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Highly qualified professionally and personally

Our Team

We are a team of highly qualified professionals and efficient, resilient people committed to our communities and vulnerable populations.

Our Boards of Directors: Waves Ahead Corp. President Wilfred W. Labiosa, Vice-President Lisbeth Melendez, Secretary Alexis Burgos Guzman, Treasurer Jean-Marie Navetta, Members-at-Large: Swinda Colon Martínez, Sofia Verónica, J-Manny Santiago, Luigi M. Ferrer.

For additional information

For additional information about Descúbrete, PFLAG, Sage Puerto Rico and its Community Center for the LGBT+ Older Adult or Reconstruye Q, please contact us at waves@wavesahead.org or call 787.940.8851

Our Team of Professionals

WE WORK FOR A PURPOSE

Wilfred W. Labiosa, Ph.D., Executive Director & President
Seil Roman, LiCSW, Director of the Mental Health Program
Luisa F. Ortiz, PsyD, Mental Health Therapist
Carmen Janet Collazo, Coach of the Descúbrete Program
Kiaranel Castro, MPH, Coordinator of the Descúbrete Program and Housing Initiative
Kimberly Vazquez, Case Manager & Chrysalis Group Facilitator
Pedro Julio Serrano, Coordinator of the Community Center in Cabo Rojo & Empodérate Program
Doroti Santiago, Bárbara Hernández & Cármen Oquendo-Villar, PhD – Facilitators of Mindfulness, Yoga & Meditation
Natalia Rodríguez & María Sánchez, Facilitators of Music Therapy
Chenoa Blot, LMHC, Facilitator of Chrysalis Support Group
Isandra Ortíz, Executive Assistant
Keyla García, PhD, Nutrition and complementary therapies Advisor
Olga N. Chapman-Rivera, BRAAVE communications, and digital marketing
Ivonne Álvarez,  IAV Accounting Consulting
Dasiel Báez, Psychologist

Waves Ahead  is a non profit organization with Registration number: 399869; Employer Identification number: 66-0886812; and Registered as a bonafide 501c3 organization number: 26053734001417

Our Supporters (2021-22)

Conexión Supporters ($3,000 +)
Claudia Barrios
Josiane Martinez & Alejandra St.Guillen
Orlin Goble
National Equity Fund
Triple-S Community Foundation
Continuidad Supporters ($1,500 +)
Basil Tilmon
Jean-Marie Navetta
Lisbeth Melendez
Melissa Diaz
Oz Mondejar & John
Verlinden Family
Serena Worthington

Cariños Supporters ($500 +)
Aida Manduley
Briana Mendez
Benevity Fund
Guillermo Paz
Indira Gumbe
Jayson Velazquez
John Overbeck
Jim & Phyllis Campen
J-Manny Santiago & Ferneli Hernandez
Mr & Mrs Ernest Schurian
Robert Hendricks
Roslindale Congregational Church
Steven Toledo
Puerto Rican Cultural Center

Grants Awarded (2022)
CDC Foundation
Hispanic Federation
Triple-S Foundation
Gilead Sciences
Global Giving Foundation
It Gets Better Project
Power On LGBT Tech

And many other diaspora members, volunteers, and financial partners living in the United States and Canada.

OUR COLLABORATORS

Hispanic Federation
Arianna’s Center
Diversidad Dominicana
Ponce Health Sciences University
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
Iglesia Cristo para Tod@s
National PFLAG
Puerto Rico Diseña
BRAAVE Puerto Rico, Advertising & Marketing
IAV Financial Consultants
Alcaldes de Municipios de Cabo Rojo, Isabela, Toa Baja, Maunabo & San Juan
The Washington & Los Angeles Blade
One Stop Career Center of Puerto Rico, Inc.
Universidad Ana G Mendez: Escuela de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, Dept. Trabajo Social, Recintos de Cabo Rojo y Carolina
Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Programa de Trabajo Social
Universidad Albizu
Troupe 429 Club in Connecticut

LULAC Lambda DC Chapter
Banco de Alimentos
Escuela de Medicina Naturopática de la Universidad Ana G. Méndez
SER de Puerto Rico
Ricky Martin Foundation

Proud Member Partner of CenterLink:
The Community of LGBT Centers

All of your donations go directly to provide services for our communities.
The need is deep, and the resources are shallow.

We offer support to the marginalized and vulnerable sectors of society by giving them the necessary help to strengthen their community and family environment.

San Juan

1149 Ave Américo Miranda,
San Juan, PR 00921.
787.940.8851
waves@wavesahead.org

Cabo Rojo

Mestre and Baldorioty Street Corner, Old Recycling and Environmental Health Center
Cabo Rojo, PR 00623.
787.940.8851 waves@wavesahead.org, caborojo@wavesahead.org

Maunabo

Ave. Calimano, Highway 759, Old School José S. Navarro. Back.
Maunabo, PR 00707.
787.940.8851
waves@wavesahead.org,
caborojo@wavesahead.org