Board of Directors

Jazmin Freddi, President

president@miami.unwomenusa.org

Jazmin Freddi is an MD with an MBA and an MPH from Johns Hopkins University and specialized in Health Systems and Policy. Jazmin has lived and worked in multiple countries and has been exposed to diverse cultures and roles.

Jazmin founded Latinas in Global Health to connect Latin American women working in global health around the world. She believes in the value of networking and mentoring to advance women's careers and strengthen relationships for personal growth. She created Latinas in Global Health to facilitate connections and enhance collaborations that empower women to generate more impact in their communities. Due to the lack of evidence readily available in Latin America, her nonprofit researches women in public health leadership in Latin America to shine a light on the gender gap and help countries move their agenda towards gender equality.

As part of her experience she managed her family business where she currently serves on the board of directors. She also worked and published some of her work at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC in the Social Protection and Health Division. She also worked at Janssen Pharmaceuticals by Johnson & Johnson in Global Market Access and Global Public Health based in Beerse, Belgium. Later on she joined Janssen in the UK, where she worked as a Scientific Communications Manager in Medical Affairs developing a digital strategy for the EMEA region. Most recently she worked as a Medical and Global Public Health Policy specialist at Policy Wisdom.  

As part of her continuing education Jazmin took a course in Social Medicine analyzing the social and economic determinants of health in Lacor Hospital in Gulu, Uganda. And has completed a course in Health as a Human Right at the Johns Hopkins University.

In addition, Jazmin is a member of United Way-Women United and Vital Voices Miami, and in 2019 has been awarded as a Top 100 Healthcare Leaders. 

Diana Hernández, First Vice President

firstvp@miami.unwomenusa.org

Diana  Hernández became a member of the the Miami Chapter of the U.S. National Committee in 2013. She expanded her reach and joined the chapter’s Board of Directors in 2015. She served as Vice President of Membership from 2017-2018. Her involvement with the chapter stemmed from her long held desire to help advance the societal status of women and girls worldwide. Originally from Honduras and raised in Miami, Diana grew up being curious about the world. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a minor in international relations from Florida International University. Diana feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to receive a formal education and believes that without access to education, improving women’s standing in society is likely to be thwarted. She understands education’s lasting impact on a woman’s well being as well as her family’s ability to thrive. Therefore, Diana plans to raise awareness about women’s rights and to work on guaranteeing the right to a formal education becomes available to millions of women worldwide.

Ana Oliveira, Secretary

secretary@miami.unwomenusa.org

Currently working at Morgan Stanley

Senior Vice President, Investments

Education: ·

Bachelors Degree - Economist, 1986 Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ·

Masters Degree – Economics 1990 Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ·

Series 3, 1996Miami, FL ·

Series 63, 1994Miami, FL ·

Series 65 - Investment Advisory Agent, 1994Miami, FL ·

Series 7, 1994Miami, FL ·

College Credit Certificate – Translation and Interpretation, 2019 Miami Dade College

Non profit work;

U.S. National committee for United Nations Women – Secretary Miami Chapter

International Kids Fund for Jackson Memorial Foundation – Advisory Board Member

Saint Vincent de Paul Saint - Thomas the Apostle Church- Treasurer

Josiane Dalmau, Treasurer

treasurer@miami.unwomenusa.org

Josiane Dalmau was born in Lima, Peru. Dalmau went to a private school of German nuns, where she learned how to be disciplined and respecting every human being. She has lived in different countries, immersing herself in different cultures and their needs. She currently holds a master's degree in Human Resources, a B.A. and an A.A. from Florida International University. During her time at FIU, she and her cohort founded the FIU Micro Lenders (2007) as a global outreach project. It's an organization that sells used books, and the profit benefits impoverished people who are looking to get ahead of creating their small businesses. To date, Micro Lenders has granted small loans to micro-entrepreneurs in Asia, Africa, and South America, as well as poor neighborhoods within Dade County, Florida. Dalmau currently works in a digital company that provides children with quality education worldwide, especially in Uganda and Zimbabwe. She is also focused on the issue of domestic violence and provides consulting in the city of Miami. She is a member of UN Women since 2014.

