HERIBERTO J. SOSA    herb@unitycoalition.org                                              
A proven track record in verbal & written communications & excellent public relations/cause marketing successes

Herb Sosa serves as Founder & President of Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida.  Sosa also is Pubisher|Editor-In-chief
of AMBIENTE Magazine, the first & only LGBT publication offered in English, Spanish & Portuguese since 2003.
Mr. Sosa brings over 20 years of corporate and not-for-profit leadership experience in the community. Previously, Mr.
Sosa was Corporate Creative Director for Burdines Dept. stores, was Executive Director of Miami Design
Preservation League and the Art Deco Weekend Festival in Miami Beach. In 1995 Mr. Sosa created and developed
the Ba-Balu Store concept in Miami & Miami Beach, earning the store the unique distinction of being named one of
Conde Nast Traveler Magazines top 100 destinations in the world in 1996.   

In January 2004, Herb Sosa was named one of Tentaciónes Magazines Top Ten Latina/o activists in the U.S. and
in 2005 was named one of OUT magazines Top 100 LGBT Activists and featured on LOGO TV.

On April 2008 Sosa was named Terra.com's Activist of the Month. In 2009 Sosa received a City Proclamation from
Miami Beach – Herb Sosa Day - for his community work; was nominated for a Glaad Media Award in 2009 for
Outstanding Digital Journalism and was named one of the 25 Most Influential GLBT Latinos by miapogeo.com;
served as chairman of the City of Miami Beach Historic Preservation Design Review Board; was named one of 5
"People To Know" in Miami Beach by the Miami Herald (May 2011); and was part of the documentary The Day It
Snowed in Miami, about LGBT rights in South Florida.
2016 Board of Directors | Junta Directiva

Herb Sosa
President     

Mari Alexander
Volunteer Coordinator

Holam Antonetti
Marketing & Promotions

John O. Buckley

Michael Gongora
Legal Counsel

Aryah Lester
Trans issues

Ariel Morel

Mil R.  Ocampo

Christopher Padron
Video Production Coordinator

Harold Sloan-Marrero
Elevate & Educational Coordinator

Sasha Westerman-Keuning
Education & Legal
In Memory...
LUIS PENELAS
Mr. Penela was a nationally respected civil activist, preservationist and community leader.
As a  spokesperson for LGBT issues, HIV/AIDS and civil rights, Mr. Penelas served on varoius community boards, as well as on the
Board of Advisors of Unity Coalition.
Mr. Penelas passed away July 2006 and will be greatly missed.
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2002 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa – President, Luisa Rondón-Lassen -Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer “Ron” Saul Brenesky- Secretary, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva,
Isabel Morgado, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      ADVISORS: Doralba Muñoz

2003 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa – President, Luisa Rondón-Lassen -Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer “Ron” Saul Brenesky- Secretary, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva,
Isabel Morgado, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      ADVISORS: Doralba Muñoz

2004 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Miguel Trujillo - Secretary, Dahlia Canes, Maria DeLak, Dr.
Laura Leyva
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      ADVISORS: Luis Penelas, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega

2005 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa – President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar – Treasurer, Dahlia Canes – Secretary, Arturo Alvarez, Alex Fernandez, Axel
Javier, Efren Martinez Pulgarón, Dr. Laura Leyva, Miguel Trujillo                                            
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      

2006 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Dahlia Canes - Secretary, Arturo Alvarez, Alex Fernandez, Axel
Javier, Dr. Laura Leyva, Efren Martinez-Pulgarón, Miguel Trujillo                                           
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      

2007 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Dahlia Canes - Secretary, Dr. Laura Leyva,
Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Alexis Fernandez, Dr. Manuel Laureano Vega, Efren Martinez-Pulgarón, Oscar Medina, Tony Rodriguez
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg    

2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Christian Aguilar, “Ron” Saul Brenesky, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega, Efren
Martinez-Pulgarón, Oscar Medina
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg   


Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, Inc.

