Our Team

Sunshine State Angels Gowns's Board is comprised of experienced and dedicated people to the success of our mission.

Our Team

Virginia Cortes

President & Founder

Virginia Cortes is the founder of Sunshine State Angel Gowns, Inc. She has four children and four grandchildren. Her inspiration for this organization came from having experienced child loss as her first-born Robert Jr. passed away at the age of 5 and she had to buy the clothes he was laid to rest in.

She is the Vice president of Republicans in Action.

She is a volunteer member on the Florida Hospital Perinatal Infant Bereavement Board and many others.

She was an advocate for Florida House Bill 101 Certificates of Nonviable Birth-2017

She is a member of St Mary Magdalen Catholic Church

Yvonne Oliveras

Vice President

Yvonne Cortes Oliveras is a 34 year veteran educator. Her passion and calling is to teach. She taught students and teachers in Seminole County Public Schools for 22 years. She is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando where she networks with other businesses in the community.

She donates her time, money and skills to the many nonprofit organizations.

 She was the chairperson in the Casselberry Relay for Life event to help honor cancer survivors. She is a cancer survivor herself.

She is the Vice President for the Altamonte Women’s Club where she has served three years.

Judy Putz


Judy is the founder and owner of Judy' Dolls located in Longwood. She has been involved in numerous charities and boards. Judy and her husband Dave continue to be a great part of civic and community involvement in Seminole County.

Board Members

Mikaela Nix

Board Member

Ms. Nix has built a thriving Marital & Family Law Practice and is a well-regarded member of Orlando’s professional community.Ms. Nix currently sits on various boards and is an appointed 2016 charter review commissioner . Ms. Nix prides herself in being active in the community  and is strongly committed to her Christian beliefs.

Justin York

Board Member

Justin York is a native resident of Seminole County, Florida and a product of its sterling public school system. Supervisor York later graduated from the University of Central Florida, earning a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, and later he earned his law degree from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law. He is currently a civil litigation attorney in Orlando, Florida.

Elanie Obando

Board Member

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