Miami Committee

The Human Rights Watch Miami Committee, founded in 2019, is a network of informed and engaged leaders and visionaries who are dedicated to advancing human rights in our community and around the world by deepening Human Rights Watch’s presence in Miami. They represent Miami in the Human Rights Watch Council, a global network of nearly 1,000 leading philanthropists, investors, and influencers in 32 cities around the world who share a dedication to Human Rights Watch and the cause we serve.

The Miami Committee seeks to ensure that human rights are placed high on the public agenda by increasing awareness of local and global human rights issues and enlisting the public to support basic rights for all. Committee members strengthen Human Rights Watch by contributing financially to its work, attracting potential supporters, leveraging their skills and expertise to advance our work, building partnerships with local groups and institutions, or promoting the organization’s message and concerns locally. Membership in the Human Rights Watch Miami Committee provides an inside perspective into the most pressing human rights issues of the day.

If you would like to get involved with the activities of the Miami Committee please email 

Joy Stampler Fishman, Co-Chair
Christine Niemeyer, Co-Chair
Jeffrey Akin
Lisa Schejola Akin
Marie Elena Angulo
Norman Aynbinder
Steven Bandel
Didi Bertrand-Farmer
Marilyn Blanco-Reyes
Valerie Sitler Bolitho
Adam E. Carlin
Jorge Castañeda 
Mami Cho
Julio Frenk
Cindy Goldberg
Kimberly Green
Adriana Griffin
Nicholas Griffin
William Keunen
Felicia Marie Knaul
Carol C. Lang
Bonnie Levin
Sarah Feil Lewin
Aleida Martinez-Molina
John L. Mason
Terri Mason
Alicia Miñana*
James W. Nickel
Alex Niemeyer
Peter Ortega
Takashi Oyagi
Eduardo J. Padrón
Patricia M. Papper
Susan Pernick
Soledad Picón
Sylvia Pope
Beatrice Rangel
Gloria Reiss
Lida Rodriguez-Taseff
Patrick Sears
Jacob Toll
Hansel Tookes
Shelley Frost Rubin**
Linda Schejola
John J. Sicilian
Katy Sorenson
Susan Werth
Patricia D. White
George Zuber

List as of November 8, 2023
*indicates Human Rights Watch Board Member
**indicates Human Rights Watch Board Member Emeritus


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