2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Christian Aguilar, “Ron” Saul Brenesky, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega, Efren
Martinez-Pulgarón, Oscar Medina
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg

2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa|President, Dahlia Canes, David Carcache-Guzman, Armando Diaz, Jr.,Efren Martinez-Pulgarón

2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa|President, Vanessa Brito, Dahlia Canes, Milan Rodriguez,  Luis E. Gonzalez, Eddie I Sierra, David A.C. Turley

2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer, Vanessa Brito, Ile Morales, Cathy Toruño,
Antonio Lopez Ferez, Michael "Moses" Stein, Darvin "Will" Williams
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Walker Burttschell, Linda Horton, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley
OF COUNSEL: Darvin Williams

2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer, Ile Morales, Cathy Toruño, Antonio Lopez Ferez, Michael "Moses" Stein, Darvin "Will" Williams
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Walker Burttschell, Linda Horton, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley
OF COUNSEL: Darvin Williams


2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer, Ile Morales, Cathy Toruño, Maria Lago, Antonio Lopez Ferez, Michael "Moses" Stein,
Darvin "Will" Williams (0f counsel)
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Linda Horton, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley


2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer,  Maria Lago, Max Brava, David Kessler, Antonio Lopez Ferez, Michael "Moses" Stein, Dr. Ken Wilcox
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Linda Horton, Ile Morales, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley


2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Angel Camacho, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, Aryah Lester, Christopher Padron, Michael "Moses" Stein,
Sasha Westerman-Keuning, Ken Wilcox, Weslee Lim - Jr. Board member & 204 LGBT Scholarship recipient
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Max Brava, David Kessler, Maria Lago, Milan Rodriguez, David A.C. Turley


2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Heather Susan Carr | Treasurer, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, Aryah Lester, Christopher Padron, Harold Sloan-Marrero, Michael
"Moses" Stein, Sasha Westerman-Keuning, Ken Wilcox, Weslee Lim, Mari Zapata
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Max Brava, David Kessler, Maria Lago, Milan Rodriguez, David A.C. Turley


2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Heather Susan Carr | Treasurer, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, Mari Alexander, Holam ANtonetti, Aryah Lester, Christopher Padron,
Harold Sloan-Marrero, Ariel Morel, Mil Ocampo, Sasha Westerman-Keuning
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Dr. Ken Wilcox, Sandra Holiday, Milan Rodriguez, Angela Salter, David Kessler, Weslee Lim, Hernan Valverde


2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, Mari Alexander, Holam ANtonetti, Aryah Lester, Christopher Padron, Harold Sloan-Marrero,
Ariel Morel, Mil Ocampo, Sasha Westerman-Keuning
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Dr. Ken Wilcox, Sandra Holiday, Milan Rodriguez, Angela Salter, David Kessler, Weslee Lim, Hernan Valverde
MILAN RODRIGUEZ       mrodriguez@unitycoalition.org
Milan Rodriguez is one of Miami’s leading graphic designers, owner of the popular website “Milancita.com” and a
successful nightclub promoter. As a graphic designer she has designed for top 10 companies such as the Carlisle
Development Group among others. Her website, Milancita.com, has had over 120,000 hits since its launch three
years ago. Milancita.com was recently named “Website of the Year” at the Latino Press Awards. With the creation of
this website, a dream was born that someday Milan would be recognized as having contributed something positive
to the gay community through a work that she has done, and loved, all of her life. The long hours, the sleepless
nights and the thousands of pictures have all contributed to this accomplishment.

