Board of Directors

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Ana Castilla
Board President

Ana is the South Florida Community Development Manager for TD Bank and has worked in the community and economic development field for over 22 years in this community, including 14 years with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Miami Branch during which she joined the CCFC board in 2012. In addition to providing banking and credit solutions for non-profit, for-profit, and public partners to increase impact and sustainability, Ana serves on several boards and committees targeting economic revitalization and financial stability. In January, 2015, she took on another new role as president of CCFC, the first woman to serve in this capacity in the history of the organization. As CCFC expands its programs and services to provide even more comprehensive support for its target communities, Ana is focused on leading the board to accomplish   ambitious goals in collaboration with its many partners.

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Melanie Garman
Board Vice President

Melanie joined the CCFC Board in 2012. She is the Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for the Mercantil Group in the United States. She oversees the regulatory compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Programs at Mercantil Commercebank, NA in Coral Gables, Florida and its broker dealer and trust subsidiaries and two affiliated offshore banks. Melanie has worked as a compliance officer for over 25 years in South Florida and serves currently as an officer of the South Florida Compliance Association and the Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence. She is a regular presenter at compliance forums and conferences sponsored by the American Bankers Association; Florida International Bankers Association; the Bank Administration Institute; the Financial Institute and International Bankers of the Netherlands Antilles; Miami-Dade College and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

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Marco Tejada
Board Treasurer

Marco has served on CCFC’s Board of directors since 2004 and currently is Treasurer and a member of the Nominating and Development Committees. His career in financial services spans over 27 years and includes corporate finance, investment banking, and wealth management.  He started his career with JPMorgan Chase, where he spent 18 years and held various positions in corporate finance and investment banking in New York City and ultimately in the Private Bank in Miami. Since then he has held provided tailored advice regarding comprehensive financial needs, including investments, liquidity and credit management, insurance, tax and estate planning, and philanthropy to clients of SunTrust, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, and most recently Wells Fargo.  Marco is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and is a director and past president of CFA Society of Miami, the local society for the CFA Institute. He also serves on the board of Voices for Children Foundation, Inc.

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Hon. Avis F. Lloyd Brown
Board Member

Avis joined the CCFC Board of Directors in 2012. She is the Vice Mayor of the City of Florida City. She was an honor graduate of Albany State University majoring in elementary education and received a Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University. Avis is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Homestead Florida, United Teachers of Dade (retired), NAACP (WIN), Order of Eastern Stars, Top Ladies of Distinction and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Beta Tau Zeta Chapter), and is a graduate of Leadership South Dade Project.  She is currently the Vice President of the Albany State University Alumni Association (Miami Dade Chapter). Avis serves on the Board of Directors of Epworth Village/ Aldersgate, an assisted living facility in Hialeah Gardens.

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Hon. Sharon Smith Butler
Board Member

Known to many as “Sheep” Sharon Smith-Butler is a native of Florida City who joined the CCFC Board in 2012, and serves on Florida City’s Board of Commissioners. She graduated from South Dade Senior High, received an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration in 2005 and in 2006 a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with honors (Magna Cum Laud). Sharon was employed for 13 years by the State of Florida Department of Corrections at the Homestead Correctional Institution as a Secretary and Dade Correctional Institution as a Classification Officer. She now works for the Miami- Dade County School District. Both as an elected official and educational advocate, she is dedicated to advancing opportunities for the residents of the area served by CCFC. Sharon is a member of the Covenant Missionary Baptist Church and serves in the Inspirational Choir of Praise, User Board, and Health Ministry.

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Keisha P. Clayton
Board Member

Keisha joined the CCFC Board in 2013. She is a life-time resident of Florida City and Homestead and has worked for 22 years within the Miami-Dade County Public School District in its transportation department.   She is committed to assuring that all people in underserved areas of South Florida have access to education and social services.   As a survivor of breast cancer, she works to provide affordable access to mammograms and education for women without health insurance.  She currently serves as Vice President of the Miami Chapter of Sisters Network, Inc., a national African American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization.

Thomas D. Dorsey
Board Member

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Thomas D. Dorsey, AAI, who joined CCFC’s Board in 2013, has spent his career in the insurance industry as Vice-President, Butler, Buckley & Deets, President, Best Dorsey Insurance, and most recently as Producer, Risk Management Specialist with Insurance Office of America.   He currently serves on the board of directors of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents and has previously served on the board of the Independent Insurance Agents of South Florida.   He is a life-time resident of Miami-Dade County, who attended the University of Florida and Florida International University.

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Ed Duarte, CPA
Board Member

Ed Duarte, CPA, joined CCFC’s Board in 2012.  In 2015 after 15 years in public accounting, Ed made an exciting transition to become the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Foreign Parts Distributors, Inc. (FPD) which provides premium brand quality auto parts. Since 1972, FPD has been a worldwide leader in the automotive aftermarket industry. Ed’s prior background includes audit, accounting, financial reporting and consulting services. He has experience serving both public (SEC) and privately held companies.  Ed obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from Florida International University and started his accounting career in New York City where he worked for over 5 years before returning to Miami.

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Cristina M. Gonzalez
Board Member

Cristina M. Gonzalez joined the CCFC board in 2015. She is Senior Principal / Senior Vice President with Langan Engineering and has 30 years of geotechnical engineering experience within the State of Florida. Ms. Gonzalez has performed numerous geotechnical engineering studies of which most have been high-rise projects along coastal areas of the State or projects with difficult ground conditions. Cristina has managed numerous large projects from site improvement, geotechnical, and foundation construction aspects.  She has been an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, and a guest lecturer at various other local universities. She served three years on the Engineering Advisory Board for Miami-Dade College. She holds a M. Eng.in civil engineering from Cornell University and a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Miami. Her affiliations include American Society of Civil Engineers, Association of Cuban Civil Engineers, Urban Land Institute (ULI), Commercial Real Estate Women, Omicron Delta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi.

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Christine Loretta Minnis
Board Member

Christine Loretta Minnis joined the CCFC board in 2015.  She has lived in Miami Dade County all her life, attended Dade County Public Schools and graduated from South Dade Senior High.  She attended Bethune Cookman College and obtained a B.A. in Education from St. Leo College. Christine is currently a teacher at South Dade Middle School and works with students with autism. Ms. Minnis’ family has been involved with CCFC for many years. One of her grandchildren currently attends the CCFC YouthPride program. Her interests include reading, spending time with her family and loved ones and she is very active in her church. She likes to cater to the needs of others and serving those who need help brings joy to her heart.

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Joseph C. Segor, Esq.
CCFC Founder

Joe Segor is one of the three founders of CCFC and has served as its president since 1987. He has dedicated his adult life to civil rights, providing legal services to those who cannot afford it and helping to improve the lives and working conditions of farm workers, the rural poor and others of low-income. He pioneered legal services in Florida, serving as the first assistant director of Greater Miami Legal Services, Inc. (GMLS) in 1966 and as executive director of Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. (FRLS) and the Migrant Services Foundation, Inc. He later served on the boards and as president of GMLS and FRLS. Joe was a practicing attorney from 1961 until 2013 and specialized in appellate law starting in 1974. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Miami and was Chief of Iron Arrow, the U of M’s highest honor society.