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Photos from the LatinTRENDS Dominican Influencer Event

Photos from the LatinTRENDS Dominican Influencer Event at The Roof Top Attic in Times Square NYC

Photos by J.R. Caballero

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Only 18-23% of Hispanics may vote for Trump

Photo courtesy of the Wrap.com

Photo courtesy of the Wrap.com

Businessman Donald Trump is a controversial figure among Latin Americans. His political campaign began a little over a year ago, on June 16, 2015 , outside of Trump Tower with him accusing Mexican-Americans of being rapists and drug dealers.

As he gets ready to formally accept his nomination as a presidential candidate for the Republican Party, he faces an uphill battle of Sisyphean proportions when it comes to Hispanic voters.

NBC News/Survey polls, from a month ago, had Trump pulling in more of the Hispanic vote, 28 percent, than the former milquetoast Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who had 27 percent of that voting block in 2012 when he was up against current POTUS Barack Obama. However, more recent polls from Quinnipiac and Fox News have Trump somewhere between 18-23 percent of those voters.

If these numbers remain consistent way into Election Day, Nov. 8th, Trump will be the first modern Republican nominee to have the least support from that group. He will have to continue to heavily rely on working class and Southern whites, and the 19 percent of Asian Americans that are in his corner according to the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders voter survey. Also, he will have to court more middle of the road Republicans and women.

To become President of the United States, Trump will have to carry all of the 24 states that Romney won, Ohio, Florida, and one major state in the Midwest or the Northeast (very unlikely) to run away with the presidency over Hillary Clinton.

Elena of Avalor: The Top 7 Things You Should Know

 

Photo by Disney Junior

Photo by Disney Junior

  1. The voice cast for the Disney princess animated show “Elena of Avalor,” will mostly have voice and guest actors that are of Latin/Hispanic descent and from Latin America. It stars Aimee Carrero, from the Dominican Republic, whose previously had roles in “The American”, “Baby Daddy”, and “Hannah Montana.” The other voice actors are either from Latin America or of Dominican, Mexican, Cuban, Spanish and Puerto Rican descent. They include Jorge Diaz, Ana Ortiz, Danny Trejo, Lou Diamond Philips, Hector Elizondo, Jaime Camil and Anthony Mendez.
  2.  The music is as diverse as the cast. Latin pop, salsa, banda, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, mariachi music, and Chilean hip-hop will be the soundtrack for the show. According to Billboard.com, Latin-Grammy winning, Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno is responsible for the show’s theme song. Carrero also sings a song for the show, called “My Time,” which can be found on Youtube.
  3. The fictional kingdom of Avalor features Mexican, Caribbean and Spanish colonial architecture. The nearby kingdom, Cordoba, is inspired by Argentine designs.
  4. The culture draws from Chilean and pre-Columbian lore. The wizard-in-training, Mateo plays the tamborita while using Mayan glyphs to cast spells. Elean fights Noblins, shapeshifting ghost creatures, which are similar to those found in Chilean peuchen mythology.
  5. Her furry pets are a combination of animals found in Latin America. Jaquins, are representative of jaguars and macaws, indigenous animals found in Latin America.
  6. Elena’s ball gowns is a culmination of Incan and Peruvian fashion and is designed by former “Project Runway All Stars,” contestant, and Brazilian-born designer Layana Aguilar. Aguilar has dressed the likes of Dascha Polanco and Beyonce from her eponymous collection.
  7. The show will debut on Disney Junior and Disney Channel on July 22nd. Following its debut in the U.S., it will be available in 163 other countries.

Video Recap of 14th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards

The Latino Trendsetter Awards is one of various event-marketing opportunities presented by LatinTRENDS, LatinTRENDS is the source that helps shape, guide and tell the stories of those influencing pop culture with a Latin twist. It is the leading platform for acculturated Latinos in New York, producing content that informs, entertains and inspires the forward thinking.

And did we mention…

The Awards was mentioned on the 11pm news! Kristie Gonzales was one of the honorees.

Kriste Gonzales 2016 Latino Trendsetter Award Recipient is Promoted to President & GM of ABC Station in Austin, TX

TEGNA on Wednesday named Kristie Gonzales president and general manager of KVUE. Gonzales will replace Patti Smith, who is retiring at the end of June.

