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Executive Director

Minerva Perez                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ms. Perez most recently served as the Retreat’s Director of Residential and Transitional Services for six years where she ran a 24 hour domestic violence crises shelter for singles and families fleeing domestic abuse.        

In 2008, Ms. Perez volunteered her time with OLA, helping to curate the film festival, directing and producing the only Spanish language Vagina Monologues on the east end, and appearing regularly before the Suffolk County Legislature to combat anti-immigrant initiatives coming from the prior County Executive.

By having a dedicated full time Executive Director, OLA will develop new innovative programs and partnerships throughout townships on the East End of Long Island while maintaining and strengthening its current programs.

Ms. Perez offers that “as OLA moves forward in its mission, we hope to raise the level of discourse as it relates to the Latino and Hispanic communities of the East End furthering our belief that in embracing our diversities and sharing our human experiences, we can create a healthier and more vibrant community”.

To email Minera Perez:  olaexecdir@gmail.com

Board of Directors

Board of Directors Officers:           

Isabel Sepúlveda-de Scanlon, President; Julia Chachere, Vice President; Tatiana Tucci, Secretary; Anthony Hitchcock, Treasurer  

Members at Large:

Melina Amaya, Julio Correa, Ana C. Kestler, Elena Krotman, Jorge Kusanovic, Lucia Martinez, Joaquín Méndez, Lukas Ortiz

Executive Director: Minerva Perez

Associate Director: Sandra Dunn

General Counsel: Andrew Strong

OLA of Eastern Long Island, Inc. is a 501.c.3 charitable corporation founded in 2002 as a Latino focused nonprofit advocacy agency committed to promoting social, economic, cultural, and educational development within Long Island’s East End. All contributions to OLA are tax-exempt to the full extent provided by IRS regulations.

Our Federal Tax ID # is 43-1997489.  A copy of our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, by writing OLA at the address above or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY  10271.


Director Ejecutivo

Minerva Perez    

Minerva Perez se desempeñó recientemente como Directora de Servicios Residenciales y Transitorios de ‘The Retreat, Inc.’ donde durante seis años estuvo a cargo de un refugio de emergencia de 24 horas para víctimas de violencia doméstica.

En el 2008, Perez ofreció su tiempo como voluntaria de OLA, sirviendo como curadora en el festival de cine; dirigiendo y produciendo el único Monólogos de la Vagina en español presentado en el Este de Long Island, y apareciendo regularmente ante la Legislatura del Condado de Suffolk para combatir las iniciativas anti-inmigratorias procedentes del County Executive (Ejecutivo del Condado) anterior.

Teniendo una Directora Ejecutiva de tiempo completo, OLA desarrollará nuevos e innovadores programas y asociaciones a través de los municipios del este de Long Island, al tiempo que mantendrá y fortalecerá los programas existentes.

“Mientras OLA se mueve hacia adelante en su misión, esperamos elevar el nivel de su discurso con relación a las comunidades Latina e Hispana del este de Long Island, para hacer más profunda la creencia de que aceptando nuestra diversidad y compartiendo nuestras experiencias humanas, podemos crear una comunidad más saludable y vibrante”, afirma Perez.

Junta Directiva

Board of Directors Officers:           

Isabel Sepúlveda-de Scanlon, President; Julia Chachere, Vice President; Tatiana Tucci, Secretary; Anthony Hitchcock, Treasurer  

Members at Large:

Melina Amaya, Julio Correa, Ana C. Kestler, Elena Krotman, Jorge Kusanovic, Lucia Martinez, Joaquín Méndez, Lukas Ortiz

Executive Director: Minerva Perez

Associate Director: Sandra Dunn

General Counsel: Andrew Strong