BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Program Director, Pivotal Place NYC, Rockefeller Brothers FundMyriam Castillo
President, Top Penthouse, LLCJeffrey FischerWendy GimbelMario L. Baeza
Chairman CEO – The Baeza GroupAbdo N.F. Ballester
Private RetailerMaria Rita Caso
Executive Life CoachLourdes Lopez
Artistic Director, Miami City BalletMaria Lopez
Senior Vice President , Stribling & AssociatesRafael V. G. Rodriguez
President, Pan International Conference & Language ServicesPonchitta Pierce
Journalist and Media ConsultantNatan Wekselbaum
Gracious Home, NYGabriel Alonso Mendoza
Partner, Tectonic Advisory PartnersCaroline Wekselbaum
Director of Marketing and Business Development, Gracious Gourmet
Maria Lopez is a former judge and a former television jurist on the syndicated court show, Judge Maria Lopez. Judge Lopez made legal history as the first Latina appointed to the bench in Massachusetts when she was selected as a District Court Judge by Governor Michael Dukakis. Judge Lopez continued to make her mark in history as the first Latina to be appointed to the Massachusetts Superior Court in 1993. Lopez served as a Superior Court judge and as an assistant attorney general in civil rights division of the office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.
She is married to Stephen Mindich, owner of the Boston Phoenix newspaper; they live in Newton, Massachusetts. She has two sons, Michael Michaud and David Michaud, who both attended the University of Michigan; they are her sons from her first marriage to Richard Michaud.
Lopez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Smith College and a Juris Doctor from Boston University.