Staff & Board of Directors


CLEO Board of Directors

Dr. Bernard Horowitz- CLEO Board President I Recognized internationally for his research on blood viral safety and the preparation and characterization of new therapeutics from blood.

Daniel Dietch- CLEO Vice President I Mayor of Surfside and Client Service Manager for CH2M HILL where he provides strategic solid waste consulting services to federal, municipal and commercial clients worldwide. 

Irela Bagué – President and CEO of Bagué Group, a public affairs consultancy focusing on climate policy and advocacy; former South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Member; Past Chair, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce – Resilience Committee

Mario Facella- Senior lender at TD Bank specializing in commercial real estate banking activities.

Ed Freedman- Consulted for over 40 years in human resources and employee benefits before retiring from the business world and moving to Pinecrest, Fla.

Cara A. Horowitz- Andrew Sabin Family Foundation executive director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA Law, which is dedicated to advancing climate change law and policy.

Dr. F. Lynn Leverett- A native of Lubbock, Texas, graduated from Texas Tech University and then from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

John Morales-  Chief Meteorologist for NBC6 South Florida. 

David Martin – President and Co-founder of Terra Group

Monica O’Chaney - CEO of 3SE a strategy firm focused on the nexus of the disruption of digital education and emerging businesses. 

Juliet Pinto - PhD, Penn State, Associate Professor with the College of Communications and Institute for Energy and the Environment

Delaney Reynolds – Founder of the Sink or Swim Project ~ 

Dr. Harold Wanless- Professor and Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Miami.

CLEO Staff

Caroline Lewis- Founder & Senior Climate Advisor


Yoca Arditi-Rocha- Executive Director


Natalia Ortiz- Director of Development


Olivia Collins- Director of Programs


Claudia Sebastiani- Program Manager


Julieta Rodrigo- Program Coordinator


Mia Kirn- Media & Development Coordinator