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
Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer
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
Vice-president & Puerto Rico Regional Manager
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
Secretary & Chief Operational Officer
Born and raised in the northwest municipality of Isabela, Puerto Rico. Dr. Reveron is a recent Boston transplant, where she’s completing her Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Tufts Medical Center.
Johanna Rivera Anazagasty, Pharm. D.
Chief Program Officer
Johanna Rivera Anazagasty is a Behavioral Health Clinical Pharmacist for Veterans Affairs Health Administration at the Texas Valley Coastal Bend VA Health Care System. She was born in New Haven, CT and raised in Aguada, PR.
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.
Lissette Gutierrez, MD
Chief Development Officer
New York, New York
Dr. Lissette Gutierrez is a gynecologist specializing in Sexual Health in Long Island, New York. She has done medical missionary work in Haiti, Cambodia, and Puerto Rico. Raised in Puerto Rico and worked there for the National Health Service Corps. “My goal and vision are to help those in need.”
Janice Santos Cortes, MD
Programs Associate Director, Health & Wellness Director
Born and raised Puerto Rican
Important things in life: family, friends that become family. A love for traveling and animals and my job as a urologist.
“When the intentions are good the Universe conspire”
Karen Caraballo Psy.D.
Economy & Community Growth Director
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.
Margie Gerena Lewis, MD
Margie Gerena Lewis, MD is a mother of two and a physician living in Akron, Ohio. She has done volunteer medical and non-medical missions to Ecuador, El Salvador, and Haiti. The Coqui Education Program stems from her idea of “Adopt-A-School Program” where individuals, organizations, or corporations can adopt a school of their choice to help design a needed program.
Michelle Ramírez, MD
Dr. Ramírez lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is a Pediatric Critical Care physician and founder of Dream Vibrant Health (dreamvibranthealth.com)
Mildred J. Perea, MD
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.”
Vanessa Rodríguez, MD
Delray Beach, Florida
Dr. Vanessa Rodríguez is a Board-Certified adult endocrinologist with 10+ years’ experience in the areas of Diabetes, Metabolism and other endocrine conditions with a private practice in Delray Beach, FL. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, most of her family still lives in the Island even after Hurricane Maria struck
Blanca I. Durand, MD
Dr. Blanca I. Durand is an Otorhinolaryngologist with a subspecialty in Otology. Dr. Durand was raised in Puerto Rico where she completed her medical school studies at Ponce School of Medicine. Her practice is in Atlanta, Georgia. “I consider it an honor and a privilege to help those in need, especially those that I hold close to my heart, the people of my beautiful island of Puerto Rico“.
Brenda Gonzalez, MD
Dr. Brenda Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico and lives in Miami, Florida. She is a Pulmonary-Critical Care physician.