Our Team

We are a group of like-minded women from all walks of life, working tirelessly to better Puerto Rico for generations to come. Our team will continue with the long-term efforts to support and aid the people of Puerto Rico by providing services that increase access to disaster relief and preparedness, healthcare and wellness, and education.

Board of Directors

Sara I. Diaz Valentin, MD, MSC, FPMRS, FACOG

Sara I. Diaz Valentin, MD, MSC, FPMRS, FACOG

Founder & President

Indianapolis, Indiana

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Diaz is a urogynecologist with a thriving practice in Richmond, Indiana where she is the Medical Director of Women’s Health services at Reid Health.

Linka Matos, MD, JD

Linka Matos, MD, JD

Vice-president

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dr. Linka Matos Rivera is an anesthesiologist specialized in interventional pain management, regenerative medicine, acupuncture, and traditional Chinese herbal medicine.

Carolina E. Reveron-Arias, MD

Carolina E. Reveron-Arias, MD

Secretary

Boston, Massachusetts 

Born and raised in the northwest municipality of Isabela, Puerto Rico. Dr. Reveron-Arias is a radiologist  specializing in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at Tufts Medical Center in Boston Massachusetts.

Staff

Karen Caraballo Psy.D.

Karen Caraballo Psy.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Brooklyn, New York

Born and Raised in Puerto Rico Dr. Karen Caraballo is a New York City Bilingual Clinical Psychologist in private practice. She has extensive experience with Latino Immigrant Families.

Millie Ramos

Millie Ramos

Chief Operational Officer

Puerto Rico

I worked for 32 years at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. My preparation in Business Administration led to my career in the UPR that spanned from Statistics Official, Budget Analyst, and Auxiliary Dean in Administrative Affairs in the School of Architecture during my last years there. Besides being passionate about sustainability, environmentalism, livable communities as well as being of service to others, I am a passionate believer in volunteer service, and since my retirement has retaken with enthusiasm. In the last few years, I have enjoyed being of service to various non-profit organizations.

Félix Seda

Félix Seda

Regional Manager

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Born and raised in San Juan Puerto Rico and has experience working in humanitarian-volunteer organizations. Has worked in leadership, administration, team building, and project management. Currently undertaking his Ph.D. in psychology in researching mental health after traumatic events.

María G. Mongil Lomba

María G. Mongil Lomba

Volunteer Coordinator

Humacao, Puerto Rico

María G. Mongil Lomba was born and raised in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Currently, she is completing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor concentration in Project Management from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. 

Mildred J. Perea, MD

Mildred J. Perea, MD

Social Media Coordinator

Tampa, Florida

Puerto Rican Pediatrician practicing in Tampa, Florida. She is a mother of two and creator of Chronicles of a Juggling Mom.
“I have joined PRRU to be able to give back to my community and see my fellow Puerto Ricans thrive.”

Carlos Santos-Rivera

Carlos Santos-Rivera

Grant Writer Associate

Salt Lake City, Utah

Carlos Santos-Rivera was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Iowa State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. Carlos holds a position with the University of Utah as a teaching assistant and an apprentice position with the Salt Lake City Corporation Planning Department. Santos-Rivera’s interests are equity in housing, transportation, disaster recovery, and urban politics. As a McNair Scholar, he published on housing informal reconstruction after Hurricane Maria in the Journal of Management in Engineering, Community & Regional Planning Proceedings, and the 17th Engineering Project Organization Conference’s conference proceedings. Carlos hopes to pursue a Ph.D. and keep working hand and hand with underserved communities across the Pacific and the Caribbean.

Migna Guzman

Migna Guzman

Chief Financial Officer

New York, New York

Migna Guzman is an independent options and stock trader. Previously, she held senior management roles at Fortune 500 companies Warnaco and Liz Claiborne. Migna holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Bridgeport.

Chrys Cuencas

Chrys Cuencas

Executive Assistant

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Chrys M. Cuencas Cuencas was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Currently, she is completing a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Level General Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras. She has worked with various local non-profits in projects supporting children and youth development with a particular interest in transdisciplinary health research. 

Michelle Ramírez, MD

Michelle Ramírez, MD

Editorial & Disaster Relief Director

Brooklyn, New York

Dr. Ramírez lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is a Pediatric Critical Care physician and founder of Dream Vibrant Health.

Eimy Rivera

Eimy Rivera

Social Media Director

Puerto Rico

Eimy Rivera is a fashion designer who specializes in fashion sustainability. She is currently doing a BA in International Business and she’s also the founder of the resort womenswear brand Eimy Marie The Label. She loves working with websites, blogs, and social media.
Kermin Martinez

Kermin Martinez

Grant Writer

Rochester, New York
 
Dr. Kermin Joel Martínez-Hernández was born and raised in Guánica, Puerto Rico. He is an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. He teaches general chemistry classes and organizes teacher workshops about differentiated instruction and problem-based learning. He has vast experience facilitating: Entering Mentoring, Facilitator Training for Entering Mentoring, and Culturally Aware Mentoring training to diverse backgrounds across career stages in STEM and related fields both in-person and virtually.

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