VICTORIA RODRIGUEZ MINOWITZ
Victoria Rodriguez Minowitz is a social impact consultant with more than 20 years of corporate communications experience with companies such as Cablevision [now Alitce], a leader in the cable industry, BDO Stoy Hayward a top 10 world-wide accounting firm, and Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest healthcare distributor. She is a highly productive strategist known for her consumer marketing capabilites and leveraging her events driven expertise for public relations gain.
In her work with The Viscardi Center, she is currently Managing Excecutive Director of the National Center for Disability Entrepreneurship. This builds upon her previous work on Project Accessible Oral Health at The Viscardi Center, assisting the executive team to drive the conception of this new initatiative into a fully functioning non profit within the Center, raising awareness of the critical need for equal access to culturally competent oral healthcare in the disability community. Amongst her additional client projects, she has guided the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entreprenuerial Fund, Inc., a known nonproft in the dental industry focused on recognition of innovation, to successfully introduce their first-ever dental student competition for start-up project funding, with an industry panel of judges led by Henry Schein, Inc.’s Chairman and CEO, at an event that attracted more than 200 professionals. A second competiton was held at the industry’s most widely attended annual event, the Greater New York Dental Meeting. Victoria also consults with the leading healthcare advocacy think tank the Santa Fe Group and the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders.
In her previous work with Cablevision, she provided strategic oversight to all aspects of the company’s award-winning curePC campaign, dedicated to raising public awareness of pancreatic cancer, in support of The Lustgarten Foundation. Victoria has also served Cablevision in media relations for their broadband, online education, cable and telephony services. For Henry Schein, Inc. she launched their corporate communications function during a period of heavy M&A activity. This included coordination of local, national and international vendors in public and media relations efforts, overseeing Wall Street presentations, CEO support and community relations initiatives including local events. She also has worked overseas for BDO Stoy Hayward in London, introducing the first internal communications strategy for the launch of new enterprise-wide systems.
Amongst her nonprofit endeavors, Victoria is a member of the Tilles Center of the Performing Art’s Board of Overseers, as well as their Strategic Oversight Committee and Arts Education Committee. She also provides expertise and secures funds for Spectrum Productions in Montreal, Canada which works to help young people on the autism spectrum realize their dreams in the film and animation industries, securing them a screening at the internationally recognized Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. In the past, Victoria helped the American Airpower Museum to create new customized programs to increase attendance, as well as transform its online presence. She was also an active consultant and board member with the AHA Autism Association, which provides crucial referrals and services to the autism community. She spearheaded a successful effort to increase corporate sponsorship, promotional tactics, attendance and funds raised for AHA’s annual signature fundraiser.