The co-founders of Nutriendo PR were forever marked by intense experiences that they have lived since the passage of Hurricane Maria in 2017, the summer of '19, the earthquakes of 2020, and the effects of the COVID pandemic. Personal, family, community and business experiences awakened a spiritual call to respond with purpose in their endeavors. After an initial learning process guided by experts in food insecurity issues and strategic philanthropy, they were able to define the need for nutrition security as a crucial one to invest their energies and resources. In the "venture philanthropy" model they found a familiar mechanism to contribute their experiences as entrepreneurs, executives, and investors in this case, supporting other social entrepreneurs in their projects.
Worked in marketing, selection, and growth for Endeavor Puerto Rico, leading the recruitment and progress of high-impact entrepreneurs and global mentors. +5yrs of experience in the NGO sector.
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, B.A. Communications & Marketing
Former Executive Director of El Consejo Renal de Puerto Rico with +20yrs of experience in community management, NGOs, government, and administration.
Florida International University, Masters of Science in Communications
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, B.A. of Arts
"In Puerto Rico, people die every day from health conditions related to nutrition. Meanwhile, the food and health systems are not responding to the problem with the urgency, focus and scale that this crisis demands."
Puerto Rican social entrepreneur, executive, investor and board director with more than 30 years of experience in the food sector. Managing Partner and Co-founder of Semillero Partners. President and CEO of Grupo Navis LLC. Former President of the Association of Marketing, Industry and Food Distribution of Puerto Rico (MIDA).
Yale School of Management, MBA
Fordham University B.A. Economic Sciences
“We have had the experience of seeing up close the devastating effects of nutrition insecurity both at the level of communities and loved ones. The attention and action of all is necessary to address a complex problem of this magnitude.”
Co-founder and Business Director of Grupo Navis LLC. Social entrepreneur and board member, with extensive experience across the food system. Founder of Café Encantos. Former President of Caribbean Produce Exchange LLC., Manager of Customer Marketing and Trade at Kellogg's, Manager of Sales, and Operations at Mars Inc.
Universidad de Puerto Rico B.A. Mechanical Engineering
“The nutritional insecurity statistics for Puerto Rico manifest the severe inequity that we experience live when reaching out to communities in need. Therefore, it is appropriate to make an intentional arrangement to integrate knowledge, innovation and good will."
Co-founder and Director of Value Creation of Grupo Navis LLC. He served as strategic advisor and executive member of multinational and local companies in Brazil, China, Chile, Bahamas, Australia, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico. He has been a member on board and advisor in Chile, China, and the USA.
IE Business School MBA, Stanford LBAN Scaling Program, IMD Global Board Center Program - Switzerland, Universidad de Puerto Rico B.A.
Program Management Officer at Grupo Navis. Experience in government, non-profit and commercial food programs.
Emory University, B.A. Interdisciplinary studies: food, sustainability, and ethics.
Policy and Advocacy Consultant, Social Impact Strategist Specialized in Children, Youth and Puerto Rico. Former Executive Director of the Instituto para el Desarrollo de la Juventud (IJD), a political and advocacy entity affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico.
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Master of Public Policy.
Harvard University, B.A. Government and Sociology.
Professor at George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health
Public health and nutrition researcher focused on the root causes of dietary disparities among minority populations in the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean to inform nutrition policies and programs.
AMP Public Policy. Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, ScD Nutrition
Cornell University, B.A. Nutrition
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