Milán Rodríguez, creativamente  reconocida como Milancita.com   
Cubana-Brasilera Estudio Comunicaciones, Diseño Grafico y Luego estudio Diseño de Website en el Miami Dade
Community Collage, especializándose en Flash, una técnica novedosa para crear impresionantes sitios de Internet.
Esta certificada por Microsoft como Especialista de Software que produce esta gran Empresa, también Milancita es
certificada por Adobe, la Poderosa compañía de Software como, Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive, Premiere, In
Design, After Effects, Encore, Audition y muchos mas, Milancita tiene una tercera certificación por la Mundialmente
conocida empresa de Software Macromedia, como especialista en Flash.
Hoy por hoy podemos decir que Milancita y su reconocido website
Milancita.com son un Orgullo de nuestra
comunidad Latina.
SPECIAL EVENTS & EDUCATION
All the responsibilities relating to upcoming and future events that UC|CU will host and/or will participate in. They will organize and
set-up the event, as well as handle all procedures prior to the event. This can include contacting vendors, determining locations for
events, and ensuring a smooth and successful outcome.  Committee will oversee Leaders. Legends & Lovelies Lecture Series,
Exhibits, Workshops and all other UC|CU Events.

MARKETING, MEDIA & PROMO  
Overseeing & ensuring that UC|CU is presented in a positive light and ensuring that UC|CU is associated with individuals & orgs that
will endorse and promote our cause and mission.
coverage, Board Member & Donor recruitment, UC|CU Member Card promotion and all other forms of public relations.

FINANCE & FUNDRAISING
Oversees all financial & accounting for UC|CU. Chair & committee handle all money related issues such as contacting prospective
donors for sponsorship, and the development of a budget that will allow UC|CU to properly manage their finances and for new funding
ideas to be developed for the organization.


VOLUNTEERS
Communicate with all members and potential members who support UC|CU and are interested in helping with our mission.
Committee will oversee all aspects of volunteering including event volunteer recruitment, scheduling and logistics.


ADVOCACY
Committee is responsible for all distribution of UC|CU Questionnaires, their mailing & collection, presentation to board for
consideration, and coordinating of phone banks, promos & special events relating to political endorsements.


BOARD OF ADVISORS
This elected group serves as advisors to the UC|CU Board of Directors on issues of policy, mission, education & membership, and
will assist on fundraising & promotion of UC|CU programming & mission.      
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COMMITTEES
2015 Board of Directors | Junta Directiva
Board of Advisors|Junta de Asesores
Board of Advisors | Junta de Asesores

Dr. Ken Carrington-Wilcox
LGBT College Scholarship
Legends Ball Coordinator

Sandra Holiday
Director - LGBT College Scholarship

Milan Rodriguez
Equality, Women & Trans Issues

Angela Salter
LGBT College Scholarship
Legends Ball Coordinator

David Kessler
Education and Programming

Weslee Lim
Technology & Education

Hernan Valverde
Vendor & Sponsor Coordinator



Celebrate ORGULLO
2013 Board of Advisors | Junta de Asesores

Herb Sosa
Karyn Larrea
Rafael Canton
Mari Zapata
Hernan Valverde
Dr. Ken Wilcox
Michael Stein
CHRISTOPHER PADRON            cpadron@unitycoalition.org

