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Member Biographies

Javier A. Betancourt, AICP, Executive Director

Javier A. Betancourt serves as Executive Director of the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT), an independent agency of Miami-Dade County charged with oversight of the “half penny” transportation surtax and implementation of the associated People’s Transportation Plan.

Alfred J. Holzman

Holzman's first career was in the public sector. To prepare for this career path, he received a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University. Prior, Holzman was awarded a B.A. from Queens College.

Amy Steele Donner

Amy Steele Donner served as a judge for 27 years in the Criminal, Civil and Family Divisions of the 11th Judicial Circuit before joining Broad and Cassel. She has been honored to sit five times as an Associate Judge on the Fourth District Court of Appeal.

Eric Diaz-Padron

Eric Diaz-Padron is a law student at the University of Miami School of Law. Most recently he served as Chairman of the Economic & Community Development Subcommittee of the Miami Dade Millennial Task Force and as a member of the City of West Miami Charter Review Board.

Honorable Anna E. Ward, Ph.D.

A product of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and Florida International University, Dr. Ward holds the Doctor of Philosophy from International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida.  Her background includes more than 25 years of local, state and federal government experience and 15 years as an adjunct professor and administrator at Miami Dade College.

Eli Stiers, Esq.

Eli Stiers is the founding partner of Stiers Law, P.A., a boutique personal injury and civil litigation firm located in the heart of downtown Miami.

Glenn J. Downing, CFP

In 2014 Glenn and his business partner established CameronDowning, a Registered Investment Adviser in Florida.  In addition to his personal financial planning practice, Glenn is a CFP® instructor and has been involved in teaching the certification curriculum since 2006.

Joe Curbelo

Joe Curbelo is an IT Director for the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium, where he has managed the infrastructure and support for the team and all stadium events including Super Bowl XLI and XLIV, the 2009 BCS Championship and the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Marilyn Smith

Marilyn Smith is an educator for Homestead Job Corp and a long time activist in the South Miami-Dade community. She represented District 5 on the Miami-Dade Fire Board, served on Community Council 14, was director of the Richmond Heights Resource Center and a member of the Miami-Dade Police Citizen Advisory Committee.

Miles Moss, P.E.

Miles Moss is president of Miles Moss & Associates, Inc., an engineering consultant firm specializing in forensic engineering, analyzing and reconstructing traffic accidents and coordinating traffic engineering and traffic impact studies. He is a Transportation Engineer with over thirty-three years of professional managerial experience in Miami-Dade County in the fields of traffic engineering and traffic operations studies.

Oscar J. Braynon

Oscar J. Braynon has an extensive background in military leadership, aviation management, civic engagement, technical recruiting and business development.

Paul J. Schwiep, Esq.

Paul J. Schwiep is an attorney with the firm Coffey Burlington where his practice focuses on business and class action disputes in federal and state court. He has successfully tried numerous business contract and tort disputes, including cases involving distribution agreements, class action insurance disputes and business and real estate contracts.

Prakash Kumar

Prakash Kumar is a committed community activist and a resident of Miami Beach. He is a strong advocate of Public Transportation. Over the years, he has been active in the community serving as a volunteer to several community agencies including City of Miami Beach's Committee on Homeless, South Florida International Press Club, International Red Cross where he is certified Instructor with the Greater Miami Chapter.

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