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Meet Our Team

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Dorcas L. Wilcox

Chief Executive Officer

dwilcox@miamibridge.org

Dorcas L. Wilcox, PhD, LCSW serves as the Chief Executive Officer and oversees daily operations at both of the organization’s campuses.  Through her leadership, and work with staff and the Board of Directors, Dr. Wilcox has restructured Miami Bridge, increased community awareness and improved the organization’s fiscal standing.  She graduated from Florida International University, and then served two years active duty in the U.S. Army and six years active duty in the U.S. Army National Guard.  Afterward, she completed her Master of Social Work at SUNY at Stony Brook.  In 2016, she completed her doctorate in Leadership and Education at Barry University.  Presently, she sits on the Board of Directors at Camillus Health.

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David Sharfman

Sr. Chief Business Officer

dsharfman@miamibridge.org

David Sharfman, MS is Chief Operations & Technology Officer of Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc. Mr. Sharfman holds a Master of Science degree from Clark University with a focused study in conflict negotiation and mediation. He currently oversees operations, facilities, and information technology services for Miami Bridge’s two campuses. Mr. Sharfman boasts more than 20 years of experience in the corporate arena, having supported Fortune 100 clients such as Saab, JC Penney, American Express, Sony Consumer Electronics, Big Brother/ Big Sisters, AT&T, General Motors, FedEx, Monster.com, U.S. Marine Corps, etc. through his previous employment with Digitas Inc., Inktel Direct and Voice Teleservices Inc. Mr. Sharfman actively participates with the ASPCA and enjoys the beach and reading in his spare time.

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Emilio Vento

Chief Program Officer

evento@miamibridge.org

Emilio Vento brings more than 28 years of social and health services experience. He was formerly Chief Operations Officer at Vento Dynamics, Inc. where he provided management and leadership services to social and health services organizations as well as professional development opportunities and in-service training sessions to local corporations. He was also CEO of The Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community, Inc. for four years, where he oversaw the nonprofit’s operations and development. Emilio is a founding member of the Fatherhood Taskforce of South Florida and former Advisory Board member; a member of the Alternative Response System (ARS) statewide workgroup, which was tasked with revamping child protective investigations; and has served as a Community Advisory Board member for the Healthy Families Florida program.

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Marlene Quintana

President

Marlene Quintana is a partner and attorney with Gray Robinson representing private and public sector employers in both labor and employment law matters. She currently serves as past president of the Cuban American Bar Association. Ms. Quintana has been a Miami Bridge Board member since 2008 and was elected as President of the Board in June 2016.

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Alfred Karram Jr

Vice President

Alfred Karram Jr is the president of his own company AKJ Design Concepts LLC, an international architectural interior design firm, specializing in high-end interiors for private residences and yachts. Mr. Karram has been a Board member since 2010. He is the chair for the Program Committee, and the Founder of the weekly Mentoring Program. He was elected as the Vice President of the board in July 2017.

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Joseph Cantrell

Secretary

Joseph Cantrell is the Real Estate Practice Process Supervisor at Greenspoon Marder’s Miami- Brickell Office. He has been a Board member since 2015 and is currently the Secretary of the Board. Mr. Cantrell has been an active volunteer for various Homeless Assistance Organizations and Shelters in both Miami and the Greater Chicago Area since 1992.

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Dagmar Llaudy

Law Offices of Dagmar Llaudy

Dagmar Llaudy, Esquire is a managing Attorney at the Law Offices of Dagmar Llaudy

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Edwin Rodriguez

TD Bank

Edwin Rodriguez is the VP of Business Banking at TD Bank. Edwin started his banking career in 1983 with the former Republic National Bank of Miami. He served as assistant treasurer for the Hialeah Chamber of Commerce and Industries and treasurer for the former Hialeah Miami Springs Chamber of Commerce. During Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina he volunteered with the Red Cross. He is an active member for March of Dimes, Red Cross of Miami, Education Fund and Special Olympics.

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Johane Domersant

Ryder System, Inc

Johane Domersant is Senior Director & Assistant General Counsel, Global Labor & Employment at Ryder System, Inc., a leading provider of commercial transportation, logistics, and supply chain management solutions. In this role, Johane provides risk-aware, actionable legal advice on company initiatives of critical import to global business operations and executes global litigation labor and employment litigation case governance and strategies. She is a sought-after speaker on legal and non-legal topics. Johane has been a board member since 2016.

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Judy Reinach

Director Emeritus

Judy Reinach is the Director Emeritus and has been a member of Miami Bridge’s board since the inception of the organization. Ms. Reinach was instrumental in the capital campaign to raise the funds to build Miami Bridge Central location. Mrs. Reinach has been with the organization since 1985.

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Melanie Sanchez

Fifth Third Bank

Melanie Sanchez  is the Vice President and Treasury Management Officer III at Fifth Third Bank.

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Dr. Todd Giardina

Coral Gables Counseling Center

Dr.Todd Giardina is a licensed psychologist practicing at Coral Gables Counseling Center. He specializes in work with women struggling with life transitions, as well as patients suffering from chronic illness. He works with couples as well. Dr. Giardina has been a Board member since 2016.

Darren Campbell is an Executive Director at Campbell Real Estate Advisory Group, Inc. Campbell has been a board member since 2016. Mr. Campbell specializes in the representation of business entities in their corporate real estate initiatives as a tenant advocate.

Dr. Dorcas Wilcox is the CEO of Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services. Dr. Wilcox has been a Board member since 2015.

Julie Harris Nelson is a Partner at ROIG Lawyers. Mrs. Harris Nelson has been a Board member since 2016.

Michael Alvarez is a the Senior Vice President of Brown & Brown Insurance. Mr. Alvarez works with all types of insurance. Mr. Alvarez has been a Board member since 2010.

Patrick E. Murphy is the Executive Vice President of Coastal Construction. As a member of the Democratic Party and former politician, Murphy served as the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 18th congressional district from 2013 to 2017. Mr. Murphy has been a board member since 2011.

Peggy Fucci is the CEO of OneWorld Properties. With 20 years of experience, Mrs. Fucci and her team specialize in the marketing and sales of luxury developments across South Florida. Mrs. Fucci has been a Board member since 2015.

Steve Lezman is the Sr. Director of Government Affairs at PepsiCo, Inc.