Meet our Founder & Senior Climate Advisor, Caroline Lewis.
Caroline is an education and engagement strategist. She founded The CLEO Institute in 2010 to help mobilize the masses in support of climate action. Recognizing the urgency of the climate data, Lewis shaped CLEO’s programs to allow multiple access points for diverse learners, building climate literacy and informed advocacy, top-down and bottom-up, simultaneously. Her leadership roles and consultancy helped shape Ransom Everglades Upper School, Cushman High School, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and several others. She has been recognized locally and nationally.
In 2019 Caroline was recognized by TIME magazine as one of the 31 most influential people in the South. She was also 1 of 12 individuals nationally recognized as a White House Climate Resilience Champion of Change in 2013. That year, Caroline also joined 100 leaders at the White House Leadership Summits on Women & the Environment and on Climate & Energy, co-hosted by the U.S. Dept. of Energy. In 2012, she was appointed 1 of 11 environmental education professionals to the EPA’s National Environmental Education Advisory Council.
To educate and promote an informed and engaged public that supports climate action.
A WORLD IN WHICH ALL PEOPLE, GOVERNMENTS, AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE INFORMED, ENGAGED, AND TAKING ACTION ON CRITICAL CLIMATE ISSUES.
To educate and empower communities to demand climate action, ensuring a safe, just, and healthy environment for all.
Founder & Senior Climate Advisor
Director of Development
Senior Director of Programs
Events and Development
Associate Program Manager
Program Manager, Orlando
Assistant Program Manager
Social Media Coordinator
Policy and Campaigns Manager, Tallahassee
Programs Manager, Tallahassee
CLEO Board President, Former Mayor of Surfside and Project Director for SCS Engineers where he provides strategic solid waste and environmental consulting services to municipal and commercial clients worldwide.
1st Vice-President of CLEO Board, Chief Meteorologist for NBC6 South Florida.
Lindsey Wolfson Goldsmith
2nd Vice-President of CLEO Board, Asset Manager & Closing Coordinator at Pinnacle, a multi-family development and construction company dedicated to affordable/workforce housing.
Dr. Bernard Horowitz
CLEO Board Treasurer, Recognized internationally for his research on blood viral safety and the preparation and characterization of new therapeutics from blood.
CLEO Board Secretary, Consulted for over 40 years in human resources and employee benefits before retiring from the business world and moving to Pinecrest, Fla.
Tomás E. Castellanos
Miami attorney at Holland and Knight, and a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice. Mr. Castellanos focuses his practice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including the financing, acquisition, disposition, leasing and development of real estate assets.
Senior lender at TD Bank specializing in commercial real estate banking activities.
Cara A. Horowitz
Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Executive Director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA Law, which is dedicated to advancing climate change law and policy.
Founder of the Sink or Swim Project MiamiSeaRise.org
Dr. Harold Wanless
Professor at the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Miami, and was Cooper Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences 2010-2013. From 1971-1992 he was a faculty member in Marine Geology and Geophysics at RSMAS, and in Geological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences since 1992.
Dr. F. Lynn Leverett
Board Member EmeritusA native of Lubbock, Texas, graduated from Texas Tech University and then from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.
Attorney, Former Mayor of Pinecrest, elected in 2008 until 2016. During her two terms, Cindy focused on a number of issues of importance to the community, including climate resilient practices, enhancing transit options, water quality, renewable and efficient energy practices, gun safety and sea level rise.
The CLEO Institute’s Expert Advisory Council has been established to provide local, state, and national guidance and support.
The council is composed of top climate scientists, doctors, environmentalists, teachers, former elected and government officials.
President & Director, MITIGAT.com. Specialties: vulnerability assessment & mitigation.
Henry O. Briceño
Ph.D., Professor at Southeast Environmental Research Center & Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University.
Environmental lawyer who is a relentless advocate for hurricane and sea level rise preparedness, conservation of coastal resources, and responsible planning.
Ph.D., Assistant Public Works Director - Sustainability, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Ph.D., Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division (NOAA) CIMAS.
Co-Founder of Evolved Energy Research
Ph.D., A Professor in the Ocean Sciences Department at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
Ph.D., Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences; Director, Cooperative Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS); Director; Center for Computational Science Climate and Environmental Hazards Program UM RSMAS.
Professor of medicine at CCLCM/CWRU School of Medicine and an adult pulmonary and ICU physician with a specialized focus in asthma patient care and clinical research. Director of the Asthma Center at Cleveland Clinic. Vice Chair, Board of Directors and Mission Programs for The American Lung Association
Chief Resiliency Officer for the City of Miami Beach.
Michael E. Mann
Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).
Director and Research Professor in the Sea Level Solutions Center, Florida International University.
Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
Ph.D., Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UM RSMAS - Specialization: Tropical Climate Change, Climate Modeling, Remote Sensing.
Philip K. Stoddard
Ph. D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, FIU; Mayor, City of South Miami, and appointed by the White House in 2015 to the Governance Coordinating Committee of the National Ocean Council where he developed national policy for sea level rise.
Tiffany G. Troxler
Ph. D., Research Associate Professor, Southeast Environmental Research Center, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University.