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 – Operations Manager

A digital communications strategist, managing Loisaida Inc.’s digital transformation projects , conceptualizing, designing, installing, promoting, marketing, developing and directing special events, exhibitions and workshops. Alejandro oversees the organization’s web development, supervision of facilities, image and branding of Loisaida Inc. and the annual Loisaida Festival. Sculptor, painter, curator and graphic designer, a multifaceted artist born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Alejandro received his BFA at the School of Visual Arts of Manhattan.

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.

tareake ramosTareake Ramos – Youth Development Liaison

Tareake Ramos was born and raised in the Lower East Side and has a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Tareake is the founder and executive director of Dorill Initiative, which is a nonprofit organization that is committed to empowering youth to tell their stories and transform communities through literary, visual and performing arts education.

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, Lymaris 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.