ABOUT US

Vision

A community reaching its fullest potential while all individuals and families attain economic well-being regardless of their zip code or when they arrived in our city.

Values

Impact driven: We will only do things that can be demonstrated to impact positively.
Inclusive: Actively listening, trying our best to understand what others are saying.
Maximize human potential: We believe in the boundless potential of our community and its citizens.

Focus Area

Economically sustainable community.
Advocacy.
Strong commitment to change.
Measure impact.

Catalina Valenzuela

Catalina is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Moving the Needle, Inc. Catalina is a partner at GrowAlly, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to preparing organizations and their workforces to scale. Catalina specializes in the design and development of training programs. Throughout her career, Catalina has looked into strategies and actions to reduce information gaps to improve economic opportunities. Catalina holds a BA in Economics from Colombia’s Andes University and a master’s degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. She is a qualified teacher of foreign modern languages. She lives in Miami with her family.

Kristina Raattama

Kristina is a co-founder and Chair of Moving the Needle, Inc. Kristina is the owner/proprietor of MK Consulting, LLC, a law and compliance consulting firm. Kristina served as in-house counsel to two state universities in Florida for over 16 years drawn to serve in these roles because her strong belief in the importance of access to higher education to the pursuit of the American Dream. She serves on the board of Philanthropy Miami, is a member in Social Venture Partners (SVP) – Miami and the Miami-Dade County Dr. Antonio Jorge Social and Economic Development Council; volunteers at school, and regularly serves on committees of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

Vojkan Dimitrijevic

Vojkan serves on the Board of Moving the Needle, Inc. He brings over 15 years of experience as an executive and investor for organizations with up to $1.3 billion in revenue. Vojkan is the founding partner of the Blackloft Group, an investment and management advisory firm focused on consumer, tech and healthcare sectors. Prior to that, Vojkan held several senior finance and operations roles, including as the CFO of a national direct-to-consumer meal delivery company, AVP of finance and strategy for one of the 10 largest universities in the country and the CFO of a holding company with interests in biotechnology and real estate. Vojkan started his career with Discovery Communications, where he oversaw corporate operations for joint ventures generating over $80 million annually.