Kristie is a forward-thinking leader with experience creating strategic campaigns to grow audiences across platforms, specifically in culturally diverse markets, which will be invaluable to KVUE, the Austin community and TEGNA Media,” said TEGNA Media President Dave Lougee. “Kristie is a rising star in this industry and we are thrilled she is joining TEGNA and leading KVUE.

Gonzales previously served as the promotion and digital brand manager at WABC in New York, the most-watched local station in the country. Previous to her time at WABC, Gonzales had management positions at various television stations across the country, including creative services and local programming director at WTVD in North Carolina and creative services and public affairs director at KSFN in Fresno, California.

It’s an honor and privilege to be joining TEGNA Media’s KVUE as their new president and general manager. It’s a powerhouse of a television station, and I look forward to serving the diverse community of Austin, Texas with our award-winning local news on every available platform. –Kristie Gonzales

Gonzales is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and a board member of Vision for Equality, a non-profit that advocates for people with disabilities. She was nominated in 2013 to represent ABC Owned Television Stations on a Disney ABC Television Group Hispanic Task Force. In May of this year, she was honored with the Latino Trendsetter Award.

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The Latino Trendsetter Awards is one of various event-marketing opportunities presented by LatinTRENDS, LatinTRENDS is the source that helps shape, guide and tell the stories of those influencing pop culture with a Latin twist. It is the leading platform for acculturated Latinos in New York, producing content that informs, entertains and inspires the forward thinking.

Photos from the 14th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards & Scholarship Event

The 14th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards, presented by LatinTRENDS Magazine, was held in New York City on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016. The yearly event surrounding achievement in enterprise, arts, entertainment, health, education, sports and community leadership.

Actress, speaker and author April Hernandez Castillo and luxury real estate broker and star of Bravo’s Emmy-Nominated show Million Dollar Listing New York, Luis D. Ortiz co-hosted the presentation, igniting energy and comedic charm to the business award ceremony.

 

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Group photo, standing from left to right (image SAM_8809, all standing) Ed Salas, President, Salcare Home Health Services; Kristie Gonzales, Promotion and Digital Brand Manager WABC-TV; April Hernandez, Event co-Host; Frankie Negron, Salsa Artist; Sandra Harris, Assistant VP for Gov’t & Community Affairs, Columbia University; Liz Berman, President Inca Kola; Juan Guillen CEO & Founder LatinTRENDS; Randy Berman Inca Kola COO; Pamely Gomez, Scholarship Recipient; Lucinda Martinez, SVP of Multicultural Marketing, HBO; Victor Cruz Film & TV Actor; Johnny Marines, Music executive & Manager of Romeo Santos; (all kneeling) Dennis Calero, Comic book artist and illustrator; Julio Portalatin, President & CEO, Mercer; Sergio Alvarez, Founder & COO, Ai Media Group; Alexandria Brown-Panisse, Scholarship Recipient; Luis D. Ortiz, event co-host; Rafael Alexander Ortiz, MD, Chief, Neuro-Endovascular Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital; Tim Pullido, President & CEO Pollo Campero

 

David Villa and La India photos

Juan Guillen, founder & CEO of LatinTRENDS said (holding one of the awards) “ This award is heavy, made out of steel and marble, the heaviness of this award represents the struggle that many of us have or are going through, however the weight of this award reminds me more of progress…the progress which comes from overcoming our struggles. Trendsetters are not focused on the struggle or the challenges, trendsetters are focused on progress! Let’s all celebrate success tonight and every day. God bless America!”

 

Photos by J.R. Caballero

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Mixing business with pleasure, the Latino Trendsetter Awards kept its tradition of providing stellar entertainment, weaving in performances by Latin GRAMMY® Award nominated salsa star, Frankie Negron, emerging Urban Tropical musician, Doñé , and violinist Lorenzo Laroc.

The awards concluded with a special Flamenco performance by Espiritu Gitano, featuring Barbara Martinez and Sol la Argentina. The event was sponsored in part by:  New York Presbyterian Hospital, Inca Kola and CUNY and it’s media partner were; La Mega 97.9 and Amor 93.1

The Latino Trendsetter Awards and Scholarship Event ensures that the awards will create a long term legacy of celebrating and supporting today’s most influential trailblazers within the Hispanic community.

