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Board & Staff

Board Executive Committee
Chair - Claudia L. Moreno, PhD
Vice Chair - Jesus Aguais
Secretary - Nilsa Olivero, PhD
Treasurer - Martha R. Acero
Board Members

Martha R. Acero

Jesus Aguais
Founder/Executive Director

Lillian Anglada
Founder, President
Caring Hands for Positive Women

Marisol Arriaga
Staff Attorney
The Legal Aids Society

Isabel Bello de Navarro
Casa Mexico

Yvette Calderon, M.D, M.S.
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Alvaro Carrascal, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Cancer Control
American Cancer Society

Anna Carbonell
Media Strategist

George Fesser, LMSW
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Corcoran Group

Luís Garden Acosta
Founder, President/CEO
El Puente

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW Professor & Co-Director, CLAFH
Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health
Director, Ph.D. Program
New York University
Silver School of Social Work

Ernesto Loperena
Executive Director
NY Council on Adoptable Children

Luz Amarilis Lugo, MD
Assistant Professor Medicine
Mount Sinai Comprehensive Health Program

Susana R. Morales, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates

Claudia L. Moreno, PhD., MSW
Director, Social Work Program
Dominican College of Blauvelt

Nilsa Olivero, PhD
Professor, Boricua College

Diana Ramirez, MD, DTM&H, AAHIVS
Attending Physician – HIV Site Coordinator Family Health Center Assistant Professor,
Department of Family & Social Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Vanessa Ramos, Esq
Deputy Director for Policy
The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc.

Luis O. Reyes, PhD
Research Associate
Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños

Adriene Rosell, LNHA, MHA
VP, Skilled Nursing Facility
Acacia Network


Dennis deLeon, President Emeritus (1994-2009)

Executive Staff
Guillermo Chacón, President-
Leandro Rodriguez, Director of Programs -
Lisa Venning, Director of Finance -

Finance Department & Administration
Lisa Venning, Director of Finance -
Sita Surinarain, Accounts Payable Clerk -
Mario Morillo, Finance Manager -
José Tineo, Receptionist -

Programs Department
Leandro Rodriguez, Director of Programs -

Development Department
Natasha Quirch, Director of Community Development -

Graphics and Website Department
Daniel Ravelo, Graphics and Website Manager -

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Access to Care
Gustavo Morales, Director of Access to Care Services -
Alberto Jacinto, Social Network Strategy Specialist -
Evelyn Rivera, Clinical Supervisor -

Community Movilization Program
Guillermo Chacón, President, Setting the Agenda Initiatives -
Luis Scaccabarrozzi, Director of Health Policy & Advocacy -

Capacity Building Division/Hands United
David García, Ed.D., M.P.H., Director of Capacity Building, Research & Evaluation -
Bolivar Nieto, Deputy Director of Capacity Building Assistance Program -
Gabriela Betancourt, Deputy Director of Research & Evaluation -
Michael Diaz, Behavioral Specialist -
DeMarkis Bonner, CBA Specialist -
Zeena Hazuri, CBA Specialist -
Hope Zewou, CBA Specialist -
Ruben Rios, Data Manager -

Healthy Relationship
Leandro Rodriguez, Director of Programs -

Hispanic Health Equity: Action-Driven Research & Development (HEARD)
Gabriela Betancourt, Deputy Director of Research & Evaluation -
Ruben Rios, Data Manager -

Latino Religious Leadership Program
Daniel Leyva, Director -
Maria Luisa Miranda, Senior Health Educator -

Latinos in the Deep South Program
Erik Valera, Program Director -
Judith Montenegro, Director of Community Organizing -

Maduros y Sabrosos
Gerardo Pineda, Outreach Specialist -

Mujeres Unidas (WILLOW)
Aracelis Quiñones, Program Coordinator -

National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (NHHAD)
Tony Ochoa, Program Director -

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day - NLAAD
Tony Ochoa, Program Director -

Poder Latino
Aracelis Quiñones, Coordinator -

Puente para la Salud
Carlos Maldonado, Program Director -

Somos Hombres (3MV)
Leandro Rodriguez, Director of Programs -

Tratamiento Ahora/Treatment Now
Carlos Maldonado, Director -

Vida Positiva
Danny Ochoa, Program Coordinator -
Evelyn Rivera, Clinical Supervisor -
Noemi Cano, Community Health Worker -
Selena Chavez, Community Health Worker -
Luis Nava, Community Health Worker -
Lucciano Reberte, Community Health Worker -

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Quick Link Programs
HIV Testing at the Commission HIV Testing (EIS)
Free, Confidential HIV Rapid Testing. Results obtained in minutes. Pre and post test counseling session.
NLAAD - National Latino AIDS Awareness Day NLAAD
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day promotes HIV testing and prevention education nationwide.
Hands United - Manos Unidas: Assisting community-based organizations in developing prevention programs Manos Unidas
Assisting community based organizations in targeting its services to vulnerable populations.
Mpowerment Project: A peer and network based intervention targeting gay and bisexual men in NYC. Mpowerment
A peer and network based intervention targeting gay and bisexual men in the New York metro area.
Tratamiento Ahora Instituto de Salud y Educación sobre Tratamientos
A four days training in Spanish about HIV/AIDS prevention, transmission, treatment, and related health topics.
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