H3 Board of Directors

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About Janinha Piazzetta

Janinha Piazzetta is a breast cancer advocate and professional speaker. Ms. Piazzetta created a non-profit breast cancer organization, H3: Health. Hope. Healing., which provides education on breast cancer health issues. She facilitates lectures and workshops and speaks publicly about breast cancer prevention.

In addition, Ms. Piazzetta has been a pioneer in educating people on the importance of openly speaking about sex during and after cancer treatment, a sensitive topic for women. She is an expert in the topics of breast cancer prevention, awareness and helping women to overcome cancer obstacles, during and after cancer diagnosis.

Her goal is to educate women in the South Florida communities on breast cancer prevention by adopting healthy eating habits, doing daily exercises, meditating and creating awareness about lifestyle, health and new findings about breast cancer. It is all about awareness and prevention. She is proud to be a 15-year breast cancer survivor.

Ms. Piazzetta earned a Master’s of Science degree in Mass Communication: Integrated Communications, Advertising and Public Relations. She teaches Portuguese to private students one-on-one and to corporate groups. She works as a translator, promoter, facilitator, and producer. She is also a tour guide and a facilitator for Brazilian tourists and business groups.

She graduated from the City of Miami Beach Leadership Academy and earned her Toastmasters public speaking certifications in the following categories: Competent Communicator and Advanced Communicator Bronze, Silver and Gold. She resides in Miami Beach and enjoys swimming, concerts, movies and healthy foods.

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Lisa Blumetti, a Florida native, was raised and educated in New York State, spent several years living abroad, then settled in South Florida at the end of 1997. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from SUNY Buffalo then continued her studies in educational psychology at SUNY Albany. She worked in public relations and marketing for two years before moving to Japan in 1993 to teach English. She returned to the States in the middle of 1997 and moved to Hollywood, FL in December of that year, one week before her 30th birthday.

She went to work for The Princeton Review, teaching small group classes and doing private tutoring for standardized testing. Most of her students were high school or college juniors and seniors vying for acceptance to very competitive universities. She attained the level of Premier Tutor, in part due to her students’ marked improvement on their SAT, GRE and GMAT exams. In 1999, she also began volunteering as a Guardian Ad Litem for the Broward County Department of Children and Families. In that capacity, her duties included visiting and interviewing children in foster care and testifying in court on their behalf.

In 2007 she moved to Miami Beach and has been a resident of Dade county ever since. She continued tutoring until 2010 at which point her path took a slightly different direction and she began working in the field of wholesale jewelry. Her personal belief in the successful integration of conventional medicine and alternative modalities serves to further strengthen her conviction that H3 is a vital and powerful gift to the community. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of H3 and has been involved with the organization since its inception.

Dwight-Nimblett

If anything could be said about his belief in the work that Janinha and H3 have been called to do, it is that Dwight helped to christen the then nameless breast cancer support group, with the moniker H3, Health, Hope, Healing. That day too, after hours long conversations and contemplations, H3’s vision and original mission were crafted. Well over a decade later, as Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Dwight still maintains a dotted-line relationship with H3 and a belief in its mission that has not waivered.

Dwight Nimblett, a Florida resident for the past 30 years, emigrated to South Florida from the twin Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Educated at the University of the West-Indies (TT), Miami-Dade College, Barry University, Dwight is currently completing his doctorate at Florida International University where he has also been employed for the past 20 years. Currently, he serves as the director of the Center for Testing and Career Certification at FIU.

In addition to his interests in issues around the education of foreign educated professionals, he is even more passionate about the power of the creative arts and is particularly drawn to play-writing, poetry, short-stories, and children’s stories. Dwight lives with his wife and two children in North Miami Beach, and continues to be humbled by the boundless possibilities of H3 and its vibrant place in the South Florida wellness community.

