Meet the Team

Rosamaria Cristello

Executive Director

Rcristello@latinocommunitycenter.org

Rosamaria Cristello is the Executive Director and Founder of the Latino Community Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Before launching the community center, Rosamaria directed the Latino Family Center under the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, which focuses on early childhood development. Rosamaria serves on several boards. She is the Co-Chair for the Immigrants & Internationals Advisory Council for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, which was created to advance the Department’s vision of an accessible, culturally competent, human services system. She also serves on the board of the Office of Child Development under the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Originally from Guatemala, Rosamaria grew up in Arlington, Virginia and now resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. First to go to college in her family, she received her bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Regional Planning and Geographic Information Systems from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in Public Administration through the Graduate School of Public & Internationals Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Rosamaria was named one of Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 in 2016 and was the first recipient of the Barbara McNeese Spirit of Athena Award which provides free tuition to the CMU Women’s Leadership and Negotiation Academy.

Sofia Bermeo

Administrative Intern and Welcome Hub Coordinator

Sbermeo@latinocommunitycenter.org

Sofia Bermeo is an Ecuador native who is new to the Pittsburgh area. With a background in economics & business management from ESPOL, she joins the Latino Community Center as the administrative intern. As part of her responsibilities with the LCC, Sofia helps to coordinate the Welcoming Hub! She loves dancing and traveling and looks forward to helping the Latino community of Pittsburgh thrive!

 

Ivania Rivas

Community Engagement Coordinator

Irivas@latinocommunitycenter.org

Ivania Rivas is a native from El Salvador, who has devoted nearly 20 years to non-profit work with hopes of spurring the country’s economic development. In San Salvador, Ivania worked with vulnerable youth, at-risk farmers, and families in needs. During the last 16 years, she worked for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an international humanitarian aid organization. Her final 8 years there, she served as the MEAL manager, maintaining the high caliber of CRS’ programmatic work in El Salvador by monitoring, evaluating, ensuring accountability, and identifying learning opportunities (or MEAL) of each program.

 

After graduating from the University of El Salvador with her degree in economics, she helped farmers living in the most conflict-affected zones of El Salvador, work that inspired her to dedicate her life to serving the community. Ivania grew up in a coffee farm with her family with minimal resources, and yet was able to attend and graduate college. Ivania was also able to successfully navigate relocating her family to Pittsburgh in 2017 and is excited to work with the Latino Community in Pittsburgh!

 

More about her story here: http://coffeelands.crs.org/2014/09/born-into-coffee/

Kaylinn Ellis

Health & Wellness Intern

Kellis@latinocommunitycenter.org

Kaylinn has been studying exercise science at the university of Pittsburgh, which she will graduate from this spring. She hopes to pursue further education in physical therapy. Kaylinns family is both from Guatemala and El Salvador, and currently reside in Long Island, New York. Kaylinn hopes to give back to the Latino community throughout her career.

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E-mail: info@latinocommunitycenter.org

 

Phone Number: 412-335-7446

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