Alexander Easdale, Executive Director (Fort Lauderdale, FL)


Alexander is Managing Principal of Forging Alliances consulting firm, and the Executive Director of the Southeast Climate & Energy Network (SCEN), where he leads and manages a network of approximately 150 organizations across 12 Southeastern states.

Alexander was most recently Associate Campus Director of Ana G. Mendez University System - South Florida Campus, where he helped manage the entire Campus operation, including academic and student affairs, and community outreach. Previously, he was Foundations Director at the Democracia USA project of National Council of La Raza, where he was charged with managing its institutional donor portfolio, while also supporting major individual donor fundraising.

Alexander has worked in Hispanics in Philanthropy, where he was responsible for leading program design, fundraising and project management for capacity building, educational and economic development projects in varied regions such as Florida, North Carolina, Argentina, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua. Alexander also worked with the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Secretariat for the negotiations held in Panama and in Mexico, and as a consultant in the Argentine Consulate General in Miami.

In his varied roles and as a consultant, Alexander has managed and built multiple stakeholder networks, also raising more than $15 million for multiple initiatives and causes through donor cultivation and grant-writing activities.  He is a college professor and seasoned presenter at conferences and training workshops on topics such as leadership, fundraising, organizational development and networks management. Alexander has authored publications on international trade issues and has been featured in television interviews and newspaper articles on a variety of topics that include transnationalism, Latino participation in U.S. politics, educational models and opportunities.

Sara Ochoa, Membership & Advancement Fellow (Fort Lauderdale, FL.)

Sara is an international business professional with experience in business strategy, logistics, and marketing. Sara worked with BMA, a German company specializing in engineering for the sugar industry, her roles included: market intelligence and account management for 10+ Latin American countries. Most recently, she worked with the German American Business Chamber of Miami on Marketing activities and the development of strategies to increase the organization’s public awareness. By the end of 2018, Sara decided to focus her career towards the development of environmental solutions to incentivize a more responsible use of resources. In April 2019, Sara alongside her husband Juan created Ciclica LLC, an ongoing project that seeks to decrease the amount of plastic packaging in the CPG industry. Recently, Sara joined SCEN to collaborate in membership, operations and fundraising, among other fields. Outside of her professional life she is an animal lover and has recently rescued a beautiful puppy named Milano, an Australian Shepherd mix.


Gloria Cully, Bookkeeper (Boca Raton, FL.)

Gloria has 15 years’ experience in business management, HR functions, auditing, payroll, AR/AP, general ledger, bookkeeping, within the technology sector, non-profit organizations such as Hispanics in Philanthropy, the San Francisco Colombian Consulate, among others.