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.

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

Jorge H Gonzalez

Jorge H. Gonzalez​

Co-founder & Executive Director

Beacon of Hope


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.


Emma Pfister


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



Jorge Gonzalez, Chair


VP Corporate Taxes
JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

I support HUF because: As an immigrant myself, I can readily identify with and feel strongly about HUF’s mission.


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 




Rolando Mora

Chair, Finance Committee

Managing Director, Federal Tax


I support HUF because: I honestly believe that our mission is one which deserves much more attention in our community and is extremely close to my heart. My family would have never survived when arriving from Cuba without organizations like HUF.



Tracy J. Saunders

Development Committee

Charles Tatelbaum, Chair

Chair, Development Committee

Tripp Scott

I support HUF because: I am involved with Hispanic Unity because of its mission and commitment to the community to provide education and support services (without charge) to those residents who strive to reach the American Dream. As a son of parents who came to this country seeking to reach that goal, their success was based in part on those that were willing to help them in their new home. Hispanic Unity continues the century old tradition of helping others reach and exceed their aspirations for themselves and their families. 



Guillermo "Willy" Gomez

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.


Malena Dorn

Director of Corporate Partnerships 

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

I support HUF because: of the incredibly rewarding feeling it gives me to know that I made a difference in someone’s life, or assisted in making a change for the good in the community.

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.




Jorge Gonzalez, Chair


VP Corporate Taxes
JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

I support HUF because: As an immigrant myself, I can readily identify with and feel strongly about HUF’s mission.


Steve Sampier

Board Member Emeritus, Hispanic Unity

Community Volunteer


Eugenio R. Torres, Founder of Hispanic Unity
shares HUF’s early years in his:

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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.