Board of Directors

MCI's strength is enhanced by the commitment, expertise and work of its board, staff members and volunteers. Our board of directors is made up of outstanding leaders from the business, government, education and religious sectors. These individuals actively engage in the strategic planning and implementation of MCI's programs and policies.

Current Board Members

Morris Copeland

Acting Chair

Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Dept., Director

Shawonda Dean


Contractor, Miami Dade Public Housing & Community Development, Housing Choice Voucher Program, Nan McKay & Associates

Luvernice Croskey


Private Therapist,

Annie Neasman

Board Member

CEO, Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc.

Dr. Steve Gallon

Board Member

Former Superintendent and Owner, Tri-Star Leadership

Iris Strachan

Board Member

Chair, Early Childhood Education SOE, Miami Dade College

Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall

Board Member

School Board Member, District 2, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Melanie Williams

Board Member

Parent and Resident,

Ex-Officio Board Members

Alberto Carvalho

Ex- Officio Member

Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Keon Hardemon

Ex- Officio Member

City Commissioner - District 5, City of Miami

Tomas Regalado

Ex- Officio Member

Mayor, City of Miami

Audrey Edmonson

Ex- Officio Member

County Commissioner - District 3, Miami-Dade County

Carlos Gimenez

Ex- Officio Member

Mayor, Miami-Dade County

Lillian Rivera

Ex- Officio Member

Administrator, Florida Health Miami-Dade County

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