Matthew R. Peters
Executive Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Finance & Administration Manager - email@example.com
As the Finance & Administrative Manager, Ommama is responsible for management of the organizations operating budgets, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, human resources management, grants reporting, and general office administration. In addition, she also assists with the in-house marketing and development efforts.
Ommama has over 8 years of direct experience in accounting, banking and financial management. Originally from Pakistan, she brings a unique set of skills to the Finance/Admin Manager position as she is also able to work with clients to translate as needed and better serve our immigrant community.
Site Coordinator - Afterschool Program & Healthy Habits - 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.
Shane also leads the Healthy Habits program related to our Talbot Family Network grant. He 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.
Communications Coordinator - email@example.com
Jennifer started at ChesMRC as the youth coordinator responsible for coordinating all scouting activities, events and advancement for youth and families as part of our afterschool scouting enrichment program. Recently, Jennifer was promoted to the new Communications Coordinator and is responsible for implementing and managing the new ChesMRC Call Center in partnership with Caroline & Talbot Counties. Jennifer's responsibilities include overseeing the VOIP programs used by ChesMRC, recording and documenting referrals and information given through the new hotline for non-English speakers in the region, maintaining current status of resources for non-English speakers through partner agencies and service providers in the region.
Ingrid Diaz Lopez
Hispanic Outreach Coordinator & Community Liaison - firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Hispanic Outreach Coordinator & Community Liaison, Ingrid is the midpoint of communication between our center and other organizations in order to facilitate the community we serve for them to access the services from those organizations. She also participates in community events to reach out to members of the community that still aren't aware of our services.
Originally from Guatemala, Ingrid has been part of our center since high school through our mentor program and has also volunteered for our center. She brings outstanding skills to the table that best suit her job position and more!
Benefits Outreach Specialist - Jackie@chesmrc.org
Jackie was brought into our ChesMRC team as our Benefits Outreach Specialist. Our center is now authorized to help our community with SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and Jackie is happy to help Talbot County and surrounding counties. She is trained and ready to assist consumers with their SNAP needs.
She is currently studying at Arizona State University to become a Spanish teacher because she loves educating students for a better tomorrow! She is originally from Veracruz, Mexico, and is really proud of her Mexican roots. Jackie is a very outstanding employee and we are glad to have brought her to our team.