Officers and Members
Katheraine Campbell
Dr. Katharine Campbell, Chairhas more than 15 years of experience in social services as well as trauma, victim advocacy and lesbian/gay/transgender/intersex issues. Her current work includes private counseling, social work, nonprofit leadership and business consulting. Bringing innovative and realistic strategies for personal and professional growth, Dr. Campbell specializes in such critical topics as trauma, LGBT issues, cancer, grief, anxiety and depression. At an organizational level, Campbell specializes in providing consulting on burnout, compassion fatigue, patient and family-centered care, staff retention, social economics, authenticity and self-disclosure in clinical settings, ethical decision-making, mission/vision building and organizational policies for serving diverse populations. She is a well-known and respected clinical social worker, director of clinical services, educational and business consultant, regular presenter at professional conferences, passionate community and human rights activist, and always a strong client advocate. Her doctoral degree is in public affairs and she is a licensed clinical social worker.
Denyse Baboolal
Rafael Lopez Rafael Lopez, a lieutenant with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and has worked in many units, including road patrol, crime scene, criminal investigations, personnel and training, internal affairs, professional standards and human resources. A native of Havana, Cuba, he came to the United States as a young child and grew up in Miami-Dade County before moving to Broward County in 1990.  Lopez has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Florida International University and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, 22nd Command Officer’s Development Program and Nova Southeastern University’s Institute for Criminal Justice Studies 14th Executive Leadership Program. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.  Early in his career, Lopez worked for MasterCard International as an international security officer in the Southeast United States, South and Central America, and the Caribbean. He has been involved with many professional and community organizations throughout his career and currently serves on the board of directors of ASPIRA of Florida; Cuban Americans for a Better Florida; Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County; and the Hispanic Vote.
Keshia Ross Keshia Ross is of Jamaican descent and was raised in Fort Lauderdale. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of South Florida, a bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s degree in social work from Barry University. She has work experience in the areas of social work, education, program management, career coaching and community organizing. In addition, she is the president of the Life Builders Mentoring Program, Inc., which serves youths and young adults who are in need of individual counseling, mentoring or coaching. She is married and a mother of three children.
Sam Subramani Sam Subramani is currently retired from government service but keeps busy as a certified court mediator, traveling and community involvement. A native of Guyana, Subramani earned his degree from The State University of New York and advanced degrees from Columbia University, the Institute of Advance Study in Rational Psychotherapy, Maritime University of Adaptive Educational Sciences and the School of Gestalt Therapy. He and his wife and two daughters moved to Broward County in 1988. At that time he worked in human services as well as with the Florida Department of Corrections and was on the faculty of Broward Community College. In addition, he has a weekly radio show, The Indo-Caribbean Showcase, that is aired on WHSR-980AM every Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. As president of Anna Devi Promotions, he promotes multicultural and East Indian cultural programs free to the community. He has been an active member of the Advisory Council since 1993.