Executive Board Members

Joseph Rivera
Joseph RiveraPresident & Founder
Joseph Rivera founded Bailando Por Una Causa in 2010 and is also the co-founder of BAILA Society. He has a degree in Finance from Georgetown University and was the Director of Interactive Development at Asset International before dedicating all of his time to Bailando Por Una Causa. Joseph is currently a member of the Junior Council at El Museo del Barrio and also volunteers at The Boys Club of New York and the Riverside Church Basketball Program.
Ahtoy WonPat-Borja, PhD candidate
Ahtoy WonPat-Borja, PhD candidateVice-President
Ahtoy began her professional dance training in childhood in Guam and studied classical ballet and modern dance with the Houston and San Francisco Ballet Companies. Ahtoy became a top International Latin Ballroom competitor in the collegiate circuit while attending Columbia University. As one of the principal dancers and instructors of salsa company, Santo Rico, she has performed in over 35 cities worldwide in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Americas.
Natalie Maniscalco
Natalie ManiscalcoTreasurer; Founder of Retremedia NYC
Natalie started her career in public relations as a media specialist at one of the nation’s top PR firms in Manhattan. There, she developed a “nose for news” and worked directly with reporters and producers at major national and local media outlets while providing key interviews with expert clients and sources. Her scope of work covers the fields of food, dance, music, health, fitness, charity and fashion. She currently heads RETRO Media NYC, a multifaceted communications and design agency in Manhattan.
Natasha Quirch
Natasha QuirchSecretary, Development Director at Latino Commission
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Advisory Board Members

Daniel Enskat
Daniel EnskatFounding Partner at Enskat Associates
Daniel is founding partner of Enskat Associates, founder of BAILA Society, head global consulting for Asset International/ Strategic Insight, global asset management for Institutional Investor, and works for various industry boards, task forces and cultural organizations.
Guillermo Chacon
Guillermo ChaconPresident, Latino Commission on AIDS
As President of the Latino Commission on AIDS, Guillermo Chacon has a broad history in fighting the disease on a variety of levels within his community. Chacon pioneered the First National Latino/Hispanic AIDS Leadership Summit in 2008. He played a key role in launching the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day in 2003.
Yai Vargas - PENDING
Yai Vargas - PENDINGNational Marketing Manager, NY Life
Sondra Ganelli
Sondra Ganelli
Richard Gonzalez - PENDING
Richard Gonzalez - PENDINGChairman, Cielo Latino

Global Ambassadors

Marlon Valle, NYC
Marlon Valle, NYCGlobal Research, Strategic Insight
Julian Vasquez, NYC
Julian Vasquez, NYCSenior Account Exec, Weber Shandwick
Eider Rua Giraldo, Medellín/Dubai
Eider Rua Giraldo, Medellín/DubaiCEO and Founder of BNF Danza
Alexandra Weininger, New York
Alexandra Weininger, New YorkProduct Manager, Makr
Burju Perez, Boston
Burju Perez, BostonDesigner and Professional Dancer
Victor Perez, Boston
Victor Perez, BostonDesigner and Professional Dancer
Emily Alibi, LA - PENDING
Emily Alibi, LA - PENDINGProfessional Dancer and Choreographer
Junior Alibi, LA - PENDING
Junior Alibi, LA - PENDINGProfessional Dancer and Choreographer