Christopher Padron has been building his career as a creative artist in Filmmaking and TV production. He was
engaged with a good number of short films and documentary films as Director, Editor, Writer, or Producer, or
Associate Producer. As an independent filmmaker, he has demonstrated proficiency in scripting, filming and use
of all types of professional video cameras and studio editing technologies.
Christopher Founded his own production company named CP Production, from where he organized number of
teams of artists and led production team members to serve clients’ needs of project management and production
tasks in South Florida. Very recently he along with other production partners has raised Unity Coalition/Coalicion
Unida as the Board Member. He is interested to exploit his experiences and skills to suitable positions in TV
Production, Film Industry and Retail Management.     Christopher is now pursuing for Master’s of Business
Administration (MBA) in Marketing Management from American InterContinental University, Miami, Florida and
expected to be graduated in 2013. Earlier, he completed his Bachelor’s on Fine Arts (BFA) with Cinematography
and Film/Video Production from Miami International University of Arts and Design, Florida (2007-2011). He is also
certified from Apple for ‘Final Cut Studio Pro’ and ‘Protool’ program software.
Christopher owns excellent communication and organizational skills. He is a native speaker in both English and
Spanish and thereby competent to serve as bilinguals. He has also outstanding customer service skills achieved
through achieved through experienced in sales, retail marketing, and fashion expert. He is willing to utilize his
marketing experiences and technical capabilities to projects and productions involving sales and generate money
for donations.     
Christopher is an active contributor to humanitarian support organizations. His short term goal is to deliver and
execute film and media project based on LGBT community at South Florida and eventually starting his own
network channel. In the long term, Christopher is looking to open a non-profit organization, providing all forms of
Art Education and Media Communication to low income communities, and Fundraising for AIDS and Breast
Cancer patients nationwide.
DAVID KESSLER
David S. Kessler, LCSW is a Life Improvement Specialist™ who has been helping people live fuller, happier lives
for over 20 years. He works with individuals, couples and groups, offering Counseling, Psychotherapy and Life
Coaching services.
His approach is focused to meet your specific needs. David utilizes a variety of tools, styles and techniques to give
you what you need and help you identify and achieve your goals. His objective is to provide you with the tools,
support and guidance to help you, based upon your unique life situation.
David specializes in: Stress Management, Anxiety, Depression, Improving Relationships, Compulsive
Eating/Behaviors, Grieving and Coping with Loss, Low Self Esteem, Coping with Medical/Chronic Illness, Goal
Setting and Achievement, Sexual Identity/LGBT Issues.
ARYAH LESTER

Aryah Lester, speaker/author/educator, is a transwoman of color from New York that has been a Miami-Dade
resident since 2005.  Ms. Lester is the current chair for the State of Florida Health Department's Transgender Work
Group, and a member of: the Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS Partnership, Prevention Committee and County Trans Work
Group.  She also sits as a member on the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
Transgender Networking Group.  This year, Aryah Lester opened the Trans-Miami Center, as well as continuing the
network of her National Alliance of Transgender Advocates and Leaders (NATAL).            
MICHAEL GONGORA, Esq. - OF COUNSEL

Gongora has been Lead community association litigator in the Miami office of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. since 2005.
He served as the first & only openly gay elected commissioner in the city of Miami Beach from Nov 2009 to Nov 2013,
representing the interests of Miami Beach residents in good government.

He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Class of 1994 · J.D., Law, Cum Laude · Coral Gables, Florida,
and attended Lakewood High School in Saint Petersburg, Florida
SASHA WESTERMAN-KEUNING    sasha@unitycoalition.org
Sasha Westerman-Keuning is one of the leading immigration lawyers in South Florida.  She understands that
when people hire an attorney, especially an immigration attorney, they are often experiencing very stressful
situations. These people need someone who cares about them.  She prides herself on ensuring that her clients
not only receive high-quality legal services, but also the support and resources they deserve. She regularly
represents clients throughout South Florida, including Dade and Broward counties as well as the Florida Keys and
commonly handles cases for clients  living in the areas of Palm Beach, Naples, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville.  
HERNAN VALVERDE
Hernan Valverde has a long & successful career in Liquor Sales, Marketing & Management. Currently the account
director for HIRO Sake.  Valverde is a proud father of 2 boys, works tirelessly in his support for the LGBT
community, and also serves on the Miami Beach Gay Pride board of directors.
MARI ALEXANDER
Maritza (Mari) Zapata- Alexander is known for her drive to support with countless hours in volunteering in various
organizations. Born and raised in Colombia, she started become active in her parent’s organization called ‘S.O.S
Colombia’ to raise funds for children in need in Colombia. Furthering her helping hand in designing for the Troops
as well as aiding in Runway Production and is a community leader of “Be What’s Possible”  Gap Inc. Organization.
Aside from working with Camp Old Navy, teaching children from the Boys & Girls Club the inner workings  of retail,
she has raised funds for Alex Lemonade Stand. She has volunteered her time in Ronald McDonald House of
Roanoke and Daily Bread of Lynchburg. Partnered with Boys & Girls Club to make a difference and currently has
dedication time and effort to UC\CU. Mari's talents shine with passion each time she dedicates into making a
difference.  Her goals are always helping kids but she also assist UC|CU in reaching out to the demographics that
affect all Latin LGBT today. Her passion and drive will not stop there. She continues to Volunteer becoming an
inspiration to those around her.
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS
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HAROLD SLOAN-MARRERO    Harold@unitycoalition.org

