2013-2014 Officers and Directors
President – Maribel Balbin
Maribel Balbin’s commitment to our community has manifested itself through years of service in multiple organizations. For the last 20 years her work at the League of Women Voters has earned her recognition for effectively engaging citizens in the democratic process. She’s focused on ways to improve the economic status of women in our community in order to increase their participation in the civic and political life. Click here for more.
Vice-President, Administration -
Dorrit Marks has a strong interest in foreign countries and loves languages, speaking German, Spanish, French and Italian. She and her husband go to Italy each year and take graduate university courses in history, economics and politics. Dorrit was born in Vienna. Click here for more.
Vice-President, Programs -
Maggie Fernandez is the President at Sustainable Miami, a full service consulting firm. A results-driven, senior management professional with over 15 years experience in government administration and the strategic development of corporate/government communications, Maggie is an innovative achiever exposed to multiple specialties including sustainability. Click here for more.
Caesar Phillips – Secretary
Georgina Pardo – Treasurer / Parliamentarian
Donna L. Ginn
Melissa R. Hunsberger- Director
Melissa R. Hunsberger is a communications strategist and professional writer with nearly 10 years of experience in both print and online publications. Melissa joined Dream in Green (DIG), an environmental nonprofit, in October 2013 to oversee the Green Schools Challenge, a whole-system approach to energy, water, and resource-efficiency in schools. Click here for more.
Michelle Lezcano – Director
Michelle Lezcano was born and raised in Miami. She graduated from Miami Killian Senior High School in 2009 and went on to attend Florida State University. She graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a BA in Psychology and Humanities, with focuses on women’s issues and human rights. Click here for more.
Rachel Paulose – Director
Rachel K. Paulose obtained her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a Coker Fellow. Ms. Paulose graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from the University of Minnesota, where she was a Harry S. Truman Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Commencement Speaker, and Chair of the Student Representatives to the Board of Regents. Click here for more.
Elizabeth Pines – Director
Elizabeth C. Pines has been practicing immigration law for nearly 20 years and is the founding partner of Elizabeth C. Pines, P.A., a boutique law firm dedicated to helping foreign nationals with immigration matters in the U.S. Click here for more.
Sonia Succar Ferré – Director
Sonia is a civically engaged environmental scientist committed to Miami’s long-term sustainable growth. She has broad experience from her career in construction, manufacturing, government and campaign management. Click here for more.
Susan Windmiller – Director
I have been an active member of the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County since 2007. However, it was not until the elections this past fall 2012 and also when I attended the 2013 Legislative Summit, that I experienced first hand the League in action! What a fabulous group that serves to educate our community on issues that affect our lives today and our children’s lives tomorrow, and has the courage and effective leadership to advocate fearlessly on important positions for the benefit of all of us. I believe that we all have a responsibility to help make our community a better place. Click here for more.
- Maribel Balbin, Chair
- Loudres Ferrer-Diaz
- Dorrit Marks
- Gigi Pardo
- Sabrina Solomon