Remembering Board Member, Miryam Wiley
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of longtime Board member Miryam Wiley. Miryam joined the Board in 2000 and served as Clerk since 2002. Among her many contributions, Miryam strengthened our Outreach to Portuguese speaking/Brazilian families. Born and raised in So Joo del Rei, Brazil, she had journalism degrees from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and from Metropolitan State College in Denver. She was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and worked as a free-lance journalist for the Wellesley Townsman, the Metrowest Daily News and other publications. Earlier in her career she was a reporter and anchor of the Today show at TV Globo in Brazil. She also co-produced and was a host of Globinho, a meaningful news program for children. Miryam was a champion for immigrant rights and was the coordinator for Vida Verde Co Op Brazilian Womens Group, an organization that assisted Brazilian House Cleaners in using healthy, green friendly cleaning products. Miryam’s spirit, commitment and dedication to advocating for families of children with disabilities, especially those of underserved populations, will continue to inspire the work of the Federation.