Marisol Chiclana-Ayala, MPA, leads the Community Engagement Systems Transformation team at the MDH – Center for Health Equity and is the co-director of the COVID-19 – Cultural, Faith and Disability Communities Branch. She is also an adjunct professor at St. Catherine University in St Paul. In addition, Marisol is a 2006 Archibald Granville Bush Leadership Fellow.

A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marisol is a proud Afro-Boricua/Afro-Latina, honoring her culture and traditions in Minnesota through her drumming, Bomba singing and her work as the board chair and director of the BORIKEN CULTURAL CENTER MN, the only Afro-Boricua non-profit organization in the Midway region.

Marisol Chiclana

Board Chair and Executive Director

Bio to come

Kenneth Ortiz

Board Treasurer and Board Vice-Chair

Currently works at the Guadalupe Alternative Programs (The Change Inc) in St. Paul. She is a community leader and local artist and local artist from Puerto Rico. She has been part of the Boriken Cultural Center Performing group since 2010 and a board member since 2021.

Omayra Chiclana

Board Member and Volunteer Director

Currently working as a ParaEducator at Mounds View District Schools. BA in Communications. Community Leader and Coordinator of Multicultural Events. Graphic Designer and Owner of Arcee’s Graphics. From Levittown, Puerto Rico.

Yari Serrano

Board Secretary and Marketing Director