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Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board

The Miami-Dade County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board (HAB) serves to improve the quality of life of Hispanic citizens - to identify and monitor the needs or interests of Hispanic citizens, develop programs addressing such issues, encourage involvement of Hispanics in matters of community concerns, support the development of Hispanic in leadership roles, and recommend to the Board of County Commissioners legislation supporting Hispanic issues.
  • History

    The Miami-Dade County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board (HAAB) was established by Ordinance No.92.41 in May 1992, at the request of Commissioner Alex Penelas.

    The membership of the HAAB reflects the diverse culture and ethnic backgrounds represented in Miami-Dade County so that the concerns of the Hispanic community are addressed by its members.

    The HAAB’s responsibilities include: promoting positive images of Hispanics and their many contributions to society, serve as a medium for responsible persons to utilize and consult in an attempt to understanding and solving the many complex issues affecting the Hispanic community in Miami-Dade County.

  • Boards and Minutes

    List of the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board agendas and minutes available for viewing.

  • Board Members

    Officers

    • Francesco Duberli, Chairperson
    • Monica Amador, Esq., Vice Chairperson
    • Evelyn Suero, Esq., Second Vice Chairperson

    Members

    • Tatiana Campuzano
    • Franccesca Cesti-Browne
    • Marvin Cordero
    • Abbie Cuellar, Esq.
    • Jose Diaz
    • Francesco Duberli
    • Leonarda Duran-Buike
    • Edilfa Perez
    • Liz Reboredo, Esq.
    • Melissa Saldaña
    • Karamat Qayum, Esq.

    Board Staff
    Natalie Milian                      
    Program Director
    Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board
    111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1024
    Miami, FL 33128

    Phone: 305-375-5098
    Fax: 305-375-5715
    nmilian@miamidade.gov

  • Committees

    The Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board (HAAB) has several committees that are reflective of the issues and concerns of its constituents. 

    These committees are:

    Communications Committee/Development & Fundraising Committee
     
    Franccesca Cesti-Browne, Committee Chair 
    Phone: 305-479-6477

    Dori Alvarez
    Phone: 786-596-3050

    Marian Iglesias
    Phone: 305 342 5757

    Daniel A. Perez
    Phone: 305-588-6862

    Karamat Qayum
    Phone: 305-965-8261

    Evelyn Suero
    Phone: 305-967-2561

    Teresa Lowe
    Phone: 305-439-2955 

    Special Events Committee

    Liz Reboredo, Committee Chair
    Phone: 305-442-7443

    Abbie Cuellar
    Phone: 786-337-1768

    Monica Amador
    Phone: 786-292-8096

    Ileana Quintana
    Phone: 786-877-4357

    Jordan Argiz
    Phone: 786-477-5444

    Denise Martinez Scanziani
    Phone: 786-587-2022

    Tatiana Campuzano
    Phone: 786-537-4051

    Leonarda Duran Buike
    Phone: 305-297-7251

    LGBTQ Issues Committee

    Francesco Duberli, Committee Chair
    Phone: 305-299-1957

    Abbie Cuellar
    Phone: 786-337-1768

    Evelyn Suero
    Phone: 305-967-2561

    Liz Reboredo
    Phone: 305-442-7443

    Immigration Issues Committee

    Jose Diaz, Committee Chair
    Phone: 305-224-2280

    Karamat Qayum
    Phone: 305-965-8261

    Teresa Lowe
    Phone: 305-439-2955

  • Volunteer

    The office of Community Advocacy is looking for volunteers to serve as liaison between the Advisory Boards and the Miami-Dade County community at large.

    Requirements:

    All volunteer members must be permanent residents of Miami-Dade County. In addition, members should have demonstrated an interest in the field, activity or sphere covered by the board.

    The primary consideration in appointing volunteer members is to provide the board with the needed technical, professional, financial, business or administrative expertise.

    Please note: all volunteers must pass a background check, provided by Miami-Dade County.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • To assist in formulating and recommending plans and programs for coordination of the activities of governmental entities and nongovernmental agencies pertaining to the Hispanic community.
    • To assist the Board during complex problems involved with the Hispanic community in Miami-Dade County and to make findings and recommendations to the County Commission regarding such matters.

    For more information, please read the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board Code of Ordinance 

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