Matthew R. Peters
Executive Director - email@example.com
Matthew joined ChesMRC as Executive Director in September of 2012 after having spent 13 years working and living in rural Guatemala. He brings a unique point of view concerning the problems and issues that the immigrant community on the Eastern Shore is facing and has a long record of helping those most in need. His accomplishments in Guatemala include recruiting and training over 1,000 international volunteers; managing a 150-acre ecological reserve; building and managing a community library; and developing educational programs focusing on natural resource management.
Matthew has a bachelor’s degree in Forest Science from Penn State University, is an Eagle Scout and served in the Peace Corps (1999-2001).
Estela Vianey Ramirez
Assistant Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
As Assistant Director, Estela works closely with the Executive Director and is responsible for the overall operations of the ChesMRC Resource Center as well as overseeing a wide range of information and educational programs and activities for both adults and youths. Estela is also responsible for strengthening relationships with the immigrant community, understanding the challenges they face and articulating their situation to service providers and the community at large. In addition to being Girl Scout Leader for Easton Troop 1536, Estela has certifications in CPR/First Aid, Community Health Work Core Training, Chronic Self Disease Management and Stress Management. Estela is also a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) which allows her to directly enroll clients into Medicaid and/or Health Insurance Plans.
Victoria Gomez Lozano
Hispanic Outreach Coordinator - email@example.com
As Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, Victoria works with the Executive Director, Assistant Director and leadership team to assist with implementing a wide range of informational and educational programs for both adults and children, including the Afterschool Program, children and adult nutritional education, ESL, parent literacy, translation services and immigration legal assistance. Victoria is also a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) which allows her to directly enroll clients into Medicaid and/or Health Insurance Plans. Originally from Mexico and fluent in both English and Spanish, Victoria brings years of knowledge and experience in understanding and assisting the Hispanic Community of the Mid-Shore.
Dr. Lorelly Solano
Advancement Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Solano works closely with the Executive Director, staff, and board of directors, supporting the operations and development of ChesMRC's programs. Lorelly cultivates relationships with our supporters and oversees the areas of development, fundraising, planning and reporting, and communications. Lorelly also coordinates the Language and Cultural Competence Program, a multi-agency initiative that promotes the professional and culturally competent delivery of bilingual services in the community. Originally from Costa Rica and fluent in both English and Spanish, Lorelly has been active in the fields of education, research, access to language, bilingual interpretation, and program development.
Director of Administration & Finance - email@example.com
As Director of Administration & Finance, Melissa is responsible for management of the organizations operating budgets, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, human resources management, grants reporting, CAP 60 database management and general office administration. In addition, she also assists with the in-house marketing and development efforts.
Melissa has over 18 years of direct experience in business operations, office management and financial management and over 5 years in direct non-profit financial management and oversight.
Site Coordinator - Afterschool Program - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane coordinates all aspects of the ChesMRC afterschool program operations related to facilities, enrichment activities, student registration and data collection for youth grades k-5. Shane is currently a Guidance Coordinator at Caroline County Public Schools and has over 14 years experience in education, coordination and supporting youth. Shane is also currently the Vice President of Caroline County Educator's Association (CCEA) and a 2015 graduate of the National Education Association (NEA) Leaders for Tomorrow Program.
Healthy Habits Afterschool Site Coordinator - email@example.com
Charlotte coordinates all aspects of the afterschool program related to our Talbot Family Network grant. She works with FSNE curriculum in partnership with the University of MD Extension program and implements healthy lessons for youth grades 1 - 5. The program goals are to assist food insecure families and children in gaining knowledge about nutrition. Charlotte is currently a teacher at Talbot County Public School and has over 20 years teaching experience. A graduate of Salisbury University, Charlotte has her bachelors degree in Elementary Education, Masters in Reading and Masters in TESOL (Teaching English Language Learners).
Youth Program Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer assists Matthew and Estela to coordinate all scouting activities, events and advancement for youth and families as part of our afterschool scouting enrichment program. Her responsibilities include creating the annual calendar for Pack 003, preparing weekly den meetings for Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos and coordinating field trips, activities and guest speakers. She also coordinates monthly parent planning sessions and tracks achievement of each scout.
Beverlie works part-time with the ChesMRC through funding provided by the Caroline County Judy Center as a translator. Beverlie is fluent in both English and Haitian Creole and previously interned with ChesMRC while focusing on her legal degree. Beverlie assists Mateo with legal translations for the Haitian Community in Federalsburg, MD.