Global Innovative Foundation, Inc. Presents...

The 5th Annual Power & Influence Luncheon

A World Without Violence & Crime

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March 22, 2024

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Registration & Networking – 11:00AM – 12:00PM, 12:00PM – 3:00PM

Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral gables, Florida 33134

The purpose of the Luncheon is to galvanize support from various stakeholders to assist survivors of Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence.


Willard Shepard

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Opening Keynote Speaker

Anel Castro
Survivor of Domestic Violence – Director of Design Services DCOTA (Design Center of the Americas)

Closing Keynote Speaker

Honorable Kathy Fernandez Rundle
– Miami-Dade County State Attorney


Dr. Sandra justice
– Former Miss Haiti/Actress & Producer, Director of Public Relations of Global Innovative Foundation

  • Tico Armand – Top Model/Influencer, Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Stephanie Bello – Human Trafficking Survivor
  • Lisbeth Troconis – Immigrant Human Trafficking Survivor
  • Honorable Dr. Barbara Sharief, Broward County, Commissioner, District 8- Gun Violence Survivor
  • Dr. Linda Washington – Brown, Director of South Region Florida Nurses Association – Gun Violence Survivor


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Thank you to everyone for joining our luncheon.

2024 Honorees

  • The Power & Influencer Award Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava
  • Trailblazer Award State Representative Marie Woodson, District 105
  • Justice Advocate Excellence Award Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle
  • Iman’s Light Foundation Award Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody
  • The Law Enforcement Excellence Award Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Dept. Director Sherea Green
  • The Champion in Advocating for Vulnerable Populations Award Hispanic Women of Distinction Pres. & CEO Elaine Miceli Vasquez
  • Champion In Healthcare Awards Miami Dade College School of Health Sciences Dean Dr. Alwyn Leiba and
    South Region Florida Nurses Association Director Dr. Guillermo Valdes
  • International Relations Champion Award Jewish University System President Lucy Alfonso
  • Human Trafficking Advocacy Award Quest2Freedom Founder & CEO Victor Williams,
  • Community Partner Award Empower U Community Health Center
  • Community Action Award Against Violent Crimes Guiding Light Outreach Founder/CEO Dr. Shanika Ampah
  • Excellence In Public Service Award Miami-Dade County’s Office Community Advocacy Communications & Media Director Griselle Marino
  • Global Champion Award Foundation of the Americas & Global Philanthropy Society CEO/Founder Rachel Pinedo
  • The President’s Choice Award President and CEO of CMS International Group Jeff Lozama and President of Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Inc. Marina Pavlov
  • Service Excellence Award Global Innovative Foundation 2021-2023 Chairwoman Bernadette Pierre

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