Maribel Hernandez relocated to Jacksonville in 1989 from the New York/New Jersey area with her husband, Mike, who served in the U.S. Navy. They recently celebrated their 30th anniversary and have two grown children: Mike II and Melanie. Hernandez has over 30 years business experience in local government, corporate and non-profit sectors. She is the Director of Religious Education at Holy Spirit Catholic Church under the Diocese of St. Augustine, teaches Spanish to children with Chamos Language Academy and owns her own business CELEBRATE! LLC where she provides services such event planning, consulting and motivational speaking.
Hernandez has an MBA from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Florida and an Associate of Arts from Florida State College. She has been very active in the community for over 20 years having served on several Boards and active with a number of volunteer and professional organizations including past president of the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as well as past Chairman of the Jacksonville Urban League and PACE Center for Girls. Hernandez currently serves as President of the Jacksonville Women’s Network and President and the First Coast Multilingual Toastmasters. To learn more about the First Coast Multilingual Toastmasters club, click here!