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The Powermeter 2017

El Planeta Powermeter 2017 Nominations - Massachusetts' Most Influential People for Latinos

¡AQUÍ ESTÁN! / HERE THEY ARE!

The 2017 Powermeter 100 Honorees

¡Revelamos la lista de las 100 personas más influyentes para la comunidad hispana de Massachusetts! Esta diversa lista presenta 100 personas excepcionales que han trabajado para mejorar las vidas de los latinos de la región. Prepárese a leer nuestra edición impresa y nuestra edición digital con blurbs en inglés y español, y más contenido relacionado al Powermeter 100.


Here they are! Massachusetts 100 most influential people for the Hispanic community. This diverse list presents one hundred powerful individuals from all walks of life. Look for our upcoming print and digital editions which will contain bilingual blurbs of all Honorees and additional content related to The Powermeter 100.

Sponsored By The Boston Museum of Fine Arts
  • Rosalyn Acosta, Massachusetts Sec. Workforce Development
  • Carolina Alarco, Aegerion Pharmaceutical / Milagros para Ninos
  • Marcela Aldaz-Matos, Partners Healthcare
  • Marcony Almeida, Office of Massachusetts Attorney General
  • Greg Almieda, Global View Communications
  • Marisol Amaya, La Alianza Hispana
  • Thomas Ambrosino, City Manager, City of Chelsea
  • Janine Anzalota, Executive director fair housing and equity City of Boston
  • Felix D. Arroyo, Register, Suffolk Probate & Family Court
  • Roy Avellaneda, Councillor At-Large, City of Chelsea
  • Ruben Azocar, Tufts Medical Center
  • Charlie Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Molly Baldwin, ROCA
  • Phyllis Barajas, Conexión
  • Javier Barrientos, Biogen
  • Javier Bellini, Eastern Bank
  • Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción - IBA
  • Alberto Calvo, Stop and Compare Supermarket / Chelsea Chamber of Commerce
  • Nurys Camargo, CHICA Project
  • Ileana Cintron, Holyoke Public Schools
  • Dharma Cortes, Harvard School of Medicine
  • Yasmin Cruz, Brown Advisory
  • Rich Cuthie, Chelsea Chamber of Commerce
  • Jose De la Rosa, Guardian Healthcare, LLC
  • David Del Mar, Resilient Coders
  • Janin Duran, Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll)
  • Benjamin Echevarria, The Welcome Project
  • Ivan Espinoza Madrigal, Lawyers Committee Economic and Social Justice
  • Amanda Fernandez, Latinos for Education
  • Sharon Fosbury, The Neighborhood Developers
  • Paul Francisco, State Street Corporation
  • Betty Francisco, Latina Circle Amplify
  • Yvonne Garcia, ALPFA National
  • Judith Garcia, Chelsea City Council
  • Philip Giffee, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing
  • Thomas Glynn, Massport
  • Regla Gonzalez, LULAC Massachusetts
  • Cristina Gonzalez, Staples
  • Maria Gonzalez Albuixech, Health Care for All
  • Louis Gutierrez, Massachusetts Health Connector
  • Maura Healey, Attorney General of Massachusetts
  • Julio Henriquez, The Law Offices of Julio Henriquez
  • Pablo Hernandez, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
  • Monse Hood, RevereTV
  • Deborah Jackson, Cambridge College
  • Tito Jackson, Boston Councillor District 7
  • Sergio Jaramillo, Chelsea Chamber of Commerce / Broadway Jewelers
  • Enna Jimenez, Wellington Management
  • Joseph Kennedy III, US Rep. for Mass. 4th Congressional District
  • Brian Keyes, Chelsea Police Department
  • Ruddy Lazo, Consul de El Salvador en Boston
  • Julie Levison, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Janelle Liceaga Rojas, Akamai
  • Juan Lopera, Tufts Health Plan
  • Keri Rodrigues Lorenzo, Massachusetts Parents United (MPU)
  • Manny Lopes, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
  • Frances Martinez, North Shore Latino Business Association
  • Marty Martinez, Mass Mentoring
  • José Massó, WBUR ¡Con Salsa!
  • Julia Mejia, CPLAN
  • Georgiana Melendez, Umass Boston
  • Oswald Mondejar, Partners Healthcare
  • Patricia Montes, Centro Presente
  • Will Morales, Boston Commissioner, Centers for Youth and Families
  • David Morales, Steward Health Care System
  • Marcela Mosquera, NEACOL
  • Yadires Nova Salcedo y Angel Salcedo, Encuentro Latino
  • Michelle O'Berg Figueroa, Univision, CNN
  • Alexandra Oliver-Davila, Sociedad Latina
  • Cynthia Orellana, University of Massachusetts Boston.
  • Hector y Nivia Pina, Merengue, Vejigantes and Doña Habana
  • Lucy Pineda, LUMA
  • Karleen Porcena, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Yakeel Quiroz, Massachusetts General Hospital MUNDOS
  • Emilio Rabasa Gamboa, Consul de Mexico en Boston
  • Simon Rios, WBUR
  • Daniel Rivera, Mayor, City of Lawrence
  • Roxana Rivera, 32BJ SEIU
  • Marta Rivera, Greater Boston Latino Network
  • Jose Rivera Adrovet, Telemundo Boston
  • Robert Rivers, Eastern Bank
  • Veronica Robles y Willy Lopez, Veronica Robles Cultural Center
  • Jabes Rojas, Governor's Office Deputy Chief of Staff for Access & Opportunity
  • Eneida Roman, Latina Circle Amplify
  • Jeffrey Sanchez, State Rep. 15th Suffolk District, Chair House Ways and Means Committee
  • Carlos E. Santiago, Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education
  • Steven Snyder, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
  • Alejandra St. Guillen, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Advancement
  • Madeleine Steczynski, ZUMIX
  • Beatriz Stein Stein, AENI, Ecuadorian Consulate
  • Giselle Sterling, City of Boston, Commissioner Veterans' Services
  • Francisco Urena, Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Katiuska Valiente, Univision
  • Andy Vargas, Haverhill City Council
  • Kendrys Vasquez, City Council, City of Lawrence
  • Gladys Vega, Chelsea Collaborative
  • Damali Vidot, Councillor At-Large, City of Chelsea
  • Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston
  • Isabel Wright, New England Association for Colombian Children (NEACOL)
  • Michelle Wu, Councillor At-Large / President, Boston City Council
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The 2017 Powermeter 100 Judges