 

Meet Film & TV Actor and a 2016 Latino Trendsetter Victor Cruz

Meet Film & TV Actor and a 2016 Latino Trendsetter Victor Cruz

 

About the event
The Fourteenth Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards, a landmark celebration of excellence in enterprise, arts, entertainment, health, education and community leadership, will be held at on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 from 6-10 P.M. at The Symphony Space Theater in New York City. The event is sponsored in part by New York Presbyterian Hospital, Inca KolaCUNY . Media (sweepstakes) partners, La Mega 97.9 & Amor 93.1 and presented by LatinTRENDS. It will commence with a VIP red carpet reception, attended by awardees, influencers and media.The award presentation will be partially open to the public and special guest and will start at 8PM.  It will feature a musical performances by Frankie Negron , a multi-cultural dance performance featuring tango, flamenco, salsa and bachata music. Emerging urban Tropical musician, Doñé, will perform live as well.

The Event will be co-hosted by Actress, speaker and author, April Hernandez Castillo and Luxury Real Estate Broker and star of Bravo’s Emmy-Nominated Million Dollar Listing New York, Luis D. Ortiz

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About Victor
Victor Cruz was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in the heart of the South Bronx. At the tender age of sixteen he performed stand-up comedy for the first time in New York City. He studied in the Acting Conservatory at SUNY Purchase College and the day before graduation, booked his first role on HBO’s The Sopranos. Some of TV & film credits include:
Annie (2014), The Other Woman (2014), The Humbling, Gotham, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, and NBC’s The Blacklist. He is currently touring his award-winning feature length comedy The Stockroom nationwide.

 

About LatinTRENDS


LatinTRENDS is a multi-media and marketing company that connects with the acculturated Hispanic community via its flagship monthly print magazine, weekly e-newsletter, daily content on LatinTRENDS.com and events. The brand’s content is bi-lingual, covering the latest trends in entertainment, travel, technology, wellness, business and cuisine, including featured Hispanic professionals & entrepreneurs.  Content also covers exclusive interviews with celebrities and innovative people that influence trends in pop culture.

For more information, see other winners and to purchase tickets (limited amount),clickhere: http://bit.ly/21fgLWf 

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Reality TV Star of Million Dollar Listing Luis Ortiz to co-host the 2016 Latino Trendsetter Awards

Reality TV Star of Million Dollar Listing Luis Ortiz to co-host the 2016 Latino Trendsetter Awards

 

About the event
The Fourteenth Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards, a landmark celebration of excellence in enterprise, arts, entertainment, health, education and community leadership, will be held at on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 from 6-10 P.M. at The Symphony Space Theater in New York City. The event is sponsored in part by New York Presbyterian Hospital, Inca KolaCUNY . Media (sweepstakes) partners, La Mega 97.9 & Amor 93.1 and presented by LatinTRENDS. It will commence with a VIP red carpet reception, attended by awardees, influencers and media.The award presentation will be partially open to the public and special guest and will start at 8PM.  It will feature a musical performances by Frankie Negron , a multi-cultural dance performance featuring tango, flamenco, salsa and bachata music. Emerging urban Tropical musician, Doñé, will perform live as well.

The Event will be co-hosted by Actress, speaker and author, April Hernandez Castillo and Luxury Real Estate Broker and star of Bravo’s Emmy-Nominated Million Dollar Listing New York, Luis D. Ortiz

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Get to know Luis
Luis D. Ortiz was born in Hospital El Maestro in Hato Rey, PR. He grew up in the city of Guaynabo, PR with his mother, father and twin brother. Today he is one of Bravo’s most inspiring personalities co-starring in the Network’s emmy nominated hit “Million Dollar Listing New York”. The series follows Luis as he brokers the buying and selling of luxury properties in New York City’s real estate market.

Ortiz has worked as a real estate broker for the past eight years. He has helped major players in New York City – from partners at Goldman Sachs to celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio & Sandra Lee – find their perfect homes. While working at some of New York’s most successful boutique brokerages, such as Prodigy Network and Synergy, Ortiz had the opportunity to represent some of the most aspiring developments downtown, such as Cipriani Residences (55 Wall Street), The Setai (40 Broad Street), and The District (111 Fulton Street). Later, Ortiz became the Vice President of Keller Williams NYC and later decide to join New York’s #1 real estate brokerage Douglas Elliman and start his own real estate group – Ortiz & Co. He has been at Douglas Elliman for 3 years and has received the Pinnacle award each year.

