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Josh Young

Young, Josh

College-Wide Director

Contact Information:
305-237-7477
jyoung@mdc.edu

Josh Young has helped lead service-learning, civic engagement and community-campus partnerships with Miami Dade College since 1994. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia and master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Administration from Florida State University. He served two tours with the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa and Paraguay, South America, and he ran summer community service programs for youth for four summers in the Dominican Republic with Visions International. Josh has been a national service-learning mentor with the American Association of Community Colleges and has extensive experience leading workshops for faculty, students, community partners, and administrators around the nation.


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Linda Berzofsky

Berzofsky, Linda

Campus Coordinator of Homestead Campus

Contact Information:
305-237-5205
lberzofs@mdc.edu

Linda Berzofsky has served as the Campus Coordinator for the Homestead office for the past three years, working with Service-Learning, America Reads, Strong Women Strong Girls, and AmeriCorps programs. Prior to her position with MDC, Linda worked in the insurance industry and practiced law in both private and governmental capacities. Linda is inspired each day by the positive changes she sees in the students and the community which are a result of both service and civic engagement.


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Ossie Hanauer

Hanauer, Ossie

Campus Director of Kendall Campus

Contact Information:
305-237-0631
ohanauer@mdc.edu

Ossie Hanauer has been the director for the service-learning and America Reads programs at the Kendall Campus of Miami Dade College (MDC) since 2000. Her service-learning program serves more than 1,200 students and 45 faculty members per semester. She has trained faculty, students, administrators, and community partners in this pedagogy. Ossie frequently serves as a consultant, facilitating several service-learning workshops. She has worked with college and university administrators and faculty throughout the country helping them incorporate service-learning and civic responsibility into their institutions.

Ossie is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming with more than 35 years experience in the business world and is involved extensively in several community service projects underscoring her passion to make a difference. She graduated from the University of Miami, with a Bachelor of Education degree.


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Corrinne Lockamy

Lockamy, Corrinne

Campus Director of Hialeah and InterAmerican Campuses

Contact Information:
305-237-6734
clockamy@mdc.edu

Corrinne Lockamy joined the MDC Community in 2008 as an AmeriCorps *VISTA at the Hialeah Campus. After completing a year and a half of service, she then worked for a Title-V STEM grant called Project V-Coach, where she was an career adviser, she then also became a Student Life Skills (SLS) adjunct instructor. Prior to MDC Corrinne has worked at both Barry University and Nova Southeastern University. She has a bachelor degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing from Barry University and a master degree in College Student Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University. Now as Director of iCED at the InterAmerican and Hialeah Campuses, she has brought her experience to help students take advantage of all the resources iCED has to offer, using a lens of career exploration through service-learning and civic engagement. Corrinne believes in M. Gandhi's quote:"You must be the change you wish to see in the world". She hopes to inspire others to live by this as well. She is currently working towards a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.


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Kiaira Muhammad

Muhammad , Kiaira

AmeriCorps VISTA, North Campus

Contact Information:
kmuhamm1@mdc.edu

Kiaira Muhammad currently serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy on the North Campus. Previously, she worked as a City Year Miami corps member as well as an 8th grade Social Studies teacher with Breakthrough Miami. Kiaira is originally from New Haven, CT and relocated to North Carolina where she earned her degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations at North Carolina A&T in 2012. Kiaira enjoys dedicating her time to volunteer with programs aimed at student success and mentoring such as Big Brother Big Sister..


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Tess Pahl-Belitsky

Pahl-Belitsky, Tess

Campus Coordinator of Kendall Campus

Contact Information:
305-237-2692
tpahl@mdc.edu

Tess Pahl-Belitsky has been serving as Campus Coordinator for the Institute of Civic Engagement and Democracy at the Kendall Campus since 2011.  With a background in management and leadership, Tess has more than 30 years in the business world.  Prior to coming to MDC, she served as Assistant Director for the Alper Jewish Community Center’s Glen Greenstein Early Childhood Center.  Tess supports the work of the Center for Community Involvement by identifying new opportunities that help students meet academic, social and civic learning goals. She is an alumnus of MDC and is presently working on her Bachelor of Science in Business Management.  Tess has always enjoyed dedicating personal time to meeting community needs and is an advocate for issues close to her heart.  Her family includes her husband, Robert, and two children, Frankie and Lily.


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Rebecca  Pelham

Pelham, Rebecca

Student Coordinator of Wolfson Campus

Contact Information:
Wolfson Campus
305-237-3833
rpelham@mdc.edu

Rebecca Pelham is serving as an AmeriCorps *VISTA at MDC’s Wolfson Campus. She works with iCED Student Ambassadors, Service-Learning Leaders, peer tutoring, Alternative Breaks, Clinton Global Initiative University and Connect2Complete. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Dance Choreography from Bard College. She loves learning from and sharing with the strong and vibrant community at Miami Dade College.


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Tamica Ramos

Ramos, Tamica

Campus Director of Wolfson Campus

Contact Information:
305-237-7470
tramos@mdc.edu

Tamica Ramos has served as a Campus Director for the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy since 2005. Previously, she worked as the Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs at Barry University. Tamica is originally from Providence, R.I., where she worked as the Assistant Executive Director of Youth In Action, a nonprofit organization that develops at-risk youth into community leaders. In 2000, Tamica earned her BA from Brown University where she studied African American Studies and Development Studies.


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Harold Silva

Silva, Harold

Campus Director of North and West Campuses

Contact Information:
305-237-8358
hsilva@mdc.edu

Harold Alexander Silva has been at Miami Dade College since 2007 with iCED. He originally served as the part-time North Campus Coordinator until becoming the Campus Director in July 2011. He serves in various non-profit organizations such as Board Member of the United Nations Association- USA Miami Chapter, Vice-President for South Florida for the Partners of the Americas Florida-Colombia Chapter, and Program Director for the Pathfinders of America. He served in other boards like Break Away, and Casimiro Global Foundation. Until 2012, he served as the Executive Director for the Latin America and the Caribbean, Service For Peace. In this capacity he lead and directed a network of youth social entrepreneurs and leaders to empower communities focusing in community development programs, and initiatives.


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Tonya Thomas

Thomas, Tonya

Campus Coordinator of North Campus

Contact Information:
305-237-8380
tthomas2@mdc.edu

Tonya Thomas first began working with the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She served as a VISTA for three years at InterAmerican Campus from 2007-2010. Now, she currently is Campus Coordinator at North Campus. Tonya earned her Master’s degree in School Psychology from Barry University and has recently started her own non-profit organization called Daughters2Mothers which is a co-parenting initiative designed to empower teenage parents from low income families.


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Melody  Young

Young, Melody

Campus Coordinator of Wolfson Campus

Contact Information:
305-237-6136
myoung1@mdc.edu

Melody Young has been serving as Campus Coordinator for the Institute of Civic Engagement and Democracy, Wolfson Campus since late 2013. Melody comes to iCED with a Bachelor degree from Penn State in Environmental Science and a passion for student engagement and community service. While in her professional career, Melody has served in varying capacities. As an AmeriCorps member, she facilitated and designed programs and workshops aimed at increasing effective coaching, leadership, and communication skills for professional women and college students. Melody has also worked as a 4-H youth development educator and a multicultural outreach coordinator for a non-profit in Arlington, VA. She is continuing her passion for student success and community engagement as a graduate student at Barry University, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in organizational learning and leadership. Melody is also a graduate assistant in the Center for Community Service Initiatives at Barry University. Melody is excited to continue this journey at iCED Wolfson.


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