Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announces New Deputy Chief of Staff

Government and Politics

September 27, 2023

MIAMI-DADE– Today, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced a new member of her senior staff. Cassandra Arnold, who previously held the position of Director of Constituent Services for the Office of the Mayor, will now serve as Deputy Chief of Staff overseeing the Equity and Engagement team. She will report directly to Chief of Staff Johanna Cervone and work closely with current Deputy Chief of Staff Rachel Johnson who oversees the Communications and Constituent Services portfolio.

“Engaging across all corners of our community is a top priority for me as Mayor, and Cassandra has successfully led a variety of strategic initiatives to ensure that all residents’ voices are heard,” said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “She brings a wealth of experience in community outreach, especially with the Haitian community. I’m so grateful she’s chosen to rejoin the team as we work to build a more inclusive Miami-Dade for all.”    

“As a Haitian American, I am proud and honored to serve in this capacity, overseeing our amazing equity and engagement team,” said Cassandra. “This team works with community and faith leaders, nonprofit organizations, and the community at large to ensure that there is equitable representation at all levels, while engaging and empowering our county residents to get involved in their county government.”

Cassandra Arnold, Deputy Chief of Staff    

Cassandra Arnold is a seasoned corporate professional who most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick in Washington, DC, where she provided leadership in building public and private coalitions and developed community focused initiatives. In 2021, Arnold served as Director of Constituent Services and Spokesperson for Haitian Affairs for the Office of the Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava. She has led local outreach and engagement efforts for former United States Senator Bill Nelson’s re-election campaign and served as the Haitian Coalition Director for the Hillary for America Campaign. She holds a BS from Florida A&M University, an MBA from University of Miami, and a Doctor of Education from Argosy University.