Lourdes Sanchez is President of Commercial Douglas LLC, a real estate company. As a parent of an adult son with Down syndrome and a former teacher, she has dedicated her life to improving the education and opportunities available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Alongside her late husband Ralph Sanchez, Lourdes has served as one of the founding families for The Miami Learning Experience School, a school for children and adults with I/DD since 1978. She has also staged major community-wide events to raise funds for The Miami Learning Experience School, Miami Heart Association, UM Burn Center, UM Aids Research and Florida International University, A tireless advocate, Lourdes has also served on the boards of The Miami Learning Experience School, Barry University and Camillus House. She has a bachelor of science from the University of Miami and a Masters degree in education.