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Board of Directors

Paul Slee Rodriguez

President

Alina S. Bustamante

Vice-President

Manuel Herrera

Treasurer

Fabian Gonzalez

Secretary

Ana Marìa Estrada

Board Member

Isolda Peguero

Board Member

Luis Galli

Board Member

Valentina Berger

Board Member

Gabriela García

Board Member

Blanca Camacho

Board Member

Board of Directors

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Paul Slee Rodriguez

Chair

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.

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Alina S. Bustamante

Vice-Chair

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Manny Herrera

Treasurer

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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Fabian Gonzalez

Secretary

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Ana María Estrada

Board Member

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Isolda Peguero

Board Member

Isolda Peguero is an actress and voice-over artist with an outgoing personality and a friendly, nuanced and dynamic voice. 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. Though her voice is one of the most trusted and recognizable in the Hispanic Market, Isolda is also able to alter it through inflection, diction and speed, making her quite the chameleon. Her versatility, fearlessness and approachable personality are some of her major assets. 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. She has performed in several acting roles including theater, commercial and currently works narrating audiobooks in Spanish. Isolda is available for voice-over and on-camera work.

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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.

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Valentina Berger

Board Member

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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.

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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.

Advisory Board

Manuel Alfaro

Manolo Garcia-Oliva

Juan Carlos Restrepo

Johnny Sanchez

Luis Salgado

Gloria Zelaya

Lupe Gehrenbeck

Giselle Allers

Our Staff

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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).

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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.

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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”
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Mathia Vargas

Staff 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

Staff 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.

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Ursula Tinoco

Staff 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”.