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Amani Ayers, a Baltimore, MD native, Colgate University Graduate led an entrepreneurial path from New York to Miami Beach. Starting in 1983 as an Owner of South Beach’s 1st Vegan Restaurant – Our Place Natural Foods Eatery, on to an Owner of a Natural Fragrance Company, she is now pursuing her passion as a Real Estate Specialist with Platinum Properties International. Amani is a consummate professional dedicated to her client needs and making dreams come true. In just five years, Amani has established a strong foothold in the South Florida real estate community. She handles all facets of real estate, noting that her gift is exceeding her clients’ needs. Her warmth and industry knowledge have allowed her to develop “authentic” relationships with her fellow real estate colleagues. Amongst her network, she is known as the “Go to Realtor” serving to deliver concierge services leaving her clients feeling as if they are “family.”

Amani has had many successes in business; however, her greatest accomplishments are those which make the world a better place for others. She lives her life governed by the edict, “to whom much is given, much is expected.” Amani has so much compassion for human-kind that she spends her time on worthy causes which impact women and children. She is a dedicated board member of H3: Health. Hope. Healing., an organization whose mission includes Education, Prevention & Empowerment for Breast Cancer awareness, a volunteer for the Chapman House Realtor Helping Happy Hour where Homeless Children are the source of JOY, and volunteers countless hours to her condominium community, Family and Friends.

Amani is an avid traveler, loves jazz and cultural experiences. She lives her life to the fullest and always sees her Glass as Half Full. Her smile is a gift, a Ray of Sunshine and has a way of brightening the day of all who encounter her.

A Colgate University Graduate with several Specialty Designations, Amani exudes a warmth & desire to SERVE and make the world a Better Place through every deed & interaction. As a Restauranteur, Internet Based Manufacturer/Distributor & Real Estate Specialist, Amani has been Blessed & believes in GIVING BACK. As a Board Member of H3, a Volunteer at Chapman House working directly with Homeless Children, and active in various local community events, the days & nights are full of opportunities to do more!!! An avid Art, Music, & Travel Enthusiast Amani Loves LIVING LIFE & seeks to bring Joy & Peace into the daily Lives of All …

James-Peever

James Peever moved to Florida from Toronto, Canada and has been working and living here in the capacity of Director of Sol Schools USA a private English Language Institute. James attended Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada where he obtained a degree in Commerce with a specialization in Retail Management. Then he began to travel. He has visited more than 25 countries around the world and has lived in many as well. He loves to explore and learn new things about the world, meeting wonderful people along the way. James has often volunteered in other countries helping individuals in need or requiring assistance to improve their position. James returned to Toronto and continued as an English teacher finally moving to Miami Beach as School Director at the beginning of 2011.

James has been active member and officer of Toastmasters Miami Beach for several years and has expressed interest in continuing to develop his role. He often participates in local fund raising events and charities within the community. James is intending on participating in the Miami Beach Leadership Academy at the beginning of 2015. As an active member of H3, James has contributed to the development of the organizations social media, budget planning and event organization. He has expressed interest in remaining a board member and developing the foundation further.

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Jackeline Herrera is an accountant and artist living in Miami, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Florida International University (FIU). Jackeline Herrera works for CREC a commercial real estate company as a property accountant and co-owns a private accounting consulting firm under the name of Accounting Made EZ.

Following her passion for arts, Jackeline Herrera is an international dance performer, as well as the Director of Brazil Dances (Brazilian Samba school), and freelances as a makeup artist and photographer. She shares her expertise at different subjects such as dance, makeup artistry and accounting as a professor at Miami Dade College.

Denise L. Peroune, Ph.D. leads the Grants Research and Evaluation Group within Department of Health and Community Wellness, City of Newark, New Jersey, which ensures that relevant and adequate grant sources are identified and pursued to support the work program of the health department. She is also charged with overseeing the implementation of the Community Health Needs Assessment for the City of Newark. Dr. Peroune was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of the Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Centers, with responsibility for the day-to-day functioning of the health centers. She has more than 15 years’ experience in non-profit marketing and communications which has equipped her to work successfully with organizations to introduce structures and systems whereby knowledge is articulated and transferred effectively among its employees. She holds the Ph.D. in leadership and education with a specialization in human resource development and a master’s in human resource development and administration from Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida; a graduate diploma in international relations from the Institute of International Relations, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago; and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.