Harold Sloan-Marrero is the Director of Communications at St. John’s on the Lake United Methodist Church on
Miami Beach where he specializes in web development and print design. Harold is Cuban-American, and was
born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He was legally married to his husband Alex Sloan-Marrero, on January 6, 2015, the day
that same-sex marriage became legal in Florida. Harold and Alex have worked with many non-profit organizations
throughout South Florida, helping with media production, fundraising efforts, volunteer organizing, and online
outreach. Harold is also the co-ordinator and founder of No Reservations, an ecumenical, progressive Christian
group for people seeking faith in Miami where all are welcome regardless of ethnicity, race, color, national origin,
sexual orientation, or gender identity.
2014 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2014
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2015 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2015
2015
DR. KEN CARRINGTON-WILCOX    ken@unitycoalition.org
Dr. Ken Carrington-Wilcox is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist, receiving his doctorate from NSU in 2001.  After
practicing in the US for a few years, he moved to SE Asia to work within program developmental and advocacy
programs for mental health, child protection, anti-trafficking, and activism.  His overseas experience also includes
Eastern African nations, Europe and the Middle East fighting for those most at-risk and in need. Since returning
the USA, he has been active in media and philanthropy with major interests focusing on advocacy and awareness,
LGBT issues, victim services, international program development, clinical psychology, media, politics, government
and non-government organizations.
WESLEE "Tek" LIM   -  2014 Scholarship Recipient  
Tek H. Lim (Weslee Lim) is majoring in International Business at Florida International University. He is originally
from Cambodia and transferred from Limkokwing University of Creativity Technology to FIU in 2011 to pursue his
degree and life in the United States. Throughout the years of his education in America, he developed a strong
interest in photography through travels and digital art painting via art and charity events. Continuing his strong
passion for humanity and community involvement for his own people in a struggling Cambodia, Tek continues to
advocate for equality and those in need here in Miami. Tek plans to continue his education, personal, and
professional growth while continuing to give back to society here and overseas.
SANDRA HOLIDAY   sanholiday@bellsouth.net
Founder - Anita Priest Whispering Angles Foundation
Born & educated in London, England. Sandra Holiday has been a resident of the USA since 1974.

Trained as a Professional Championship Ballroom & Latin American dancer, Sandra taught dance in London for
10 years as well as performing with her dance partner Geoffrey Clapham on cruise ships based in New York. After
returning to London, her career brought her back to the USA where she continued teaching. In 1985 while living in
South Florida she partnered with Anita Priest both personally & professionally.

For 23 years Sandra was the project manager for the Anita Priest Interior Design Co. and the Administrator for her
successful school for Interior Decoration & Design.

Sandra established the ANITA PRIEST “Whispering Angels” Memorial Scholarship Foundation, a legacy
scholarship in memory & honor of her. Anita’s mission in life was to help people, as she had overcome so much in
her life.

Sandra has a dream that one day she will be able to help more members of the LGBT community continue and to
advance their dreams in the Design & Arts fields. The possibilities are endless.
HOLAM ANTONETTI

Holam Antonetti born in Caracas Venezuela, owner of Holam Events/Lesbo GoGo is very passionate about the women
in the LGBTQ community and equality within. She believes that south Florida is one community and her goal is to
educate through various positive avenues, because she believes that supporting one another makes us stronger.

