Executive Committee


Dr. Joaquin Garcia
Chair
Dr. Joaquin Garcia has worked for many years to reach out to the Hispanic Community, encouraging civic participation, and the exercise of their voting rights. He is committed to ensuring ...

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Samantha Conde
Vice-Chair
Samantha Conde coordinates educational programs and community engagement projects for WXEL-TV, the local public television station serving the the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast ...

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Dr. Carlos Díaz
Chair-Elect
Dr. Carlos F. Diaz is professor Emeritus in The College of Education at of education at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to his tenure at FAU, he was a professor of ...

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Nelson Vega
Treasurer
Nelson Vega joined SunTrust Bank in 2007 as a Business Relationship Manager in West Palm Beach. Nelson brings 12 years of banking industry knowledge with him. He is a top ...

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Susy Martinez-White
Secretary
Susy Martinez-White is a program director for Early Childhood Education & K-12 programs for the department of academic affairs at Palm Beach State College. Susy has over eighteen years of tenure in ...

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Board of Directors


Carmen Garcia
Director
Dr. Margarita Pinkos
Director
Emma Velez
Director
Emma Velez is the President and CEO of Tres Communications. Prior to founding Tres Communications, Emma held a career with Cox Communications’ Spanish newspaper “La Palma” and ...

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Athena Yannitsas
Director
Born in Connecticut and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Athena Yannitsas earned a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Boston University. After graduating, she pursued ...

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Dr. David Samore
Director
Dr. David Samore is the principal of Okeeheelee Middle School in Palm Beach County, Florida and has been a teacher and administrator at elementary, middle and high schools for over 30 years...

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Dr. Jeannette Manzanero
Director
Dr. Jeannett Manzanero is director of the Dr. Kathryn W. Davis Global Education Center and for 14 years adjunct professor of Sociology at Palm Beach State College. She is a blue ribbon panel ...

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Oscar Otero
Director
Ruth Moguillansky
Director
Dr. Gabriela Mendez
Director
Dr. Gabriela Mendez received her Master’s degree and Ph.D. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the Pennsylvania State University. She is an associate professor and dissertation ...

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Cathy Anaya
Director
Cathy Anayahas not only committed herself to helping children and families through her work as the Director of ASPIRA Palm Beach, but is also one of the most active and committed community ...

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Analia Cribaro

Director

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