Constance Collins

President & Director

Founder & President, The Sundari Foundation Inc.

 

Kim Abreu

Treasurer & Director

Senior Vice President, Bank of America

"I am involved because I believe the Lotus House model of providing holistic, wrap around services in addition to housing provides a greater chance of success in ending the cycle of homelessness.  Every woman and child touched by Lotus House has the opportunity to be the best they can be and our community will share in their success."

Cobi Moon

Director

Retired Firefighter, City of Miami

"Having retired after 29 years as a Miami firefighter, I was inspired  to think of a way to serve again, especially the women and children in our community. I was introduced to the work of Constance Collins and the Lotus House. The incredible things they were doing to uplift and empower women and children was something I knew I wanted to be a part of!"

Martin Z Margulies

Director

Developer & Philanthropist

"There are many different charities one can be involved with. Lotus House is an exceptional charity which brings hope and uplifts people who are less fortunate. There is no wasted money on achieving these excellent results."

John Sumberg

Director

Managing Partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP

"Literally the first day I met Constance over 10 years ago, I was inspired by her vision of helping homeless women and children and providing them the support and opportunities they need to improve their circumstances and lives. Lotus House is the manifestation of that vision and dream. I am honored and humbled to be involved. "

Debra Wechsler

Director

Norman & Irma Braman Family Foundation

"I am really thrilled to be involved with and on the board of Lotus House because of the many lives we change. From single women to teenage girls to mothers to be and everyone else. Lotus House changes the lives of these women but also of their families. If you love Miami, you have to love Lotus House..."

Mark Tamis

Director

Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

"When my daughter Isabella was three she asked me if we could go play with "Charity."  I had just gathered some of her toys and the highchair she had just grew out of, and told her I was going to give them to Charity.  It was in that moment that I gathered her up with me and introduced her to charity and on that day we started www.dadsforgiving.org Many years later in Miami Beach we were looking for a place to donate a playground set my three kids had grown out of and was introduced to Lotus House and met Constance on the day we delivered the set.  I know then that I wanted to combine my efforts with my kids, Bella, Harry and Ricky and Dads for Giving and have since hosted annual events with Lotus House.  I also wanted to find a way to become more directly involved in the work and vision that Constance had set for Lotus Village.  I look forward to being involved for many years to come and can't wait to see the smiles on the faces of the mothers and children whom will get to call Lotus Village home for a short while until they transition to an even better home…"

Seth Cassel

Director

President, EveryMundo

"I am involved because of my love for Miami and all of its communities, especially those in need; and because Lotus House is both impacting people on a local level while effecting change on a national level. "

Rachel Wagner Furst

Director

Partner, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen

"I am involved to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged women and children in my community and the amazing Lotus House team that works to transform their lives."

Cindy Bell

Vice President & Director

Nurse & Volunteer 

"I believe that we are all connected and collectively we can make a difference in this community, in our city and in the world.  To see a woman and a child’s life transform keeps me returning time and again."

Julie Lotspeich

Director

Philanthropist

Antonia Wright

Director

Artist

Dr. Gordon Miller

Director

Doctor

"I am involved with Lotus House and the Sundari Foundation to support the enthusiastic work done by Constance Collins in this great endeavor on which she has embarked."

Faith Xenos

Director

Founding Partner, Singer Xenos Wealth Management

"When they say ‘it takes a village,’ Lotus House is the village I have always envisioned.  An organization committed to helping women and children thrive; operating with the utmost professionalism and ethics; and being a part of the fabric of the community. That is why I have supported it for the past 11 years, and why I will continue for as long as I have the privilege to do so."

William Real

Director

President, Civic Construction Company, Inc.

"Simply,…I was struck by the mission."

Maria Millares

Director

Millares & Co PA

Dwayne Robinson

Director

Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

"As a Christian, my faith is not merely a word, an association, a belief, or ideals.  It is an action.  Among other things, that action is to:  Love my neighbors as I love myself, which I fail at daily.  From my very first time volunteering at Lotus House, I saw that the Lord’s work was being done there.  And I did not want to miss out on the action."

Dr. Kathryn Villano

Director

Holistic Doctor & Philanthropist

Chris McAliley

Director

Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

"Lotus House's guests, graduates, founders and leaders inspire me. They embody love, courage and determination, and it feels wonderful to support them."

Miroslav "Misha" Mladenovic, P.E.

Director

President, M2E Consulting

"I had the pleasure of meeting Constance when she was a developer, as a client. We developed both a keen sense of professional and personal respect, but also a connection on a more spiritual level (yoga, community, justice). When I saw her several years later passionately explaining the model of Lotus House at a Chamber event, I knew we had to get involved, as our engineering profession has many uses (designing, building), and I offered to Constance “to use me as much as she can!”. Sure enough, the phone rung, and we provided design work for the Chic Boutique, certification for the existing buildings, and it all gave us the opportunity to interact more closely with all the wonderful staff and guests at the Lotus House. I was hooked! Unforgettable moments multiplied from the opening of the Chic Boutique to the testimony of guests and their children. What Lotus House gave me back is infinitely more than I gave: a renewed sense of the existence of goodness in this world (don’t we all need that now?). I particularly remember Constance’s words when we started talking about Lotus House, that it is a nonprofit that will eventually be self-sustaining, with former guests becoming future community leaders and fundraisers: what a far-reaching prophecy! …  "

Robert Behar

Director

Behar Font & Partners, P.A.

Tadd Schwartz

Director

Schwartz Media

Tiffany Zientz Heckler

Director

CFO, LSN Partners, LLC