Rev. Angel Pagán

Chair

Rev. Angel Pagan served for twenty years as an accountant for corporations and non – profit organizations, most recently in the American Baptist Home Mission Society (ABHMS). He is currently the senior pastor of the Lower Merion Baptist Church, PA., and accepted the Chair position at CCATE with joy. Rev. Pagan brought the vision to expand CCATE’s financial capacity, bring partners, and find a permanent home where CCATE can project for the next 20 years. Rev. Pagan is from a Puerto Rican background and grew up in the Bronx, New York. He has an M.Div degree from Eastern University.

Dr. Cristina Soriano

Vice Chair 

Dr. Soriano‘s knowledge about Latin America and Latino Society in the United States brings direction in this time when the immigrant and Latino community are confronting anti-immigrant policies in a rare environment. Dr. Soriano is from Caracas, Venezuela and obtained her Ph.D from New York University in Latin American Studies.

Mirna Zaragoza

Treasurer

Mirna Zaragoza is native from Puebla, Mexico, and a professional financial specialist. She graduated from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional of Mexico City.

Mrs. Zaragoza works at Pfizer Inc. Campus College Ville as Senior Information Technology Auditor. She brings to CCATE corporate experience and an important partnership with CRG Latino group of Pfizer Inc.




Caitlin Barry

Voting Member

 

Caitlin Barry is a community lawyer and Professor from Villanova University, with focuses on migrant justice, gender self-determination, and grassroots empowerment. Her experience and knowledge in legal issues has made her a very valuable asset to CCATE.

Dr. Catherine Bartch

Voting Member

Catherine Bartch is the Associate Director of Latin American and Latinx Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include Latin American politics, democratic theory, civic education and participation, international development and identity politics. She recently completed her dissertation examining how university based civic education initiatives could educate for a participatory democracy, and she is currently expanding these research interests to the Latin American region. Bartch receieved her Ph.D in Political Science from Temple University.

Caitlin Brady

Voting Member

Caitlin Brady is an agricultural educator and food justice advocate. She connected with CCATE in the autumn of 2016 as a representative from Green Partner. It’s our honor to have her in the CCATE family!

Dr. Tulia Falleti

Voting Member

Tulia Falleti is the Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science, Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Falleti earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University.

Dr. Falleti brings to CCATE opportunities to our students top open the perspective for college opportunities as is the OAS model in partnership with the Organization of American States.

Rev. Florence Li

Voting Member

Rev. Florence Li Maldonado is an American Baptist Minister with vast experience working with refugees and immigrants. Native to Hong Kong, Rev. Li understands the difficulties that immigrant families face when arriving to a new country.

Rev. Florence Li supports CCATE with her multicultural perspective and expertise.

Dr. Roberto Rodríguez

Voting Member

As one of the earliest members of CCATE, Roberto Rodriguez began to teach weekend adult computer classes in 2011, and joined the CCATE board in 2012. In 2014, he became the second chair of CCATE, serving in this position from 2014 to 2018. During his tenure, CCATE expanded from 3 programs (after school, art and English) to 32 weekly courses in seven areas: art, education, environmental care, music, health and nutrition, media and technology and languages and literacy.

Fernando Toledo

Voting Member

Fernando Toledo is a professor and architect from Mexico. Combining his experience in both Mexico and US, his projects have won several local, state and national awards.

Marian Vidaurri

Voting Member

Ms. Marian Vidaurri is a Mexican diplomat and currently serves as Advisor for the General Secretary of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro. Vidaurri, who has studied at Cornell University, Oxford University, and the University of Pennsylvania, is an excellent example of Mexican diplomacy. Her words encouraging communities to organize and create sustainable democracy inspired the Mural “Voices of Peace and Social Transformation”, painted by fifty two CCATE – 21st CCLC Students at the Norristown Area High School. Marian brings to CCATE an international vision.