Board of Directors
Sara I. Diaz Valentin, MD, MSC, FPMRS, FACOG
Founder & President
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
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
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.
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.
Chief Operational Officer
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.
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
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
Social Media Coordinator
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.”
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.
Chief Financial Officer
New York, New York
Migna Guzman is an independent
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
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.
Social Media Director