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Meg Daly

Founder

Rudy Prio Touzet

Vice Chairman, Banyan Street Partners

Christine Yormack

Treasurer, Bank of America

Norma Jean Abraham

Philanthropist

Jordan Bargas

Related, NY

Jessi Berrin

Baptist Health

Henry Bott

Swire Properties

Jessica Brumley

University of Miami

Iris Escarra

Greenberg Traurig

Daniel Gibson

Community Foundation For Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Brian Goldmeier

BYG Strategies

Lucas Hernandez

Microsoft Philanthropies

Ira Leesfield

Leesfield Family Foundation

David Martin

Terra Group

Camilo Miguel, Jr.

MAST Capital

Salma Rahmathulla

Pelicans Group

Miriam Ramos

Holland & Knight

Brent Reynolds

NR International

Josh Schertzer

Blackstone

Donna Shalala

University of Miami

Roger Terrone

Retired CPA

Debi Wechsler

Philanthropist

Lilly Weinberg

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Steven Wernick

Wernick & Co

Jane Wooldridge

The Miami Herald

Judy Zeder

Coldwell Banker

Daniel Balmori

Pro Bono Attorney Hogan Lovells

Honorary Board Member

Parker Thomson

Hogan Lovells

Board of Directors

Meg Daly

Chairwoman, Friends of The Underline Board Member

Stu Blumberg

2nd Vice Chairman, Retired

Jason Bell

Baptist Health

David Cardenas

Secretary, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Chief

Carmen Manrara Cartaya

Continental PLLC

Grace Perdomo

Zyscovich Architects

Nicole Tallman

1st Vice Chairwoman, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs to Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

Melvin Cartagena

Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation & Public Works,
Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Walford

Miami-Dade County Transportation Planning Organization Planner II

Miami-Dade County Partners

Irene Hegedus

The Underline Project Manager. Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works Chief Transportation Enhancements.

Tom Morgan

The Underline Conservancy Contract Manager. Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Chief of Operations.

Meg Daly

Founder and CEO

Prior to founding Friends in 2014, Meg owned First Media Direct, a breakthrough target marketing company catering to the broadcast television industry. She has also held executive marketing and management positions in the public relations, advertising, technology, and real estate industries. Meg has a B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University and has served on a number of philanthropic boards.

Patrice Gillespie Smith

Patrice Gillespie Smith

President and Chief Operations Officer

Patrice has worked as an urban planner across the nation to create walkable, safe and resilient communities. Prior to working with Friends of The Underline, she served as the Sr. Manager of Planning, Transportation and Resilience for the Miami DDA; led Neat Streets Miami; and developed the Safer People, Safer Streets Action Plan and the Miami-Dade Complete Streets Guidelines.

Leana Cianfoni

Chief Development Officer

As a Coral Gables resident and Miami native with over 12 years of experience fundraising in South Florida, Leana has contributed to organizations such as HistoryMiami Museum, The Nature Conservancy, Everglades Foundation, University of Miami, and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Philanthropy Miami and has a Master’s in International Business from Florida International University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Relations from the University of North Florida. She is passionate about philanthropy, protecting the environment, and preserving the arts and history of Miami for future generations.

Jake-Moskowitz

Jake Moskowitz

Chief Innovation Officer

Jake Moskowitz has worked as a mobility entrepreneur, digital strategist, and startup mentor throughout the US and Latin America. Prior to joining the Underline, he was the CEO of Voyhoy, a multimodal travel platform for travelers to compare and buy bus, plane, and train tickets throughout South America. Jake received his B.A. from the University of Georgia and views technology as a fundamental tool to bind people and places together.

Kate Gilhuly

Data

On her return to Miami, Kate became a volunteer in 2018 and subsequently a dedicated team member of Friends of The Underline. Previously, Kate worked with global travel industry leaders to market their concepts, capture and maintain data, and provide analysis on membership categories, demographics, and opportunities. Kate is delighted to call Miami her home and to be involved in The Underline and the Miami community.

Christina Brown, Events Coordinator

Christina Brown

Events and Programming Manager

A native of Jamaica, raised in South Florida and a graduate of Florida International University, Christina Brown brings expertise in event planning with non-profit and family-friendly programming.  She is excited to contribute to the team as The Underline increases engagement with both the surrounding residents, commuters, and visitors.