Before joining the real estate industry, Ortiz studied film direction at, completing the Director’s Program in 2006. During these years he directed and produced many music videos and short film. Among these are the short film “Amalia”, which won Best Direction in Puerto Rico Film Festival in 2007 and “Chino y Nacho (feat. Don Omar)Dentro de Mi”, which he helped produce. Working on such projects allowed Ortiz the opportunity to travel to many cities in Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia, and the US.

Ortiz implemented his knowledge as a Director and Producer onto his real estate business – treating every real estate transaction as a production. Ortiz directs the process from the very first idea through to its full execution and motivates everyone involved with a genuine eagerness to deliver at the highest level possible, while leading in a way that emphasizes everyone’s importance in the transaction. This enables him to develop an extensive and ever-evolving knowledge of the real estate market and to fully understand every client’s need.

Ortiz has sold more than $100 million in residential real estate over the past three years. However, making money wasn’t his main motivation; Ortiz was driven by the adrenaline that came with every deal.

Ortiz has also been a main speaker in different public speaking seminars talking primarily about how to re-invent yourself and how important is to get to know oneself in order to be successful in business. He is looking to inspire young kids and professionals into reaching their dreams through future speaking events.

About LatinTRENDS
LatinTRENDS is a multi-media and marketing company that connects with the acculturated Hispanic community via its flagship monthly print magazine, weekly e-newsletter, daily content on LatinTRENDS.com and events. The brand’s content is bi-lingual, covering the latest trends in entertainment, travel, technology, wellness, business and cuisine, including featured Hispanic professionals & entrepreneurs.  Content also covers exclusive interviews with celebrities and innovative people that influence trends in pop culture.

For more information, see other winners and to purchase tickets (limited amount),clickhere: http://bit.ly/21fgLWf 

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April Hernandez-Castillo -Actress, speaker, author to co-host 2016 Trendsetter Awards

 April Hernandez-Castillo -Actress, speaker, author to co-host 2016 Trendsetter Awards

The Fourteenth Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards, a landmark celebration of excellence in enterprise, arts, entertainment, health, education and community leadership, will be held at on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 from 6-10 P.M. at The Symphony Space Theater in New York City. The event is sponsored in part by New York Presbyterian Hospital, Inca KolaCUNY . Media (sweepstakes) partners, La Mega 97.9 & Amor 93.1 and presented by LatinTRENDS. It will commence with a VIP red carpet reception, attended by awardees, influencers and media.The award presentation will be partially open to the public and special guest and will start at 8PM.  It will feature a musical performances by Frankie Negron , a multi-cultural dance performance featuring tango, flamenco, salsa and bachata music. Emerging urban Tropical musician, Doñé, will perform live as well.

The Event will be co-hosted by Actress, speaker and author, April Hernandez Castillo ( see photo below) and Luxury Real Estate Broker and star of Bravo’s Emmy-Nominated Million Dollar Listing New York, Luis D. Ortiz

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Get to know April
In her new book, Your Voice, Your Choice, actress April Hernandez-Castillo recounts her personal experience growing up in crack-ridden inner-city America during the 80’s and 90’s in a Puerto Rican family (Bronx, NY – September 14, 2015) – In her new book, Your Voice, Your Choice, actress April Hernandez-Castillo recounts her personal experience growing up in crack-ridden inner-city America during the 80’s and 90’s in a Puerto Rican family, and being Latina. Although not privileged, her father’s strong messages to her about ethnic pride, heritage and his wish for his children to have better lives were instilled in her at a very young age.

However, her positive family upbringing and strong self-esteem were not enough to sway her from being sucked into an abusive relationship.  April courageously describes in chilling detail suffering unmentionable violence at the hands of her abusive boyfriend.  Ashamed and embarrassed, April hides the abuse for years, until…..

April’s true account of her struggles on the crack-ridden streets of the Bronx doesn’t compare to her first person account of teen dating violence and her struggle to break away. Your Voice, Your Choice is a lasting portrait of a young girl’s resilience and fight for her life.

There seems to be a misinterpretation about Teen Dating Violence, Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence in America when it comes to cultural and social understanding.  There is no discrimination when it comes to Domestic Violence. April’s hope is that Your Voice, Your Choice will encourage and give hope to those in abusive relationships and to help heal from invisible wounds, but most importantly bring awareness to Teen Dating Violence.   April is also a vocal activist and travels the United States and internationally speaking and empowering youth and women with her story.

