In terms of cultural background, race and ethnicity, the composition of Centro Mater’s administration mirrors the diverse communities it serves.

In addition, our staff members are trained to be culturally sensitive to the needs of clients. Centro Mater’s teaching staff is bilingual (English and Spanish). All forms, newsletters, menus, and announcements are provided in English and Spanish. Furthermore, all activities and events support and respect the various cultures, languages, ethnicities, and religious beliefs of served families.

The efforts of the Centro Mater Foundation are spearheaded by a dedicated board of directors.


Matthew Bruno

Board Members:

Ana Carbonell

Ana Ortega

Bebi Palenzuela

Brenda M. Moreira

Claudia de la Cruz

Isabel de Quesada

Javier Alvarez

Javier Verdeja 

Lourdes Machado

Margie Costa Suarez

Maria E. Wollberg

María Figarola Arazoza

Maty Aldrich

Miriam Roman

Octavio Verdeja

Rick Riesgo

Sofía Powell-Cosio

Valerie Ortega