Sylvia Miranda

Sylvia T. Miranda, the youngest of five children born to Serafin and Blanca Vazquez, was born and raised in the South Bronx. At the age of 11, she relocated with her parents to their native island of Puerto Rico. There, she excelled in her studies, earning a scholarship to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. Returning to New York, she pursued a career in financial services, furthering her education with a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

In the early stages of her career, Sylvia demonstrated proficiency in strategic management and leadership within the healthcare sector. She played a crucial role in transitioning numerous community-based healthcare clinics from a Medicaid mill model to a managed care model, ensuring their financial sustainability and enhancing accessibility to quality care for communities of color. Subsequently, she held positions at Citigroup, ultimately becoming Regional Vice President of Primerica Financial Services. Later, she served as Chief of Staff for the New York State Senate before joining the Brooklyn Civil Supreme Court as a Court Analyst. In this role, she was elected President of the Cervantes Society, the first Hispanic fraternal organization of the New York State Unified Court System.

After eight years in the Unified Court System, Sylvia pursued a career as an independent business consultant specializing in strategic engagement and government relations. She actively engages with clients, political parties, trade associations, and community-based organizations to foster positive change. Additionally, Sylvia is a dedicated community advocate, collaborating with donors to provide essential resources such as food, clothing, and toys to marginalized communities. Alongside her son, Andres Miranda, she runs Build It Stronger, Inc., an organization committed to improving the quality of life in historically marginalized communities through partnerships with like-minded organizations.

Sylvia and her husband, New York City Sheriff Anthony Miranda, are proud parents of three sons: Antonio, Andres, and Alejandro. Antonio is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton and serves as an Assistant Sales Manager at Audi Manhattan, while Andres, a graduate of SUNY Cortland, works as a Physical Education teacher in the Syracuse public school system. Alejandro, their youngest son, is a junior and an honor student at Francis Lewis High School. The Miranda family currently resides in Fresh Meadows, Queens.

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