Board of Directors

Meet our 2018 Board of Directors.


The HPACG Executive Committee



Karelia Martinez Carbonell

is an independent fundraising and communications consultant after many years employed in the not-for-profit sector. Dr. Martinez Carbonell holds a Doctorate in Public Administration with a concentration on non-profit management from NSU and is one of a limited number of fundraisers worldwide who have earned the CFRE credential (certified fundraising executive).


Gables Great August 2015

Gables News March 2014

Miami Herald Business July 2013


Mary Anne Danguillecourt

is an active member of the local volunteer community who was born, raised and educated in Boston and New York.  Mary Anne has a BS from College of New Rochelle.  Mary Anne has volunteered at Venetian Aquatics Club, Carrollton School of the Scared Heart.  She also is a member of Funding Arts Network.

The HPACG Board At Large

Pat Button

was born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island and New York City. Pat has a BS from Barry College for Women and an MS from NOVA University. She taught chemistry and the sciences for over 30 years, lectured about New Guinea art, culture and WW II at the U.S. Naval War College, Amherst College, Rhode Island School of Design, Newport Art Association. Pat has been an active volunteer at her church and other care groups and served on the board of the Coral Gables Music Club. She is proud to be a world solo traveler. Pat married in Durban, South Africa and has one son.

Lisa Bennett

is an attorney at Bennett & Bennett; past president of HPACG, past member and chair Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board, current Chair Coral Gables Library Advisory Board. Ms. Bennett holds a Juris Doctorate from Florida State University.

Alice Goldhagen

is an art specialist and a well-known photographer who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Science in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; a Masters in Art Education from the University of Miami; and a Fine Arts Specialist Degree from Florida International University.

Ann Goodman

is a realtor specializing in the Coral Gables area for over 30 years. She is currently affiliated with Kerdyk Real Estate. Ms. Goodman holds an MBA in International Business from the George Washington University in Washington, DC and an undergraduate degree in romance languages from the University of Miami. Ann’s other non-profit affiliations include the Young Patronesses of the Opera, Coral Gables Garden Club, Coral Gables Music Club, and the University of Miami Guild.

Sallye Jude

is a preservationist and local activist.  Ms. Jude holds a degree in Economics from the University of Maryland and a degree in Education from the University of Minnesota.

David B. Mitchell

is an attorney practicing in Coral Gables for over 35 years, specializing in marital and family law. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Miami, a juris doctor from Stetson College of Law and an advanced undergraduate diploma with honors in English history from the University of Oxford.

Ira Shapiro

has lived in Miami-Dade for the past 57 years. He attended Sunset Elementary, South Miami Junior High and Coral Gables Senior High. He began his degree studies at the University of Miami and completed a degree in Architectural Technology from FIU. In the 1980s, Ira became a Docent at Villa Vizcaya. During his time at Vizcaya, he reviewed and copied the original sets of plans, sketches and drawing of the house. The resulting copied sets became available to the maintenance staff and outside vendors when making repairs at the house. He returned to Vizcaya two years ago to become a guide once again. Ira is also involved with the Tropical Audubon Society and the restoration of the Arden “Doc” Thomas house. In addition, he is active with the South Florida Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Ira is also a member of the Villagers.

Honorary Member

Ellen Uguccioni

is currently a Cultural Resource Consultant. Ms. Uguccioni holds a Master’s degree in Architectural History from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She has served as gubernatorial appointment to the Florida Historical Commission as well as published seven books about art and architecture. She was the City of Coral Gables representative on all matters concerning historic preservation during the rehabilitation of the Biltmore Hotel.

Interested in joining the Board? Please refer to the bylaws and Board Duties & Responsibilities.

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