My name is Angelo Solera, I was born in Madrid, Spain. When I was 17 years old, I immigrated to the U.S. from Salamanca, Spain. I have been living and working in Baltimore since then.
As a long-time Latino community advocate, activist and healthcare professional, I have over 29-years of experience working in the Hispanic/Latino community in health care, social services, government, business and nonprofit fields.
Some of my professional experiences include:
Founder & Executive Director
Casa de la Cultura
Latino Providers Network Inc.
State Certified Bilingual Navigator
Maryland Health Connection, Department of Health.
Hispanic Community Liaison
Baltimore City Health Department, Commissioners Office.
Mayor's Committee on Hispanic Affairs.
Baltimore City Council, First District.
Also, a self-published author and publisher of two books, Spanish version title " El Camino "
English version title " The Journey "
Business owner of Solera Transportation LLC.
My name is Romel Marmolejos, and I am from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I immigrated to the US when I was 17 years old; I have lived and worked in Baltimore since then.
I attended Towson University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration.
I am a licensed insurance producer, project management professional and business owner.
My name is Anthony Alvarez, I was born in the US and live in Washington DC, my parents are from Guatemala and El Salvador.
Currently I am a student at MICA, MFA in Photography Society and Media, 2021-2023.
My passion is storytelling, and being raised as a child of immigrants, I try to push the boundaries of recognition and respect in order to better
improve our communities and societies.
I use my experience in both the corporate world and art industry in order to do so.
As a Latin American male, I am able to balance myself between two worlds that are in man ways polar opposites, yet with that understanding and mastery of both, I work and am able to make change.
My name Delana Penn, I was born in Arkansas and grew up in Germany and Panama.
BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, Baltimore, Maryland
Technology Educator/Library Media Specialist .
Responsible for providing daily technology and library instruction to 987 6th to 12thgrade students. Implement(s) student Individual Education Plans (IEP) where applicable.
Completes, collaborates and implements daily lesson plans, monitors student attendance, student achievement and analyzes student data and performance in both technology and library education. Maintains order and discipline in the classroom, accurate records and completes required reports and assessments.
Participates in job-embedded professional development. Promotes all activities in compliance with nondiscrimination policies by complying with federal laws, state laws, school board policies and professional standards.
Provides constructive feedback and guidance to students experiencing educational or personal challenges and communicating with parents, teachers and other professionals, both formally and informally. Oversees school-wide technology inventory and technology activities. Obtained librarian position 2010-2011 school year.
My name is Carlos Crespo. I am from Mexico, Distrito Federal.
I have lived and worked in Baltimore with my wife and daughter for over 25 years.
I am very passionate about helping the Hispanic/Latino community and a longtime community advocated, activist, organizer, and volunteer fighting for Equal Justice, DACA, and Immigration Reform with Casa de Maryland through the DMV area.
I also have extensive experience organizing numerous community cultural events, including festivals, parades, concerts, caravans, etc.
My name is Ramon Antonio Croussett Jr. I am from the Dominican Republic. I moved to the Texas when I was 6 years old, where I grew up. I have lived in Maryland for the past 10 years.
I am a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and currently I am the Hispanic Outreach & Treatment Coordinator at the Helping Up Mission.
My role focuses on leading outreach efforts in the Hispanic community to increase access for individuals in need of long-term residential recovery.
My passion is serving the community and spreading God’s message of love, peace, and equality.
My name is Mizael Cortez. I am from Mexico and have lived and worked in Baltimore for 24 years;
I am also a community organizer, volunteer, and business owner.
The reason why I am a member of the board is based on my desire to serve my community.
Also, I want to teach my 8-year-old son about the importance of being a positive part of our community and promoting our culture and heritage.
My name is Alejandra Martinez, I am originally from Ciudad de Mexico, Baltimore has been my home for the last 22 years.
I love my Mexican culture, heritage, art and traditions.
A member of Artisans at Creatice Alliance for 7 years, where I learned and grow from an apprentice to a master in folkloric arts and projects, when I graduated, I left behind important contributions, that are still part of the group today.
As an entrepreneur artist and business owner, I started a journey in teaching cultural workshops and small business pop-ups at cultural events and festivals giving me the opportunity to learn about organization and logistics of markets and festivals.
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