Management

Barbara Martinez-Guerrero

— Executive Director

  • M.A. – Teachers College, Columbia University

  • B.S. – Florida International University

  • Professional Educator’s Certificate for the State of Florida & State of New York

Barbara grew up in south Florida, graduating from G. Holmes Braddock, a local public school in Miami and attending FIU to obtain her undergraduate degree in elementary education with a focus on Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL). She is a returned Peace Corps volunteer, having spent two years teaching English as a foreign/second language in a high school in eastern Europe. She was a classroom teacher for 10 years teaching both in Miami public schools and New York City public schools. She earned her Master’s at Teachers College, Columbia University for International Educational Development with a focus on Peace Education and Conflict Resolution. Upon her return to Miami, she began her informal educator experience through Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s environmental education outreach program where she integrated sustainability and conservation lessons to teachers and students throughout south Florida. Her experiences uniquely position her to take on the role of Executive Director, leading the organization in expanding its programs in the region.

Alexandra Ender

— Program Manager

  • University of Miami

  • M.A. in Marine Conservation

  • B.A. in Marine Affairs

Alexandra moved to Miami in 2007 from Kansas to attend the University of Miami. There she obtained her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in marine conservation. Prior to joining Dream in Green Alexandra was researching fisheries ecology with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Looking for new challenges outside of scientific research, Alexandra came across the opportunity to join the Dream in Green team. She is excited to be a part of DIG by heading its programs both in schools and the community and to oversee their expansion in South Florida.

Diego Cancel

— Program Coordinator

  • North Carolina State University

  • B.S. in Environmental Technologies & Management

Diego is originally from Bayamón, Puerto Rico where he developed his passion for sustainability and the value of protecting and preserving the world’s beautiful flora, fauna, and resources. He later moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to study at North Carolina State University where he gained a broad knowledge and experience in sustainability and environmental education. Although not a South Florida native, Diego has been visiting the Miami-Dade area his entire life and is eager to be part of Dream In Green to continue his career as an environmental educator.

Founders

Nicholas Gunia

— Interim Treasurer & Co-Founder

  • BA Dartmouth College

  • Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, University of Miami

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell NYC

  • VP & GC of K.G. International

Nick Gunia, LEED AP, was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Miami. He graduated from Dartmouth College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Nick earned his Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was on the University of Miami Law Review.

Muuchit and Dream in Green
Dream in Green is an approved Muuchit Benefiting Organization.
Businesses listing their space/venue for rent via Muuchit, can select a Muuchit approved non-profit as a Benefiting Organization to receive 5% or more of the listing’s rental proceeds to support the cause and their mission.

We invite Dream in Green supporters to list their spaces or spread the word to anyone with an event or meeting space. Listing providers can list their space for free, and select Dream in Green as their Benefiting Organization. Muuchit automatically distributes any pledged proceeds from a venue rental to the Benefiting Organization upon completion of the event.

Carlos Canino

— Board of Director Member & Co-Founder

  • West Point Graduate > Rank of Captain

  • Law Degree Florida State University

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell NYC

Carlos is a graduate of West Point. A former Army Captain, he led soldiers in the United States and the Republic of Korea over a seven-year military career and piloted the UH-60 Black Hawk, OH-58 scout, and UH-1 Huey helicopters. He went on to earn a law degree from the Florida State University College of Law and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He currently practices as a litigation partner with the law firm of Stearns Weaver Miller in Miami, Florida. In addition to devoting his time to Dream in Green, he is the President of the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Greater Miami, an organization dedicated to providing free civil legal services to Miami-Dade County’s low income citizens.

Amy Rosenberg

— Co-Founder

  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania

  • J.D. University of Miami School of Law

Amy Rosenberg is an attorney and arts & environmental advocate who founded the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts young patrons group. Amy is a member of Art Basel’s Junior Host Committee and sits on the boards of LegalArt, the Funding Arts Network, New World Symphony’s executive committee and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Amy is a Leadership Miami alum and was a Fellow in the prestigious Miami Fellows Initiative.

Board of Directors

Jesse Rittenhouse

— Chair

  • B.B.A. International Management in Latin America

  • LEED Green Associate

  • CEO & Co-Founder of Recycling Energy Forum

Jesse is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Dream in Green. He is an ecopreneur that brings together sustainable businesses, nonprofits, and governmental organizations to share in solutions to help our environment and communities. Jesse co-founded the Recycling Energy Forum as an annual conference and full-service marketing agency to make purposeful connections for sustainable businesses.

Muuchit and Dream in Green
Dream in Green is an approved Muuchit Benefiting Organization.
Businesses listing their space/venue for rent via Muuchit, can select a Muuchit approved non-profit as a Benefiting Organization to receive 5% or more of the listing’s rental proceeds to support the cause and their mission.

We invite Dream in Green supporters to list their spaces or spread the word to anyone with an event or meeting space. Listing providers can list their space for free, and select Dream in Green as their Benefiting Organization. Muuchit automatically distributes any pledged proceeds from a venue rental to the Benefiting Organization upon completion of the event.

Vanessa Ramirez

— Secretary

  • BS Electrical and Computer Engineer, University of Mendoza, Argentina

  • MS Electrical Engineering in Power Systems, UTA, Texas

  • Co-Founder Resilient Grids, LLC

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

Vanessa Ramirez is an electrical engineer consultant. Originally from Argentina, she has been in the US for eighteen years, and in Miami for fourteen. She has been involved in the energy sector for over fifteen years with experience spanning from generation, transmission, energy markets, and smart grid implementations in distribution systems at major US utilities and energy stakeholders. She is currently working as an independent consultant for Utilicast.