Masi Faroqui

Community Outreach Manager

A Miami native, Masi manages community outreach for The Underline. Before working for The Underline, Masi worked for the Children’s Movement of Florida, as the Director of Outreach and Engagement. Masi graduated with an A.A. degree from Miami Dade College and has a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Florida International University. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

Jamal Wilson

Marketing Manager

A native of Miami and a graduate of University of Miami’s Environment, Culture, and Media Master’s program, Jamal brings over 15 years of  digital marketing experience with non-profit, government, entertainment, and academic organizations.  Formerly marketing dept team member for the Miami Herbert Business School Graduate Business Programs at the University of Miami, Jamal supports The Underline’s vision to be a world-class multimodal pathway and destination for community building, arts, and environmental awareness events.

Delven Patterson

Delven Patterson

Facilities Manager

Delven has worked as a Parks professional across the South Florida area to create safe and enjoyable spaces for community usage. Prior to working for The Underline, he served as the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Opa-Locka. He has held Park Manager positions in the City of Miami and the City of North Miami Beach, and is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional who has served on a number of boards. Delven has a B.S in Sports Administration and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from St. Thomas University.

Ehudes Garcia

Ehudes Garcia

Facilities Coordinator

Supporting the daily operations and maintence of The Underline park and trails, Ehudes brings his knowledge and passion for green spaces and gardening to the team.  A proud native of Colombia, Ehudes uses his unwavering work ethic to support all events and programming on The Underline.

Sol Inaudi

Sol Inaudi

Internal Operations Manager

Sol was born in California and lived most of her life in Argentina. She has two Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and International Relations, both with a specialization in Sustainability.  After 9 years working in Administration and Operations positions, she moved to Miami and joined The Underline team. She is excited to contribute to the strategic plan’s implementation and streamlining of the business processes.

Asha Bertsch

Horticulturist

Asha is a Miami native who’s plant curiosity was cultivated and nurtured by the native lawn weeds in her own childhood backyard and the tiny moths that fluttered among them. She holds a botany degree from the University of Florida and a masters in forestry from Yale but still considers the wild outdoors to be her greatest mentor and teacher. She spent many years working as a field botanist before turning to focus on her passion for gardening.  Asha has cultivated gardens in Gainesville and Miami, Florida, New Haven, Connecticut, and even internationally in Haiti and Sri Lanka.  Prior to joining has worked freelance creating pollinator gardens for residents of South Florida and is now thrilled to serve as The Underline’s horticulturist, with plans to make it the biggest pollinator garden of them all.

Natasha Dadlani

Natasha Dadlani

Marketing Coordinator

A Miami native, Natasha spent 9 years in California working with community event, non profit, and retail organizations.  She has a Bachelor’s in Film and Digital media from University of California, Santa Cruz, and after returning to Miami, is excited to help The Underline shape its communication and social media strategy.

Theresa Amado

Events Coordinator

“Bringing myself outside the box and into the future of Miami’s movement!” Theresa bridges experience in live event operations and production from the entertainment industries. New to the nonprofit sector, she was aligned to The Underline’s purpose: by the people for the people. Born in Costa Rica and raised in Miami, she understands the importance of instilling cultura into the lens of our programming. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications & Minor in Psychology from FIU. “Hitting the ground running, I’m dedicated to the inclusion of arts, music and cultures in Miami’s first 10-mile linear connection.”

Nicole Zaldivar

Development Associate

A Miami native, Nicole Zaldivar, brings a local’s insight and a global perspective to her professional journey. An alumna of the University of Florida, she earned her degree in International Studies with a concentration in Latin America and the Caribbean, coupled with a keen focus on Sustainability Studies. Her dedication to fostering environmentally conscious initiatives reflect not only her academic background but also her commitment to making a positive impact on communities.

Sebastian Arrubla

Volunteer Coordinator

Sebastian is an empathetic and collaborative team player passionate about organization, technology, and people. He is a multidisciplinary leader with a diverse background in sustainable hospitality, tech startups, and meditation. For the past ten years, Sebastian has led and trained customer-centric teams for hotel brands and built engaged communities for startups. His previous trajectory has strengthened his ability to create meaningful relationships and adapt to change quickly. Curious, fast learner, problem solver, and coachable leader ready to drive empowerment, engagement, and belonging. Sebastian obtained a degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University and is a certified meditation practitioner from the 3Q Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Naomi Cruz

Graphic Designer

Naomi, originally from Havana, Cuba, graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in Industrial Design. Transitioning into a full-time graphic designer during the pandemic, she has since embarked on a journey that allowed her to work on freelance projects, collaborating and working with travel and wellness companies, design and printing studios, urbanism initiatives, marketing agencies, and real estate ventures.

