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will gonzález, esq.

Executive Director, has over 35 years of experience working in the Latino community. The Philadelphia Foundation's Williams Award for Organizational Excellence & The Community Change Award from the Bread & Roses Community Fund recognized his leadership of non-profits. Mr. Gonzalez has received various community awards, among them a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Legal Intelligencer, PA's premier legal publication. He is licensed to practice law in NJ and PA. He is the Past President of the Hispanic Bar Association of PA and a member of the board of the PA Chapter of the ACLU. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Lehigh University and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law where he was awarded the Ralph Bunch Fellowship and the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council Fellowship. He has traveled extensively in Latin America and has vast experience as a radio host and newspaper columnist.

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Adrianna Torres-García

Advocacy Coordinator, has a Master of Arts in Social Administration with an emphasis on Poverty and Inequality from The University of Chicago, and a Baccalaureate of Arts in Psychology from the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. A native of Levittown, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, she has an extensive background in social and scientific research, as well as experience with policy and advocacy in nonprofit organizations. She has also worked in the field of immigration advocacy as a Child Advocate for the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights, and as a volunteer for the Dilley Pro Bono Project at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Adrianna is interested in the intersections of policy advocacy, research and community organizing as a tool for community empowerment.

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ivette rivera

Program Coordinator, is studying Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources at National University College. Ivette has worked extensively with Ceiba’s partner, Norris Square Community Alliance (NSCA) as both a volunteer and a Health Monitor. Ivette coordinates Ceiba’s financial coaching work through PHFA.

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MARCOS LOMELI

Program Coordinator, is pursuing a degree in Liberal Arts from the Community College of Philadelphia. A native of southern Mexico, Marcos has experience in helping organize the Latino community in Philadelphia, having previously worked with Kensington Soccer Club and as a bilingual community liaison at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. Marcos helps coordinate Ceiba’s Programa Adelante, and is a HUD certified housing counselor.