Muuchit and Dream in Green
Dream in Green is an approved Muuchit Benefiting Organization.
Businesses listing their space/venue for rent via Muuchit, can select a Muuchit approved non-profit as a Benefiting Organization to receive 5% or more of the listing’s rental proceeds to support the cause and their mission.

We invite Dream in Green supporters to list their spaces or spread the word to anyone with an event or meeting space. Listing providers can list their space for free, and select Dream in Green as their Benefiting Organization. Muuchit automatically distributes any pledged proceeds from a venue rental to the Benefiting Organization upon completion of the event.

Peter Giorgi

— Board of Director Member

  • BSc from the University of Toronto – New College

  • Cannes, The One Show, The Webby Awards, The
    Skifties and Shorty Awards

Peter Giorgi is a passionate storyteller, creative advocate and true believer in the power of great ideas to change culture. As Celebrity Cruises’ Chief Marketing Officer, Peter oversees all aspects of the cruise line’s global marketing including brand strategy and creative development, digital marketing, social media, research, loyalty, direct marketing and advertising.

Muuchit and Dream in Green
Dream in Green is an approved Muuchit Benefiting Organization.
Businesses listing their space/venue for rent via Muuchit, can select a Muuchit approved non-profit as a Benefiting Organization to receive 5% or more of the listing’s rental proceeds to support the cause and their mission.

We invite Dream in Green supporters to list their spaces or spread the word to anyone with an event or meeting space. Listing providers can list their space for free, and select Dream in Green as their Benefiting Organization. Muuchit automatically distributes any pledged proceeds from a venue rental to the Benefiting Organization upon completion of the event.

Eric Wenke

— Board of Director Member

  • BoA Biological Basis of Behavior UPenn

  • Co-founded Civicom Inc.

  • AVP, Co Development @ Baptist Health South Florida

Eric Wenke was born in Queens, NY and has lived in several cities before settling in Miami Beach, Florida. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in the Biological Basis of Behavior with a Concentration in the Physiology of Neural Systems. After graduating, Eric began his career at the New England Consulting Group, a boutique strategy consulting firm where he worked with C-Level Executives at Fortune 500 clients on acquisitions and new business development.

Muuchit and Dream in Green
Dream in Green is an approved Muuchit Benefiting Organization.
Businesses listing their space/venue for rent via Muuchit, can select a Muuchit approved non-profit as a Benefiting Organization to receive 5% or more of the listing’s rental proceeds to support the cause and their mission.

We invite Dream in Green supporters to list their spaces or spread the word to anyone with an event or meeting space. Listing providers can list their space for free, and select Dream in Green as their Benefiting Organization. Muuchit automatically distributes any pledged proceeds from a venue rental to the Benefiting Organization upon completion of the event.

Meital Stavinsky

— Board of Director Member

  • LL.M. TAU

  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED AP Certified

  • Israeli Business Consultant

  • Attorney @ Greenberg Traurig

Meital’s practice focuses on government relations. She primarily advises Cleantech companies in the areas of renewable energy, alternative fuel transportation and infrastructure, energy efficiency, water and waste treatment, green materials and green buildings

Muuchit and Dream in Green
Dream in Green is an approved Muuchit Benefiting Organization.
Businesses listing their space/venue for rent via Muuchit, can select a Muuchit approved non-profit as a Benefiting Organization to receive 5% or more of the listing’s rental proceeds to support the cause and their mission.

We invite Dream in Green supporters to list their spaces or spread the word to anyone with an event or meeting space. Listing providers can list their space for free, and select Dream in Green as their Benefiting Organization. Muuchit automatically distributes any pledged proceeds from a venue rental to the Benefiting Organization upon completion of the event.

Lisa M. Martinez

— Board of Director Member

  • Founder and President, L.M. Genuine Solutions LLC

  • Bachelors and Masters in Education

Lisa Martinez is a civic leader, public servant, systems connector and life-long educator, dedicated to uplifting the South Florida community where she has lived and worked for her entire life. She is the Founder and President of LM Genuine Solutions, LLC, a strategic management, and business-consulting firm, specializing in serving the needs of government entities, education, and public and private businesses.

Muuchit and Dream in Green
Dream in Green is an approved Muuchit Benefiting Organization.
Businesses listing their space/venue for rent via Muuchit, can select a Muuchit approved non-profit as a Benefiting Organization to receive 5% or more of the listing’s rental proceeds to support the cause and their mission.

We invite Dream in Green supporters to list their spaces or spread the word to anyone with an event or meeting space. Listing providers can list their space for free, and select Dream in Green as their Benefiting Organization. Muuchit automatically distributes any pledged proceeds from a venue rental to the Benefiting Organization upon completion of the event.

Mark Peck

— Board of Director Member

  • University of Alabama

  • B.S. Quantitative Finance

  • CFA Charterholder

Mark is a third generation Floridian born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. He left Florida for a short time to attend the University of Alabama. After graduating, Mark returned to begin a career in finance and now works on the Strategic Finance team at Magic Leap. Mark is a proud CFA Charterholder, who has a passion for strategic thinking. He spends most of his free time on the water fishing or diving, and his connection with the ocean is what drives him to contribute positively to the environment.