Empleados/ Staff

Jackie Larson - Executive Director

Jackie Larson-Bush has been the Executive Director of Centro Hispano since September 2019. She is half Puerto Rican and dedicated to the health and well being of all Hispanics in Utah County. Her past employment includes management over various health education initiatives, including advocating for youth with special needs, and improving sex education in Utah County.

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 often the front line of service for clients visiting Centro Hispano. She has been serving our clients for over 10 years! “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!

Sherry Almquist – LITC Coordinator

Bringing 10+ years of tax and accounting experience, Sherry joined Centro in 2014. She also brought with her a deep passion to advocate for her community making her a natural fit as clinic director for the low income taxpayer clinic. As an enrolled agent, she has represented hundreds of taxpayers in their controversies with the IRS, advocating for and educating taxpayers on their rights and responsibilities, and bringing resolution to their cases.

Parker Roberts - Business Manager

Parker has been working as the Business Manager since January 2020. He is studying Latin American Studies at BYU and is pursuing a Masters degree in Accounting. He has lived in Argentina and Mexico where he spent time as a volunteer and doing humanitarian work. He is very passionate about serving the Hispanic Community.

Abraham Hernandez - Health Promotion Director

Abraham joined the Centro Hispano team in 2014 bringing with him experience in community outreach, program management, and coalition building. He has presented at local and national conferences discussing topics such as: culturally adapting curricula, values-neutral teaching, working with diverse populations, community mobilization, and coalition work. Abraham graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in Communication and an emphasis in Public Relations.

Paulo Kelly – Health Educator

Paulo has been working for Centro Hispano since the summer of 2019. He is a Neuroscience major and plans on going to Medical school after he finishes his degree. His favorite thing about working for Centro is being able to help parents and children learn skills important for their future.

Melissa Quintana- Health Educator

Melissa has been part of the Centro Hispano family since 2017. She has a bachelor’s in Public Health and is currently working on getting her Master’s degree at BYU. She enjoys working with Dixon Middle School’s Latinos in Action kids advocating for youth tobacco control and prevention. She is part of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Drug Prevention coalitions. She loves hiking, camping, playing with her dog, Luna, and hanging out with her husband.

Olivia Tuttle -Health Educator

Olivia joined the Centro Hispano team as a Health Educator in the summer of 2019. She recently graduated from BYU with a degree in Public Health and International Development. She is passionate about Trader Joe’s and pumpkins. In her free time she likes running and does humanitarian work in Ghana “Maame”. She graces the office with her sense of humor and makes every day a delight to all that she comes upon.

Jenna Smith-Health Educator

Jenna currently works on our Health Promotion team as a Health Educator. She brings with her a knowledge of program planning, evaluation and international health. She has most recently been involved in creating a community coalition known as the Hispanic Round Table! Jenna graduated from BYU with a degree in Public Health in April 2020, and will be starting a Master’s of Public Health program in August 2020.