Staff & Board of Directors

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CLEO Board of Directors

Mario Facella-CLEO Board President & a senior lender at TD Bank specializing in commercial real estate banking activities.

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

Daniel Dietch- 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. 

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

Dr. Bernard Horowitz- recognized internationally for his research on blood viral safety and the preparation and characterization of new therapeutics from blood.

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 Cofounder of Terra Group

Monica O’Chaney - Consultant; Resilience and Economics

Juliet Pinto, PhD - FIU - Director School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Delaney Reynolds – Founder of the Sink or Swim Project ~ MiamiSeaRise.org 

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

CLEO Staff
Caroline Lewis- Founder and Executive Director

Natalia Arias- Director of Programs

Natalia Ortiz- Director of Development

Michelle Rodriquez- Program Manager

Olivia Collins- Program Manager