Board Members

Adriana Visoso

President

Adriana Visoso is a Catholic lay minister working as Associate Director of Programs since 2014 with the Instituto Fe y Vida with whom she has worked in Pastoral Juvenil for twenty-two years. 

“El Señor te bendiga y te guarde; el Señor haga brillar su rostro sobre ti y tenga piedad de ti; el Señor vuelva su rostro hacia ti y te dé paz.”
(Números 6:24-26)

José Julián Matos Auffant

Vice President

Current: 2012 to present day – St. Mary’s University, in San Antonio TX, at University Ministry working with the Peer Ministry Program for residence halls and commuters, retreats, spiritual development and outreach initiatives with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Coordinate “Messengers of Faith and Hope” Hispanic Ministry summer training with campus ministers and young adults. Served as Executive Director for Mission 2019-21.

“Vayan por todo el mundo y anuncien la Buena Nueva”, Mc. 16, 15.

Annie Nieto Bailey

Treasurer

Archdiocese of Seattle, Seattle, WA

Annie Nieto Bailey currently serves as the director of young adult ministry at the Archdiocese of Seattle. She was born and raised in Tampico, Mexico, in a bilingual and bicultural home. She holds a B.A. in international studies and foreign languages from Benedictine College and recently completed her M.S. in church management from Villanova University. In her time at the Archdiocese of Seattle, Annie has worked in various ministries, including pastoral care, Hispanic ministry, multicultural communities, deacon formation, as well as leadership and transition services. She lives near Seattle, WA with her husband and two children and hopes they can travel the world as a family someday.

“In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”
Jn 16: 33

Yazmín Maní

Secretary

Diocese of Austin, TX
Yazmín Maní Malone has been involved with Pastoral Juvenil Hispana, Hispanic youth and young adult ministry, since February 2005. She’s held different leadership roles as a committed lay person then, worked for a parish as director of religious education and youth minister. Currently, serves as coordinator of PJH for the Diocese of Austin. Additionally, she was selected to be the secretary for LaRED (National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana). Her master’s degree is in Sociology from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Besides pastoral background, Yazmin worked in prevention education on use and abuse of drugs and substances as a chemical dependency counselor interim. Yazmin is in gratitude with God for her marriage, family and serve to Pastoral Juvenil Hispana.

«¡Que Israel cuente con el Senor, desde ahora y para siempre!»
Salmo 131, 3

Krysthell Castillo

Member at large

Diocese of Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL


My name is Krysthell Castillo Aragon, I’m 32 years old, and I’m originally from Nicaragua. I have been working with Hispanic young adults in pastoral juvenil hispana for 8 years now. I am currently the coordinator of pastoral juvenil juvenil hispana for the diocese of Birmingham, AL.
“I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9

Sister Ana Luisa Díaz Vásquez

Member at large

Misionera Catequista de los Pobres, Little Rock, AK

Rev. Gerson Espinosa

Member at large

Diocese of Monterrey, CA

I am Father Gerson Espinosa Velasco, a Catholic priest from the Diocese of Monterey in California. I was born in Cali, Colombia in 1989, and I was ordained as a priest on June 7 of 2019. I got a bachelor’s in social communication in Colombia, a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies at Mt. Angel Seminary, and a Master of Divinity from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo.
I like to watch movies, listen to music, dancing, and travel with family and friends. My favorite food is the Chinese food, I love Ice Cream, and I like to hike.
Some of my dreams are to become a pastor in a beautiful community, teacher, and administrator in a Catholic school, and I would also love to study a Ph.D. in Theology and Education, this last dream would be a nice challenge for my life and ministry. I like to socialize and share with people accompanied by a nice Jamba Juice (No coffee drinker😥)

 «Habla Señor, que tu siervo escucha»
1 Samuel 3, 10

Ricardo Grzona

Member at large

Fundación Ramón Pané


Vivo en la Arquidiócesis de Miami
Soy Presidente de la Fundación Ramón Pané (con sede en Miami)
Nació en Mendoza Argentina, estudió en Argentina, Chile, Colombia, México, Vaticano.
Doctorando en Ciencias de la Educación y Catequetica.
Fue Secretario del Departamento de Catequesis y del Departamento de Educación del CELAM 1989 1995.
Dirige la Fundación Ramón Pané y el programa Internacional Cristonautas.


