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 first responders in the aftermath of this tragedy. She holds a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University with a specialization in suicide prevention and traumatic stress, and worked as a professor at Florida Technical College where she taught Criminal Justice, and as a social worker at the Children’s Arts and Science Workshops in New York.

Nancy is an openly gay community activist, and she serves as Vice President of Misión Boricua in Central Florida, an organization that is dedicated to educating the community about Puerto Rican history, culture, literature, music & art, as well as promoting civic engagement of the Puerto Rican community. She has been instrumental to Proyecto Somos Orlando due to her extensive experience in mental health care and crisis intervention, and through her work with the faith community as an active member of United Church of Christ (UCC).