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 activist, advocate, and healthcare professional, I have over 25-years of experience working in the Hispanic/Latino community in health care, social services, government, and nonprofit fields.
Some of my professional experiences include:
Vice-Chairman Mayor's Committee on Hispanic Affairs Hispanic Community Liaison Baltimore City Health Department, Commissioners Office,
State Certified Navigator, Maryland Health Connection, Maryland Department of Health
Political Candidate - First District
Executive Director, Latino Providers Network Inc.
Also, a self-published author and publisher of two books, one in Spanish title " El Camino " and the English version title " The Journey " and a business owner of Solera Transportation LLC.
My name is Lucia Islas. I am from Mexico. I have lived and worked in Baltimore for the past 20, a long time community advocate, educator, health care professional, organizer, also, President and Founding member of Comite Latino de Baltimore.
I am a goal-oriented and results-driven Bilingual-Bi cultural health care professional with 10 years of program managing experience. A Forthright, assertive, hardworking, and competent leader with strong organizational skills, high energy, and the ability to effectively motivate others to achieve their highest potential.
My full name is Nicholas Simões Machado. I am originally from South Florida, the son of Brazilian immigrants from the city Belo Horizonte. I moved to Baltimore when I was 18 years old I used to work as a nonprofit manager, serving over 1,000 local immigrant families. I now work in politics, hoping to elevate the voice of Latinos and break down barriers for our community. Baltimore welcomed me with open arms and helped me become the person I am today, and for that, I will always be excited to support Nuestras Raíces and our community.
My name is Carlos Crespo. I am from Mexico, DF. I have lived and worked in Baltimore with my wife and daughter for over 20 years. I am very passionate about helping the Hispanic/Latino community. I am 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 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 Mizael Cortez. I am from Mexico and have lived and worked in Baltimore for 22 years; I am also a community organizer, volunteer, and business owner.
The reason I volunteering 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 Yohali Islas, I am 23 years old born in Mexico City, Mexico. I currently live in Baltimore City. I am the oldest of four kids. I graduated from Baltimore City College, currently still in college. I currently work at Clay Hill Public Charter School. I love spending time with my family and friends, I love working/ helping the community. I am very honored and excited to be part of Nuestras Raices Inc!
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 7 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.