Board of Miami-Dade County
Mary Donworth Member appointed by the Board of the United Way of Miami-Dade County
Hon. Juan Fernandez-Barquin Member of the State of Florida Legislature appointed by the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation Chair
Mindy Grimes-Festge Representative of the United Teachers of Dade
Kenneth C. Hoffman Member appointed by the MCCJ
Pamela Hollingsworth Member from the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe
Hon. Barbara Jordan Member appointed by the chair of the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners
Frank Manning Designee of the Circuit Manager of the Department of Juvenile Justice
Susan Neimand, EdD Representative of Miami-Dade College, appointed by College President
Mark A. Trowbridge Member selected by a coalition of the local chambers of commerce
Michael Turino Student Government Association
Karen Weller, RN Designee of Miami-Dade County Public Health Department
Hon. Isaac Salver Elected official appointed by the League of Cities representing the residents of a municipality located within Miami-Dade County
Board Member Affiliation
Matthew Arsenault Member At-Large
Steve Hope Member At-Large
Monique Jimenez-Herrera, PhD. Member At-Large
Javier Reyes Member At-Large