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Adela Mendoza

Strategy | Integrity | Servanthood

Executive Director

Adela Mendoza is an international professional skilled at building strategic collaborative partnerships, facilitating cross-cultural relationships, and leading diverse teams and coalitions.  In her role as Executive Director of the Hispanic Alliance, Adela is driving systemic change to catalyze economic opportunity for the emerging Hispanic community and to build a thriving community for everyone.

Mendoza is an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, a Liberty Fellow, and an active member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.  In 2018 Adela was one of six fellows around the world awarded the McNulty Catalyst Award by the McNulty Foundation and the Aspen Institute for her Student Dreamers Alliance Aspen venture (sc.dreamers.org). She is also a graduate of Leadership Greenville and Furman University’s Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Institute, which in 2018 honored her with their “Outstanding Contribution to International Diversity Award”.  

She serves on the boards of Ten at the Top, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Legacy Early College, Artisphere, PRISMA Health Upstate, the Duke Energy SC Upstate Advisory Board, and on Clemson University’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion. Her work to advance equity and inclusive economic prosperity has earned her recognition as one of Greenville’s most influential Hall of Fame leaders by Greenville Business Magazine, and as a Woman of Influence by GSA Business Report.

Adela’s dream for South Carolina is that we, collectively, build an ecosystem of opportunity where every person has access to the conditions and resources to achieve their self-defined success.

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With Bolivian and Puerto Rican ancestry, Gabby has worked as an educator for seven years in the Charleston area. She is dedicated to making an impact on her students and creating a classroom environment based on equitable and culturally responsive practices.

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Debbra Alvarado

Debbra possesses a keen sense of organization and ability to lead a wide variety of teams and groups with professionalism and warmth. As Operations and Network Manager for Hispanic Alliance, she is responsible for fostering the connectivity and growth of a collaborative group of individuals and organizations that is currently over 1,600 strong.

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Andrew Skinner

Andrew Skinner wakes up in the morning dreaming of how he can use his technical skills to make the world a better place. His waking hours are filled with RGB color schemes, graphic design, strokes & fills and basic digital building blocks.

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