Chief Master Sergeant (retired) Dina M. Michael was born in the Bronx, New York. Following her graduation from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1982, Ms. Michael began her Air Force career at Basic Military Training School, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She completed Administration Specialist Technical Training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, and her first permanent station was the 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron, March Air Force Base in Riverside, California.
Georgina Falú, PhD, is a Black and Puerto Rican scholar, educator, entrepreneur, historian, activist and empowerer dedicated to serving women, children, families and communities that need it most. Dr. Falú completed a Doctorate in Higher Education Finance and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University, received a diploma from the Harvard Graduate School of Business, a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Falú holds 35 years of purpose-driven teaching and executive experience at universities in Puerto Rico and the continental United States.
Denise C. Soares, R.N., M.A. has a long and distinguished career in the medical field. The Senior Vice President of the Generations+/Northern Manhattan Health Network, Executive Director of Harlem Hospital Center and the Renaissance Health Care Network, and a HHC Corporate Officer, she is the first nurse in the history of Harlem Hospital to hold the position.
Sue Susman is known as “communications central” for concerns involving affordable housing in New York City. She has been a driving force in tackling issues in her Upper West Side Manhattan neighborhood ranging from wheelchair accessibility to new building developments.