Our Team

 

Executive Leadership

Mark Martinez, President

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Mark Martinez is an emergency doctor from NYC, born to Colombian parents. Since college, Mark fostered a desire to give back to his community. He used his own experience of personal development as a catalyst for Project InReach.

 

Yamilka Mena, Treasurer

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Yamilka Mena is currently a Program Manager at the NYC Mayors Office of Immigrant Affairs. As an immigrant, she always felt the need to give back to her community through her career and outside of it. This passion led her to co-found Project InReach with friends. 

 

Helen Valencia, Secretary

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Helen Valencia is an occupational therapy graduate student at Stony Brook University. Born in Cali Colombia and raised in New York City, Helen has always fostered a connection with her Latino roots.  She is passionate about uniting communities and inspiring others to reach their greatest potential.

 
 
 
 

Officers

 

Raul Toloza, Fundraising & Event Coordinator

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Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Raul relocated with his family to New York City at the age of 10. He completed his Master's in Business at Stony Brook University, where he discovered his passion for creating connections and fun through event planning and fundraising. Recently he became a Registered Nurse and continues to plan exciting events as the fundraising and event coordinator of Project InReach. 

Edwin Duran, Social Media Coordinator

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Raised in Tehuacán Mexico, Edwin moved to NYC at the age of 9 with his mother. He is a graduate from Stony Brook University, and is currently a nursing student at Utica College. Through his volunteer work, Edwin has developed a passion for giving back and empowering others, and is excited to continue doing so through Project InReach.

Sebastian Villa, Community Outreach Coordinator

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Sebastian was born in Medellin, Colombia and moved to New York at the age of 6 with his mother and brother. He currently works as an MRI Technologist and is a full-time soccer coach. As Community Outreach Coordinator, Sebastian is enthusiastic about uniting diverse communities and creating possibilities for current and future generations.

 

program Faculty in Colombia

Carlos Moya, Leadership Program Instructor

Carlos Moya, a recognized Colombian psychologist, has lectured across Latin America on the strengths of Neurolinguistic Programming as a key tool to facilitate greater human potential.  Over his career Carlos has provided consultancy services to a variety of organizations, including the United Nations and the Office of the President of the Republic of Colombia. He is currently a professor at the University of Cali.

John Freddy Benavidez Silva, Business Trainer

Juan Manuel Serrano, Program Coordinator

 
 

Volunteer leaders

Marco de la Rosa

Finance

Matias Manzano

Legal

Mindy Lopez

Research

 

Advisors

Sergio Marrero

Business Development