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Frankie Miranda
President and CEO

Doris Guzmán
Chief Financial Officer

Jaslyn Jimenez-Peña
Chief Operating Officer

Celina Cruz
Chief of Staff

Jessica Guzmán-Mejía
Senior Vice President for Strategy and Impact

Jessica Orozco Guttlein, Esq. 
Senior Vice President for Policy and Communications

Brent Wilkes
Senior Vice President, Institutional Development

Ingrid Alvarez-DiMarzo
Vice President for Policy and Strategic Engagement

Diana Caba
Vice President for Community and Economic Development

Stephen Manuel Calenzani
Vice President for Development

Mario Colón
Vice President for Special Initiatives

Craig Goodwin-Ortiz de Leon
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Julietta Lopez
Vice President for Federal Advocacy and Network Mobilization

Bethsy Morales-Reid
Vice President for Program Strategy and Impact

Almirca Santiago
Vice President for Grantmaking and Capacity Building

Headquarters - New York City

Sophia Alperovich
Grants and Contracts Coordinator

Alexis Arriaga
Human Resource Generalist

Michelle Born
Senior Director of Capacity Building

José Chamorro
Office Administrator

Susan Cruz
Accounts Payable Coordinator

Luz Cruz
Health Programs Coordinator

Hellen Cordova 
Immigration Programs Manager

John Correa
Education Programs Manager

Gabriela Diaz
Program Coordinator, CREAR Careers

Ida Evadis
Navigator and Outreach Coordinator

Robert J. Edwards
Director for Health Programs

Lily Huang
Accounting Coordinator

Juan Jaramillo
Program Manager, USDA

Sarah Lopez
Director for Finance and Accounting

Maria Lugo
Senior Director for Health Initiatives

Melyssa Merced
Payroll Specialist

Citlali Ortiz
Program Manager for LGBTQ Initiatives

Maria Morales
Health Data Manager/QC Officer

Liliana Melgar-Hoyos
Assistant Vice President for Health Operations

Peter Michelen
Director for Workforce Initiatives

Mario Mendez
Immigration Program Navigator

Imad Moassar
Accounts Payable Senior Specialist

Nicole Novoa
Grants Accountant

Jasmine Nuñez
Manager for Program Administration

Emely Paez
Senior Director for Government and Community Relations

Fredesvinda Pérez
Senior Grants Accountant

Francesca Perrone
Senior Policy Analyst

Juan J. Ramírez
Senior Director for Human Resources and Operations

Brandon Ramirez
Community Empowerment Manager

Jorge Reyes
Operations Manager

Christian Rodriguez
Development Associate

Betsy Rodriguez
Immigration Program Specialist

Jonathan Rodriguez
Health Program Coordinator

Perla Rodriguez
Senior Director for Education Programs

Chris Maki Sandoval
Director for Digital Communications

Diego Alexander Sanchez

Grants Accountant

Karina Santos
Manager for Community Outreach/IPA Navigator

Myriam Villalobos Solis
Senior Director for Network Engagement

Cindy Tremino
Director for Immigration Programs

Canela Torres
Director for Grants

Annie Troy
Development Officer

Janet Pérez Valle
Director for Compliance

Antonella Vaquero 
Workforce Intiatives Program Coordinator

Yesmin Vega
Director for Economic Empowerment

Julissa Valerio
Contracts Manager

Sarah Zygmont
Executive Administrative Assistant


Laudi Campo
Florida State Director

Mercy Adorno
Program and Community Manager, South

Freddie Agrait
Digital Initiatives Manager

Nomarys Cabiya
Director for Strategic and Community Engagement

Eli Garcia 
Director for Community Outreach and Engagement

Evelin Libman 
Program Manager, USDA

Gabriel Losada

Digital Communications Assistant

Judith Macia
Program Manager, USDA

Mayelli Noguera
Office and Operations Administrative Coordinator

Elaine Rodriguez
Accounts Payable Specialist

Mario Rosa
Florida Office Operations Coordinator

Puerto Rico

Charlotte Gossett Navarro
Puerto Rico Chief Director

Denis Pereira Borres
Manager for Economic Development

Jonathan Castillo Polanco
Director of Green Energy 

Juan Carlos Castro Ortiz 
Manager for Community Engagement

Jessie Guerrero Cardona
Manager of Grants and Contracts

Keyshla Marrero Lozada
Operations Manager

Maritere Padilla Rodriguez
Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy

Wanda Gonzalez Roman
Program Manager, USDA

Gamelyn Oduardo
Manager for Community Development and Planning

Jailene Sotomayor
Research and Policy Manager

Paola Segarra Quiles
Operations Associate

Jose Santos Valderrama
Sustainable Agriculture and Environment Manager

Washington, DC

Hila Berl
Senior Director for Data Integration

Marcos Bustamante
External Relations Coordinator

Karla Urbina
Digital Communications Manager

Frederick Velez, III
Senior Director of Communications and Community Outreach


Fatima Aviles
Education Programs Manager

Kely Pimentel
Connecticut Programs and Grants Manager

Karlene Santiago
Connecticut Programs Coordinator

North Carolina

Lariza Garzon
Director of North Carolina and MidSouth Operations

Maria Guerrero
Program Manager, USDA

Zhenia Martinez
Operations and Finance Coordinator

Sarai Serrano
Medicaid Expansion Program Manager

Anai Santibanez

Civic Engagement Program Manager


Sian Duprey
Midwest Program Director

Selsa Carmona
Administrative Assistant, USDA

Laine Rolong
National Director for Economic Mobility

Roberto Valdez
Midwest Policy Director