Our Board of Directors

Sonya Sidhu Izzo, MD, MBA

President Schenectady County Medical Society, Vice Speaker of New York State Academy of Family Physicians, and Medical Director of Saint Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, NY

Guido Lebron

Two-time Grammy nominee baritone Opera Singer Guido LeBrón has received international acclaim with leading opera companies throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe. Mr. LeBrón’s recordings include the protagonist role of Cristian de la Cruz in the world premiere of the 2012 Grammy winning opera Río de Sangre by Don Davis (The Matrix Trilogy) and the role of the Governor in Cofressí by Rafael Hernández nominated for Best Classical Album at the 2013 Latin Grammys.

Marisol Carrere

A native of Colombia, writer & producer for “I Am Julia”, a film on bullying based on her personal story (winner 2012 Golden Palm Award – Mexico International Film Festival), Awarded NY1  News “New Yorker Of The Week” in January 2012 for her Community work on Bullying Prevention in the schools. Marisol holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts – Cum Laude from Hunter College, is a recipient of Excellence in Acting Award, studied French and literature in Reims, France.

Film & TV credits: SEX, LOVE & SALSA, Conscientious Objector (2012), Dreamers, Crack Down Big City Blues, Holes (2011), PSA for HIV on MTV, Vote For Respect, Domestic Violence video for CT Police department, TV Commercials.

Theater credits: Received an ACE Award for Oh! Yantay (TeatroStageFest 2010), HOLA Award for You Always Forget Something/Siempre se Olvida Algo, La Pequeña Cabaña (ACE Nomination)

Professional affiliations: NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, HOLA, NALIP, NOSOTROS, Tribeca Film Institute, interviewed on Telemundo, Univision , NY1.

ACTRESS/WRITER/PRODUCER, Founder of Carrere Films International, LLC

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CSJ Media/ Publishing

Author Cindy Similien-Johnson was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to Haitian immigrant parents. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Combining her skills in public administration, passion for writing, and a consuming desire to serve God, Cindy founded CSJ Media Publishing — a company where each book, product, and service is to enlighten, encourage, and empower individuals, and to promote and improve the spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional well-being of others. Cindy has de signed a goal setting program for young parents based on her book

Karen Hoyos

Global transformational leader, Speaker, Author, and Celebrity Coach


Jessica Rutkovsky

BS Political Science, YPU’s Program Director for School and Educational Planning – oversees outreach with schools, colleges, childcare networks, educational planning and resources for parents.

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