City Year Miami Board
Local community and business leaders work together to advance our mission to ensure public schools are places all students can thrive.
Ana Mari Ortega is the founder and creative director of Ana Mari Ortega, LLC, a fashion e-commerce business based in Miami. She started the company in 2008 as a jewelry brand and added a collection of handbags in 2011. Since the label’s inception, Ana has drawn inspiration from her vibrant city and its diverse residents.
Ana received a bachelor's degree in international affairs from the George Washington University. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Ana interned for the White House and U.S. Senate. After completing her degree she enrolled at Miami International University of Art and Design, where she received a degree in fashion accessory design.
Ana was born and raised in Miami. She attended Epiphany Catholic School and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, both of which instilled a solid foundation in community service. She and her family have committed themselves to improving the Miami community through their support of various local organizations. Through her involvement with City Year, Ana hopes to continue her family’s legacy of instigating meaningful change through local service and action.
She also is chair of the Miami Red Jacket Society.
Cori Flam Meltzer is an experienced Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator and the principal mediator of CFM Mediation. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School, where she was a senior editor of the Columbia Law Review. After law school, Cori served as a law clerk for Hon. Maryanne Trump Barry with the U.S. District Court in the District of New Jersey.
Before becoming a legal mediator, Cori was a litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan & Hartson, working on complex civil litigation matters in a variety of commercial contexts including contracts, insurance coverage disputes, construction, and real estate. Cori left Hogan & Hartson to become a counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, where she specialized in the areas of antitrust, technology, reproductive rights, and violence against women.
Cori brings her years of litigation and policy expertise to CFM Mediation, where she serves as its principal legal mediator, mediating all types of pre-trial and pre-suit civil matters with particular experience in the areas of employment, maritime, insurance coverage, personal injury, premises liability, commercial contracts, worker’s compensation, and others. Cori is also a frequent speaker and lecturer on mediation and negotiation techniques; the interplay between gender, negotiation, and leadership; and business development strategies for attorneys.
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and ten other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, and The President’s Shadow. His newest thriller, The Escape Artist, debuted at #1 on the bestseller list. His most recent book, The First Conspiracy, is his first non-fiction and is about a secret plot to kill George Washington.
Brad is also responsible for helping find the missing 9/11 flag that the firefighters raised at Ground Zero, making national news on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Using his TV show, Brad Meltzer's Lost History, he told the story of the missing flag and asked Americans for their help in returning it. Four days later, a former Marine walked into a fire station in Everett, Washington, said he saw Meltzer's TV show, and now wanted to return the flag. Meltzer recently unveiled the flag at the 9/11 Museum in New York, where it is now on display.
Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School.
Brad supports many worthy causes including putting mentors in underserved public schools with City Year, fighting breast cancer with Sharsheret, and serving on the Board of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation. Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who’s also an attorney.