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All members of La Plaza’s staff are fully bilingual and have a deep understanding and appreciation of the cultural needs and differences of Central Indiana’s Latino community.

Miriam Acevedo Davis

President & CEO

Pavel Polanco-Safadit

Vice President of Programs and Strategic Initiatives

Mariana Lopez-Owens

Director of Development, Marketing, & Communications

Rosa Vidal Marquez

Community Resource Specialist

Elizabeth Valencia

Education Specialist

Jessica Cervantes


Shivani Goyal

Education Specialist

Rose Ohiami-Glass

Community Resource Specialist

Girsdy Torres

Career Coach

Sylvia Strom



Miriam Acevedo Davis

President & CEO, La Plaza

Chair: Carlos De Leon

Johnson & Johnson

Vice Chair: Art Vasquez

IU Health West

Secretary: Pedro J. Jimenez, PhD.

Eli Lilly & Co (Retired)

Kiamesha Colom

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Patrick E. Clarey

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Ed Collins

JP Morgan Chase

D. Valerie Loya

Marion County Prosecutor’s Office

Janmarie Connor

Connor Fine Painting Inc.

Matt Wittlief

Spring ML

Rafael Bolivar

PNC Bank

Cynthia N. Cardona

Eli Lilly & Co.
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