 

About April Hernandez-Castillo:

Reaching critical heights in her portrayal of Eva Benitez in the award-winning movie, Freedom Writers, earned her recognition and critical acclaim confirming her status as one of the more talented up and coming actresses.  Now displaying the talent and drive to parlay success into a career as a respected actress, April garnered roles in the FOX pilot Blue Blood and Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, CBS‘s Person of Interest, ER, 30 Rock and received a SAG Award nomination for her role as Officer Cira Manson in Showtime’s award winning drama Dexter, a role in J Anderson Mitchell’s sci- fi comedy Future Folk , guest-starred as Danny Pino’s sister on NBC’s drama Law & Order: SUV, and on 2 episodes of FOX’s hit show The Following.  You can also catch her recurring on the new show Feed the Beast on AMC starring David Shwimmer this spring.

 

 

About LatinTRENDS
LatinTRENDS is a multi-media and marketing company that connects with the acculturated Hispanic community via its flagship monthly print magazine, weekly e-newsletter, daily content on LatinTRENDS.com and events. The brand’s content is bi-lingual, covering the latest trends in entertainment, travel, technology, wellness, business and cuisine, including featured Hispanic professionals & entrepreneurs.  Content also covers exclusive interviews with celebrities and innovative people that influence trends in pop culture.

For more information, see other winners and to purchase tickets (limited amount),clickhere: http://bit.ly/21fgLWf 

Subscribe to our free weekly e-Newsletter http://bit.ly/1BcjOjX

 

Kristie K. Gonzales, Promotion & Digital Brand Manager, WABC-TV, is among the 2016 Latino Trendsetters

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About the event

The Fourteenth Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards, a landmark celebration of excellence in enterprise, arts, entertainment, health, education and community leadership, will be held at on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 from 6-10 P.M. at The Symphony Space Theater in New York City. The event is sponsored in part by New York Presbyterian Hospital, Inca KolaCUNY . Media (sweepstakes) partners, La Mega 97.9 & Amor 93.1 and presented by LatinTRENDS. It will commence with a VIP red carpet reception, attended by awardees, influencers and media.The award presentation will be partially open to the public and special guest and will start at 8PM.  It will feature a musical performances by Frankie Negron , a multi-cultural dance performance featuring tango, flamenco, salsa and bachata music. Emerging urban Tropical musician, Doñé, will perform live as well.

The Event will be co-hosted by Actress, speaker and author, April Hernandez Castillo and Luxury Real Estate Broker and star of Bravo’s Emmy-Nominated Million Dollar Listing New York, Luis D. Ortiz

 

Kristie Gonzales is the Promotion and Digital Brand Manager at WABC-TV, New York’s number one television station and the most-watched station in the United States. She’s a broadcast executive with 16 years of success promoting media brands in culturally diverse markets, shepherding those brands into the age of digital and mobile consumption.  Currently, she oversees all marketing of Channel 7 Eyewitness News as well as the audience growth strategy on their social and digital channels. Gonzales is an expert in creating strategic, branded campaigns that drive television ratings and boost audience loyalty, with an in-depth understanding of the multi-cultural market.  She is considered an industry leader in social media brand extension and digital tune-in, with a track record of using social audience analytics to optimize on-air promotion strategy.

In 2013, Gonzales was nominated to represent ABC Owned Television Stations on a Disney ABC Television Group Hispanic Task Force. She quickly enlisted the help of her colleagues in their seven other Owned markets, forming a group that focuses on serving the needs of the Latino consumer and promoting diversity within their television stations.  Gonzales is passionate about mentoring women and minorities, encouraging them to aspire to positions of power within television.

Gonzales moved to New York in April 2014 after holding various management positions in television stations across the country. In her previous role, she was the Creative Services and Local Programming Director at WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham, managing a staff of almost 30 employees. From 2010-2013, she was Creative Services and Public Affairs Director at KFSN-TV in Fresno, CA. It was there she helped bring in the largest food donation ever to the Central Valley. She started in the ABC Owned Television Group in 2006 when she was hired as a Promotion Writer and Producer at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.

Driven by the notion to whom much is given, much is expected, Gonzales has served on boards that aid victims of domestic violence and promote entrepreneurship.  She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and a board member of Vision for Equality, a non-profit that advocates for people with disabilities. In New York, she is an active volunteer, sharing her experiences with minority students and speaking on panels.

