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Admission Team

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  • Ingrid Palmisano

    Chief Enrollment Officer
    Creating meaningful connections with people is Ingrid's passion. For the past twenty years, Ingrid has had a few professional careers that have cultivated in her success as an Enrollment Manager. Ingrid is a Certified Admission and Enrollment Professional (CAEP) through AISAP. Ingrid is also a graduate of the Leadership in Enrollment Management Program through the University of Southern California. She has been a mentor to new and emerging Admission Professionals through various organizations and is part of the ERB advisory counsel. She brings financial knowledge and exceptional interpersonal skills to her work at Miami Country Day School. She is a proud mom of two Country Day Alum and enjoys working on her golf game with her husband. Ingrid is a native South Floridian and also enjoys visiting family in New England.
    305-779-7202Contact Ingrid
  • Vanessa Macadam

    Director of Tuition Assistance and Enrollment Officer
    Vanessa has been a member of the Miami Country Day School community since 2007. Growing up in the Miami Shores area and attending St. Rose of Lima School and Madonna Academy, now Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, she is a native to the area. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. At MCDS, she began her career as the Admission Coordinator and branched off to Data Processing Coordinator in 2013. Vanessa is a Certified Enrollment Professional (CAEP) through the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP).
    786-761-3248Contact Vanessa
  • Candida Silva

    International Enrollment Officer
     As an International Admission Officer, she is the main contact for international students and families as they inquire about the school’s programs and community. Candida is originally from Brazil, where she graduated from law school in 2001. She speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish. She is passionate about working in a school that values the whole child education. 
    786-761-3207Contact Candida
  • Michelle Farina

    Assistant Director of Enrollment
    Michelle Farina is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and holds a BA in Telecommunications and Business Administration. Originally from Naples, Italy, she grew up in both Italy and Uruguay. She brings over 20 years of marketing, event planning, and public relations experience with both fortune 500 companies and small businesses. She has lived in Chicago and Indianapolis. She is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. Michelle is a Certified Enrollment Professional (CAEP) through the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP)
    786-761-3268Contact Michelle
  • Abra Adrabi

    Family Engagement and Enrollment Officer
    Abra has been a member of the Miami Country Day School community since 2011. During her first nine years at MCDS, Abra worked in the Communications and Marketing Department and joined the Admissions Team in July 2020. Originally from Ohio, Abra lived and worked in Washington, D.C. for several years after graduating from the University of Dayton. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters; both are Lower School students at MCDS.
    786-473-3572Contact Abra
  • Cristina Acosta

    Enrollment Assistant
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