Board of Directors

Board Chair

Mark Colón

President and Deputy Commissioner, Office of Housing Preservation, NYS Homes and Community Renewal


Yamilka M. Mena

NY Citizenship Program Manager, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs


Ingrid Matias-Chungata

Executive Director, A Magical Place Development Center


Eugenio "Gino" Maldonado

Co-Founder of El Puente and Former Chief of Operations

Lisa Garcia

Vice President of Litigation, Earthjustice

Father Steve Lynch

St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church

Susana Chávez Hersh

City Of New York – Dept. of Corrections

Dr. Maxine Orris M.D.

Director, Orris MD PLLC, Community Health Empowerment

Pedro Pedraza

Senior Researcher, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter/CUNY

Yowalka Rosario-Doran

Council stat Manager, Digital & Technology Specialist

Dr. Frances Lucerna

Co-founder and Executive Director, El Puente (non-voting member)