Industry: Private Equity Holdings
With roots in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, Tamara B. Rodriguez is a University of Miami graduate with more than a decade of financial expertise. For the past five years, she’s acted as the Chief Financial Officer for Fatima Group, a Miami-based corporate holding company. Tamara is deeply involved in the Alfred Béliard Foundation, which focuses on cancer education, early prevention, and expert treatment for Haitians living in Haiti. When she was herself diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, Tamara wanted to talk about the disease with her two young daughters, but struggled to find the right words. Tamara wrote Hair to the Queen!, an illustrated children’s book that empowers adults to discuss cancer with children in a simple and compassionate way. As a volunteer for the nonprofit Haitian American Leadership Organization,Tamara helps organize “A Day with Santa,” an annual event that aims at brightening the holiday season for more than 2,000 under-served children in Miami and Haiti (specifically Port-au-Prince, Thomazeau, and Cap-Haïtien). Tamara lives in Florida. She enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her husband and two daughters. She’s currently working on her second children’s book.