Staff and Board Members

Taller Puertorriqueño is the gateway to Latinx Philadelphia, promoting and developing Latinx culture through its public exhibitions, education programs for children and youth, and extensive outreach programs at schools and community centers across the city. We believe that embracing and expressing our cultural heritage is central to community empowerment.


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Board of Directors

Israel Colón, Vice-Chair
Former public servant, retired

Sulma Dalessio PECO Energy,  Director, Customer Care    

Joana M. Díaz Rodríguez Education Consultant

Elena Marie DiLapi, Board Chair
MSW, QCSW, Principal, DiLapi Consulting

Roger Gee, Ph. D.
Professor, School of Education, Holy Family University

Edgardo González,
Political & Research Consultant, Concepcion Consulting Group

Josh Harris Owner of Custom Design Build General Contracting, Fabrication, and Museum Quality Exhibits

Ileana M. Helwig, MA. Chief Operating Officer, Children Crisis Treatment Center

Christie A. Irizarry ACCENTURE, Strategy Senior Principal, Accenture Strategy – Talent Organization

María E. Mills-Torres,
Retired Educator, Philadelphia School District

Carlos Nuñez,
Legal Administrative Specialist for the Office of Veterans Affairs

Linda Robinson Fellag, Board Secretary
Associate Professor of English, Community College of Philadelphia

Laura Sández, Ph. D., Board Treasurer
Assistant Professor in Romance Languages and Literature, Villanova University

Kathleen Vissar,
Founder and Owner, Wells Vissar