OUR STAFF

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ADELYS FERRO

Co-Founder and Caucus Director

Adelys Ferro is a Venezuelan-American executive leader with more than 10 years of experience in humanitarian and community work. Former Executive Director of the Center of Democracy and Development in the Americas (CDDA) and IQLatino. She is an expert at managing, organizing, supervising, and executing processes and projects, skilled at leading multi- functional, multicultural and virtual teams, managing complex projects, and building solid relationships with key stakeholders.For more than a decade, Adelys has been actively involved with several Venezuelan Civil Society Organizations (Primeros Auxilios UCV, Primeros Auxilios LUZ, Primeros Auxilios UCLA, Cuatro por Venezuela Foundation, Ayuda Humanitaria Venezuela, Hazlo Hoy VE, Snacks4Heroes). She is also an Activist and an Advocate for immigrants and healthcare (ACA) in the U.S. Adelys is a member of Moms Demand Action and Change The Ref organizations.

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ENGERBERT JORDAN GUTIERREZ

Fellow

Engerbert "Pepe" Jordan Gutierrez is a Venezuelan human rights activist and advocate who for more than 10 years has worked to promote the political partition of young people and to defend democracy. His work has had an emphasis on freedom of expression, volunteering, and the coordination of electoral matters. He is a former State coordinator of the NGOs "Pana Vota" and "Voto Joven" in Venezuela. He also served as a state's Executive Youth Secretary of  "Voluntad Popular" political party and was Communications Advisor of the Unitary Platform (MUD) in the state of Falcón, Venezuela. He was an electoral observer in early voting sites and election day voting centers during the 2020 U.S. elections.