Lazaro Lopez, Area Manager Installation & Maintenance / Construction, Verizon

Lazaro Lopez (Laz) is the Area Manager Installation & Maintenance / Construction for Verizon's Metro Boston South region with Operational responsibility for Verizon's Boston FiOS deployment. He leads a team of 150 dynamic, engaged employees responsible for the Construction, Installation, Customer Care and Service delivery of FiOS (voice, video and data), Fiber to the Cell Site, Ethernet, Hi Speed Data and Voice services to 350,000 Residence, Small and Large Business customers. Lopez is active in civic and charitable organizations serving on the Governor's Latino Advisory Commision, Governor's Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants and the Latino Legacy Fund at The Boston Foundation.

Amanda Martinez, Executive Director, Latino STEM Alliance

Amanda is an award winning diversity professional with exceptional creative and analytical ability to align strategy with business and organizational needs, develop focused initiatives and provide tactical and strategic grassroots solutions.

Rafael Ulloa, El Planeta Media Executive Editor

Rafael is a founding team member of El Planeta Media, publisher of El Planeta Newspaper in Massachusetts and El Tiempo Latino in Washington, DC. He also produces/hosts El Planeta Hoy TV specials for WCEA TV in Boston.

Tibisay Zea, El Planeta Media Senior Reporter

Tibisay is a bilingual journalist native from Venezuela. She has worked for media organizations in Venezuela, Spain and the United States. As a Senior Reporter for El Planeta Media, the largest Spanish newspaper in Greater Boston, she has covered a wide range of stories concerning the Latino Community. Last year, she was awarded aNew America Media fellowship for reporting about the impact of climate change and resilience in East Boston. This year she was also awarded with a Journalist in Aging Fellowship from the Gerontological Society of America to investigate the challenges that face Latinos undocumented elders in New England. She also covered the Boston marathon bombings for the prestigious ABC newspaper in Spain.



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