Board of Directors

About the Foundation’s Board of Directors

The Coral Gables Community Foundation’s Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders who are active supporters of the Foundation and its mission. We are grateful to count on the time, talent and resources of our Board Members to advance the goals of the Foundation.

LAURA-RUSSO

Attorney at her own law firm, Laura L. Russo, Esq. specializing in land use and zoning

Laura Russo

Chair
AURA-REINHARDT

Senior Marketing Communication Executive

Aura Reinhardt

Secretary
JOHN-ALLEN

Executive Director at Coral Gables Museum

John Allen

Board Member
WAYNE-ELDRED

President & CEO of Brown Label, Tarpon Bend, The Outliers Institute, Eldred Consulting Group

Wayne Eldred

Ex-Officio Board Member
SUSAN-KLOCK

Attorney at Rasco Klock Perez Nieto

Susan Elizabeth Klock

Board Member
JOHN-O-ROURKE

Vice President & Private Banking and Wealth Advisor at First American Bank

John O'Rourke

Board Member
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Founder and President of AJP Ventures Corporation, a fully integrated real estate firm that acquires and develops commercial real estate.

Alberto José Pérez

Board Member
JACK-LOWELL

Executive Vice President at Colliers International

Jack Lowell

Immediate Past Chair
MATTHEW-MEEHAN

Serial Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Matthew Meehan

Scholarship Committee Chair
DEDE-AUSTIN

Vice President of Doctors Hospital

DeDe C. Austin

Board Member
ERICA-ENGLISH

Successful Real Estate Expert and Shareholder at Katz Barron

Erica English

Board Member
PAUL-LOWENTHAL

Avid Philanthropist and Former CEO Of Southern Audio Visual

Paul Lowenthal

Board Member
LEE-OSIASON

Partner at Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Gomez & Machado

Lee Osiason

Board Member
SCOTT-RICHEY

Senior Managing Director at Northern Trust

Scott Richey

Board Member
VENNY-TORRE

President and Owner of Torre Development Group

Venny Torre

Chair Elect
DAVID-OLAZABAL

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management & Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley

David Olazabal

Giving Committee Chair
VIVIAN-CUEVAS

Partner at Holland & Knight's Miami office, deputy section leader of the Real Estate Section

Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz

Board Member
GINA-GUILFORD

Award-Winning Writer & Active Community Member

Gina Guilford

Board Member
MICHAEL-MCCARTHY

Vice President at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Michael McCarthy

Board Member
LIZ-PARNES

Illustrious Marketing Expert

Liz Parnes

Board Member
MICHAEL-WALSH

Senior Financial Advisor at Evensky & Katz / Foldes Financial Wealth Management

Michael Walsh

Treasurer
KAISER-AHMED

Vice President & Regional Banking District Manager at Wells Fargo

Kaiser Ahmed

Board Member
SISSY-DEMARIA

President and Co-Owner of Kreps DeMaria Public Relations

Sissy DeMaria-Koehne

Board Member
JOHN-HARRIS

Managing Director at Coral Gables Trust Company

John Harris

Board Member
MICHAEL-MENA

City of Coral Gables Commissioner and Attorney at MSP Recovery Law Firm

Commissioner Mike Mena

City Liaison, Ex-Officio Board Member
PEDRO-PARRA

EVP Wealth Management Manager at Amerant

Pedro Parra

Board Member

Council of Past Chairs 

John O’Rourke

Carlos F. Garcia*

William A. “Bill” Bonn, Esq.

Jerry Santeiro*

Jeannett Black Slesnick

Howard Glicken

J. Thomas “Tom” Cookson

Yolanda “Yoli” Woodbridge

William P. “Bill” Murphy

Henry O. “Hank” Langston

Mary M. Young

The Hon. George M. Corrigan*

José A. Calvo*

Don Slesnick II

Ron Shuffield

John P. Fullerton

Willy A. Bermello

*denotes deceased