Dr. Pedro José “Joe” Greer, Jr. Chairman
Dr. Greer received the Hispanic Heritage Award for Leadership in 1990, he founded and directed the Clinic for the Homeless and in 1997 he received the Presidential Service Award from Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Carter. Currently he is Assistant Dean for Homeless Education at the University of Miami School of Medicine and a practicing hepatolgastrologist and gastroenterologist at Mercy Hospital. He serves on several boards including the Rand Corporation and Comic Relief and was granted a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship. He has also published a book, “Waking Up in America”, with anecdotes from his life and medical career .
Antonio Banderas, Board Member
Antonio Banderas, born in Malaga, Spain, began his film career in 1982, when he was cast by writer/director Pedro Almódovar in “Labyrinth of Passion”. He made his American film debut in 1992 as a young Cuban musician in “Mambo Kings”. Ten years later, he earned a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination for his acting and vocal talents in “Evita” and a second Golden Globe nomination for the title role in “The Mask of Zorro”. Banderas and his wife, actress Melanie Griffith, are also deeply involved with SABERA Foundation, which creates safe shelter, health care, nutrition-based and self employment programs for the women and children of Eastern India.
José M. Cornide Jr, Board Member
José M. Cornide, Jr. is the Senior Vice President of UBS Private Wealth Management Group where he has managed several billions in private client assets, mostly in the United States and Latin America. After receiving his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida, Cornide worked as a C.P.A. for Deloitte & Touche for over four years. An MBA graduate of the University of North Carolina, he works extensively with the University of Florida Foundation and with several local organizations focusing on the needs of the homeless.
John M. (Jack) Kilduff, Treasurer
John M. (Jack) Kilduff is the retired president and CEO of the Dr Pepper Company in Plano, Texas. Kilduff resides in Hobe Sound, Florida, where he is a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church. He volunteers at St. Vincent DePaul Society, and Jupiter Christian School, where he is head coach for the middle school girls’ basketball team and assistant coach for the high school girls’ basketball team. Kilduff is a graduate of Villanova University, where he majored in Political and Military Science.
Richard José Bela, Chairman Emeritus
Richard José Bela is President and CEO of ConZeho International, an equity formation and marketing firm with particular specialty in the Hispanic community in the US. He is the founder and former chairman of the Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation. Bela is the former President & CEO of HACR and he serves on many boards, including the National Latino Task force, the Alliance for Public Technology, the National Committee for Responsible Philanthropy and the Consumer Advisory Board for Bell Atlantic.
Hector Elizondo, Emeritus Board
Hector Elizondo won a 1998 Emmy Award for his portrayal as Dr. Phillip Watters on the CBS drama “Chicago Hope”. He is a veteran of the screen and stage and has been the recipient of numerous awards including The Integrity Award, The Alma Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Nosotros. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to have his leadership on the Board of Directors.
Rita Moreno, Emeritus Board
Rita Moreno is the 1990 Hispanic Heritage Award Honoree for Arts. In addition to her film, stage and television careers, she performs as a guest artist with symphony orchestras across the country to use her 'star quality' for the betterment of the arts and Hispanics. Moreno was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ALMA Awards to add to her two Emmys, an Oscar, a Tony and a Grammy Award.