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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, Secretary Alexis Burgos Guzman, Members-at-Large, Nixie Ramos, Swinda Colon Martínez, Sofia Verónica, Jean-Marie Navetta, J-Manny Santiago, Luigi M. Ferrer, Lisbeth Melendez

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 or call 787.940.8851

Our Team of Professionals


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 & Coordinator of Arianna’s Center Puerto Rico
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

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)

Conexión Supporters ($3,000 +)
Claudia Barrios
Intersections International
Orlin Goble
National Equity Fund
SSS Puerto Rico
Continuidad Supporters ($1,500 +)
Basil Tilmon
Lisbeth Melendez
Melissa Diaz
Oz Mondejar & John Verlinden Family
Cariños Supporters ($500 +)
Aida Manduley
Benevity Fund
Guillermo Paz
Indira Gumbe
Jayson Velazquez
John Overbeck
Mr & Mrs Ernest Schurian
Robert Hendricks
Roslindale Congregational Church
Steven Toledo
Grants Awarded (2020-2021)
Hispanic Federation AIDS United
De La Mano Contigo, Fundation MMM
Gamma Mu Foundation
Gilead Sciences
Global Giving Foundation
Intersections International
Power On, LGBT Tech
Wild Geese Foundation
SAGE, Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
And many other diaspora members, volunteers, and financial partners living in the United States and Canada.


Hispanic Federation
Arianna’s Center
Diversidad Dominicana
Believe Out Loud Program of Intersections International
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 & 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
Cámara de Comercio LGBT de Puerto Rico
Boston Pride & Latinx Pride Committees
The PR LGBT + Trade Alliance
World History Association

Proud Member Partner of CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers