Our Team


Pablo Andrade

Executive Director

Actor, director, producer, and teaching artist. Pablo is Artistic Director of Corezon, Founder of La Guía Cultural, and faculty member of HB StudioNYU Tisch and Moment Work Institute. As a teacher, he has trained actors in the US, Latin America and Europe. As a director, he has been mentored by Tony Award recipients Jack Hofsiss and Thomas Kail. As an actor, he played the leading role of the New York Times Critics’ Pick production of Mario Vargas Llosa’s Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, and dozens of other plays and films. Pablo Andrade is a proud alumnus of the HB Studio and Hagen Institute as well as the Cultural Visitor Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Some of his awards include: ATI Awards for Best Director Monologue (2020) and Breakthrough Director (2018), Fuerza Award for Best Director (2017), and Latin ACE Award for Best Actor Drama (2015).

Monica Delgado

Monica Delgado

Member Services Coordinator

Monica Delgado is a SAG-AFTRA actor, dancer-choreographer, and voiceover artist. She recently received the Best Supporting Actress Award from the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Berlin 2017 & Milan 2016 for the film Bx3M. Film and television credits Irish Blues; Love Speaks; Louise; Bummer; Lunatics, Lovers & Actors; 107th Street; and the pilots “Waterfront” and “Wize Guys”. Theater credits include roles in Sweet Charity, Finian’s Rainbow, Cabaret, Llamada/Rally Cry, Yo Soy Latina, and El Camaleón y las 7 Puertas. Completely fluent in both English and Spanish, and has developed a voiceover career in the Spanish-language market, for brands such as Avon, Kohl’s, Metamucil, Clairol, McDonald’s, and Planned Parenthood, as well as on camera for the New York State Lottery. She is also a proud member of HOLA, R.Evolucion Latina and Pajarillo Pinta’o.


Phoenix Ximénez


Phoenix has worked in Off-Broadway productions, regional theatre, interactive children’s theatre, indie films, TV and voice-overs. Her credits include Bold Enough To Say, an original rock opera; War Songs and Woodstock at 40 at Bristol Riverside Theatre; The Children of Hip Hop, indie film; and on-camera host for Horse TV’s award-winning documentary Real Desire. Phoenix’s training includes working with vocal coach Julio Augustin, Acting For The Camera with Tony Plane and R.Evolucíon Latina’s Beyond Workshop Series for musical theater. Phoenix has a BFA in Visual Arts and her professional experience includes working as a graphic and digital artist, administration, and as a manager and exhibit lead focused on guest engagement and education for Liberty Science Center museum. She also volunteers as an animal rescuer and is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 


Samuel Garnica

Communication Director

Venezuelan Actor, Singer and VO. His first acting studies were at the Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB), where he graduated as a Social Communicator mention Audiovisual Arts.
In NYC, some credits collected are “El Laurel de Apolo” and “La Canción” (Repertorio Español), “The Tempest (R.Evolucion Latina) Love and Yogurt (Theater Barn), Matilda – The Musical (Salgado Productions) “The Dropout” “Superhero Roberto Clemente” and “La Cucarachita Martina” (Teatro SEA), among others; Winner of the ATI award 2017 as best supporting actor for his work on “Así que pasen 5 años”.  Recently, awarded as Best Actor at the Fuerza Fest 2019 for “La llamada de Lauren”, and HOLA Award and ACE Award for “Delicadas”

Inma Heredia

Special Projects

Born in Seville, Spain, Inma is a full-fledged actress, singer, flamenco dancer, comedian, master of ceremonies, and dubbing voice. She joined London’s Stopgap Theater Company. In the U.S., Imma attended Massachusetts’ Holy Cross College and went on to renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. In Poland she was trained at Gardzienice Center of Theatre Practice. Being successful in movies and theater, she also has done well while performing for prestigious TV networks, such as Univision, Telemundo and Supercanal. Among the many accolades obtained, she was granted ACE, HOLA and ATI awards.


Laura Riveros-Sefair

Member Outreach

I’m Laura, queer, Colombian-Lebanese actor and voice over artist working in NYC. You can use they/them or she/her pronouns when talking about me. I was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. My mom’s side of the family are immigrants from Lebanon (best food in the world), and my dad’s side of the family are long time Colombian (second best food in the world. It’s just the truth, I don’t make the rules). Performing and storytelling have always been part of my life, even when I didn’t realize it. I moved to NYC in 2009 after working in the Colombian Musical Theatre stage, and now you’re stuck with me. I am also a Teaching Artist, a writer, and a fiber and needlework artist. Take a look around, hopefully we’ll get to work together soon! 

