Board of Directors

Board of Directors2018-07-23T15:34:36+00:00

I joined Identity’s Board of Directors because…

…I want to lend my service toward making Latino youth feel welcome and valued in our community.
Shirley Brandman
…of the important work Identity does to empower Latino youth and their families to excel.
Marianela del Pino-Rivera
…I wanted to contribute to the important work being done to empower Latino youth and to ensure that they are given opportunities to learn, work, and thrive.
Aggie Alvez
…I am passionate about helping mold a future that is more culturally diverse, where everyone is encouraged and is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Wanda Bautista
…I believe in Identity’s mission to empower Latino youth to reach their fullest potential.
Yonis Benitez
…Identity has a powerful impact on Latino youth and families in Montgomery County.
Stewart Edelstein
…I believe Identity is among the nation’s most effective and compassionate groups for helping Latino youth and families realize their highest potential.
Mike Knapp
…I strongly believe in Identity’s important mission and wish to help the organization achieve its goals.
Stephen Metz
…I am passionate about Identity’s work supporting and empowering youth to build Montgomery County’s future!
Sarah Whitesell

…I wanted to work with Identity to improve the education of Latino students and assist their families to support the education and careers of their children.

Teresa Wright

… because I am so grateful for the positive impact that Identity has had on so many of the students I serve in my roles as an educator and youth advocate.

Linda Youngentob

… because the mission, vision and core values align with my philosophy of education, which includes advocacy and equity.

Everett Davis

… As a Latino, I want to see our youth be given the same opportunities I was fortunate to be given so they can live the life they’ve always dream about. I want them to know nothing is impossible if you work hard and don’t let an setbacks stop you from reaching your goals.

Kevin Toruno
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Shirley Brandman
Board Chair

Executive Director
National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development, The Aspen Institute

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Marianela del Pino-Rivera
Treasurer

Certified Public Accountant
Del Pino Rivera CPA

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Aggie Alvez

Vice President of Partner Marketing
Discovery Education

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Wanda Bautista

Associate
Burness

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Yonis Benitez

Co-Founder/CEO
Parkour Method

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Everett Davis

Principal
Redland Middle School
Montgomery County Public Schools

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Victor Del Pino

Partner
KMDH Law

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Stewart Edelstein, PhD

Executive Director
Universities at Shady Grove

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Michael Knapp

Founder, President
Orion Ventures, LLC and SkillSmart, Inc.

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Stephen Metz

Attorney

Offit | Kurman

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Kevin Toruno

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Traumatic Injury Research Program
Henry Jackson Foundation

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Sarah Whitesell

Co-Executive Director
National Domestic Violence Non-Profit

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Teresa Wright

Instructional Specialist
Division of Family and Community Engagement, Montgomery County Public Schools

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Linda Youngentob

Adjunct Teacher
Macklin Business Institute
Montgomery College

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Diego Uriburu
Ex Officio

Executive Director
Identity