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Greater Miami & The Keys

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The Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross proudly serves over 2 million residents in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter
Address: 335 SW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33315
Phone: (305) 644-1200

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Emily Borababy, Chapter Executive Director

Emily Borababy is a nine-year non-profit professional with a track record of successfully managing volunteers, developing strategies, and working alongside individuals and corporations to strategically conceive of and achieve their philanthropic goals. She has worked in fundraising positions at such institutions as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Celebrity Series of Boston, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and now the American Red Cross, where she oversees the growth, cultivation, and stewardship the Red Cross’ Tiffany Circle of South Florida, society of women leaders. Over the past year, the Circle has enjoyed 33% growth into the largest chapter in the nation while under her oversight. Borababy is humbled to have worked alongside generous philanthropic partners on several impactful donor-funded endeavors, including the establishment of the music therapy program at Nickalus Children’s Hospital.

Borababy believes strongly in giving back in her free time as well by serving on several boards and steering committees throughout Miami, including Young Patronesses of the Opera, Ellevate, and Nu-Deco ensemble. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a degree in vocal performance where she participated in the elite Trustee Scholar program, a full, four-year merit-based scholarship. She currently resides with her dog Lincoln and cat Rosie in Miami Shores.

Board of Directors

Julia R. Bianchi – Board Chair

Julia R. Bianchi – Board Chair

PORTAGE BAY INVESTMENTS, INC.


Victoria Villalba – Board Vice Chair

Victoria Villalba – Board Vice Chair

President and CEO, VICTORIA & ASSOCIATES CAREER SERVICES


J. Everett Wilson – Board Secretary

J. Everett Wilson – Board Secretary

Shareholder, AKERMAN SENTERFITT


  • Sergio Abreu, Director Local Government & Community Relations TECO
  • John J. Diez, President of Dedicated Transportation Solutions RYDER SYSTEM, INC.
  • Nelly Farra, Philanthropist
  • Ben Gilbert, Vice President Business Development MASTEC
  • Matthew G. Helmerich, Philanthropist
  • Edward J. Joyce – Past Chair, President of South Florida Region NORTHERN TRUST BANK
  • Claudia Kotchka, Senior Executive CBKOTCHKA
  • Gary Ladolcetta, Senior Vice President Middle Marketing Banking FIFTH THIRD BANK
  • Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Attorney JORGE LUIS LOPEZ LAW FIRM
  • Jorge Martinez, Vice President The Conroy Martinez Group
  • Alfredo Mesa, Executive Director MARLINS FOUNDATION
  • J. P. Miquel
  • Nerissa Morris, VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
  • Phillis Oeters, Corporate Vice President of Government & Community Relations BAPTIST HEALTH SOUTH FLORIDA
  • Peter Pruitt, Managing Partner Deloitte LP
  • Jeannett Slesnick, Commissioner, City of Coral Gables
  • Joanie Stringer, Senior Vice President Northern Trust Company
  • Thomas te Riele, Senior Vice President BANKUNITED, N.A.
  • Juan Luis Toro, Managing Director BANK OF AMERICA
  • Marielena A. Villamil, President and CEO THE WASHINGTON ECONOMICS GROUP, INC.
  • Irene White, Senior Director of Miami-Dade External Affairs and Corporate Emergency Outreach FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT