One of the great things about working at Catalyst Miami is that people from a myriad of backgrounds and at all different places in their life are here working together for the same cause. From student interns to retired professionals giving back, we're not short on diversity! Today we want to highlight some of our newest family members who are part of ReServe Miami, a program that matches professional who are 55+ with service opportunities. These ReServists have a wealth of experience and talents and are using them in their work with Catalyst Miami's Prosperity Campaign, which matches low- to moderate-income people with public benefits and financial literacy training to help them thrive.
Miltoria Fordham recently retired after serving nine years as the President & CEO of Partners for Self Employment, Inc. a local nonprofit. She has served on various nonprofit boards and has tremendous experience in nonprofit strategic planning, management, development and organization. She is the former Executive Director of the Martin Luther King Development Corporation. Currently, she is President of the Board of the Community Action Agency Foundation which provides financial support and in-kind contribution to various programs operated by Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department. Miltoria is also a member of Booker T. Washington Alumni Association which provides support for low-income and homeless students and the school with financial and in-kind support and in-kind contributions.
As a practicing attorney, Harvey Goldman has worked with some of the most prestigious firms in Miami- Greenberg Traurig and Holland and Knight. He specialized in corporate law, securities, venture capital, IPO's and mergers and acquisitions. His volunteer experience is equally impressive - President and Chairman of American Heart Assn., Vice President of WPBT, Vice President and Board member of Miami City Ballet. He has also taught at the University of Miami Law School.
Lovita Richardson is a continuing professional who has years of experience working in group therapy and behavioral therapy settings. She currently works with the Dade Correctional Institution in Florida City as a Behavioral Health Technician where she was responsible for implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and monitoring the progress of inmates. Lovita has also worked as a Program Coordinator with Dress For Success where she was in charge of recruiting, mobilizing and partnering with volunteers and coordinating projects.
Maggie Butler has an MBA from Columbia University in Finance & Marketing as well as a MPH from Columbia University. She is an accomplished educator, manager, and leader whose staff and students are able to maintain high levels of interest, performance and achievement. Currently, she is Board Secretary of the "Active Seniors in the Key" group, which plans and executes a wide range of programs to support the needs of the 60+ population on the island. She is also a very effective communicator with strong financial and analytical skills. She is bilingual and bicultural in English and Spanish.