Our Advisory Board

The Region 3 Comprehensive Center is fortunate to have a distinguished and diverse Advisory Board. The Board is made up of five experts from each territory, representing a variety of educational perspectives, fields and levels. We are grateful to have each of the following educators on our Board.

For Puerto Rico:

  • State Department of Education
    • Eliezer Ramos, Secretary
    • Angel Toledo, Undersecretary of Academic Affairs
    • Damarys Varela, Operations Manager
  • Regional Office of Education
    • Ricardo Pitre, Regional Superintendent (Mayagüez)
  • School
    • José Cardona, Director, School Carmen D. Ortiz
  • Institution of Higher Education
    • Josue Hernández, Vice President of Professional Programs, University of Puerto Rico
  • Business and Community Stakeholder
    • Aida Díaz, President, Transforming Leadership and Management Institute

For the U.S. Virgin Islands:

  • State Department of Education
    • Dionne Wells Hedrington, Ed.D., Commissioner
    • Victor Somme III, Assistant Commissioner
  • Local Education Agency
    • Ericilda Ottley-Herman, Superintendent, St. Croix District
  • School
    • Sharon Richardson, Assistant Principal, Charlotte Amalie High School
  • Institution of Higher Education
    • Karen Harris Brown, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education, University of the Virgin Islands
  • Business and Community Stakeholder
    • Margarita Benjamin, President, USVI PTSA