SPECIAL EVENTS & EDUCATION
All the responsibilities relating to upcoming and future events that UC|CU will host and/or will participate in. They will organize and
set-up the event, as well as handle all procedures prior to the event. This can include contacting vendors, determining locations for
events, and ensuring a smooth and successful outcome.  Committee will oversee Leaders. Legends & Lovelies Lecture Series,
Exhibits, Workshops and all other UC|CU Events.
MARKETING, MEDIA & PROMO  
Overseeing & ensuring that UC|CU is presented in a positive light and ensuring that UC|CU is associated with individuals & orgs that
will endorse and promote our cause and mission.
Committee members are expected to network with the appropriate persons to help UC|CU with fundraising, media coverage, Board
Member & Donor recruitment, UC|CU Member Card promotion and all other forms of public relations.
Chairpersons: Eddie Sierra & Luis Gonzalez
Committee Members: Vanessa Brito, Dahlia Canes, Herb Sosa, David Fernandez, Tim Harrises

FINANCE & FUNDRAISING
Oversees all financial & accounting for UC|CU. Chair & committee handle all money related issues such as contacting prospective
donors for sponsorship, and the development of a budget that will allow UC|CU to properly manage their finances and for new funding
ideas to be developed for the organization.
Chairperson: Luis Gonzalez
Committee Members: Eddie Miranda, Herb Sosa

VOLUNTEERS
Communicate with all members and potential members who support UC|CU and are interested in helping with our mission.
Committee will oversee all aspects of volunteering including event volunteer recruitment, scheduling and logistics.
Chairperson: Luis Gonzalez & Vanessa Brito
Committee Members: Eddie Sierra, David Fernandez, Moses Stein, Mike Korbini

POLITICAL ADVOCACY
Committee will be responsible for all distribution of UC|CU Questionnaires, their mailing & collection, presentation to board for
consideration, and coordinating of phone banks, promos & special events relating to political endorsements.
Chairperson: Vanessa Brito
Committee Members: Eddie Sierra, Ivette Lisa Taylor, Eddie Miranda, Tony Lopez
In Memory...
HOME|CASA
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Luis Penelas
Mr. Penela was a nationally respected civil activist, preservationist and community leader.
As a  spokesperson for LGBT issues, HIV/AIDS and civil rights, Mr. Penelas served on varoius community boards, as well as on the
Board of Advisors of Unity Coalition.
Mr. Penelas passed away July 2006 and will be greatly missed.
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WANT TO VOLUNTEER? Contact us at info@unitycoalition.org
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
Contact us at info@unitycoalition.org
COMMITTEES
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA is the leading non-profit 501(c)4 Latino|Hispanic gay
civil-rights initiative, offering leadership on issues that concern LGBT (lesbian, gay, the only
one of its kind in all of South Florida since 2002.

WORKING TO PROTECT ALL OF OUR RIGHTS

THE RIGHT TO FAIRNESS IN IMMIGRATION

THE RIGHT TO LOVE & MARRY WHOM WE CHOOSE

THE RIGHT TO LOVE AND ADOPT A CHILD
AND FOR THAT CHILD TO BE RAISED IN A STABLE, LOVING HOME

THE RIGHT TO ALL THE U.S. CONSTITUTION PROMISES ALL IF ITS CITIZENS-
EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA es una iniciativa sin fines de lucro y lider en la
defensa de los derechos civiles de la comunidad Latina|hispana LGBT (lesbianas, gay,
bisexual, transgenero), ofreciendo liderazgo en asuntos concernientes a este y otros grupos
minoritarios en todos los Estados Unidos y el sur de la Florida desde el 2002.
COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULES
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to see Events
& Volunteer Opportunities
VOLUNTEERSVOLUNTARIOS

2002 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa – President, Luisa Rondón-Lassen -Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer “Ron” Saul Brenesky- Secretary, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Isabel
Morgado, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      ADVISORS: Doralba Muñoz

2003 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa – President, Luisa Rondón-Lassen -Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer “Ron” Saul Brenesky- Secretary, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Isabel
Morgado, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      ADVISORS: Doralba Muñoz

2004 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Miguel Trujillo - Secretary, Dahlia Canes, Maria DeLak, Dr. Laura
Leyva
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      ADVISORS: Luis Penelas, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega

2005 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa – President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar – Treasurer, Dahlia Canes – Secretary, Arturo Alvarez, Alex Fernandez, Axel
Javier, Efren Martinez Pulgarón, Dr. Laura Leyva, Miguel Trujillo                                            
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      

2006 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Dahlia Canes - Secretary, Arturo Alvarez, Alex Fernandez, Axel Javier,
Dr. Laura Leyva, Efren Martinez-Pulgarón, Miguel Trujillo                                           
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      

2007 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Dahlia Canes - Secretary, Dr. Laura Leyva, Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Alexis
Fernandez, Dr. Manuel Laureano Vega, Efren Martinez-Pulgarón, Oscar Medina, Tony Rodriguez                                          
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg    

2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Christian Aguilar, “Ron” Saul Brenesky, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega, Efren Martinez-
Pulgarón, Oscar Medina
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg   


Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, Inc.

2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Christian Aguilar, “Ron” Saul Brenesky, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega, Efren Martinez-
Pulgarón, Oscar Medina
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg

2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa|President, Dahlia Canes, David Carcache-Guzman, Armando Diaz, Jr.,Efren Martinez-Pulgarón

2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa|President, Vanessa Brito, Dahlia Canes, Milan Rodriguez,  Luis E. Gonzalez, Eddie I Sierra, David A.C. Turley

2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa|President, Maritza Bedoya, Vanessa Brito, Dahlia Canes, Luis E. Gonzalez, Eddie I Sierra, Michel "Moses" Stein
2011BOARD OF ADVISORS | Walker Burttschell, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley
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2011 Board of Directors | Junta Directiva
Herb Sosa
President     

Vanessa Brito
Membership & Fundraising

Linda Horton
Spiritual & Youth Advocacy

Ile Morales
Special Events & Education

Cathy Toruño
Special Events & Education

Antonio Lopez Ferez
Special Events & Education

Michael "Moses" Stein
Membership & Fundraising

Darvin "Will" Williams
Sponsorship & Celebrate ORGULLO
Luis E. Gonzalez - Treasurer
Special Events &
Education Committee co-Chair
Finance & Fundraising Comm.  Chair


2010 Board of Advisors
| Junta de Asesores
Walker Burttschell
Community Outreach & Education

Milan Rodriguez
Equality, Women & Trans Issues

Tim Harrises
Membership Development

David A.C. Turley
State & National Issues of Interest