Team Members

SANDRA DEN UIJL

SANDRA DEN UIJL

Founder & President

Born in Texas and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Sandra grew up with great parents that instilled in her and her two

NIKI TESAK

NIKI TESAK

Founder & Board Member

Born and raised in El Salvador, Niki grew up in a family of Hungarian and Czech descent. With her parents as role models, she was surrounded by philanthropy,

CHARO GARCIA-ACEVEDO

CHARO GARCIA-ACEVEDO

Founder & Board Member

Charo says that “she is just a girl who grew up in NYC from a Puerto Rican family with roots in Spain”.

SANDRA DICICCIO

SANDRA DICICCIO

Founder & Vice President

Founder and CEO of the Grand Restaurant Group, Sandy is an accomplished businesswoman, philanthropist and community leader.

PONEEH HAMZEI

PONEEH HAMZEI

Founder & Vice President

Pooneh received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology followed by a Masters in Oriental Medicine.

ESTHER RODRIGUEZ

ESTHER RODRIGUEZ

Founder & Advisory Board

Born and raised in Cuba, Esther and her family fled to the US in 1964 to escape communism.

GINA JORDAN

GINA JORDAN

Founder & Secretary

A native New Yorker, Gina enjoyed a 30-year career as a professor of French, Romance linguist, writer and lecturer. During this time, her career took her from Michigan State University,

DEANA INGALLS

DEANA INGALLS

Founder & Treasurer

The Tea3 Foundation is fortunate to have Deana as our Chief Financial Officer and founding board member.

SUSAN LANE LEONARD

SUSAN LANE LEONARD

Founder & Advisory Board

Susan is a public relations innovator and biotech launch curator.