Dejha Carrington is one of the most dynamic and dedicated young leaders in the South Florida cultural arts community. Her years of marketing and PR experience pay dividends for her many corporate and non-profit clients. She’s currently the Director of PR and Marketing for the National YoungArts Foundation, while also using her innovative ideas to create meaningful artistic collaborations that are helping transform Miami into a cultural destination.

Maria Carolina Melo is one of the busiest people you’ll ever meet. She’s a lawyer, fashion entrepreneur, philanthropist, wife and mother, and a collaborator for Vogue Brazil. As Director of Tropic Showroom, she and business partner Beatriz Pesquera, work passionately to bring the best Latin American beach and resort wear to North American and Caribbean shoppers.

Following her studies in the Urban Studies Department of Columbia University, Lily S. Kwong began working for Island Planning Corporation, a landscape and urban design firm. Her work as a Project Director allows her to pursue her interests in environmental sustainability, community planning, and improving the quality of life we experience in urban settings.

A Miami native with ties to the city dating back to the early 1930s, Linda Levy Goldberg has dedicated her time to improving the quality of life for residents and visitors to our community. Whether it’s through her philanthropy working with charities like the American Cancer Society or the Ronald McDonald House, or cultural organizations like the Florida Grand Opera and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Levy Goldberg is a tireless community leader whose example should inspire us all.

While Allan Shulman may not be from Miami, his architecture firm Shulman + Associates is helping redefine our local vernacular. Many of his projects balance contemporary style with the need to celebrate the history of South Florida’s historic homes and buildings. He is a dynamic, passionate, and dedicated force in our community, and has been able to merge his love for architecture with his desire to support local organizations and visual artists.