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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

Cuban-born Maria Rita Caso, co-founder of the Cuban Artists Fund is a film and music producer as well as  a certified life coach.

Caso has been in the music and entertainment industry for over fifteen years. She was executive director of Ruggieri Music in New York City where she co-produced AI DA LAI, the multi-platinum album by Spanish pop band Mecano, meeting with worldwide success. She was the first Latina to bring general market creative talent to the Hispanic advertising community, launching razor head music, a leading  house in the Latino market for commercials and motion pictures. she was instrumental in the acquisition of the voiceover work for nickelodeon's Dora the Explora and produced the first Latino advertising awards as well as "Latinos make movies and Madison Ave" for New York Women in Film (NYWIF),  of which she is an honorary member. While serving as the executive director for Regent Films - Latin Division, Caso met Joey Dedio, actor and writer. Together, they coproduced the film downtown: a street tale, premiering it in New York, Los Angeles and Miami as well as distributing it nationwide.  With Dedio she has formed electric wonderland entertainment. 

A certified life coach with a long list of prestigious clients, Caso is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Board of Hypnotherapists. Besides being on the board of Cuban Artists Fund and of Spirituality for Kids, she is a member of Madrinas, the executive Hispanic women organization, and a representative for the Betty Ford Center.

Maria Rita Caso resides in New York City with her young daughter Havana.