Leadership

LEADERSHIP

  • 2019-present Committee of Scientists (COS), Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, White Mountains National Forest, Compton, NH
  • 2019 Influencers, Miami Herald, Miami, FL
  • 2018-present Collaborator, McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER (Long Term Ecological Research), MCM McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
  • 2018 – 2020 Chair, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, Miami, FL
  • 2018 Influencers, Miami Herald, Miami, FL
  • 2018 – present Steering Committee, Climigration Network, Washington, DC
  • 2017 – present Board of Directors, University of Miami Alumni Association, Coral Gables, FL
  • 2016 – 2019 Board Member, South Arts, Atlanta, GA
  • 2008-2012 Vice Chair, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2005 – 2020 Councilor, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, Miami, FL
  • 2003 – 2005 Director, University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association, Coral Gables, FL
  • 2000-2003 Executive Committee, Miami-Dade Community Relations Board, Miami, FL
  • 2000-2003 Board of Trustees, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami, FL
  • 2000-2003 Board of Directors, Spanish American League Against Discrimination, Miami, FL
  • 1997-1999 Advisory Board, University of Miami School of Law Children and Youth Law Clinic, Coral Gables, FL
  • 1988-1998 Local Board Member, Selective Service System (Draft Board), Coral Gables, FL
  • 1995-1997 Board of Directors, Health Crisis Network, Miami, FL
  • 1994-1997 Chair, Juvenile Court Committee of the Dade County Bar Association, Miami, FL
  • 1988-1997 Board Member, Vice Chair (1990-97), and President (1989-90), Regis House Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse Center, Miami, FL
  • 1991-1993 Chair, City of Miami Youth (Gang) Task Force, Miami, FL

Academic/Professional

  • 2020 – present Professor of Professional Practice, (secondary appointment), Department of Pediatrics, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • 2019 – present Professor of Practice, Department of Art and Art History, College of Arts and Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • 2011 – 2018 Visiting Faculty Administrator and Artist-in-Residence, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) and College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE), School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS), Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • 2000 – 2003 Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • 1998 – 2004 Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • 1995 – 1997 Program Director, South Dade Development Program, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Miami, FL
  • 1992 – 1993 Research Assistant Professor and Director, Juvenile Violence and Delinquency Prevention Programs, Center for Minority Families/Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • 1990 – 1992 Executive Director, Regis House, Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center

Education

  • 1987 – 1991 Juris Doctor, School of Law, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • 1986 – 1991 Master of Public Administration, Herbert Miami Business School, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • 1982 – 1986 Bachelor of Arts, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • 1993 National Leadership Fellows Program for Join Together, a National Resource for Communities Fighting Substance Abuse, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA