Boston Board of Directors

ALPFA Boston Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mario Rivera

President
ALPFA

Mario Rivera

President
UBS

Mario is originally from New Jersey and comes from a family of six. He is the oldest of the four children and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's of Science in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. Mario was first introduced to ALPFA in college, where he went on to found the first Ivy League undergraduate chapter of ALPFA and serve as its first president. He rose membership to a level that made it one of the most popular Latino undergraduate organizations. Mario began his career with as a summer intern with UBS and was extended an offer to return post-graduation for their two year Graduate Talent Program. Following the GTP, Mario because a Banking Sales Specialist out of the UBS home office in Weehawken, New Jersey. Then in 2015, Mario was offered the role of Assistant Market Head for the Private Wealth Management office of UBS in Boston where he continues to work now. In 2016, El Mundo Boston recognized Mario as one of their Latino 30 Under 30.

Denise Guzmán

Secretary
ALPFA

Denise Guzmán

Secretary
The Jillian Group, Netflix

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Isis Ortiz

Chief Operations Officer & Treasurer
ALPFA

Isis Ortiz

Chief Operations Officer & Treasurer
Citizen's Financial Group, Inc.

Isis Ortiz is a credit risk, investment and underwriting professional with 8 years in the financial services and investment and commercial banking space. She is currently a Vice President, Portfolio Manager at Citizens Bank where she actively manages a portfolio of middle market clients with annual revenues in excess of $25 million. Prior to that, Isis held positions at Santander Bank N.A. and John Hancock Financial Services where she spent five years in the Bond and Corporate Finance Group. Most recently, Isis has accepted a position as the Vice President, Corporate Relations for the Boston chapter of the Association of Latinos Professionals for America ("ALPFA"). Isis has a rich educational background, having graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Business Management from Emmanuel College in 2009. While there, she received several honors including the Who’s Who Among Students and Campus Life Awards. In 2006 she was inducted into the college’s Alpha Delta Honor Society. Thereafter, Isis received her Master of Science in Finance from New England College of Business in 2012. In the fall of 2014 she received the McCallum Leadership Scholar Award through ALPFA. She went on to earn her MBA from Bentley University McCallum Graduate School of Business in August 2016. On her free time Isis enjoys spending quality time with her nieces and nephew and practicing hot power yoga. She was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and her parents are from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Isis currently resides with her partner in Lawrence, MA

Vacant

Treasurer
ALPFA

Vacant

Treasurer

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Ilhiana Rojas

Chief Development Officer
ALPFA

Ilhiana Rojas

Chief Development Officer

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Mayur Chimurkar

Chief Relationship Officer
ALPFA

Mayur Chimurkar

Chief Relationship Officer
Salesforce Consultant

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Jorge Flores

Chief Initiative Officer
ALPFA

Jorge Flores

Chief Initiative Officer
Trilogy Financial

With over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, Jorge seeks to inspire the next wave of Latino professionals. Mr. Flores began his career in banking at the retail level and quickly climbed the ranks to corporate banking where he spent the better part of 8 years gaining valuable experience working with business clients spanning across a multitude of industries. Jorge joined Trilogy Financial in 2013 as a Wealth Advisor and has had notable success in building his practice around the concept of “same side of the table” advising with his clients; placing on emphasis on fiduciary planning (looking out for his clients’ best interest above all) and client experience. Following a structured process and personalizing his client meetings has earned him the ability to sustain a referral- only practice. Another area that Mr. Flores focuses on is working with privately- held businesses and their owners to design employee benefit programs, executive compensation, protection planning. In his personal life, Jorge’s interests include spending time outdoors hiking, mountain biking, playing competitive tennis, and engaging in thoughtful debate about world affairs. Exploring new cultures is also something that Jorge and his wife Katie find fascinating; they have found that gastronomy is one of the best ways to learning about a country and its customs. Jorge speaks Spanish, French and is developing fluency in German. Earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida with a concentration in International Business and a minor in Marketing. He also holds advanced certifications in Corporate Financial Analysis and Commercial Credit and Underwriting. Current licenses include FINRA Series 6, 63, 65 and in the process of pursuing his CFP designation.