Gonzales was born in Southern California and grew up in New Mexico, where most of her family still resides. She studied painting and journalism in college and graduated summa cum laude with double honors from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

For more information and tickets for the 14th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards, click here: https://www.latintrends.com/latinotrendsetter/

 

About LatinTRENDS
LatinTRENDS is a multi-media and marketing company that connects with the acculturated Hispanic community via its flagship monthly print magazine, weekly e-newsletter, daily content on LatinTRENDS.com and events. The brand’s content is bi-lingual, covering the latest trends in entertainment, travel, technology, wellness, business and cuisine, including featured Hispanic professionals & entrepreneurs.  Content also covers exclusive interviews with celebrities and innovative people that influence trends in pop culture.

For more information, see other winners and to purchase tickets (limited amount),clickhere: http://bit.ly/21fgLWf 

Subscribe to our free weekly e-Newsletter http://bit.ly/1BcjOjX

Meet ED Salas, 2016 Trendsetter Awardee and President / Founder of Salcare Home Health Services

Meet ED Salas, 2016 Trendsetter Awardee and President / Founder of Salcare Home Health Services.

 

About the event
The Fourteenth Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards, a landmark celebration of excellence in enterprise, arts, entertainment, health, education and community leadership, will be held at on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 from 6-10 P.M. at The Symphony Space Theater in New York City. The event is sponsored in part by New York Presbyterian Hospital, Inca KolaCUNY . Media (sweepstakes) partners, La Mega 97.9 & Amor 93.1 and presented by LatinTRENDS. It will commence with a VIP red carpet reception, attended by awardees, influencers and media.The award presentation will be partially open to the public and special guest and will start at 8PM.  It will feature a musical performances by Frankie Negron , a multi-cultural dance performance featuring tango, flamenco, salsa and bachata music. Emerging urban Tropical musician, Doñé, will perform live as well.

The Event will be co-hosted by Actress, speaker and author, April Hernandez Castillo and Luxury Real Estate Broker and star of Bravo’s Emmy-Nominated Million Dollar Listing New York, Luis D. Ortiz

Meet Ed Salas
Ed Salas entered the field of home health care more than three decades ago, providing services to the underserved minority communities in the New York metropolitan area. Through his experience, he has found a lack of culturally-oriented services being provided to these communities and has made this a benchmark in both the provision of services and training.

He is President and Founder of Salcare Home Health Services, Inc., providing professional and para-professional home care services to care for the sick and homebound. Salcare is a Licensed Home Care Services Agency (LHCSA), licensed by the State of New York Department of Health and is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., (CHAP) an independent, not-for-profit, national accrediting body for community-based health care organizations.

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For many years, Mr. Salas has maintained successful multi-lingual training programs in English, Spanish and Chinese.  These programs have been approved through the New York State Department of Health and, separately, the New York State Education Department.   Core training is provided to both private individuals and students referred by non-profit agencies, some at no cost to the student and is provided in the native language of the student.

Mr. Salas is responsible for Salcare’s growth in both the training and client care areas. He works extensively with community-based women and minority organizations throughout the five boroughs to provide needed home care services and training to these areas. He has also been working with the veteran communities in New York City. His efforts have helped to improve the general health, provided jobs and aided in the economic growth of these communities.

Highlights of Ed Salas’s community outreach leadership efforts throughout the metropolitan New York City area:

  • Co-chair of the Chinese Immigrant Services, Inc,, a non-profit organization providing services to aide members of the community with assimilation into American Life. Founder of their Latino Division and serves as Chair, helping to foster joint projects amongst the Latino and Chinese communities.
  • Member of the board of RAIN, Inc., a Bronx based organization providing home care and services to seniors and is co-Chair of their home care division
  • Founder of two groups: Latino Unidos de Flushing and The Statewide Association of Minority Businesses, which continues to foster Hispanic and Asian relations locally and on a statewide level.
  • Member of the Yonkers Hispanic Federation Chambers of Commerce, Inc
  • Serves on the board of RAICES, a Brooklyn based health and human services organization
  • 1992 to 1997, Member of Community Board 7, Flushing, Queens, and its health committee, the Board’s first Latino appointee
  • Treasurer of the New York delegation of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) from 2009 to 2013. LULAC is the oldest national Latino support organization in the nation, celebrating its 85th year.

