de Lourdes Duke, President and Chairwoman
Duke is Founder and President of Fundación Amistad. She also
serves as Executive Vice President of Boys Harbor, Inc., a multi-service
organization for inner-city children in East Harlem, New York. In
addition, she is also on the Board of Directors for the Child Study
Center at New York University, Americans for Humanitarian Trade with
Cuba, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children. Mrs. Duke also
serves on the Advisory Board for MEDICC (Medical Education Cooperation
with Cuba, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Cuba Task
Force, and the International Rescue Committee Cuba Task Force.
Read the Newsday Biography on Luly Duke, July
Anthony Drexel Duke, Vice-President and
Mr. Duke is the President and Founder of Boys Harbor,
Inc, a multi-service educational organization for inner-city children in
East Harlem New York. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the
Achelis and Bodman Foundation, the International Rescue Committee, and
the Child Study Center at New York University.
Hortensia Calvo, Ph.D.
Dr. Calvo is the Iberian and Latin American Studies bibliographer of the Howard Tilton Library at Tulane University.
Dr. Michael Connors, Ph.D.
Dr. Connors has spent
many years in the Caribbean documenting its extraordinatry beauty and
the elegant life of its plantations. He received his Ph.D. in the
decorative arts from New York University where he now teaches a course
on Caribbean furniture. He publishes widely in the field.
Olga Cabrer Duke
Mrs. Olga Duke serves on the
Board of Directors of Eastwoods School in New York as well as the Museo
del Barrio. She is an active community advocate for Hispanics and
Mr. Early is the
Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Smithsonian Institution's
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Dr. Furman is a Clinical Professor of Child
Psychology, Child Study Center, NYU Medical School. Dr. Furman has
served as the Chair of the Children's Task Force of the Women's
Commission for Refugee Women and Children. She is a member of several
boards focusing on educational/emotional needs of children
Jean M. Gath, Chair
Ms. Gath is a Partner at Pfeiffer Partners, an international architecture
and planning firm located in Los Angeles.
serves as the Global Art Executive for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and
serves on the Board of Directors of the Cintas Foundation.
Ms. Hess is a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Private Bank Global
Philanthropic Services. She currently serves on the Board
of Directors of the American Theatre Wing, Guild Hall, Lenox Hill
Hospital, and Women in Need, an agency to aid homeless women and
their children At the Museum of Metropolitan Art, Ms. Hess
is a member of the Curatorial Committee on Drawings and Contemporary
Arts Council, Director's Council, and Chairman's Council.
She also sits on the Committee to visit the College of Harvard University
and the Professional Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Museum
Victoria Ryan Lobo
Ms. Lobo is a writer and art consultant.
Elena Lord, Secretary
Mrs. Lord, a graduate of NYU, worked at Sotheby’s auction house
for 14 years. She spent her first 6 years at Sotheby’s running their
Palm Beach office and then moved to the New York office as Vice
President and head of the International Department. For the last
few years, she has been collecting Cuban art and has traveled to
Cuba twice to pursue this new interest.
Ms. Pessino is an actress, director and producer. She has appeared in a variety of theatrical works off Broadway and on the East End. As founder and artistic director of Oddfellows Playhouse, she has spearheaded local theatre and numerous productions of the company.
Jonathan Showe Mr. Showe is
President of CUBASPHERE and a member of the Young President's
Silvia Fernandez Freyre
Mr. Honerkamp is a businessman who is also the Manager of the Maidstoners
softball team, which has played in goodwill exhibition games in
Cuba against amateur Cuban teams.
Mr. Muse, of Muse and
Associates in Washington, DC, is a nationally recognized international
law attorney specializing in Cuban issues.
Ms. Pisa is Vice President at Sotheby's International Realty in
New York City.