Carlos Quintanilla

VP, Coaching & Mentoring
ALPFA

Carlos Quintanilla

VP, Coaching & Mentoring
Nixon Peabody LLP

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Elsa Jimenez

Co-Chair, Coaching & Mentoring
ALPFA

Elsa Jimenez

Co-Chair, Coaching & Mentoring
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)

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Alexandra Valdez

VP, Rising Latino Leaders
ALPFA

Alexandra Valdez

VP, Rising Latino Leaders

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Rebeca Perez

VP, Executive Leadership
ALPFA

Rebeca Perez

VP, Executive Leadership

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Gisel Lopez

VP, Women of ALPFA
ALPFA

Gisel Lopez

VP, Women of ALPFA

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Laura Regus Alvarez

Co-Chair, Women of ALPFA
ALPFA

Laura Regus Alvarez

Co-Chair, Women of ALPFA

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Meena Sharma

Program Manager
ALPFA

Meena Sharma

Program Manager
MassMutual

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Maria Sucher

VP, Memberships
ALPFA

Maria Sucher

VP, Memberships

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Laura Camila Rivera

VP, Marketing
ALPFA

Laura Camila Rivera

VP, Marketing
Kotter

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Vacant

Storyteller
ALPFA

Vacant

Storyteller

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Brian Gonzalez

VP, ALPFA Pride
ALPFA

Brian Gonzalez

VP, ALPFA Pride

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Laura Fermin

VP, Partnerships
ALPFA

Laura Fermin

VP, Partnerships

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Elaine Florentino

VP, Corporate Benefits & Communications
ALPFA

Elaine Florentino

VP, Corporate Benefits & Communications
PwC

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Andrea Velazquez

VP, Student Affairs
ALPFA

Andrea Velazquez

VP, Student Affairs

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Jhoel Oviedo

VP Community Affairs
ALPFA

Jhoel Oviedo

VP Community Affairs
BlueSnap

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Jose Veguilla

VP, Financial Literacy
ALPFA

Jose Veguilla

VP, Financial Literacy

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Awilda Guzman

VP, Health & Wellness
ALPFA

Awilda Guzman

VP, Health & Wellness

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José Luis Ortiz

VP, Technology
ALPFA

José Luis Ortiz

VP, Technology
CCC

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Estefania Lopez

VP, Entrepreneurship
ALPFA

Estefania Lopez

VP, Entrepreneurship

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Melissa Peña

VP, Corporate Sponsorships
ALPFA

Melissa Peña

VP, Corporate Sponsorships
Bain & Company

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Luiza Chierighini Barbosa

Co-Chair, Entrepreneurship
ALPFA

Luiza Chierighini Barbosa

Co-Chair, Entrepreneurship

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Enna Jimenez

Advisor
ALPFA

Enna Jimenez

Advisor
Eastern Bank

Enna is a senior IT and Business Professional with expertise in Quality Assurance Management and Team Restructuring and Transformation. Her career spans over 25 years of working in multiple industries such as financial services, education, advertising and many software and startup companies. Currently, Enna is Vice President, Quality Engineering Director at Eastern Bank and is responsible for the management and leadership of the enterprise Quality Assurance team. Her role will be to create and implement processes for manual and automation tests for the online and mobile banking systems. Enna started a 2-year term as President, ALPFA Boston chapter. ALPFA, Association of Latino Professionals For America, was established over 40 years ago and its mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy. Enna has a huge passion for Diversity and Inclusion, talent engagement and community organizations. She was the recipient of the Year Up Outstanding Manager Award in January 2014. Enna was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and her parents are from Dominican Republic. She lives in Roslindale, MA and is the proud mother of 4 amazing kids Katrina 17, Moises 18, Justin 21 and Mario Jr 28, and a granddaughter of 3.

Caro Ruiz

Advisor
ALPFA

Caro Ruiz

Advisor
Tufts Health Plan

Caro Ruiz works at Tufts Health Plan (THP) as a Corporate Strategy Manager where she leads strategic assessments to grow THP’s existing business. Previously, she was the Product Planning and Strategy Manager for Senior Products at THP where she established the strategic direction of the product portfolio and assisted with new product and geographic assessment. She also worked at BCBSMA for nine years where she held different roles such as Commercial Product Manager and Senior Business Analyst for the Medicare Advantage product line. Caro leads the Women Together Business Resource Group at THP and is part of the Executive Committee of the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA). She has been involved with the ALPFA Boston Chapter since 2009 and held different roles; with the most recent being Advisor to the Executive Committee Team. Caro has a Masters’ degree in Science with a concentration in Health Care Informatics and a Certificate in Project Management from Northeastern University. She also has a Systems Engineering Bachelor’s Degree from the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela.

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