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Ursula Tinoco

Team Member

Born and raised in Mexico City, Ursula Tinoco is an award winning actor, best known for her performances in New York’s Latin theaters. She has won a total of ten awards in Latin Theater including the HOLA Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and the ACE Award as Best Comedy Actress. She’s known for her portrayal of fierce, unbridled women. Newspaper Impacto Latino described her as a “well-rounded actress with a brimming stage presence”.

Ricardo Stevan

Team Member

Ricardo is a Colombian actor, singer and musical theater director who graduated in design and graphic communication with an emphasis in marketing from the renowned Unitec University in Bogotá, Colombia. His studies and theatrical training were carried out at the school of actors in the city of Barranquilla. As a singer, he was part of Skala Orquesta, where he stood out not only as a leading voice but also as director and composer of many of the songs in this project. In 2014 he settled in New York City where he has been part of several artistic productions for local companies, and with his company Fábrica de Estrellas.


Mathia Vargas

Team Member

Mathia is a born and bred New Yorker. While at the University at Albany she was cast as the lead in her first ever production and was nominated for an Irene Ryan award for her performance. She continued performing in University productions and returned to New York City to continue her career in theatre and film. She has been cast in a number of leading and supporting roles in both theatre and independent films. Most recently she worked with acclaimed filmmaker Jim McKay in a supporting role in her first feature ON THE SEVENTH DAY. Mathia won a 2015 HOLA Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast for her work in the play YOLEROS (Theatrica, 2015).

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Julio Ortega

Team Member

Julio Ortega is a bilingual actor, writer and producer graduate at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Some credits in Theater include Anna in the Tropics (Santiago), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute), Cock (John), Medardo (Medardo Ángel Silva),  The Public (White Horse), In Love but Discreet (Hernando), Hablemos a calzon quitado (Juan), The Galapagos Animal Convention (Environmentalist). In TV and Film Ortega has worked in Medardo the film as Medardo Ángel Silva, De la vida real (Ecuavisa), El puente del destino, The Perfect Murder, A Crime to Remember, The Hunt, Wet Shapes. In V.O and radio some credits include for New York City and Univision in La ciencia del amor podcast.

Board of Directors

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Paul Slee Rodriguez


Paul Slee Rodriguez has served as Executive Director of New Dramatists and Ensemble Studio Theatre (Hand to God, Year of the Rooster, Kentucky, Photograph 51, Isaac’s Eye, River Crosses Rivers Festival and multiple Marathons of One Act Plays) recipients of Drama Desk, Special Tony Honor and Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. Currently he serves as Executive Director of INTAR (Then They Forgot About the Rest, Bundle of Sticks, ¡Oso Fabuloso & the Bearbacks!  MicroTeatro) and serves on the Board of CultureHub, an art & technology community.


Alina S. Bustamante

Vice Chair

Dr. Segura-Bustamante is a board certified psychiatrist with over 30 years’ experience in child development and social emotional learning. She served as director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Woodhull Medical Center, a New York University Medical School affiliate until 2019.  Throughout her career, Dr. Segura-Bustamante has provided extensive consultation in behavioral assessment and management to diverse families in New York City. She co-owned a theatre space in SoHo with her husband, Francisco Rivela, actor and director until 2011. She produced many of his plays and is an ardent supporter of the arts.


Ana María Estrada


Actress, producer, entrepreneur, and director, Estrada has the distinction of working in both, the Hispanic American market and the General market, better known as Hollywood. Peruvian by birth, she currently resides between the cities of New York, Lima and Miami, which allow her to work easier in various artistic projects. Her love for the performing arts started at an early age and decided to polish her talents studying acting with wonderful masters in New York, Los Angeles, and London. She also studied film at the New York Film Academy. Estrada, a member of the important AFTRA and SAG actor unions, has produced several independent films under her own company, Dakini Productions and with Triangle Entertainment. Outside of the performing arts, she is a partner with her brother Gustavo in Supreme Consultant, a health agency, where they help with jobs to more than 200 people. 


Manny Herrera


Manuel Herrera (Manny) is a veteran Producer/Director and Voice-Over Motivator with 40 years of experience, a highly sought after AudioBook and Dubbing Producer, and an increasingly influential person in the U.S. Spanish-language performing arts and publishing arenas. Manuel Herrera has earned the respect of peers and associates as a trailblazer for his fellow Spanish-speaking actors in the U.S. He is a Director at DuArt Media Services, producing Spanish Audiobooks, Dubbing and Commercials for clients globally.

