MIAMI (September 20, 2021) – YWCA South Florida is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Board of Directors and Board Members. Kelly-Ann Cartwright, Partner, at Holland & Knight, has been elected as Board Chair.
Kelly-Ann Cartwright, Partner at Holland & Knight, has been elected as Board Chair for the second consecutive year. As an established labor and employment attorney, Cartwright has shown her abundant capabilities to support YWCA South Florida’s programs and events through volunteering.
Joining Cartwright, YWCA South Florida’s 2021-2022 Board of Directors include:
- Vice-Chair: Adriene McCoy, Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Baptist Health South Florida
- Treasurer: Stacy-Ann Walker, Senior Manager of Financial Compliance at UKG
- Secretary: Lisa Shim, EVP, Head of Consumer and Small Business Banking at BankUnited
“As we embark on a new journey to expand and advance our racial and economic justice programming, we are thrilled to have such a diverse group of new Board of Directors and Board Members who are committed to advocating for the empowerment of women in our society” said Kerry-Ann Royes, CEO of YWCA South Florida. “As leaders of change, we appreciate their commitment to contributing their knowledge, time and talents to help further our mission across the South Florida community.”
YWCA South Florida’s 2021-2022 Board Members are:
- Member: Glenn Davis, Senior Advisor and Director of Risk Management at Kaufman Rossin
- Member: Dionne Polite, Director of State Operations at Florida at AARP
- Member: Rosy Lopez, CEO of Rosy Strategies, Inc.
- Member: Stephanie Smith, Senior Director, Government Relations at Anthem Inc.
- Member: Dexter A. Bridgeman, CEO and Founder of MIA Media Group
- Member: Mayela Rojas Sanchez, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Media Vista Group, LLC
- Member: Laura Monsalvatge, Assistant Teaching Professor at Florida International University
- Member: Jason Jenkins, SVP of Communications and Community Affairs at the Miami Dolphins
- Member: Monica Richardson, Executive Editor and McClatchy Florida Regional Editor at Miami Herald
- Member: Vania Laguerre, SVP, Market Executive at Bank Of America
Earlier this summer, YWCA South Florida announced its ‘100 Years Forward’ strategy which aims to heavily invest in its infrastructure, its people and its programming and services. As an organization at the forefront of eliminating racism, rooting out injustice and advocating for all women, girls and people of color, YWCA South Florida offers programming and services to generate institutional change for racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement and health and safety of women and girls.
About YWCA South Florida
Serving the South Florida community for more than 100 years, YWCA South Florida is committed to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Affirming the motto, “Everything for HER,” YWCA South Florida is a leading voice for women, girls and all marginalized individuals across South Florida. Programs and services in economic empowerment, personal and family wellness, early education and youth development seek to eliminate the social justice issues that disproportionately affect women and people of color.