Juan Casimiro

Gail Birks
Treasurer
from CMA Enterprise

Gail Birks has served as an independent corporate director since 1994. She has been a part of the governing body of a financial institution that began as a privately held organization before merging in 2005 with a publically traded financial holding company and repurchased by private investors in 2009. Ms. Birks also has over 30 years of experience in board leadership and an expertise in board development and governance. Ms. Birks received an Executive MBA from Florida International University with post-graduate studies in Human Resource Administration and Industrial Psychology, and is certified by the American Society for Quality as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

 
Juan Casimiro

Juan P. Casimiro
Founder & Chairman
from 7 Mindsets

Juan P. Casimiro began his education and youth development career in 1987 in New York City. Now with more than 25 years of experience as a public speaker, social entrepreneur, educator, coach and mentor, Casimiro specializes in building individual and organizational strength from within. His teaching of Entrepreneurship, Coaching, and Consulting Services are known for the immediate enthusiasm they generate and the long-term benefits that flow from them. Casimiro is VP of Global Markets and Co-creator for 7 Mindsets, Co-founder of Magic Wand Foundation and President of United Nations Association-USA Miami Chapter.

 
Juan Casimiro

Angela Cruz
Secretary
from Mitel

Angela Cruz is the Regional Account Manager for the Caribbean Region at Mitel. Ms. Cruz has extensive experience in technology and complex solution selling, product design, operations and business development. Her comprehensive knowledge of telecommunication product lines, sales distribution channels and systems integrators development and management has added value to her involvement in charity and community development. Her global business experience and work allows for the Casimiro Global Foundation to be fully positioned throughout the Caribbean and Latin America regions. Angela has worked many years in multi-cultural and corporate settings and is fluent in English and Spanish.

 
Cesar de la Rosa

César de la Rosa
Board Member
from Windstream

Senior Account Executive with Windstream Technologies who has a great deal of experience working across the United States and Latin America. Responsible for generating new business and growing existing business. Research, develop, and close prospects for Windstream’s entire suite of products. Perform product demos using web and sales tools to prospects and customers. César contributes to the Foundation by exploring ways to develop a video stream platform for the foundation as a learning tool for students.

 
Kjell de Orr

Kjell de Orr
Board Member
from Newlink

Kjell de Orr leads NewLink insights practice across the US, Latin America and the Caribbean. Kjell brings decades of international experience and perspective to the Casimiro Global Foundation Board of Directors. He has 20 years of experience with leading international marketing consulting and market research firms, including senior board and CEO roles at top global firms. Originally from Sweden, Kjell also lived in London, England, before moving to Miami, and has worked all around the world.

 
Patricia Ferreira

Patricia Ferreira
Board Member
from GetAbstract

GetAbstract summarizes business books, making subscribers the best-read, most expert players on the business scene today. GetAbstract's mission is to provide executives worldwide with the best in business knowledge, deliver this knowledge in concise summaries of the latest, sharpest and most relevant books. Their summaries are available in English, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese.

 
Ken Finneran

Ken Finneran
Vice President
from Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Kenneth A. Finneran, currently Global VP of Learning & Development and Chief People Officer – Americas, has been leading the strategic, human resources function within the Americas region for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Inc. since January 2009. From January 2006 to December 2008, Mr. Finneran served as VP of Human Resources for Hellmann USA. Prior to that, from 2001 to 2005, Mr. Finneran was Founder, President & CEO of ICM – Intellectual Capital Management, an international consulting firm headquartered in Wroclaw, Poland, specializing in HR and organizational consulting, executive search, interim management, and complex training solutions for multinational companies in Central & Eastern Europe.

 
Laura Hajduk

Laura Hajduk
Board Member
from Starbucks

Laura is a Starbucks manager that has helped 3 Starbucks stores grow by more than 200% in sales. As Certified Labor Management Specialist and Manager / Coach she has implemented innovative strategies that have helped her partners grow professionally, but more importantly to become more socially responsible in the communities they serve. She also delivers Train the Trainer and CTT+ Preparation Learnshops as well as, designs and customizes courses and training initiatives for s/m business clients. She has supported numerous community-based organizations in Florida.

