Stakeholder Advisory Group

The Small Business Stakeholder Advisory Group is a leadership circle of local visionaries with deep expertise about the small business ecosystem who will inform and advise the Foundation and guide our strategic thinking on investments related to this initiative.

All invited individuals demonstrate the following essential qualities for participation:

  • Deep love and commitment to our community
  • Prioritization of diversity, accessibility, and inclusion – focused on elevating voices, spreading power equitably and increasing opportunity for all
  • Enthusiasm for collective impact – strong desire to find new ways to collaborate and connect across issue areas and lines of difference
  • Passion for ensuring the success of minority-led, small businesses in Miami

Mileyka Burgos-Flores

Executive Director
The Allapattah Collaborative CDC

Santra Denis

Executive Director
Miami Workers Center

Fabiana Estrada

Regional VP of Lending
Southeast Ascendus

Joan Godoy

Executive Director
Radical Partners

MJ Green

Deputy Director of Community & Economic Development
Miami-Dade County

Ahmed Mori

Vice President of Community
Economic Development
Catalyst Miami

Pilar Guzman Zavala

CEO and Founder
Half Moon Empanadas

Kenesha Paul

CEO and Founder
Black Professionals Network

Jason Smith

Director, Equity & Engagement
Miami-Dade County

Myrna Sonora

Regional Vice President
Prospera South Florida

Michael Spring

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Leo Toca

Vice President, Community Relations
Wells Fargo

Brian Van Hook

Regional Director
FIU Small Business Development

Keon Williams

CEO and President
Urban Gateways

Lia Yaffar

Executive Director
Community Fund of North Miami

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