Genesis Hopeful Haven is supported by a Board of Directors whose members are uniquely diverse, highly skilled and resourceful, and passionate about fostering new beginnings for kids in need.

Timothy McDougall

Role: President

Pilot | United Airlines

Tim is an airline pilot for United Airlines. He began flying at the young age of 10 years old following his passion. He later went on to obtain his Bachelors in Science at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Tim is a member of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, mentoring the youth in the aviation industry, and currently serves as President of the board for Genesis Hopeful Haven.

 
Eboni Moss

Role: Treasurer

Tax Integration Manager | Berkowitz Pollack Brant

Eboni Moss currently resides in Miami, FL and serves as a Tax Integration Manager at Berkowitz Pollack Brant. Having graduated from Georgia State University with her M.S. in Taxation, Eboni went on to sharpen her skills as a Tax Contractor, Tax Manager and Supervisor at a number of tax organizations in Atlanta, including Deloitte Tax, Moss Solutions Group and Bennett Thrasher. With her expertise in taxes and finance as well as previous experience as a Board Member for the Women’s Employment Opportunity Project, Eboni makes an excellent addition to Genesis Hopeful Haven’s Board.

 
Jason Bago

Role: Director

Owner | Prompt Property

Owner of Prompt Property Solutions, LLC a residential redevelopment company serving Dade and Broward County.  Chapter leader and ambassador for The Little Lighthouse a non profit organization serving at risk youth. In his spare time Jason enjoys volunteering, live music and playing tennis and golf. 

 
Veronica Meza

Role: Director

Lawyer | Gray/Robinson

Veronica Meza was born and raised in Norwalk, CT.  She earned her bachelor's in law and society, with honors, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated from the University of Miami School of Law with her juris doctor in May 2010. She is a Senior Associate at GrayRobinson, P.A.  where she represents clients in commercial litigation disputes and international arbitration matters.  Veronica is a board member of Genesis Hopeful Haven.  Of Colombian descent, Veronica loves to dance salsa, and is a former member of professional dance teams in Los Angeles, California and Orlando, Florida.

 
John-Marra Youte

Role: Director

Director of Admissions | Year UP

John-Marra Youte is the Director of Admissions for Year Up South Florida. Prior to joining Year Up Providence full time in 2008, John-Marra served as a mentor, a Program Specialist, an Adolescent Outreach Worker, a Life Coach and a Career Development Field Coordinator. John-Marra received his Masters of Education in Psychological Studies from Cambridge College and his B.S. in African History from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. After many years in Massachusetts, John-Marra and his family moved back to South Florida, where he currently resides. His continued goal is to spark the minds of young adults to bring true change to South Florida and the world.

Rachel Walker

Role: Vice President

Associate PRJ | Urban Strategies, INC

Rachel Walker is the CSS Associate Project Manager for Urban Strategies in Miami, Florida. Her career within the non-profit industry began in March of 1995, in which she served as the Affordable Home Mortgage Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director and Board of Directors for the P.U.L.S.E. There Rachel became one of the lead coordinators with the Miami-Dade Housing Alliance, which consisted of HUD, Fannie Mae, PULSE, Miami Dade Affordable Housing, Inc., and local banks throughout the county. She currently serves as the community liaison for the Northpark at Scott Carver community, in which she oversees a comprehensive service network that connects children and families to viable supportive services.

 
Angela Prugh

Role: Secretary

Project Manager | Jupiter ICO

Angela Prugh recently moved from Chicago to Miami to be more involved with GHH. She currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors and also participates in the Marketing Committee, Fundraising Committee, and spending free time with the kids.

 
Caryn Lavernia

Role: Director

Assistant Vice President | Florida International University

Caryn Lavernia serves as Assistant Vice President for Engagement at Florida International University where she works on behalf of the university to build triple win partnerships that benefit students/faculty, the partner, and ultimately the global community. In a past life, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and a founding member of City Year Miami. Caryn currently serves as the VP of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida and a board member at Genesis Hopeful Haven. She is a proud alum of Miami Fellows Class VIII.

 
Reneé Virgo

Role: Director

Designer | Boxer Brand Design

Reneé Virgo is a Chicago-based designer with a dynamic range of creative roles under her belt. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has since built a background in product design, design for print and digital art, with a unique strength in illustration. Reneé currently serves as a packaging designer at Boxer Brand Design, a lead agency in Chicago. With her branding and design expertise, Reneé has contributed her talents to Genesis Hopeful Haven from the very beginning – from its logo and brand design to all marketing materials and visual communications.