«Y la Palabra se hizo ser humano y vivió entre nosotros»
Jn 1:14

Gabriela Guido

Member at large

Lente Católico
Gabriela Guido (Gaby) has been part of the Lente Católico marketing team since its launch in 2019. She continues to work actively in all outreach efforts in the US and abroad as to bring this content as close as possible to the youth.
She is an active member of her community supporting projects and local initiatives that help the ever growing Miami Hispanic community. She is a founding member of the Don Bosco Ministry in Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in the city of Doral and has remained as a volunteer for more than five years. This ministry is dedicated to assisting the immigrant community in providing guidance and information when they come to the US.
Costa Rican born, Gaby is mother to a 17-year old daughter and has lived with her husband in Miami for more than 20 years. She enjoys reading, traveling and sharing time with family and friends.

«Todo lo puedo en Cristo que me fortalece» Filipenses 4:13

Antonio Guzmán

Member at large

Archdiocese of Detroit, Detroit, MI

Actualmente trabaja en la Arquidiócesis de Detroit, Michigan como Coordinador de Ministerio Hispano. Esta cursando una licenciatura en Teología Pastoral en el Seminario Mayor del Sagrado Corazón en Detroit. Es miembro de la mesa Directiva de la Red Nacional de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana y miembro de la mesa Directiva de la Casa Guadalupana, una organización sin fines de lucro que ayuda a personas mayores a completar su estudios de educación básica como primaria, secundaria y bachillerato. También, es entrenador de basquetbol para un grupo de estudiante de grados 7 y 8 dentro de la escuela católica primaria Most Holy Redeemer.

«Busquen primero el Reino de Dios y hacer su voluntad, y todo lo demás les vendrá por añadidura»
Mateo 6,33

Michal Horace

Member at large

Diocese of Evansville, Evansville, IN

Originally from St. Louis, Michal has served in various ministry roles across the country including as the director of the Young Adult Initiative (YAI) project at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology from 2017-2021 and the director of youth & young adult ministry for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon from 2001-2017. Besides serving on the La RED board, he currently serves as Vice-Chair of the USCCB National Advisory Team for Young Adult Ministry (NATYAM). Michal holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry degree from the University of Portland and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree from Saint Louis University. He lives in Santa Claus, Indiana.


“You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8

Maritza Mandujano

Member at large

Inmaculated Conception Church, Diocese of Raleigh, NC

María “Cuquis” Romero

Member at large

St. Patrick Church,
Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN


«Pero Marta se preocupaba con todos los preparativos; y acercándose a El, le dijo: Señor, ¿no te importa que mi hermana me deje servir sola? Dile, pues, que me ayude. Respondiendo el Señor, le dijo: Marta, Marta, tú estás preocupada y molesta por tantas cosas; pero una sola cosa es necesaria, y María ha escogido la parte buena, la cual no le será quitada»
Lc, 10,40-42

Roberto Navarro

Advisor

Catholic Relief Services
Senior Director of US Church Engagement – 2019-Present
Southwest Regional Director – 2013-2019

“For who is greater: the one seated at table or the one who serves? Is it not the one seated at table? I am among you as the one who serves.”
Luke 22:27

Rev. Rafael Capó

Advisor to the Board

Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Dean of Theology (St. Thomas University, Miami), Papal Missionary of Mercy
D.Min. (Barry University), STL (Pontifical Gregorian University), M.Ed. (Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico)

“I can do all this through Christ who strengthens me.”
– Philippians 4:13
Stay strong in body, mind and spirit! Fit for the Kingdom!

Paul E. Jarzembowski

Youth and Young Adult Ministries – USCCB

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth
Assistant Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries
2013-Present

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28

Alejandro Aguilera Titus

Ex oficio Board Member

Most Rev. José H. Gómez

Episcopal Moderator Liaison with USCCB

Archbishop of Los Angeles
Most Reverend José H. Gomez is the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the nation’s largest Catholic community. He also serves as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In his ministry, Archbishop Gomez encourages people to follow Jesus Christ with joy and simplicity of life, seeking to serve God and their neighbors in their ordinary daily activities.