Chair: Juan Cuba
Juan was born in Lima, Peru and was three years old when his parents immigrated to the United States in search of a better future. He got his start in politics in 2007 traveling the country for then-Senator Obama's presidential campaign which then led to a job at the White House. After three years in DC, Juan returned to Miami and ran Obama's 2012 get-out-the-vote effort in Miami-Dade and surrounding counties. He's served in multiple political leadership roles including Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Dems, Political Director of SEIU Florida, New Leaders Council fellow, and Board Member of Engage Miami.
First Vice Chair: Dotie Joseph
Dotie Joseph is the new First Vice Chair of the Miami-Dade DEC. Ms. Joseph is a graduate of Yale University and Georgetown University Law Center. During school, Dotie served a Political Action Chair of the Yale N.A.A.C.P., interned with the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and the national Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law. Ms. Joseph is currently a Partner at Johnson Anselmo, and recently served as the Deputy and Interim City Attorney for North Miami Beach, is the Immediate Past President of the Haitian Lawyers Association, and serves on the Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board.
State Committeeman: Stephen Bittel
State Committeewoman: Francesca Menes
Francesca was born and raised in Miami's Little Haiti Community. She is a proud FIU graduate receiving her B.A.in Political Science & Women Studies and a Master's in Public Administration, with a certificate in Community Development. She is a dedicated fighter for justice who has been engaged in various aspects our community. From being appointed to several county advisory boards to serving for the past 8 years on the board of the Miami-Dade Young Democrats. Francesca is committed to creating spaces in our communities where we can embrace our own power within the electoral & political process where we can ultimately impact change. #TogetherWeBuild
Secretary: Anaruth Solache
Anaruth Solache is the Secretary for the Miami-Dade DEC. She is a Senior pursuing a B.A. in Political Science at FIU. She is also involved with the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Miami-Dade, where she serves as the Youth Outreach Chair. She also was elected as the FIU College Democrats Communications Director. Anaruth hopes to bring change and unity to the Democratic Party! She is ready to get things done!
Treasurer: Arthur Costa
Outreach Vice Chair: Erika Grohoski Peralta
, a graduate of Barry U with a dual-degree, was an elected pledged delegate to the national convention for Sen. Bernie Sanders. He's served as a past Co-Chair of the Florida College Democrats Progressive Caucus and 3-term president of the Barry U Democrats. Campaigns and causes he's worked on include United for Care, PACT, Scott Fuhrman, Jose Javier Rodriguez, and more. He was awarded the Barry University Community Impact Award in 2016 for his work with local civil rights groups and elected officials.
Executive Director: Carlos Condarco
Carlos is a proud native of Miami-Dade County. He is an alumnus of the University of Miami from which he holds undergraduate, graduate, and law degrees. He is a member of the Florida bar who formerly worked in the areas of corporate, immigration, and real estate law. While in private practice, Carlos became heavily involved as a volunteer and digital organizer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid. There he distinguished himself among thousands of volunteers and helped lead Sanders' innovative national texting voter contact program.
He has held high-level positions on multiple federal campaigns and most recently worked for Color of Change PAC, the nation’s largest online race and social justice organization. At Color of Change, he worked to engage black communities and stakeholder organizations across a 25 state region in order to try to elect Democrats such as Hilary Clinton, Patrick Murphy, and other down-ballot candidates. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finance Director: Makeda Mclune
Makeda was raised in Miami and is a graduate of Miami Norland Senior High and Florida International University where she received a degree in International Relations and Political Science. Over the last decade, Makeda has worked on a number of local, state, and federal campaigns. She also worked as a union organizer, helping to establish rights for TSA workers with AFGE. Most recently, she worked as a deputy finance director for Annette Taddeo's Congressional primary and as a Canvass Director for Secretary Clinton’s presidential bid.
Beyond her work in politics, Makeda volunteers her time with several organizations. One she is most proud of is her service as a local Ambassador for Susan G. Komen. The Race for the Cure's race in Miami is one of the most successful in which she participated as a Race Committee Member. She was also selected last year to represent the Ford Motor Company “Model of Courage” campaign to help cancer patients with having “More Good Day’s”. She is often asked to speak at different events in and around South Florida about her experiences a 2X survivor. She can be reached at Makeda@miamidadedems.org.
Organizing Director: Stephanie Maitre
Stephanie is a native of Miami-Dade County. She is an alumna of Mount Holyoke College in MA, from which she holds Bachelors degrees in Urban Studies, Global Business, and Chinese. As a civic-engagement scholar and community-based learning fellow at Mount Holyoke, Stephanie worked on creating educational programs for kids and teens in her local community through organizations such as Girls Inc. She also worked with the Office of Planning and Economic Development to limit gentrification in Holyoke, MA through the use of creative economies.
Post college, Stephanie joined the private sector as part of a Sales and Marketing Leadership Development program in Chicago. She left to be a field organizer here in Miami where she led one of the most successful volunteer-recruitment programs. She brings her passion for civic-engagement and her unique experiences to this new role. She can be reached at email@example.com.
General Counsel - Simon Ferro Jr.
Parliamentarian - Edith Owens
Sergeant-at-Arms - Justin Pinn
Credentials Committee Chair - John Wander credentialsmiamidadedems.org
Affirmative Action Committee Chair - Kevin Chambliss
Voter Registration Committee Chair - Marybeth Prusher firstname.lastname@example.org
Issues Committee Chair - Maria Elena Lopez email@example.com
Legislative Liaison - Ron Bilbao
Interclub Council - VACANT
Labor Committee Chair - Sardebra Wright
Communications Committee Chair - Giovanna Salucci
Finance Committee Chair - VACANT
Rules and Bylaws Committee Chair - Hank Honig
Campaign Committee Chair - Steven Dloogoff firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Committee Chair - Millie Herrera