A Mission Hill resident, Marta is a consultant for nonprofit management and program development. Marta has prior experience working with local youth and families as the Director of Capacity Building and Community Partnerships with the Boston Centers for Youth and Families. She is also the coordinator of the Mission Hill Youth Collaborative and Greater Boston Latino Network. Marta joined the Board in 2003.
Marx P. Calderon is a Commercial Litigation & White Collar / Government Investigations Attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP. He is an active member of the Hispanic National Bar Association where he currently serves as National Treasurer of the Young Lawyers Divison and is Deputy Region I President for Law Students and Young Lawyers. He is a graduate of Florida International University and Boston College Law School. Marx joined the Board in 2018.
Patricia is the Executive Director at the Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services. She lives and works in Mission Hill, advocating for positive community development that benefits low income and working class families in the neighborhood. Pat was recently honored for her tireless efforts by Boston’s Neighborhood Fellows program. She joined the Board in 2005.
Rochelle A. Jimenez, CPA is a Senior Tax Consultant at Deloitte Tax, LLP. She works in the business tax services group serving multinational corporate clients advising on various tax issues. Rochelle earned her B.S in Business Administration, as an Accounting major, and B.A. in Italian Language and Literature at the University of Rhode Island. She is an active member in the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA).
Jaime is a former Sociedad Latina Youth Leader and program assistant. He earned his undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting, and Management from Northeastern University and is pursuing an M.B.A. with a concentration in International Business from Suffolk University. He currently works as an Office Manager at the Barr Foundation since 2008, where he supports the day-to-day activities of the Foundation, as well as operations-related projects. Jaime joined the Board in 2012.
Cecilia Mendez-Ortiz, Clerk
Cecilia is the Director of the Center for Art and Community Partnerships at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The Center works to cultivate innovative, sustainable relationships with the broader community to explore and expand the relevance of art in public life. Her work and passion has always been at the intersection of art, culture, education, and community, and she has worked in or with community arts organizations, galleries, and schools throughout Massachusetts and beyond. Cecilia joined the Board of Directors in 2011.
Elaine is the former Executive Director of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) and former Director of Strategic Planning for Special Education at Boston Public Schools. Under leadership at BCNC, program grew dramatically, the organization transitioned into a new Silver LEED-certified facility, services expanded into the City of Quincy, and the organization became nationally recognized with a White House Champions of Change Award. Currently, Elaine is a Barr Fellow and serves as the Interim Operations Director for TSNE MissionWorks. She joined the Board of Directors in 2017.
Noel is the Coordinator for the Curtis Hall Community Center in Jamaica Plain. He brings an expertise in developing and implementing programs that effect positive change among youth and communities. Noel has served on the Board of Directors since 2005.
John holds a Master in Public Policy from Tufts University and is the Policy Analyst for the Office of Economic Development for the City of Boston. He previously served as the Enforcement and Compliance Manager at the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston. John joined the Board of Directors in 2014.
Freddie Velez, Treasurer
Freddie is the Assistant Deputy Director at Youth Options Unlimited Boston, a workforce development program primarily working with court-involved youth. Freddie has served on the Board of Directors since 2005 as the Board Treasurer.
Jimmy Wyman currently works with Outward Bound USA and has spent over 15 years working with youth in both traditional and non-traditional educational settings. Prior to working with Outward Bound, he worked for 4 years with City Year Miami overseeing 20 staff and ensuring all programmatic goals were met for the 5,000 students served by City Year. Before working in Miami, Jimmy spent over 9 years working with youth in Boston in out-of-school time programming at both Sociedad Latina and Citizen Schools. At Sociedad Latina, he designed the Summer Learning Program, working with Simmons College, Boston Afterschool and Beyon, and PEAR to help prevent summer learning loss. He earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University. Jimmy joined the Board in 2018.