Contact Information

Heddy Peña
SAVE Dade Executive Director

Telephone
305-751-SAVE (7283)

Facsimile
305-751-9649

U.S. Mail
12864 Biscayne Blvd S.338
North Miami , FL 33181

Physical Street Address
6445 NE 7th Avenue
Miami , Florida

Board Members

SAVE Inc.

Juan Talavera – (Chairperson, Board of Directors) Juan was elected chairperson of the board in June 2006. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker now working as a care manager for Jackson Memorial Mental Health Hospital . He previously served on the SAVE board from 1996 to 2002 and served as volunteer coordinator for the organization during the same period. He is a graduate of the Miami Fellows Initiative, a leadership development program. He has volunteered for multiple organizations and served on several boards and committees. Juan previously worked as a psychosocial counselor for Health Crisis Network, serving individuals and their families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
   

Douglas Garber – (Vice Chair/Treasurer) - Bio Coming Soon!

 

   

Judd Goldberg - Judd is a partner at the law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham where he practices in the area of labor and employment.  Judd has been a member of the Board since June 2005.

   

Elizabeth Regalado - Liz's interest and expertise in social services planning and coordination evolved from her role as Assistant Director in the County Manager's Office of Homeless Coordinator, overseeing the countywide process of assessing  and placing  homeless individuals into the continuum of care and services. She has served in various capacities within county government, including the Census 2000 Outreach Campaign and has had oversight of programs providing a variety of services to individuals with HIV/AIDS, substance use and mental health disorders.  Her interest is to ensure that social services are delivered in an integrated and comprehensive manner with emphasis on accountability and the impact these services have on the consumers.

   
   

Joe Falk - Bio Coming Soon!

 

   
   

Andrew Friedman - Andrew is business development manager for an educational publishing company. Andrew has an undergraduate degree in sociology and a graduate degree in law. His travels for business take him throughout the state of Florida, providing a great introduction to the many people and places of this varied state. Andrew's outlook on life has been greatly shaped by his background in sociology, especially his time spent working in conflict resolution in Washington, D.C. This experience, along with a long, long employment record dating to his first job at age 13, has helped create an ability to work and relate to peoples from a wide-variety of backgrounds and outlooks.

   
Frank J Kruszewski - Frank is a real estate agent with Gary Hennes Realtors. Frank grew up on Staten Island, New York and graduated from the City University of New York with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Secondary School Education. Frank has served on the Board of Directors of Sunset Harbour South for three years; he was vice-president and president of the association. In 2002 Frank was appointed to the City of Miami Beach Police Citizens Relations Board, on which he served for four years. In January 2006 he was appointed to serve on the City of Miami Beach Budget Advisory Committee. Frank is a graduate of the City of Miami Beach Citizens Police Academy, and the Miami Beach Leadership Academy, today he serves as the Chairperson of the Leadership Academy Alumni Association.

SAVE Foundation

Juan Talavera – (Chairperson, Board of Directors) Juan was elected chairperson of the board in June 2006. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker now working as a care manager for Jackson Memorial Mental Health Hospital . He previously served on the SAVE board from 1996 to 2002 and served as volunteer coordinator for the organization during the same period. He is a graduate of the Miami Fellows Initiative, a leadership development program. He has volunteered for multiple organizations and served on several boards and committees. Juan previously worked as a psychosocial counselor for Health Crisis Network, serving individuals and their families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
   

Douglas Garber – Vice Chair - Bio Coming Soon!

   
Mike De Cossio - Bio Coming Soon!
   
Zachary Randles - (Treasurer) A native of Miami, Florida Zach lived in New York City from 1998-2004. Zach graduated from Florida International University with a BA in Psychology and received two certifications from New York University in Multimedia & Production and Internet Technologies. In his capacity as Vice President at Merrill Lynch in the Office of General Counsel, Zach serves as a project manager for the Technical Operations department and also supports the Communications department. Zach has volunteered for the Winter Party for several years and was active in New York. Zach designed and developed the latest version of the SAVE website.
   

Jorge Diaz – Jorge is a member of several organizations, including, People For the American Way/Foundation, the Crohn's Foundation, and Hands on Miami . Jorge has been an active fundraiser for the Arts, as well as political and health-related groups and organizations including Care Resource, Crohn's Foundation, Leukemia Society, American Cancer Association and La Liga Contra el Cancer.

Jorge is currently the Senior Legal Coordinator for a national developer (Centres Inc.) representing clients such as Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Bridgestone/Firestone, Hertz, CVS and The Salvation Army. In his position, Jorge oversees the company's legal department concerning their real estate and corporate transactions in 12 states across the country.

   

 

Staff

Heddy Pena (Executive Director)- Heddy Pena has served as the Executive Director of SAVE since September 2002. Heddy started her career at AT&T where she spent 19 years. Her last position at AT&T was as Regional Director of International Public Affairs for Central America and the Caribbean. After leaving AT&T in 1998, Heddy went on to establish a recruiting firm, Pena, Torres and Associates. Heddy has served as chairperson of ASPIRA of Florida, The National Association of Women Business Owners, and as National President of the Hispanic Association of AT&T Employees (HISPA). Heddy joined the board of SAVE in 1998 and went on to co-chair the successful 2002 "No to Discrimination" Campaign to protect the gay and lesbian community from discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations and finance.

   

Patrick Baker - Patrick Baker is a native Floridian and has been a part of the SAVE staff since June 2004. He is a hardworking comic book creator and nature lover. He goes by ‘Pat' and was born in the year of the dog.