Coalition Director  – Mrs. Brenda Padilla

Health Educator with over 15 years experience in public health and health communication. Brenda has a background in elementary education and special education K-3, bachelor’s degree from University of Sagrado Corazón and a Masters in Education in Public Health from the Medical Sciences Campus of the UPR. She is also an events entertainer, commercial broadcaster, storyteller with puppets, producer of gastronomic events and health.

Medical Director  – Dr. Concepción Q. de Longo

In 2009 she served as Assistant Secretary of Health of the Department of Health of Puerto Rico. She has been awarded the Borden Award in Public Health from the Hospital de Distrito Universitario, San Juan; Excellence Award in Service to Children of Ronald McDonald Children Charity; Award for Medical Excellence of the Year (1992) from the Hospital Pediátrico Universitario, San Juan; among others.

Administrator – Mr. Carlos Castañeda

Children and Adolescents Program Coordinator – Mrs. Marisol Barceló

Marisol Barceló is a professional with over 15 years experience in marketing, sales, event coordination and protocol. She has a BA in Business Administration and a background in Public Relations from the Sagrado Corazón University. In VOCES as program coordinator and Adolescent Immunization under the Carnival Immunization Program she has made an impact for around 10,000 people in the school community.

Adults Program Coordinator – Ms. Taisha Meléndez

TAISHAShe holds a Masters in Public Health specializing in gerontology and certified in Security Management Systems. Taisha has over 8 years experience in evaluation research. She has been an educator, data analyst, consultant and coordinator. Among her areas of interest and expertise the following are highlighted: training caregivers for the elderly, skills development, emergency preparedness in public health, social resilience, strategic development and public policy. In VOCES as coordinator of the Adult Immunization Program she is leading several initiatives to increase vaccination levels of adults 65 years and over impacting both the elderly and their caregivers and service providers.