President & CEO, Ibero-American Action League
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?
How important it is for leaders to have courage when they are leading organizations through transformation, while also keeping your staff engaged and motivated.
What’s been your biggest success?
When I came to the Villa of Hope I had to reinvent the service model and helped grow the organization from $19 million to $40 million in annual budget.
Who have been the biggest mentors in your career?
Christina Gullo, President/CEO of Villa of Hope.
What are your hopes for the Rochester community this year?
My hope is that together we take equity and inclusion seriously. Organizations need to transform how they serve communities of colors. I hope they are evaluating to see how much they need to change to help serve the community in a better way.
What do you do to unplug in your free time?
I enjoy riding my Indian Scout motorcycle around the area’s lakes and back roads. We are blessed to have such beauty right in our backyard.