She was the 2015 winner of a Pink Flamingo Award as favorite south Florida promoter.

Holam creates monthly events for women in the community; she created the first event catered to women during the
Stonewall Festival weekend "The Red Party". She provides Marketing/PR/Promoting/Branding/Co-Hosting services to
local business owners, festivals/events, promoters, as well as non-profits; like Dinah Shore, ComingOutCuba
Foundation, Island City Foundation, Vision Of Change, Olivia Cruise among others.
ANGELA SALTER
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania she has been married to her husband Paul for almost 6 years and
has two beautiful children.  She is a 1994 graduate of Hahnemann/Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa.  and
holds two degrees, one  in Retail Management and Fashion Buying and the other in Radiography.  As well as
being a full-time mother she has worked in the medical field for the last 20 years at various hospitals doing Cat
Scans and for the last 4 years she has also worked part-time doing administrative work for the famous rap group
The Sugarhill Gang. She currently works for New York Life.
In 2009, she decided to start her Philanthropic journey.  She has volunteered for numerous charitable
organizations not limited to but including, The Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, The Jessica June Children’s
Cancer Foundation, A Prom to Remember, The Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, and Unity Coalition
which supports the LGBT community. Her primary focus for all of these amazing organizations is fundraising.  She
has helped raise over a million dollars for these foundations.  She has also raised thousands of dollars
personally, on her own for a few close friends who were battling cancer that were in need of assistance.

OUR MISSION
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the So. Fla. Latino|Hispanic|LGBTQ2 (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, two
spirit) Community - advancing Equality and Fairness through Education, Leadership & Awareness since 2002.
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA es la Primera y Unica organización en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latina|hispana LGBTQ2 (lesbianas, gay,bisexual,
transgénero, queer/cuestionando, doz espiritu)- avanzando Igualdad, Liderazgo y Conciencia desde el 2002.
ADVOCACY
COMMUNITY ISSUES
PICTURES
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LEGENDS BALL
CELEBRATE ORGULLO
BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS
LEGAL ASSISTANCE
TRANSGENDER NAME CHANGE
LGBT AFFIRMING FAITH CENTERS
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ARIEL MOREL

Ariel is currently the Director of Clinical Support Services for FIU Health, Health Care Network under the Herbert
Wertheim College of Medicine. Prior to joining FIU, Ariel was the Director of Quality Assurance & Quality
Improvement for a local non-profit - Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, Inc. In addition, Ariel has previously
worked in state government, specifically with the Florida Department of Children and Families as a Child Protective
Investigator and the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County as a Manager within the Healthy Start
Program.

Ariel has an extensive educational background having several undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida
in History, Political Science and a Certificate in International Relations. Ariel also has a Masters of Science degree
in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Public Administration from Florida International University (FIU) and is
pursing a 2nd graduate degree - Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at FIU as well.

Ariel is committed to his community and has volunteered his time with various organizations to include: Big
Brother/Big Sister, Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society. In addition, Ariel is civically
involved as he is a member of various local and national political organizations and has served as a Director on
several Boards to include the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (2012) and a local political organization.
MIL R. OCAMPO

My name is Millie (Mil) R. Ocampo and I am a Trans-man. I am currently studying philosophy in hope of becoming a
powerful voice for reason and inclusion.

I am honored to be part of UCCU as a new member. I promise to continue to be a voice for inclusion and change in
our community.
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JOHN O. BUCKLEY

A Native of Florida, John was born in Vero Beach to parents who came to US from Honduras back in 70s.

An only child from a large extended family, he is currently General Manager of Calvin Klein Accessories at Dolphin Mall,
Miami and has been in retail over 10 years. Buckley also has over 8 years of Banking Experience.


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is current goal is to finish his B.A. in Organizational Management and Leadership.

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ohn believes in giving his time and efforts to build a strong resource for our LGBT Community than will leave a lasting
footprint in history.