Monica Matteo-Salinas, Chair

Monica has a background in community engagement, public relations, marketing  and program management.  Currently, she is the Campus Coordinator for Miami-Dade College’s Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy where she manages program staff and leads the academic service learning program.  In 2014 she managed 50 volunteers across three South Florida hospitals for the Musicians On Call program.  From 2010-13 she was the Development and Event Coordinator for Catalyst Miami (formerly Human Services Coalition).  Monica has been a strong advocate for quality education and affordable housing and has been involved with South Florida nonprofits  for the past seven years.  She graduated from the Honors College at Michigan State University with a Bachelor in Social Relations and Policy.  Monica  is a Miami Beach resident and mother of two boys.  She is theAdvocacy Chair of the PTA at her sons’ school and has sat on the MBCDC Board since 2015.

 

Jeff Feldman, Vice Chair

Currently the Senior Vice President of Uribe Construction, Jeff has spent much of his career in various roles throughout the real estate industry including development, property management, brokerage and construction. With an in-depth understanding of large-scale development projects, complex financing, and project management, Jeff possess a diverse professional history and a unique skill set. Jeff is the Vice Chairman of the City of Miami Beach Planning Board and has also served a member and Chairman of the Miami Beach Waterfront Protection Committee. Jeff is committed to a variety of issues in Miami Beach and was a member of the Mayor's Ocean Drive Task Force and presently serves on the Miami Beach Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and the Vice Chairman of the Miami Beach Community Development Corporation.  


 

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Jay Witrock, Treasurer

Jason Witrock, Vice President at The Rosenfeld Group
Financial Advisor/Portfolio Manager

Jason applies more than 15 years of diverse financial experience to help high-net-worth individuals, their families and their businesses preserve and grow wealth. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Jason served in a variety of institutional investing roles on Wall Street, and he leverages this experience to dissect complex products, strategies and investment risk for his clients. As a member and partner in the Rosenfeld Group, his goal is helping investors find financial well-being with rational, personalized portfolios. 

When serving clients, Jason strives to find a balance between progress and preservation by approaching wealth management like a baseball player who waits for the right pitch and consistently hits singles and doubles, rather than trying to hit the ball out of the park with every swing: While a homerun may be more exciting and headline worthy, when players “swing for the fences” they strike out far more often than they score. Risk-taking and glory make for great entertainment, but Jason believes consistent results are crucial for supporting his clients’ ideal outcomes.

Jason graduated cum laude from Northeastern University with a bachelor of science in business administration, concentrating in accounting and finance. He is dedicated to philanthropy and community development, and serves as a board member for the Miami Beach Leadership Academy and is a Founders Society Member of the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center

 

 

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Judith Robertson

Judith Robertson has been a resident of Miami Beach since 1993 (by way of New England).  Ms. Robertson has maintained a life-long career as an artist.  Her art work has been shown in the US and abroad and is represented in private collections in California, New York, Florida, Switzerland, and Spain.  In addition, she holds a key management position with a Miami Beach law firm.    Ms. Robertson has been active in the community since her arrival, including involvement with the citizens coalition “Save Miami Beach”, various department review panels for the City of Miami Beach, the development of the Flamingo Park Historic District streetscape master plan, and the redesign of Flamingo Park.  She served as co-chair of the Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association for 2 years and has been a Board member of the Miami Beach Community Development Corporation since 2010.  

Michael Hammon

Michael Hammon is currently the Chief Development Officer for The Platform and is responsible for executing the residential strategies for the company including new development and redevelopment.  The Platform is a full service real estate development company. Previously, Mr. Hammon had joined Ram Realty Services in 2000 to lead the expansion of the Company’s multifamily development business. He worked for Ram for 13 years and served as one of 5 members of the senior management team and Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Ram, Mr. Hammon worked for Related Group of Florida. During his thirteen years at Related he developed over 5,000 residential units of new construction and renovated thousands more.  He worked on both market rate housing along with affordable and subsidized housing while at Related.

As a resident of the City of Miami Beach for the past 24 years, he has served on numerous civic and cultural committees in the city of Miami Beach, including The Miami City Ballet Construction Committee, The Collins Park Cultural Campus Oversight Committee, the Cultural Arts Neighborhood District Overlay Committee and Miami Beach United.

Mr. Hammon attended Indiana University, where he received a B.S. degree in Finance. He later received an M.B.A. degree with an emphasis on Real Estate and Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

Adrian Madriz

Adrian was born in New Orleans, LA in 1988 to a Nicaraguan mother and a Venezuelan father. His family moved to Miami, FL in 1989 and Miami has been his home ever since. After attending the University of Michigan, Adrian felt a strong call to serve his community as a priest in the Episcopal Church, but the spirit seemed to be moving in a different direction. He has worked on various political campaigns and for a variety of non-profits in many roles ranging from administrative to hands-on community organizing. As an organizer at the Miami Workers Center, he was introduced to the systemic challenges the people of Miami face in the vortex of the Affordable Housing Crisis. The severe level of slum, gentrification and poverty have all shocked his conscience in a life-altering way.  He has committed himself to empowering his fellow Miamians through this struggle. He has found particular interest in the concept of Community Land Trusts, first introduced to him by Community Leader Trenise Bryant. He took the initiative and with a group of dedicated individuals that have been similarly touched by Miami’s housing issues and started the Smash the Slumlords campaign to bring criminal landlords to justice and write a future for Miami full of promise, innovation and equality.