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Blanca Camacho

Board Member

BLANCA CAMACHO is a native New Yorker, NYU grad, actress, narrator and longtime HOLA member. She is an Original Broadway Cast member of In The Heights and also  works in TV, film, commercials, industrials, animation, audiobooks, podcasts and web series. She received the ACCA Award from Actor’s Equity and the Leading Light Award from HACA. Aside from the creative arts, Ms. Camacho is also the VP of the St. Michael Academy Alumnae Association Charitable Foundation and administers the foundation’s educational scholarships.


Luis Galli

Board Member

Born in Miraflores Peru, Luis is a lawyer from University of Lima who changed careers in 2004. He holds a MFA in Environmental Law from De Montfort University, U.K. And an MFA in advertising and marketing from Ecole SAWI in Switzerland while working for the U.N. Luis belongs to a family of artists and changed his life moving to NY graduating from his third MFA in Drama at The Actor’s Studio Drama School, at the New School University (TNS). Luis has worked as an Assistant Professor of drama and Spanish since 2002. He acts, directs, writes, teaches and produces. Luis published his first novel MUJER DESAPARECIDA in 2019 currently selling internationally. He acted in 22 films and 40 plays on Broadway and off and off off Broadway.


Gabriela García

Board Member

Gabriela Garcia in an artist dividing her time between the theater, dance, print, commercial, tv, and education industries.  With an extensive international career in the performing arts she has acquired vast knowledge which contributes to her artistry.  Gabriela holds a BA in Performing Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California, and is Co-Founder  of R.Evolución Latina (RL), a nonprofit organization making a difference through the arts. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.  Currently starring in LUCIERNAGAS, a showcase at the 14th st. Y. November 12-20th.


Angel Gil Orrios

Board Member

Director, Writer, Producer, and Designer. Angel is the Artistic/Executive Director of the prestigious Thalia Spanish Theatre in New York since 2000, and has been honored with the New York 2009 MAYOR’S AWARD FOR ARTS AND CULTURE, and the Hispanic Leadership Award by the New York City Council. He received the 2017 Raul Julia HOLA Founders Award for Excellence, and the 2010 ACE Special Award for Artistic Achievement from the Association of Latin Critics of Entertainment of New York. In 2015 he received the “Sunnysider of the Year” Award from the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and Artists, as well as Proclamations and Citations from the NY City Council, the NY State Senate and Assembly, and the United States Congress.

Advisory Board

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Valentina Berger

Advisory Board Member

Results driven producer and education professional with 12 years of successive growth in the Broadway industry. Proven track record of building and maintaining relationships to drive successful execution of sales-driven campaigns for premium must-see productions, venues, exhibitions, workshops and events. Looking for opportunities to build bridges between Broadway and Latin America through theater education and international productions.


Isolda Peguero

Advisory Board Member

Isolda Peguero is an actress and voice-over artist. She is a natural storyteller, bringing 30 years of journalistic experience that includes radio, print and television; 25 of which were as a National Correspondent for Telemundo Network to her work. Although fully bilingual, her focus is to work for the Hispanic Market. Her outstanding media career is an example of her dedication, discipline, determination and talent. She has interviewed over 30 heads of state, US Presidents, Grammy and Oscar winning celebrities, maintaining complete decorum and control. Isolda’s accolades and awards include Emmy’s, Pico de Oro, Most Influential Woman of The Year by the NY Governor’s office, Associated Press and many more. She is also proud to have won a Mortales’s Award for Best New Actor in a series aired in the US and abroad.

Manuel Alfaro

Giselle Allers

Manolo Garcia-Oliva

Lupe Gehrenbeck

Ross Linegar

Johnny Sanchez

Juan Carlos Restrepo

Gloria Zelaya

HOLA Founding Members

Jorge Alvarado
Edwin Ávila
Denia Brache
Doris Castellanos
Emerit Carrero
Eduardo Corbé
Miriam Cruz
Tony Diaz
Lourdes Ferré
Armando García
Clarita Hernandez
Roberto López
Manuel Martínez
Antonieta Maximo
Andrés Nóbregas
Ilka Tanya Payan
Elizabeth Peña
Rubén Rabasa
Larry Ramos
Jorge Ros
René Troche
Wilfredo Zagal