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Stewart Webster

Stewart Webster, Chair, is the fourth-generation of an international family of philanthropists and public servants. His involvement in community service, with a strong focus on diversity issues and empowerment, covers many countries. He is a management and taxation consultant with business analysis, organization and project management skills.

He is a former vice chair of the School Board of Broward County’s Diversity Advisory Committee and sits on a number of boards of local nonprofits. A nonprofit he founded supports students and/or their parents in the United States and the Caribbean. His management and taxation consulting firm has assisted in the rejuvenation of a local Chamber of Commerce and the application of arts related and diversity grant applications for a number of cities. He continues to mentor students to success.

Prior to moving to South Florida, Webster worked for a Canadian Prime Minister and was the vice president of the Black Business and Professional Association of the National Capital Region (Ottawa), and received a number of community awards for his guidance in the development of minority businesses and community initiatives. In New York City, he was the recipient of a Martin Luther King award, often going into the South on voter registration drives.

A multi-linguist, Webster holds degrees and certificates from Bernard Baruch College and Florida Atlantic University.

 


 
Katheraine Campbell Dr. Katharine Campbell, Vice Chair, has more than 15 years of experience in social services as well as trauma, victim advocacy and lesbian/gay/transgender/intersex issues. Her current work includes private counseling, social work, nonprofit leadership and business consulting. Bringing innovative and realistic strategies for personal and professional growth, Dr. Campbell specializes in such critical topics as trauma, LGBT issues, cancer, grief, anxiety and depression. At an organizational level, Campbell specializes in providing consulting on burnout, compassion fatigue, patient and family-centered care, staff retention, social economics, authenticity and self-disclosure in clinical settings, ethical decision-making, mission/vision building and organizational policies for serving diverse populations. She is a well-known and respected clinical social worker, director of clinical services, educational and business consultant, regular presenter at professional conferences, passionate community and human rights activist, and always a strong client advocate. Her doctoral degree is in public affairs and she is a licensed clinical social worker.
 

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Daniel Yves Nicolas, Treasurer,
coordinator of equal opportunity programs and diversity at Florida International University, has been a Broward County resident for more than 22 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in human resources and general management from Florida State University and a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has developed an understanding in diversity, workforce development, career planning and human resources through experience in the industry and membership in the Society of Human Resources Management. Additionally, he demonstrates knowledge of the field with his certification as a Professional in Human Resources, a special certification demonstrating mastery of knowledge in the field of human resources. 

In addition to serving on this committee, he is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the National Black MBA Association of South Florida, Florida State University Black Alumni Association and Toastmasters. He is a member of the Fountain of New Life Church and loves to play tennis and watch ESPN in his free time.

 

 Members

 

Alison Adams

Alison Adams, Secretary, a native of Barbados, has been a Broward County resident for 21 years. She was raised in a multicultural background and has traveled the world as the daughter of a United Nations Field Service Officer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and finance from Barry University and has 11 years of experience in the financial industry as a mutual funds analyst at Franklin Templeton Investments. Currently she is the president and a founding member of UNIES International, a nonprofit organization. She serves on the board for the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition, Four Seasons Colonnade Designs-Barbados, and as the secretary of the Miramar Park Home Owners Group. Previously she has served as the vice president of the South Florida Carnival Band Leaders Association, Inc., that helps secure the respect and longevity of Caribbean culture and the art form of masquerade bands in South Florida. The Diversity Council recognizes her creativity, quality control, international exposure/marketing, leadership, budgeting and financial analysis expertise.


 
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Michael Everett

Michael Everett, a native of Jamaica, is a highly recognized teacher, actor and director of plays and musicals. Recognized by many prestigious institutions, he has traveled the world to lecture and teach “theater art forms.” He worked for the City of Lauderhill for nine years and served as union president of the American federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSME), bargaining for workers’ salaries and successfully defending them. He was the first Jamaican to serve as chairman of the Diversity Advisory Council.

 


  
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Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton has been an executive in advertising, marketing and media in South Florida for more than 22 years.  He has worked for several media companies, including the Miami Herald and Cox Media Group and Radio One, handling campaigns for major advertisers and advertising agencies. Hamilton has also shared his marketing expertise with organizations such as Western Union and the U.S. Census to help them understand more about the Caribbean-American consumer.  He is currently a district sales manager with AutoTrader.com.

With the growing trend toward online news, several years ago, Hamilton recognized the need, within South Florida, for a Caribbean-American web portal. In December 2004, he and his brother founded South Florida Caribbean News, a website providing news and information about the Caribbean-American communities. Due to its popularity, South Florida Caribbean News is one of South Florida’s premier Caribbean-American news sites. He is married and the father of two children.

 


 
Rafael Lopez

Rafael Lopez, a lieutenant with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and has worked in many units, including road patrol, crime scene, criminal investigations, personnel and training, internal affairs, professional standards and human resources. A native of Havana, Cuba, he came to the United States as a young child and grew up in Miami-Dade County before moving to Broward County in 1990.  Lopez has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Florida International University and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, 22nd Command Officer’s Development Program and Nova Southeastern University’s Institute for Criminal Justice Studies 14th Executive Leadership Program. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.  Early in his career, Lopez worked for MasterCard International as an international security officer in the Southeast United States, South and Central America, and the Caribbean. He has been involved with many professional and community organizations throughout his career and currently serves on the board of directors of ASPIRA of Florida; Cuban Americans for a Better Florida; Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County; and the Hispanic Vote.

 


 
 Keshia Ross


Keshia Ross
is of Jamaican descent and was raised in Fort Lauderdale. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of South Florida, a bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s degree in social work from Barry University. She has work experience in the areas of social work, education, program management, career coaching and community organizing. In addition, she is the president of the Life Builders Mentoring Program, Inc., which serves youths and young adults who are in need of individual counseling, mentoring or coaching. She is married and a mother of three children.

 


  
Sam Subramani

Sam Subramani is currently retired from government service but keeps busy as a certified court mediator, traveling and community involvement. A native of Guyana, Subramani earned his degree from The State University of New York and advanced degrees from Columbia University, the Institute of Advance Study in Rational Psychotherapy, Maritime University of Adaptive Educational Sciences and the School of Gestalt Therapy. He and his wife and two daughters moved to Broward County in 1988. At that time he worked in human services as well as with the Florida Department of Corrections and was on the faculty of Broward Community College. In addition, he has a weekly radio show, The Indo-Caribbean Showcase, that is aired on WHSR-980AM every Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. As president of Anna Devi Promotions, he promotes multicultural and East Indian cultural programs free to the community. He has been an active member of the Advisory Council since 1993.

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