 

About LatinTRENDS
LatinTRENDS is a multi-media and marketing company that connects with the acculturated Hispanic community via its flagship monthly print magazine, weekly e-newsletter, daily content on LatinTRENDS.com and events. The brand’s content is bi-lingual, covering the latest trends in entertainment, travel, technology, wellness, business and cuisine, including featured Hispanic professionals & entrepreneurs.  Content also covers exclusive interviews with celebrities and innovative people that influence trends in pop culture.

For more information, see other winners and to purchase tickets (limited amount), clickhere: http://bit.ly/21fgLWf 

Subscribe to our free weekly e-Newsletter http://bit.ly/1BcjOjX

Meet 2016 Trendsetter Sandra Harris, AVP of Columbia University Medical Center’s office of Government and Community affairs

 Sandra Harris, AVP of Columbia University Medical Center’s office of Government and Community affairs Recognized as a 2016 Latino Trendsetter Award Recipeint

About the event
The Fourteenth Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards, a landmark celebration of excellence in enterprise, arts, entertainment, health, education and community leadership, will be held at on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 from 6-10 P.M. at The Symphony Space Theater in New York City. The event is sponsored in part by New York Presbyterian Hospital, Inca Kola and CUNY and presented by LatinTRENDS. It will commence with a VIP red carpet reception, attended by awardees, influencers and media.The award presentation will be partially open to the public and special guest and will start at 8PM.  It will feature a musical performances by Frankie Negron , a multi-cultural dance performance featuring tango, flamenco, salsa and bachata music. Emerging urban Tropical musician, Doñé, will perform live as well.

The Event will be co-hosted by Actress, speaker and author, April Hernandez Castillo and Luxury Real Estate Broker and star of Bravo’s Emmy-Nominated Million Dollar Listing New York, Luis D. Ortiz

Meet Sandra
Sandra Harris counts with extensive experience in the helping professions, government, non-profit, health and mental health services field. Early in her career, she provided housing advocacy services, directed a community mental health program for immigrant populations and lead a national healthcare collaborative to advance health care access for underserved and underrepresented populations. Sandra specializes on building strategic collaborative partnerships, conducting needs inventory and resource mapping, program development, partnership relations and communications.

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As a Latina, she frequently shares her knowledge on diverse issues faced by multi-ethnic communities. During her travels around the world as a member of the Kellogg Foundation’s Community Voices health initiative visiting developing countries, Sandra gained insight that furthered her expertise while learning how communities developed new solutions to deal with barriers encountered on a daily basis. This experience has shaped her professional career as she affirms that relationships are the primary ingredient in our work with others; it is most often what brings parties to the table and keeps them there when differences of opinions and conflicts arise.

Presently, Sandra is assistant vice president at Columbia University Medical Center’s office of Government and Community affairs. In her role, she promotes and advocates for the medical center’s academic research, education and service mission with the external community, local and state government stakeholders. She is the Medical Center’s liaison on community development initiatives and is responsible for establishing and maintaining community-academic relations, facilitating the creation of campus-community partnerships that yield improved community health outcomes while advancing academic health research and discoveries. Sandra has a keen understanding of collaborative processes and is well known for her ability to bring partners to the table to work on mutually beneficial projects and initiatives. She brings her expertise as the president of HarriSolutions, LLC, a company that provides professional development coaching services to individuals and organizations.

Sandra has a Master’s of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University, Masters of Social Work from Hunter College City University of New York and is a licensed social work practitioner in the state of New York. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to advancing the agenda of underserved communities in New York City. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Campus Community Partnerships for Health, American Public Health Association, Encuentros, Acting Chair of the Board of Directors of the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, president of the Washington Heights Inwood Chamber of Commerce and president and founder of HarriSolutions, LLC.

 

 

About LatinTRENDS
LatinTRENDS is a multi-media and marketing company that connects with the acculturated Hispanic community via its flagship monthly print magazine, weekly e-newsletter, daily content on LatinTRENDS.com and events. The brand’s content is bi-lingual, covering the latest trends in entertainment, travel, technology, wellness, business and cuisine, including featured Hispanic professionals & entrepreneurs.  Content also covers exclusive interviews with celebrities and innovative people that influence trends in pop culture.

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