Upon settling in Miami in late 2022, Naomi attended a yoga class at The Underline and fell in love with the project. With over five years of experience in design and social media marketing, she is excited to contribute meaningfully to Miami.

Lazara Ballester

Office Operations Coordinator

With a native’s appreciation for the city’s parks and open spaces, Lazara joins The Underline committed to promoting Miami’s newest multi-modal urban park. Her life-long involvement in several charitable initiatives, from the March of Dimes to Relay for Life and the United Way, laid the foundation for her passion-driven career path. Now, with over a decade of non-profit management experience, she supports The Underline’s mission by facilitating operations behind the scenes. Lazara earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Psychology from the University of Miami.

Bryan Cardenas

Facilities Coordinator

With over six years of experience in parks and recreation, Bryan has developed a deep passion for serving communities. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from FIU, he has always been committed to making a difference. Shifting into the nonprofit sector, he is excited to apply his knowledge to serve the community. A proud native of Miami, he is passionate about contributing to the betterment of the city he calls home.

  • Miami-Dade County
  • State of Florida
  • City of Miami
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • City of Coral Gables
  • City of South Miami
  • Swire Properties, Underline Founder
  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Underline Founder
  • Pinnacle, Brickell Backyard Founder
  • Publix Super Markets Charities, Brickell Backyard Founder
  • Banyan Street Capital, Brickell Backyard Founder
  • Mary Brickell Village, Brickell Backyard Founder
  • Brickell Heights & SLS Lux, Brickell Backyard Founders
  • Miami-Dade County Transportation & Public Works Department
  • The High Line Network
  • Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department
  • University of Miami School of Architecture
  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • The Miami Foundation
  • Miami-Dade College MAGIC Department
  • Miami-Dade County Animal Services
  • Miami Downtown Development Authority
  • SOMI Magazine
  • Miami-Dade County
  • City of Miami
  • City of Coral Gables
  • City of South Miami
  • Beacon Council
  • ChamberSOUTH
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Village of Pinecrest
  • Village of Palmetto Bay
  • AIA Miami Chapter
  • APA FL Gold Coast Section
  • Bakehouse Art Complex
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • BDO
  • Beacon Council
  • Bike Coconut Grove
  • Bike SoMi
  • Bike Walk Coral Gables
  • Bike 305
  • Bottle & Bottega
  • Brickell Homeowners Association
  • Building.co
  • Coconut Grove Village Council
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • The Downtown Development Authority
  • East Coast Greenway Alliance
  • Emerge Miami
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • Friends of the Ludlam Trail
  • Friends of the MPath
  • Gridics
  • Hogan Lovells
  • The League of American Bicyclists
  • Lowe Art Museum
  • Mack Cycle & Fitness
  • Magic City Bicycle Collective
  • MIAMI Association of REALTORS
  • Miami-Dade County MPO BPAC
  • Miami-Dade County MPO TARC
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • The Mitchell Wolfson Foundation
  • Netherlands Consulate General In Miami
  • PeopleForBikes
  • Perricone’s Restaurant
  • Republica
  • rbb Communications
  • South Miami Hospital
  • U.S. Representative Ileana Ros Lehtinen
  • Riviera Neighborhood Association (RNA)
  • Salazar Jackson LLP
  • South Miami Bike Shop
  • Swire Properties
  • The Sierra Club Miami Group
  • Tara Ink
  • TrAC
  • University of Miami
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Orbis Michel

Carmen Monterossa

Yuniesqui Silva

Huber Sanchez

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Our Mission

Friends of The Underline

Our Mission: To deliver and activate a 120-acre, world-class linear park spanning 10-miles below Miami’s Metrorail that will transform regional mobility and celebrate diversity, culture and lifelong learning. Through innovative urban trails and creative programming, we are connecting people to their environment and each other to create a safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable community.


Core Values

The Underline is a 120-acre park in Miami’s urban core that is building a world-class city by celebrating:

  • Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Innovation
  • Health & Wellness
  • Sustainability
  • Safety and mobility
  • Connectivity
  • Fun

The Underline Conservancy

Our Mission: To deliver and maintain a first class 10-mile linear park and urban trail and provide engaging community-based health, wellness, public art, culture and educational programming for all.

The Underline Equity Statement

The Underline recognizes, represents, and celebrates the unique fusion of cultures that make Miami one of the most diverse cities in the world.

We proudly create this park with the community with an unwavering commitment to be a safe and accessible public space for all who visit the park, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, or socioeconomic status.

Read Full Statement here.

Photo Credit (top): Rafael Delceggio & Raygun Agency