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The Council de Manos:
Board of Directors

 

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

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Director of Engagements

Ivy Vélez

Nationality/Ethnic Heritage: 

Puerto Rican

Residence: Boston, MA

Image Description: Ivy, a light-skinned Latina with eyeglasses and red lipstick and smiling. Ivy wearing a navy blue blouse with a black necklace holds a shiny silver piece. Background: blurred frames pictures.

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Director of Communication

Joseph "JoJo" Lopez III

Nationality/Ethnic Heritage: 

Mexican

Residence: Las Cruces, NM

Image Description: JoJo, Latino Deaf male smiles toward the camera with a background of white sand, mountain, and sunset.

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Director of Finances

Jon Ferrales

Nationality/Ethnic Heritage: 

Mexican

Residence: Las Cruces, NM

Image Description: Jon, is a light-skinned person with a black and grey beard and a bald head. Jon smiles in a black shirt with a colorful font shape spelled as LOVE. On an O-shaped turtle. On a V-shaped as a handshape Y within an ocean. Along with white font typed hashtag beach life. 

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Director of Media

Kah Mendoza

Nationality/Ethnic Heritage: 

Mexican

Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Image Description: Kah, tan-skinned, dark brown curly hair wearing a beige colored shirt with a gold chain and brown pair of glasses. With ocean and blue sky in the background.

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Director of Special Projects

Melissa Elmira Yingst

Nationality/Ethnic Heritage: 

Mexicana

Residence: Southern California

Image Description: Melissa, a Latina with black hair and brown eyes is wearing a green dress while smiling in front of a tree with a city skyline.

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Co-Director of Operations 

Jennifer Spensieri

Nationality/Ethnic Heritage: 

Peruvian and Italian

Residence: New York City, NY

Image Description: Jennifer, a Latinx brown skinned female with a messy bun wearing fuchsia lipstick in a V-shaped maroon dress. She has green/gold dangly earrings and is leaning on a tree smiling for the camera. The background is blurred.

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Director of Solidarity 

Ricardo Sanchez

Nationality/Ethnic Heritage: 

Mexican-American

Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Ricardo.Sanchez@

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Image Description: Ricardo. Here, the back background is the left tree. I am in front and smile toward the camera. My hair is two block haircut and my jacket is a blue and white line on my both shoulder.

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Co-Director of Operations 

Hemi Perez

Nationality/Ethnic Heritage: 

Mexican

Residence: Los Angeles, CA

hemiperez@

councildemanos.org

Image Description: Hemi, a light-skinned Latinx, is in front of a yellow/tan background. Wears a tan t-shirt and uses brown frame glasses. They have a dark brown curly and wavy hair. They smile toward the camera.

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