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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 33135
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

Vice President Blue Chip Kids, PORTAGE BAY INVESTMENTS, INC.

Victoria Villalba – Board Vice Chair

Victoria Villalba – Board Vice Chair


J. Everett Wilson – Board Secretary

J. Everett Wilson – Board Secretary


  • Sergio Abreu, Vice-Chair, Board Development; Director Local Government & Community Relations, TECO
  • Amanda Altman, Attorney
  • A. Dax Bello, Attorney, Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A.
  • Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz, Vice-Chair, Diversity; Partner, Holland and Knight LLP
  • John J. Diez, President of Dedicated Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Inc.
  • Ben Gilbert, Vice President Business Development, MASTEC
  • Matthew Helmerich, The Helmerich Trust
  • Dolly Hernandez, Attorney, Richman Greer
  • Edward J. Joyce, Past Chair, President of South Florida Region, Northern Trust Bank
  • Claudia Kotchka, Vice-Chair, Mission; Innovation Strategy Consultant, CBKOTCHKA
  • Gary Ladolcetta, Senior Vice President Commercial Middle Market, Fifth Third Bank South Florida
  • Meg Lee, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Attorney, Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm
  • Dan McDermott, General Manager, Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel
  • J. P. Miquel, Executive Consultant, Starboard Cruise Service
  • Sarah Nesbitt Artecona, Assistant Vice President of Community Relations, University of Miami
  • Phillis Oeters, Corporate Vice President of Government & Community Relations, Baptist Health South Florida
  • Peter Pruitt, Managing Partner, Deloitte LP
  • Neena Shenoy
  • Eric Singer, Attorney, Bilzin Sumberg
  • Jeannett Slesnick, Commissioner, City of Coral Gables; Owner, Slesnick and Jochem, LLP
  • Joanie Stringer, Vice-Chair, Board Development; Senior Vice President, The Northern Trust Company
  • Thomas te Riele, Senior Vice President-Team Leader Corporate Banking, BankUnited, N.A.
  • Ana VeigaMilton, President, José Milton Foundation
  • Marielena A. Villamil, Vice-Chair, Diversity; President and CEO, The Washington Economics Group, Inc.
  • Irene White, Senior Director of Miami-Dade External Affairs and Corporate Emergency Outreach, Florida Power & Light Company
  • Libby Witherspoon, Vice-Chair, Philanthropy; Senior Director-Team Leader, BNY Mellon Wealth Management