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For Immediate Release:
December 13, 2016
Media Contact:
Laura Morilla

Miami-Dade County Commission for Women elects its officers for 2016-2017


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – On November 16, 2016, the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women elected its officers for 2016-2017.

Marie Woodson was elected Chairwoman. Ms. Woodson is an Assistant Director with the Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department. She has served on the Commission for Women as a Vice-Chair and is an avid public servant and strong advocate for women and families. Viviana Jordan was elected First Vice Chair. Ms. Jordan, from Miami Lakes, is Chief of Staff to a Miami-Dade County School Board Member and is the Vice President of FIU’s Young Alumni Council. Sharon Kendrick-Johnson was elected Second Vice Chair. Ms. Kendrick-Johnson resides in South Miami and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. She is also the founder and president of the Pumps, Pearls, and Portfolios non-profit that helps low-income women and their families. Monica Interian, from Pinecrest, was elected Member at Large. Monica is a Licensed Advanced Nurse Practitioner and has experience in hospital management and medical sales. Linda Robinson was also elected Member at Large. Ms. Robinson was instrumental in the incorporation of Palmetto Bay and was then elected its first Vice Mayor. She has been an active real estate broker since 1974 and is now with Keller Williams Realty. Mara Zapata, Ph.D., is the Immediate Past Chair and will continue to serve on the Executive Committee. Dr. Zapata is an education professional who resides in Miami Springs.

The Commission for Women falls under the purview of Miami-Dade’s Office of Community Advocacy, a division of the Chair’s Office. The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women was created in 1971 as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners, the County administration and the public at large about issues pertaining to the status of women. The Commission for Women also advocates for women in the community and strives to improve their quality of life. For more information, contact the Commission for Women at (305) 375-4967 or at, or visit the website at