MEET THE TEAM

Current Staff

Jackie Larson

Executive Director

Sherry Almquist

LITC Program Director

Geraldine Cole

LITC Coordinator

Delmy Chang de Trujillo

Community Resource Specialist

Nils Bergeson

Citizenship Program Coordinator

Tona Flores

Digital Marketing Specialist

Abraham Hernandez

Health Promotion Director

Jenna Smith

Health Educator

Shannon Pugh

Health Educator

Makenna Fawcett

Health Educator

Grethel Becerra

Health Educator

George Correa

Health Educator

Rosie Gonzalez

Community Health Worker

Varinia Nelson

Community Health Worker

Board of Directors

Adriana Trejo-Vital

Chair

Adriana started as a volunteer in Centro Hispano in 2006. She volunteered as an English teacher to families around the community and as a youth soccer coach. She has been a member of the board since 2015. She is involved with stopping human trafficking in Utah and is part of the UN Women Utah chapter.

Don Jarvis

Vice-chair

Don has been a member of the Centro Hispano Board of Trustees since 2010. He is also Chair of the Provo City Sustainability & Natural Resources Committee, a member of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Clean Air Task Force, and past President of Provo Rotary Club. He and his wife Janelle have supervised teachers of English as a Second Language for Provo City School District. Don earned a B.A. in Russian at Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. at Ohio State University. He is an avid gardener and grandparent.

Paul H. Thompson

Treasurer

Paul H. Thompson served as president of Weber State University from 1990 to 2002. Paul has been a member of the Centro Hispano Board of Trustees since 2016. He is active in other community organizations including the boards of The Refuge and Utah Valley University. Paul has also been working to increase the availability of affordable housing in Utah County. He served on the faculty of BYU for 17 years and was the president of Weber State University for 12 years.


Omar Naranjo

Originally from Colombia, Omar has been living for over 5 years in Provo. He's been married for 16 years and has two daughters. Also, he has 16 years of experience as a teacher, the last three he's been teaching math at Timpview High School. Omar is actively taking part in educational, entrepreneurial and community service projects.

Wilford Puertas

Wilford Puertas grew up in Northern Peru and has been living in the US for 20 years. He has been married for 18 of those years and has 4 children. Wilford worked in the car retail industry, the airline industry, and currently he is a manager of accounting for Highmark School Development, which is a Charter School Developer. Wilford holds a Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in Latin American Studies. He loves spending time outdoors with his family, he enjoys sports but he especially has a passion for soccer.

Yudi Lewis

Yudi Lewis has over 25 years of experience working in higher education. She has completed two bachelor of science degrees in business management and behavioral science (psychology emphasis) from Utah Valley University. She has earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah in the Educational Leadership and Policy Department.

Sergio Martinez

Sergio is passionate about strengthening relationships and providing the best experience for customers. Sergio graduated from BYU in 2006 with a degree in International Relations. His ability to interact with diverse communities and gain acceptance has enabled him to serve in the Hispanic Latino Advisory Council of Jon Huntsman Jr. Sergio currently resides in Lehi and has lived in Utah county since 2004. He is married and has 4 children. He enjoys Ironman races and most recently has competed in the Ironman Boulder 2018.

Logan Moffett