 

Andres Rosa, Vice President of Membership

vpmembership@miami.unwomenusa.org

Andres a truly global leader who has more that 25 years of experience in leadership positions with Fortune 500 and startups in business and corporate finance. He is currently the Global VP of Financial Planing and Analysis for Alliance Laundry Systems. Before he was was CFO for Colgate Palmolive in 3 continents and 7 large cities; living and working in Australia, Mexico, Venezuela, New York, Thailand, Kansas and Dominican Republic. He is a board member of different private organizations as well as a board member for UN Women chapter of Miami and member of the CFO leadership council of South Florida. He holds an accounting degree from Intec University and an MBA from Universidad Pontificia de Santo Domingo. He has graduate and professional development degrees from Dartmouth College and Stanford.

Andrej Milic, Vice President of Fund Development

Rochi Llaneza, Vice President of Outreach & Communications

vpcommunications@miami.unwomenusa.org

Born in Cuba, Llaneza immigrates to, and lives in different countries but settled her younger and adolescent years in Dominican Republic. She attended school at the American, Santiago Christian School, and later earned a Bachelors Degree in Business from the Pontific Catholic University and an art certificate from the School of Visual Arts of Santiago. In 1984 she moves permanently to Miami and graduates Suma Cum Laude from Florida International University with a Visual Art and Art History degree receiving academic honor awards and Phi Beta Kappa. She has completed Master’s courses at FIU and acquired her Teacher’s Aid certification. For the past 17 years her experience includes administration of nonprofits, gallery director, curator (over 60 exhibitions and projects) and arts administrator. After ending her tenure of 8 years in mid 2013 as Director at Hardcore Art Contemporary Space (in the Wynwood Arts District), Rochi is independently acting as an Arts Professional: curatorial projects, artists representation, consulting and creative development. At the time, she just concluded her tenure as Director of Spanierman Modern, a NY gallery in the Miami Design District. All the while, she has been working on a private research project that will end in an exhibition in the near future. Rochi was involved in the creation of organizations as Wynwood Association, Women of Wynwood and Miami Art Dealers Association. Presently she is Chair of ArtTable, Inc. Florida Chapter; Member of the Board of UN National Committee UN Women, Miami Chapter; member of Sistrunk Arts Partnership; among other volunteer work.

Jessica Kizorek, Vice President of Events

vpevents@miami.unwomenusa.org

For the past 15 years Jessica Kizorek has worked to develop a presence for herself, both domestically and abroad, as an entrepreneur and international activist specializing in women’s financial empowerment. Working primarily with large non-profits through her company, Two Parrot Productions (co-founded with her father Bill Kizorek), she has created hundreds of short films and video-centric fundraising campaigns. Having traveled to over 60 countries, she has covered many humanitarian causes as a journalist and documentarian. Jessica has lectured at prestigious universities such as Princeton, authored 8 books, and been a featured small business expert on media outlets including CNN and Fox.

Cindy Makita, YPC Head

ypcommitteeun@gmail.com

Cindy Makita, born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa with a Congolese heritage, is an Analyst at KORE Consulting, Millennial Career Coach, and global advocate for women. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida International University’s College of Business with her BBA in International Business in 2018. Cindy serves as a Board Member of the United Nations Association- Miami Chapter which focuses on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals at a local level, and she leads the Young Professionals Committee under the US National Committee for UN Women- Miami Chapter. In January 2019, Cindy was elected as the Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5 for Gender Equality in Miami, under the Social Impact Movement. Cindy works to make progress towards ending violence against women, creating equal opportunities for women at all levels, and creating key strategic partnerships with relevant role players to ensure Miami achieves this SDG sooner, in addition to advocating for women on a global scale. Cindy is passionate about helping and connecting people and through her career guidance platform, she provides targeted and relevant career guidance and mentorship to college students, recent graduates and young professionals to help them achieve their full potential and land their dream careers. Cindy was most recently crowned Miss African Roots USA, and plans to use her title to continue her work to empower African women and girls, but more specifically women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Past Presidents

Hortensia Núñez, PhD (2018-2019)

Caridad Avila and Lianne Naon, Co-Presidents (2017-2018)

Caridad Avila (2016-2018)

Alexandra Rider (2014-2016)

Marisa Feito, Founding President (2012-2014)