About

Waves Ahead Corp, was organized and incorporated by Grissel Bonilla and Wilfred Labiosa during June 2017. It was registered during August 2017 as a not-for-profit organization in Puerto Rico and in
continental US*.

Objectives:

  • Support in the development and formation of stronger segments of our community, among them, LGBT, seniors, homeless, and others; in order for them to transform their quality of living.
  • Promote an inclusive public policy for all.
  • Providing the skills necessary in order to empower them as individuals, families, and community-as-a-whole.

Objetivos:

  • Apoyar el desarrollo y formación para el fortalecimiento de comunidades, entre ellas LGBT, adultos mayores, entre otro/as, que ayuden a reforzar una transformación de calidad de vida.
  • Promover una política publica inclusiva para todas las comunidades.
  • Mejorar su apoderamiento transformando su calidad de vida, personal, familiar y comunitaria.

 

 

Grissel Bonilla, Co-founder & Deputy Director, studied her Master’s in Environmental Management from the Metropolitan University in Puerto Rico, and her bachelor’s in education with a concentration in Physics at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, and one with concentration in Biology from the Interamerican University.
She has worked for many years in the public school system of the Department of Education in Puerto Rico and with private schools in Puerto Rico and in Louisiana; most recently with various companies and non-for-profit organizations in management and development activities. She managed Title I and Title IV projects in education. She has worked for more than 25 years with marginalized communities focusing in Latinos, children with learning challenges, LGBT community, and those struggling with cognitive and physical challenges. Grissel@wavesahead.org

 

Wilfred W. Labiosa, Co-founder & Executive Director, received his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University, a master’s certificate in non-profit management from Suffolk University, and completed his internship in the Department of Psychiatry of Children’s Hospital, Boston. His PhDc is from the School of Social Work of Simmons College. He has held numerous executive positions in nonprofit organizations and has been working in the public health field for over 25 years with marginalized communities focusing in Latinos, HIV/AIDS prevention and interventions, mental health, LGBTTQ community, and those in recovery from substance abuse or alcohol. Wilfred@wavesahead.org

 
 
Seil Román, LiCSW, Mental Health Services Supervisor, received his master degree in Clinical Social Work from the Universidad del Este (UNE) and completed the clinical internship at the Psychiatric Hospital Ramon Fernández Marina in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the School of Fine Arts in San Juan with a concentration in painting; he was awarded a scholarship to participate of the Classical & Contemporary Art course in Spain. He has coducted academic presentations in Puerto Rico, Canada, and Cuba. His research has focused on the topics of older adults diagnosed with alzheimer, trauma and stress among older LGBTQ adults, and cognitive learning among grammar school children. Seil@wavesahead.org

*(registration number: 399869; Employer Identification number: 66-0886812; our 501c3 registration number: 26053734001417).