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VP of Education
VP of Membership
VP of Public Relations
About Me: Dr. Marifé Méndez is an entrepreneur and accomplished senior marketing communications professional with over 25 years of experience. She is the founder and CEO of Next Step Marketing, an innovative team of marketing professionals in her native San Juan, PR. She is passionate about leadership, public speaking, self-development, and life after breast cancer. She had the opportunity to talk about some of these topics in the book she co-authored, Breaking the Glass Ceiling – Influential Women in Business. The book was an incredible success and reached “Amazon Best Seller” status in the Women & Business category, as well as Amazon’s #2 Hot New Release in September of 2015. In addition Marife is also an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team, has over 20 years of experience in academia and is currently Adjunct Faculty at Miami Dade College.
Cynthia Cortes (ACB, ALB)
Sgt. at Arms
About Me: I moved to Florida from New Jersey 2016. I was a career civil service employee, working for the Treasury department of New Jersey as a computer programmer. I retired in 2010. I love art and music. I like to draw and paint and am practicing the violin with the help of the violin tutor who posts lessons on Utube. I like to be outdoors and enjoy taking long walks or swimming. I love going to the bandshell. I enjoy reading, especially murder mysteries.