Marco Antonio Quiroga

Program Director 

Quiroga is the Program Director of the Contigo Fund. He lays the groundwork for and oversees the grant process and distribution of funds to strengthen and network existing agencies and to identify and support grassroots efforts that advance Latinx and LGBTQ, immigrant, and people of color causes and the intersection of these communities in Central Florida.

Grant Committee Members

Ann Kendrick

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur who came to Central Florida in 1971 to work with migrant and seasonal farmworkers, immigrants and the working poor.

Carlos Carbonell

CEO of Echo Interaction Group, an award-winning mobile app development & technology strategy consulting firm that has developed nearly 100 applications since 2008.

Debreita “Brei” Taylor

Founder of Oasis Fellowship Ministries (2005), as well as 2007 President and Founder of Oasis Unified Transformations Community Development Corporation, (O.U.T.).

Joan Nelson

Joan Nelson is Sr. Vice President of Community Impact for Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW). She has been with HFUW since 1997, serving as Director of Resource Management from 1997-2000

Joel Morales

Joel Morales is a 33-year- old Latino with a knack for helping others. It all dates back to his upbringing in Puerto Rico, before moving to Western Massachusetts

Hugo Melchor Chable Lara

21 years old, born and raised in Escarcega, Campeche, Mexico. Growing up in Mexico wasn’t easy for him – though he never missed a day of school and was highly involved in activities,

Jordyn Victoria Laos

34-year-old transgender Latina of Cuban and Dominican descent. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Jordyn Victoria relocated at a young age and now calls Orlando home.

Miguel Naranjo Cortez

Miguel Naranjo Cortez is a gay Mexican leader in Orlando who works on centering and empowering the LGBTQ Latinx community in Florida. Miguel is one of the founding leader of QLatinx,

Nancy Rosado

Co-Founder of Proyecto Somos Orlando, is a retired NYPD sergeant and a 9/11 first responder/survivor who was assigned the task of coordinating the long-term access to mental health care of 9/11

Nikole Ariana Parker

23-year-old transgender Latina of Puerto Rican, Italian & African American descent. Nikole was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She is connected to Orlando’s LGBTQ community

Ricardo J. Negron-Almodovar

Moved to Orlando, FL from Puerto Rico in the summer of 2015. Born and raised on the island, he focused on academics, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Teaching

Sandi Vidal

Sandi is the Vice President of Community Strategies and Initiatives for the Central Florida Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Business with a degree in Business Administration.

National Steering Committee

R. Mark Blaylock

Mr. Blaylock joins Our Fund Foundation with extensive experience in a number of areas including financial and investment management, human resources, and training and project management.

Karina Claudio Betancourt

Karina Claudio Betancourt is a Program Officer with the Open Society Foundations and works with the Open Places Initiative, a placed-based initiative in three sites: Buffalo, Puerto Rico, and San Diego.

David Jobin

Prior to joining Our Fund Foundation as its President and CEO, David Jobin was the Executive Director of the Stonewall National Museum & Archives from 2013 – 2015.

Cindy Rizzo

Cindy’s position focuses on evaluation of Arcus’ program strategies and initiatives with a priority on learning from and improving our strategies and activities. Prior to joining Arcus in 2006,

Ben Francisco Maulbeck

Ben Francisco Maulbeck has more than a decade of experience as a leader for LGBT rights, racial equity and social change. He has an exceptional track record of building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and leaders, raising money for underserved communities and developing and implementing innovative grantmaking initiatives.

Chantelle Fisher-Borne

Chantelle joins Funders for LGBTQ Issues after almost two decades working in the nonprofit sector.  Her professional career began in the public health field with a focus on community development and LGBTQ youth.  She has worked to address issues of affordable housing and homelessness through transforming community based services to better meet the needs of families living in poverty.