HUF Committee Members

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HUF Committee Members

HUF is fortunate to have a number of talented and dedicated community volunteers serve on its Board Committees, in addition to its Board Members.

Development Committee

John Guerrero


VP & COO Dealership Operations

JM Family Enterprise, Inc.

Dan Herz


DFH Business Consultants Inc.

Private Hard Money Lender

I support HUF because: I was fortunate enough to have been born and raised in America and feel all immigrants should have the same opportunities to work hard and prosper that I have had.

Thanks for making a gift to my favorite organization!

Malena Mendez



Maria Elena Ferrer

Senior Vice President



Willy Gomez, Chair

Banker, Regional President-Commercial Banking, Florida market

Woodforest National Bank

I support HUF because: I can't think of anything more powerful than helping people to realize their full potential.

Thanks for making a gift to my favorite organization!

Marketing Committee

Al Quintana

Al Quintana

Broadcast & Brand Marketing



Arminda Figueroa

Chief Marketing Connector / Founder

Latin2Latin Marketing + Communications

Becky Leung

Becky Leung, MLIS | Principal

BlueNote, Research Group

Lucia Rodriguez, Chair

Sr. Director, Multicultural Marketing

Comcast Cable, HQ

Maria Alexandra Sanchez

Assistant Director, Admissions & Recruitment

Kellogg School of Management

Marilyn Oliva

Michael Farver

Business and Philanthropy Consultant

Erleichda Consulting
President and Founding Director of End Childhood Hunger

Governance Committee

Angie Stone

Program Manager, Americas Education Sales

Citrix Systems, Inc.

I support HUF because: “I found a place in South Florida that supports people who have moved to a new place in order to improve their lives.”



Barbara Grevior

Chair, Governance Committee

Community Volunteer

I support HUF because: I believe in HUF’s mission. It is important and HUF has proven itself as an effective organization.



Christina Paradowski


Tripp Scott P.A.

I support Hispanic Unity because: "I want to pay it forward. Uprooting and moving your family is a challenge all on its own, but when it involves moving to a new country with a different language and an unfamiliar way of life, it can be completely overwhelming. Hispanic Unity provides a built-in community to help our neighbors acclimate to their new lives and learn to navigate through everyday situations we take for granted. This way, they will be fully equipped to fulfill their potential as civically, socially, and professionally engaged members of our community. And one day, they, too, will pay it forward."

Maria Elena Ferrer

Senior Vice President



Melida Akiti

Vice President

Memorial Healthcare System

I support HUF because: “I take passion in serving my community. I strongly believe in giving back as part of our mission in life.”


Steve Sampier, Chair

Board Member Emeritus, Hispanic Unity

Community Volunteer


Finance Committee

Arnold E. Nazur


Nazur & Associates, Inc

I support HUF because: I believe strongly that HUF’s mission and programs are what our community most desperately needs.


Daphne Maingot

Audit Managing Director

Crowe Horwath LLP

I support HUF because:…I want to support families that are starting a new life here in South Florida.

Thanks for making a gift to my favorite organization!

Emma Pfister, Chair


Templeton & Company, LLP

I support HUF because: I am involved with Hispanic Unity because I believe that the mission of empowering immigrants to become self-sustaining individuals in American society by giving them the tools to help themselves is key. As a child of immigrants who grew up in this country, this is very close to my heart.


George Sanchez

SVP; Commercial Banking Senior Client Manager

Bank of America Business Banking



Lazaro Gutierrez

CPA, Director | Audit Department 






Nydia Menéndez


Menéndez Law Firm

I support HUF because: I love what HUF does and how HUF does it.


Rodney Bacher

CFO/Secretary at WSVN 




Tracy J. Saunders

Advocacy Committee

Carolina Cardozo, Esq.

Carolina Cardozo, Esq.

I support HUF because: I believe in its mission. HUF’s programs and services have real impact on people’s lives in our community. I feel fortune to be able to contribute my time and efforts to such an amazing organization.


Dan Schevis, Chair

Dick Blattner

"HUF deserves our support because they provide very effective services to so many in our community. HUF fights the good fight for so many in our community. Given the discord we are experiencing, they stand tall in fighting for human rights."

John Hart

John Hart

For more than 25 years I have been proud to support the work of HUF. In public and private capacities I have witnessed the great accomplishments achieved for all members of our community needing a hand to help themselves.

Robert Holroyd

Government Affairs Manager

Children's Services Council of Broward County

I support HUF because: I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Rolando Garcia, Chair

President of South Campus and the Partnership Centers

Broward College

I support HUF because:…working together and empowering our community we can change lives for the better and make a positive impact on the world. Being a child of immigrants, I want to help and guide those walking a similar path in adjusting to a new life in a new country.

Thanks for making a gift to my favorite organization!

Sister Maria Elena

“One of the biggest reasons I support HUF is for their commitment with the community for more than 30 years. I see they way they empower the minorities to become productive citizen and how much they accompanying them and their families. It is really a privilege for me to start walking with such a committed team of volunteers and their CEO, Ms. Bacallao.”

Steve Sampier

I am involved with Hispanic Unity because: it allows me to work with some of the most dedicated staff, volunteers and community partners in all of South Florida to make a real difference.

Thanks for making a gift to my favorite organization!

Audit Committee

Hector Lima

Area Vice President, Americas Field Services

Citrix Systems, Inc.

I support HUF because: I believe in the value of empowerment. What sets HUF apart is we train and enable new Americans to succeed independently.


John Guerrero

VP & COO Dealership Operations

JM Family Enterprise, Inc.




Steve Sampier

Board Member Emeritus, Hispanic Unity

Community Volunteer


Hispanic Unity of Florida: Client Stories

Hispanic Unity was founded more than 34 years ago by community leaders to ease the acculturation transition for newcomers from other nations. Today this nonprofit provides assistance through 12 programs and 30+ services, in four languages, to Broward's diverse community. Hispanic Unity remains the county's largest agency dedicated to the immigrant population, providing them with the tools they need to build a new life. In 2015, the agency served 17,000+ clients, from toddlers to adults.