BOARD OF DIRECTORS
THERESA TORRES- firstname.lastname@example.org
During her career, Theresa has held senior leadership roles at several companies including; Senior Director of Campus Recruiting at ADP, where she was responsible for designing and operationalizing a fully integrated approach to campus and early hiring; Director of Staffing and Employment Brand at Verizon where she was charged with building an Enterprise-wide recruitment strategy, delivering compelling Employment Branding, and creating Enterprise Leadership Development Programs and; Director of Workforce Performance and Diversity at Verizon, where her responsibilities included the development and execution of a corporate diversity strategy. Before joining Verizon, Theresa held various senior roles in Campus Recruiting and Diversity at Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch.
Most recently, Theresa fulfilled her dream of owning her own business and launched two new companies, Beso del Sol, LLC; a Natural/Organic Air Brush Studio; and JOTA Consulting LLC, focused on delivering strategic guidance to companies in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion and Campus/University Relations.
Theresa has been actively involved in development and education within the Latino Community having served on the boards of ASPIRA of New York, 100 Hispanic Women and as President of the ALPFA New York Chapter. Theresa holds a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Behavior from Concordia College.
ELOISA ALFONSO- email@example.com
Eloisa is currently the Product Controller for the Dental and Vision Products in MetLife. She is primarily responsible for the core accounting and financial reporting of these products. Currently involved in reviewing, evaluating and improving financial accounting and reporting policies and procedures under US GAAP and STAT as well as keeping track of any IFRS updates. She has been extensively involved in recommending business process improvement methodologies and system-wide efficiencies. She also supports as team lead in many finance-related projects and initiatives, including integration of acquired businesses, system upgrades and new reporting tools.
Eloisa has been in the accounting profession for 30 years. She is also a Partner of Sillero & Associates, C.P.A. Since 1992 providing accounting and tax services primarily to the Latino community which makes up 80% of her client base. Eloisa was born in Bronx, NY. She is married and has two girls.
Eloisa has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, Newark College of Arts & Science in Accounting and Political Science with minors in Finance & Economics. Eloisa is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of New Jersey and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) and National Association of Tax Practitioners (NATP).
Eloisa is currently serving as Executive Vice-President. She has been a member of ALPFA since 2008 joining after attending her first ALPFA convention in Phoenix, Arizona. She began as an active member attending most events and working with the membership team. She joined the board as a deputy of Member Relations and then a year later became Director of Member Relations. Several years later she served as VP of Member Relations and as Treasurer.
Eloisa enjoys giving back to her community by serving both as a professional and as an individual contributor. She enjoys spending time with friends & family, traveling, watching TV and reading.
David Brezler is a graduate of the National Urban Fellows program - a combined Master of Public Administration and Leadership training program focused on women and people of color. He comes from a background working in all three professional sectors, and brings with him the overarching philosophy that in whatever situation - leadership matters.
Currently enmeshed in the Program Management Office of the NYCHA Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program, he understands implicitly defining a strategic vision for a large organization with broad geographic effect. While in the PMO, he acquired his PMP certification, adding to his leadership and operational efficiency skill set.
Early in his career, David was an educator in the Bronx, Yonkers, and New Jersey. Drawing on this experience and training in educational methods, he is a passionate advocate for the inclusion and operationalization of student learning experiences via ALPFA, and their growth into professional life via the same.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
ARTRICE GREEN - firstname.lastname@example.org
SERGIO MENACHO - email@example.com
Sergio Menacho has over 14 years of professional experience within Financial Services specializing in the Banking Industry. Currently, Sergio is a Vice President of Financial Controls at JPMorgan Chase. In this role, he supports the periodical assessments and certifications of Risk Control Self Assessments (RCSA), Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, User Tool Governance, and other Global Operational Risk Management initiatives. Prior to JPMorgan Chase, Sergio was with Morgan Stanley (Global Finance SOX Officer), Prudential (Operational Risk Management), Societe Generale (Financial Reporting Controller), and Deloitte & Touche (Audit and Tax Manager), respectively.
Sergio is a Lifetime Member of ALPFA with over 12 years as a member, and over 8 years of Board Leadership service with both the ALPFA NY and ALPFA NJ Professional Chapters. He earned his MBA with a concentration in Finance and International Business from Seton Hall University, and a Bachelors in Science in Accounting & Business Law from Syracuse University.
Sergio enjoys travelling, reading and is a sports fanatic following his Alma Matter Syracuse Orange!
VP OF MARKETING/PR
VP OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
VP OF MEMBERSHIP
KATHY TAJEDA -
VP OF EVENTS/PROGRAMMING
DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA
PAUL VEGA- firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Vega is an Associate at State Street working in the Alternative Investment Solutions group for Private Equity Clients. Paul has supported IT infrastructure projects for the last 2 years in various roles student, state and national level within ALPFA. His projects includes: developing website system for the ALPFA Rutgers Newark Chapter, implemented a rocktheme calendar within the ALPFA Rutgers Newark website to allow google calendar information through a google api to be presented responsive setting for mobile devices, and assisted in the transition of the Citysoft platform to the Yourmembership.com platform with ALPFA Inc. He recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance with a concentration of management of information systems from Rutgers University.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA
ANDREA ALMEDIA- email@example.com