Mary Munroe Seabrook, Co-Founder
A fourth generation Miami native, Mary is the great-granddaughter of Commodore Ralph Munroe, for whom the Commodore Trail is named. She grew up riding her bike everywhere and has ridden with her daughters to school since they were one and three years old. Her background is in public health/health promotion, and she believes that riding bikes and exercising on the Trail is a wonderful benefit to the mind, body, and spirit. She understands first-hand how the Commodore Trail connects neighbors and businesses and how it builds a valuable sense of community while reducing traffic and carbon emissions from cars. Mary dedicates her time to improving her community through many local service organizations and schools, but her main job is improving the Commodore Trail, making it safe and user-friendly for all. She lives in Coconut Grove with her husband and two daughters just one-half block from the Commodore Trail.
Hank Sanchez-Resnik, Co-Founder
A dedicated activist working to improve the environment through a focus on carbon-free mobility, Hank Sanchez-Resnik lives in Center Grove with his wife Lucienne. He has led efforts to improve transportation and mobility options, particularly to improve bicycling infrastructure, in both Miami and Berkeley, Calif., where he and his family lived for several decades before relocating to Miami. Hank is the founder and executive director of Bike Coconut Grove, a member of the Miami-Dade County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), and a member of the Coconut Grove Village Council. A career journalist, editor, and media producer, he also publishes the Coconut Grove Spotlight.
Ben Glatzer has over 20 years of business development, leadership, and marketing experience working for Goldman Sachs and several of H. Wayne Huizenga’s businesses in South Florida. He currently owns a Coconut Grove-based healthcare executive search business and has placed leaders in Miami who: have started trauma programs, remediated Department of Justice deficiencies in correctional facilities, and made health systems safer with quality leaders. He was born and raised in South Florida and currently resides in Coconut Grove with his wife Marissa and two children, Hannah and Talia.
Mel Meinhardt is a civic entrepreneur whose passion is applying his broad experience in business and strategy to serve neighbors on select issues: sea level rise with storm flooding, STEM education for underserved students, and sustainably-funded education for post-conflict children. Mel began his career in public service, serving aboard submarines in the Arctic, and later as a strategic analyst and technology manager for the CIA. He held senior strategy roles at major corporations before leading investments for New York‐based asset management firms. Mel is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Wharton School of Business. He served as a national trustee of the USNA Alumni Association. With his wife Lauren Smith and their son Luke, he lives in Coconut Grove.
Aaron Parnas is an attorney specializing in civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense. He has a B.A. in political science and criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University as well as a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School. Aaron serves as the press secretary for the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, where he coordinates with local elected officials to effectuate change in our Miami-Dade communities. He also serves as a contributor to Forensic News Network, an investigative journal dedicated to promoting transparency in government. A south Florida native, Aaron is passionate about improving the Commodore Trail to ensure that it is easily accessible and traversable to all.
Gloria Romero Roses
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Gloria has lived in Florida since 1979. Her career in real estate spans 30 years, starting with community association management, then branching out into real estate development, including affordable housing and community redevelopment as well as luxury high-rise development and assisted living. Gloria is a founding board member of Transit Alliance Miami, chair of the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade, a member of the FIU College of Business Dean’s Council, treasurer of the global nonprofit Catholics for Choice, a member of the steering committee of the Catholic Call to Action Immigration Workgroup, and a proud Rotarian. Gloria is a passionate advocate for issues that include investment to reverse the trends of recidivism within our juvenile and adult justice system and educational programming to develop self-growth and effective life skills for incarcerated women, men, youth, and other at-risk populations in underserved communities. She served as statewide chair of Ruth’s List Florida, a political committee focused on identifying, supporting, and electing progressive Democratic women to elected office statewide. She was recognized as the 2019 recipient of the SHERO Award for her contributions. Gloria and her husband Tom have two adult children, Alexandra, who works in the technology industry in the Atlanta area, and Nicholas, who works in the entertainment industry in L.A.
Juhi Saigal-Shah is a clinical psychologist working in the nonprofit sector. She has double masters degrees in clinical psychology from the New School of Social Research in New York and in applied psychology from the University of Bombay, India. Her clinical interests include working with adults with schizophrenia and children diagnosed with brain tumors. She serves as co-chair of United Way of Miami-Dade Florida’s Education II Impact Council. She is actively engaged with urban development issues and serves on the board of Historic Philadelphia in addition to her civic involvement in Miami. She divides her time between Miami, New York, and Philadelphia. Juhi is member of the Florida Council of 100, along with her husband Neil, and lives with their two children, Simrin and Arhan, in Coconut Grove.