The Loisaida Center 


libertad_guerraLibertad O. Guerra – Director

Anthropologist, social and art researcher/historian with 15 years of experience in cultural production and arts management. Guerra applies her expertise in Puerto Rican, Latino and Latin American social, artistic and community movements in urban immigrant settings to strategic program development and institutional partnerships. The implemented outcome has been Loisaida’s diverse and inter-generational roster of programs, depth of cultural offer at the revamped Loisaida Festival, production of critically and community acclaimed exhibitions.

alejandro_epifanioAlejandro Epifanio Juan – Project Manager / Technology & Design

Sculptor, painter, curator and graphic designer, a multifaceted artist born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Alejandro received his BFA in Painting & Sculpture from The School of Visual Arts of Manhattan. He brings a diverse skill set to his work overseeing grant completion, IT, media and graphic design development. He currently works close with the Lower East Side, Spanish Harlem and South Bronx communities of NYC.

andrea gordilloAndrea Gordillo – Program Outreach Manager

Andrea Gordillo is a Peruvian-American filmmaker, producer, writer, and activist. She has contributed research on race and inequality to the Institute for Policy Studies, the Walter Stafford Project at NYU, and the Loisaida Center. She holds a BA in International Relations and currently finishing her masters in Media and Cultural Studies at NYU, focusing on the Lower East Side’s cultural history and its role in contemporary place-making and urban planning.

santini_angelAngel Santini – Special Events Coordinator & Senior Programs

Angel Santini has over 20 years experience in event planning / coordination and social activism. He brings his troubleshooting and proactive skills to the coordination of special events, senior program development, liaising and marketing.

lymaris_picsmLymaris Albors – VP for Business Development – Acacia Network

As the VP for Business Development, she is responsible for special new business opportunities and special project mergers and acquisitions. One of Acacia’s main commitments is to preserve Latino organizations that are experiencing difficulties due to the changing policy and funding environment. Her primary responsibility is to work with these organizations seeking new business opportunities which fit within the network overall mission.

lalaboypr_teamArtistic Advisory Committee

Loisaida’s Artistic Advisory Committee is made up of a mix of knowledgeable arts leaders in different fields who meet twice a year and are consulted frequently between meetings. We are honored by the support of these esteemed individuals who advocate for the quality of our programming and our mission.