Casimiro Global Foundation
TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIVES MORE
The King of Spice is an inspiration for all aspiring entrepreneurs. He is one of the most successful Alumni that has built a global brand with his line of spices. His products have been showcased on international media outlets and are sold in stores and supermarkets around the country.
FOMBAH LASANA KANNEH
He is an entrepreneur who works with impoverished youth in Liberian communities and focuses on recycling waste for a sustainable livelihood. He is the Executive Director / Manager of Liberia’s first Youth Social Incubation Center called ‘Training for Youth Empowerment’. He is a member of the Council of Youth Advisors to the United States Ambassador to Liberia. He serves as the coordinator of the group, ‘Youth Beyond Barriers’, which empowers destitute youth to reduce poverty with the goal of developing middle-income societies. He is also a writer and youth activist who seeks to revolutionize the perceptions of young Liberians.
DR. SOLANGEL BRUJAN
Dr. Solangel Brujan, an alumni and supporter of CGF, is an expert linguist and certified health counselor committed to transforming how parents and early childhood professionals improve the lives of typical and atypical developing children through the nutritional and environmental interventions. For the last 15 years, she has served as a teacher, data specialist, entrepreneur, and advocate for children with special needs.
Dr. Brujan co-runs an early childhood center with her sister and a non-for-profit foundation with her mother in New York and the Dominican Republic.
Audrey is an Ella, Inc. Camp alumnus who impressed us with her entrepreneurial spirit and her commitment to her community in Haiti: at 15 years old, she founded her own NGO to support young people in her neighborhood. We love her enthusiasm, wisdom, and vision. Get to know more at: https://www.plus305.com/audreydejoie
Vanohra Gaspard (17) was about to set up her Foundation when the rebels took over her hometown of Port-au-Prince in Haiti this summer. The change-makers do not always have to have everything in place already. Sometimes life makes you take detours… Learn what she has planned for her future Foundation and Haiti’s future at: https://www.plus305.com/vanohragaspard
Ella, Inc alum, Betty Nunez wins top 3 honors award for Competencia de Tecnología Apropiada. Recognized by Oficina Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial (ONAPI) y el apoyo de Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual (OMPI) y la Oficina Coreana de la Propiedad Intelectual (KIPO).
WHO WE ARE
JUAN P. CASIMIRO
Founder & Chairman of CGF
Juan P. Casimiro began his education and youth empowerment career in 1987 as a school teacher for the New York City Board of Education. With 35 years of experience as a public speaker, social entrepreneur, educator, coach and mentor, Casimiro specializes in building individual and organizational strength from within. His passion to teach Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Social Innovation globally are known for the immediate enthusiasm they generate and the long-term benefits that flow from them. Casimiro is Co-Founder of:
7 Mindsets, Magic Wand Foundation, Ismael Cala Foundation, and SociaLab Foundation. He’s also the Founder / CEO of BIZNOVATOR and Past-President of United Nations Association Miami Chapter. Key to Casimiro’s success is his 100% commitment to helping youth live their dreams.
Secretary of CGF
Angela Cruz is a well recognized Tech Leader, Consultant and Professional Development Coach. Besides being a prominent and seasoned female role model for many professionals, Angela has helped grow global technology companies through revenue generating strategies and geographical expansion. Within her busy schedule as an entrepreneur and corporate executive, she has always found time to continue being CGF’s leading individual donor.
Kjell de Orr
Board Member of CGF
Kjell de Orr is Health and Wellness Innovation Specialist. Kjell brings decades of international experience and perspective to the CGF Board of Directors. He has 25 years of experience with leading international marketing consulting and market research firms, including senior board and CEO roles at top global firms. Originally from Sweden, Kjell also lived in London, England, before moving to Miami with his wife and 2 children, and has worked all around the world.
Vice President of CGF
Kenneth A. Finneran is a strategic, global, HR and talent executive, thought leader, author, innovator, and entrepreneur. Mr. Finneran has been leading the strategic, global human resources function since April 2018 for Kaseya, the leading provider of complete IT infrastructure management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and mid-market entrerprises (MMEs). As Kaseya’s VP, Global Human Resources, he and his team have been supporting the PE-backed company’s aggressive growth and leadership through innovative HR/talent management initiatives.
Laura Ruiz Hajduk
Board Member of CGF
Laura is Starbucks’ Resource Bussiness Partner (TLA) that has helped Starbucks’ South Florida stores grow by more than 200% in sales. As Certified Labor Management Specialist and Manager / Coach she has implemented innovative strategies that have helped her partners grow professionally, but more importantly to become more socially responsible in the communities they serve. She also delivers Train the Trainer and CTT+ Preparation Learnshops as well as, designs and customizes courses and training initiatives for s/m business clients. She has supported numerous community-based organizations in Florida. Laura has included more than 100 Starbucks volunteers in CGF programs.
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PARTNERS / ALLIANCES
The Foundation believes that to effectively carry out its mission, it is imperative to form strategic alliances and partnerships. In doing so, results are far greater when programs are coordinated with other like-minded organizations. The needs of underprivileged communities are multi-faceted and require unique strategies that translate to sustainable outcomes. CGF believes that through collaboration organizations can expand opportunities that will reduce poverty and increase prosperity among marginalized communities.