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Meet the Team Committed to Drowning Prevention

Board of Directors

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Chrislie Lopez 

President/Executive Director

Chrislie lives in Central Florida with her husband Josean and their 2 boys: Josiah (age 5) and Jaythan (age 3). She has been practicing as an attorney since 2006. Chrislie brings to Live for Brie Foundation not only her knowledge of corporate and non-profit law, but also her integrity and ethics to ensure the Foundation operates at the highest moral standard to fulfill its mission. In her spare time, she likes to read, run, and participate in outdoor activities. She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

Josean Velez

Vice President

Josean has worked in law enforcement for the past 8 years.  Josean's years of leadership and public service are essential in helping our Foundation grow and succeed.  Josean is a sports enthusiast who enjoys playing basketball, baseball, and soccer with his 2 boys: Josiah and Jaythan. He is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

Brian Lopez 


Brian lives in Puerto Rico with his son Ian. Brian was the one who motivated Chrislie and Josean to create "Live for Brie." He is the driving force behind this organization. With his accounting degree, Brian is able to oversee the Foundation's finances as the treasurer.  Brian is in charge of our fundraising events in Puerto Rico. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.


Yolanda G. Correa

Executive Secretary

Yolanda lives in Florida with her 3 children, Leslie, Yandel and Camila. She earned her Paralegal Degree in 2001 and worked in the legal field for over 15 years before she decided to become a real estate investor. Yolanda now rehabilitates homes throughout Florida in a mission to provide affordable housing for low income families. She brings to Live For Brie her secretarial, administration, management, and organizational expertise. Yolanda is fluent in English and Spanish.

Rafael Baez


Rafael lives in Central Florida with his 2 beautiful daughters: Gabrielle and Kayla. He has worked in law enforcement in many different leadership positions for the last decade. With his law enforcement experience, he is key in helping the Foundation obtain the support of the law enforcement industry to accomplish its mission. Rafael has organized fundraising events for his police department, including a basketball tournament. He is in charge of Live for Brie's Annual 5k run in Central Florida.

Maria Teresa Rivera 


Maria Teresa Rivera is originally from Hatillo, Puerto Rico and currently lives in Carolina, Puerto Rico. She works as a sommelier in charge of planning fundraisers events such as dinners and wine tastings. She is in charge of Live For Brie's annual dinner and wine tasting events in Puerto Rico. With her culinary degree, she is key in helping the Foundation obtain the support of the culinary industry to accomplish its mission.  She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.


Josue Velez 


Josue lives in Central Florida with his wife and daughter Kamila. Josue has worked as a manager for a multinational corporation for many years.  Responsible, passionate, and fun are some of the characteristics that make Josue an important part of the Live for Brie Foundation.  Josue enjoys running and playing basketball. He is in charge of Live for Brie's annual 5k run/walk in Central Florida.

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