Adrian R. Escalante - Executive Director
Adrian R. Escalante is a native of Argentina and has over 25 years of experience managing private and non-profit organizations. He holds an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University and a B.S. Degree in Health Administration from California State University at Northridge. His previous roles include: President of the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Founder of the Cultural Integration Advisory Council; and Founder/Chair of the Daily Dose Foundation (Mali Rising Foundation). Adrian is also a recognized public speaker and leadership trainer.
Delmy Chang de Trujillo - Community Resource Specialist
Delmy started with Centro Hispano in 2004 as a volunteer. She loved it so much that she became an invaluable part of Centro’s team in 2010. She is the first person the public will work with when they come to or call Centro Hispano. All together she has more than 10 years serving the clients. “My job is enjoyable because of the friendships that I have formed through the many years. I take pleasure in getting to know them personally”. Outside the office, she loves to dance and sing out of tune!
Jessica Olson – Health Promotion Specialist
Jessica was born and raised in California and graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and an emphasis in exercise physiology and nutrition. Previous to joining Centro Hispano in 2014 Jessica has worked as a health/wellness coach and personal trainer helping people reach their health and fitness goals. She believes that the path to great health starts with good nutrition and positive life changes.
Abraham Hernandez - Education Program Coordinator
Abraham graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations from Utah Valley University. He joined the Centro Hispano team in 2014, bringing with him experience in community education, office management and public relations. Previously, Abraham served as office manager for the Provo City School District English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Adult Program under Provo Adult Education.
Cassidy Butler, CHES –Teen Program Specialist
Cassidy graduated from UVU in December 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education. Cassidy’s first experience with Spanish and community health came when she went on a humanitarian expedition to Mexico at the age of 18, she fell in love with the culture, food, and language. At the age of 20 she was called to serve an LDS mission to Chile, where she became proficient in Spanish and developed an even greater love for the Latin community. Cassidy is dedicated to health and education, and believes that every person should have the opportunity to learn how to improve their lives.
Sherry Almquist – LITC Coordinator
Sherry has been working in the tax compliance and accounting industry for over 10 years. While working at a top CPA Firm in Utah County, she specialized in all areas of small business compliance including payroll, quarterlies, financial statements and tax returns. She received her degree at Utah Valley University where her studies, combined with her experience, enabled her to complete the series of exams to obtain her Enrolled Agent status, permitting her to represent clients in front of the IRS.
Zoram Quintana – LITC Tax Assistant
Zoram has been a resident of Utah for 20 years. At the age of six Zoram moved with his family to Provo from northern Mexico. Zoram currently attends Utah Valley University where he is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He has been with Centro Hispano since January 2015. His favorite food includes Mexican, Chinese, and Japanese dishes. When he has free time, Zoram enjoys spending time outdoors and playing sports.
Fernando Perez- LITC Outreach Specialist
Fernando was born in Panama, lived in the military and moved every two years. The places he has lived include California, Colorado, Guam, Nevada and his parents retired in Tampa, Florida. Currently he studying economics at Brigham Young University. He enjoys trying new places to eat and also traveling to experience new cultures. He recently joined the Centro Hispano team in 2015.
Coralee Zabriskie- Health Educator
Coralee comes from a multicultural background and is passionate about diversity. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University, where she studied Experience Management. She loves creating meaningful experiences to better the lives of those with whom she interacts. Coralee joined the team at Centro Hispano recently and spends the majority of her time educating youth about the importance of maintaining healthy relationships, and preparing for the future.
Aleja Briles-Health Educator
Aleja is a Colombian native and was raised in New York and Arizona. She is a BYU student graduating in December 2016 with a Bachelors in Public Health and an emphasis in Health Education and Promotion. She is passionate about helping teenagers and those that are underprivileged, change their lives and rise above their current circumstances. She loves helping and being around people. She spends her time at Centro Hispano in the youth program, teaching healthy relationships, pregnancy prevention and adult preparation topics.