 
Brett Hudson

Brett Hudson
Board Member
from Defense Connect Group

Brett Hudson is the Co-Founder of Arizona-based Defense Connect Group, a consultancy that introduces new technologies and processes to the Air Force and Department of Defense. Though an Arizona native, Hudson has been active in Miami's startup community with a particular focus on developing community through entrepreneurial activity. Formerly a grant strategist for the Knight Foundation, he introduced and built a strategy to use coworking spaces and entrepreneurship to foster community and economic development. He went on to serve as the founding Director of Business Development for The LAB Miami, an internationally-recognized creative coworking campus, where many of these ideas were put into place. He has since advised numerous coworking spaces locally and internationally. Hudson holds a Public Policy degree from Stanford University and an MPA from Baruch College.

 
Danny Kaskel

Daniel Kaskel
Board Member
from Doral Properties Real Estate

Daniel Kaskel is a fourth generation real estate developer and social entrepreneur. for Doral Properties Real Estate. He oversaw the re-positioning of a family holding from a 27,000 square foot office building to a 13,500 square foot strip-retail center. In May 2014, the property received an award from City of Doral for outstanding commitment to "Keep Doral Beautiful." Always keen on the community, in October 2013 Daniel facilitated the creation of Doral Farmers' Market, the first successful market in the City of Doral. Toward the end of 2014, Daniel ventured outside of the family business with the inception of a second farmers’ market in the City of Sweetwater, FL. He helped form a public-private partnership with his company Sprout Change, LLC. As a qualified SNAP (food stamp) retailer, the company's primary goal is to give low-income families and individuals better access to fruits and vegetables.

 
Justin Pinn

Justin Pinn
Board Member
from Teach for America

Justin is a Teach for America rising star and a graduate of Georgetown University. For the past 2 years he has taught at Miami’s Central High School where he also runs Casimiro Global Foundation’s Global Youth Chamber of Commerce. Justin has been an integral part of the Pearson Student Advisory Board with a passion for social change; he dedicated himself to the position and has been a collaborative worker within the team of 12 student representatives across North America.

 
Nelson Milian

Nelson Milian
Board Member
from Wynwood Maker Camp

Nelson Milian was born of two Cuban immigrant parents in Hialeah, Florida. He is an entrepreneur that started several technology startups, including an IT consulting business and a social media internet marketing. As one of the founding LAB Miami members, Nelson has been heavily involved in the growth of the tech startup community. Towards the end of 2013 he co-founded the Wynwood Maker Camp, a technology summer camp hosted at LAB Miami, which ended up hosting its inaugural summer camp in 2014 to resounding success. Nelson was also a candidate for Florida State Representative in Hialeah / Miami Lakes to bring fresh new ideas to government. Currently, he is starting a new venture producing technical educational material for the Miami community.

 
Michael Lenaghan

Michael Lenaghan
Board of Trustees
from Miami Dade College

Michael J. Lenaghan leads and facilitates learning through academic, experiential, simulations and service learning strategies based in the social sciences and energized by “multiple intelligences” theory and cross-cultural sensitive communication modes. He implements courses within the Social Science Department and The Honors College, as well as the college-wide faculty-serving College Training and Development program, within Miami Dade College. MDC is America’s largest, most diverse and internationally representative higher education institution. Lenaghan relishes teaching and learning in “multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-lingual Miami – microcosm of the world” because “being here provides a constructive crucible to ‘set up for success” world-class scholarship, exemplary civic and community engagement.

 
 
Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson
Board of Trustees
from Johnson Media, Inc.

Kevin D. Johnson, president of Johnson Media Inc. and a serial entrepreneur, has several years of experience leading his marketing and communications company that now serves many of the most notable Fortune 100 businesses. As an innovative leader, he has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, Oprah Radio, and in Forbes, The New York Times, FastCompany and The Wall Street Journal. Moreover, he has appeared on CNN frequently. He is author of the bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs. The book has won four international book awards and has reached hundreds of thousands of readers.