Project Manager, Creative Strategist and Social Broker in New York
As a dedicated millennial leader in the health, tech, and events industry, Brendez is a native New Yorker and graduate of Howard University. Holding a degree in sports medicine and chemistry, she decided to expand her horizons, matching her passion for community advocacy, social engagement, and event production, launching a career and business to merge the two.
While in healthcare, Brendez worked directly with the Senior Executive and Executive teams to implement and revise best healthcare practices throughout the hospital and its constituents. Wineglass age 30, managed to climb the ranks from volunteer to Head of Patient Transportation, securing the position as the youngest in Management within a four year time-span. During her tenure as an events producer at Black Enterprise, she held a pivotal role both in the organization as well as independently coordinating of top-tier events, working top brands including Nationwide, State Farm, AT&T and Morgan Stanley, FedEx, PepsiCo, as well as top industry leaders, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Judith Smith, Don Thompson, Susan Taylor, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Audrey Smaltz, Don Thompson, Michael Lee-Chin, Steve Harvey and Mellody Hobson to name a few. This work has strengthened her experience in bridging companies and consumers with life changing and enhancing experiences across the nation.
Wineglass, also serves on several boards including the executive board of the Howard University Alumni Club of Greater New York , Community Mediation Services of NYC, Is a 2018 Artist Producer with the Queens Council on the Arts, she is a member of influencer organizations BWOI (Black Women of Influence), ColorComm, Silicon Harlem, and Startups Illustrated. She has been a leading speaker and expert in the areas of healthcare, community engagement, entrepreneurship, leadership & development, social media, and technology, seeking to continue a legacy of giving back to younger generations and contribute to the developing world.