I was born in Colombia and raised in Charlotte; therefore, I self-identify as a Charlottean of Hispanic descent.
I interpret the Board's vision and provide guidance and support to staff and volunteers to fulfill the organizational mission.
Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator
Yisel Pomier Maren
My name is Yisel Pomier. I was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. I am the youngest of 3 sisters. My family is still in Cuba, and I visit them whenever I have the opportunity. I have been in this country for only two years and I have lived in the Queen City, which I already consider as my home.
Since I left Cuba, I have become a new group, a new minority, and a new hope for my family. I am a fighter of everything in what I believe, but most of all I plead for each person to raise their voice for themselves. With the Coalition, I have the opportunity support, mobilize, and defend the rights of people and their families. Having your own voice, never give up and staying true to your beliefs.
Operations Manager & Accountant
I am from El Salvador and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. After attending Wingate University, I fell in love with Charlotte and decided to move to the Queen City.
I assist in interpreting and analyzing the financial information of the Latin American Coalition.
Cultural Events Director
(704) 458 8072
I am from Venezuela. I have been living in Charlotte since 1993 and I have been introducing Latino culture through music, art and food since then.
I organize cultural events that raise community awareness of Latino culture and I strive to make Charlotte a cooler, more diverse city.
Immigrant Welcome Center Manager
I am from Philadelphia, PA, where my family has lived for generations yet I have chosen North Carolina as my home.
I help families overcome crisis, connect to community resource and access education opportunities.
Worker Center Coordinator
I was born in Mexico in a very small town and moved to North Carolina at 6 years old. I came here with my family in 1992 and have lived in the Charlotte area where I attended UNCC.
I help to inform and connect Latinos with the resources available to them in the community and to organize el pueblo with long-term stability, civic, and economic participation in Charlotte.
Immigrant Welcome Center Coordinator
New York City born to immigrant Dominican parents. I love to travel to El Caribe as much as I can with my loved ones.
Growing up in a large urban city like NYC taught me to always push on no matter the obstacles. At "La Coalición" I strive to serve and empower my new community.
Director of Immigrant Integration Center
I'm from New Mexico and a daughter of Mexican immigrants, which shows in my love for El Tri, banda, and mariachi. I've lived in ten different places around the US and the world and have taken a little bit of each's culture for my own.
I am passionate about helping my community, and the way I do that is by helping people who qualify for some sort of immigration relief apply for and obtain it, allowing them to remain in this country, which many of them already call home, and which the rest soon will.
BIA Partially Accredited Representative
I am from Colombia and was born in a city that is 2,600 meters closer to the stars.
With my family, I came to the United States 7 years ago. Working for two years with Americorps awoke in me the passion to serve and help my community. I know that together, we can go far. My community needs people who want to help them and that's where I want to focus my work.
Immigration Paralegal, Immigrant Integration Center
M. Stefania Arteaga
I was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and was brought to the states at age 6. I have been living in Charlotte for the past 9 years.
I help Legal Permanent Residents take the important step to become naturalize.
Naturalization Outreach Coordinator
(704) 941 2542
Communications and Graphic Design coordinator
Native from Colombia, but a Charlottean at heart; since I've lived here for the past 16 years. I am a dreamer, chocolate fanatic passionate about art, music and most of all passionate about design.
My aim is to create great experiences, real connections through the filter of design and to be able to share with my community the voice of La Coalición.