Board of Directors

Rev. Priscilla Felisky Whitehead | President

Carl E. Goldfarb, Esq. | Vice President

Carl E. Goldfarb, Esq.

Carl E. Goldfarb, Esq.

Carl Goldfarb’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, often involving antitrust, intellectual property, or unfair competition claims, both in trial courts and on appeal. He also specializes in class action litigation, regularly representing plaintiffs and defendants.

Carl is also co-lead counsel in the firm’s pro bono representation of Florida children seeking to enforce federal Medicaid rights in federal court. The district court in that case certified a class of more than 1.5 million children enrolled in or eligible for Medicaid in Florida. The bench trial commenced December 7, 2009 and is expected to continue for a number of months in a series of periodic trial settings.

Carl is fluent in Spanish and has significant experience in litigation that has a nexus to Latin America. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctorate from Yale University.

 

William Sancho| Secretary

William Sancho

William Sancho

William Sancho heads the regional client development efforts at White & Case LLP’s Miami office. With 38 offices in 26 countries, White & Case is a leading global law firm.

Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Sancho served as the co-founder and Vice President of Look Worldwide, Inc. and 365 Promotions, Inc., both marketing and media consultancies whose clients included AOL, The Miami Herald, The New York Daily News, and Apple Plastics.

Mr. Sancho’s marketing career began as a collegiate representative for IBM at the Florida State University, and has since included entrepreneurial and corporate experience in business development, marketing and sales management. Past clients include: Citibank, Nestlé, The Weather Channel, and Unilever.

In 1999, Mr. Sancho received Hispanic Business Magazine’s Entrepreneur Spirit Award and he has been featured in a number of publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

 

 

Ilaria Pezzatini | Treasurer

Cristina Dominguez, Esq. | At-Large

 

DIRECTORS

David Barbeito, CPA
Audit Principal
Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC

Jacqueling Becerra, Esq.
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

Tanya Dawkins
Director
Global-Local Links Project

John De Leon, Esq.
Principal
Chavez & De Leon, PA

Judy Gilbert-Gould
Board Member

Kimberly Green, PhD.
President
Green Family Foundation

Connie Hicks
Asst. Professor, Communications
Barry University

Norma Kipnis Wilson
Board Member

David Lawrence Jr.
President
The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation
University Scholar for Early Childhood Development and Readiness

Janet R. McAliley
Past President, FIAC
Former Member, Miami-Dade County School Board

Nilda R. Pedrosa
Former Chief of Staff, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
Former Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez

Antonio Prado
President, The Hamilton Group

Jose Sepulveda, Esq.
Partner
Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson

Peter Upton, Esq.
Principal
Law Office of Peter Upton

Jurg O. Zundel, Esq.
Counsel, Caterpillar Inc.

 

HONORARY BOARD

Cesar L. Alvarez, Esq.
Executive Chairman, Greenberg Traurig

Alberto R. Cardenas, Esq.
Tew Cardenas LLP
Former National Chairman, CPAC

Edouard Duval Carrié
Internationally acclaimed Haitian artist

Hodding Carter III
Retired President/CEO, The Knight Foundation

Jonathan Demme
Academy Award-winning Director

The Honorable Daniel Robert “Bob” Graham
Former U.S. Senator
Former Governor of Florida

José Pedro Greer, M.D.
Assistant Dean & Department Chair, FIU
2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom Honoree

Mitchell Kaplan
Owner, Books & Books

Sr. Jeanne O’Laughlin, O.P.
Former President, Barry University

Eduardo Padrón, Ph.D.
President, Miami Dade College