Community Security Team

Stephanie Viegas is the Office of Community Security Director and is responsible for the development, organization and monitoring of the Miami-Dade Jewish community’s security operations and programs. Viegas began her career with the FBI in 1997, where she served in the National Capital Region until transferring to the Miami Field Office in 2007. While assigned to the National Capital Region, she was the Senior Team Leader for the Evidence Response Team, the Assistant Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Coordinator and the Assistant Team Leader for the Hazardous Materials Team.

Before retiring from the FBI in 2019, Viegas served as the WMD Coordinator in the Miami Field Office leading extensive counter-terrorism training and response and serving as a liaison with first responders, the public health community and the private sector. She also was an instructor for the FBI/Department of Defense Counter-Proliferation program, which provides specialized training in intelligence, weapons of mass destruction and anti-terrorism tactics to law enforcement agencies within the Balkans, Baltics, States of the former Soviet Union and Asia. In addition, she worked as an instructor for Interpol within their Bioterrorism Program and served as a temporary duty assignment at Interpol headquarters in Leon, France.

Maayan Nafshi is the Administrative Assistant of the Community Security Office. Maayan served for two years in the Israeli Defense Forces as an Administrator in the Combat Engineering Corps. After her release, she continued her administrative career working for TEVA Pharmaceutical Ltd. in the drug registration department. She then expanded into the sales field for a few years, and with newly applied experience and skills, returned to an administration position in the project division at IDE Technologies, a world leader in water solutions. Maayan was part of the team responsible for major desalination projects in Israel and abroad. In 2016, Maayan moved to Miami, FL and accepted a position as a logistics coordinator/administrative assistant. Maayan has a Bachelor of Arts in Political and Middle East Science from Ariel University.

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