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MADE TO LOVE 17. miami 16’ Lucy Morillo Lucy Morillo is a seasoned attorney, successful entrepreneur, fundraising expert and business executive with proven global experience in non-profit organizations and billion dollar-plus comprehensive fundraising campaigns. She served as President & CEO of Miami Children’s Health Foundation, the fundraising arm for Miami Children’s Health System and its flagship hospital, Nicklaus Children’s until October 2016. Lucy has nearly 20 years of expertise in major gift fundraising and has experience in billion dollar-plus comprehensive fundraising campaigns at the University of Miami and Penn State University. Suzanna Valdez 18. Currently Vice President of Advancement for the Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts, Valdez previously served as chief of staff to City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz. Prior to Miami, Valdez worked in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate as special assistant to Al Gore. President Clinton appointed her to the White House Office of Public Liaison as special assistant to the President and went on to appoint her Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor. She sits on the First Focus board, TEDxMiami board, Miami Foundation Fellows Selection Committee and Hispanic Leadership Advisory Committee for Nielsen Media Research. Asha Loring Founder and executive director of the non-profit organization dedicated to growing vegetable gardens in underserved communities, Health in the Hood, Loring helps make urban gardens into living classrooms where children and families can enjoy free, healthy food and workshops. She began Health in the Hood while following in her father’s community gardening footsteps and as an answer to need for fresh vegetables in food deserts. She also served as the director of Strategic Partnerships at Women of Tomorrow, a non-profit organization that matches at-risk high school girls with professional women for long-term mentorships. Through her work, Loring hopes to put children on the path to healthy futures by preventing disease and give parents information that helps them create better environments. Kristy Nunez 20. 19. After attending the University of Miami, earning a bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, Nunez went on to earn a law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. In 2005, she joined the Office of the State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. In 2016, Nunez was appointed as Division Chief for the Human Trafficking Unit at the State Attorney’s Office and has also served as Felony Division Chief. In 2009, she co-founded UrbanPromise Miami, a nonprofit organization committed to serving at-risk youth in under- resourced communities within Miami-Dade County. Nunez is a board member of the Miami-Dade League of Prosecutors and member of the Dade-County and Cuban American bar associations. |