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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ben Rodriguez-Cubenas
Program Director, Pivotal Place NYC, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Myriam Castillo
President, Top Penthouse, LLC

Jeffrey Fischer

Wendy Gimbel

Mario L. Baeza
Chairman CEO The Baeza Group

Abdo N.F. Ballester
Private Retailer

Maria Rita Caso
Executive Life Coach

Lourdes Lopez
Artistic Director, Miami City Ballet

Maria Lopez
Judge

Elizabeth Lorenzo
Senior Vice President , Stribling & Associates

Rafael V. G. Rodriguez
President, Pan International Conference & Language Services

Ponchitta Pierce
Journalist and Media Consultant

Natan Wekselbaum
Gracious Home, NY

Gabriel Alonso Mendoza
Partner, Tectonic Advisory Partners

Caroline Wekselbaum
Director of Marketing and Business Development, Gracious Gourmet

Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas is program director for the New York City portion of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund's Pivotal Place program. Prior to joining the RBF in 1996, Mr. Rodriguez-Cubeñas was first program assistant and then program officer at the William Randolph Hearst Foundations, where he worked nationally in the areas of education, health, human services, and culture. Mr. Rodriguez-Cubeñas serves as vice chair of the board of Casita Maria, the oldest Hispanic settlement house in New York. He is a board member of the New York Foundation for the Arts, an advisory board member of the Agustin Fernandez Foundation, and an advisor to the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute at Seton Hall University. He served as chair of Hispanics in Philanthropy, an international organization dedicated to supporting giving to Hispanic communities, and as an advisory board member of New Ventures in Philanthropy, a national organization developed to promote philanthropy. In 1998, he co-founded and currently serves as the chair of the Cuban Artists Fund, an organization dedicated to helping individual artists and to using the arts as a vehicle for mutual understanding and relationship building. Mr. Rodriguez-Cubeñas holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Seton Hall University and a master's degree in international affairs from Drew University.