The Miami Foundation Team

Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation provides civic leadership, bringing people together to tackle issues of concern in the community.  Our team of committed professionals is integral to the Foundation's work of making Miami a better place.

Be Part of Our Team!

Want to join the Foundation team? Here are our current job openings:
Programs Assistant
Development Assistant

Meet the Staff

Javier Alberto Soto
President and CEO
email Javier

Chelsea Clark
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
email Chelsea

Strategy and Engagement

This team manages the Foundation's communications strategies, development and public affairs to advance our community leadership and philanthropic work.

Rebecca Mandelman
Vice President for Strategy and Engagement
email Rebecca


When you want a representative of the Foundation to speak to your group, when you have questions regarding the Foundation's marketing and public outreach, if you are a member of the media and need a question answered or when you need a quote or image from the Foundation, contact this team:

Matthew Beatty
Director of Communications
email Matthew 

Ana Mantica
Editorial Officer
email Ana

Roshni Neslage
Communications Assistant
email Roshni


When you are looking for information on how you can partner with The Miami Foundation, when you have a question about your Fund, or when you want to discuss your charitable legacy, contact this team:

Julie Vives
Director of Professional Advisor Engagement
email Julie

Janell Kaplan
Director of Donor Engagement
email Janell

Grants and Programs

When you are looking for an innovative program that is accomplishing great things in our community, when you have a question about one of our initiatives or when you want more information on how to receive a grant, contact this team:

Charisse Grant
Senior Vice President for Programs
email Charisse

Stuart Kennedy
Director of Program Strategy and Innovation
email Stuart

Victoria Fear
Programs Officer
email Victoria

Jordan De Leon
Senior Programs Assistant
email Jordan

Finance and Administration

This team is responsible for all the financial and fiscal management aspects of the Foundation's operations.  They coordinate our administrative, business planning, accounting, finance, budgeting and human resources work.


When you have questions about the Foundation's investments, when you would like a copy of your Fund statement or when you need information about a grant check, contact this team:

Christopher Williams
email Christopher

Julisa Ortiz
Fiscal Relationships Officer
email Julisa

Robby Saa
Staff Accountant
email Robby

Latasha Rhodes
Accounts Payable Clerk
email Latasha

Kamilah Wallen
Fiscal Relationships Associate
email Kamilah


When you are looking for information about office operations, utilizing the Foundation's meeting spaces in Suite 305 or have human resources-related questions, contact this team:

Nancy Granja
Office Administrator
email Nancy

Keria Rebustillo
email Keria