Irene Vilar PRESIDENT (Boulder, CO) is an award winning author and Guggenheim fellow, publisher, environmental activist, and founder and executive director of the Colorado based non profit Americas for Conservation + the Arts 501(c)(3). Vilar serves on the advisory council of the Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry as well as on the boards of the Latino Alliance for Literacy Advancement and the Jaipur Literary FestivalSee more...

Robert Mandel VICE PRESIDENT (Hartford, CT 2018-2022) has been in academic and trade book publishing for over 34 years, 27 of these as a University Press Director. Prior to his appointment as the Director of Texas Tech University Press, he was Director of the University of Alaska Press, the University of Wisconsin Press, Syracuse University Press and Wayne State University Press and served as Assistant Director of Indiana University Press. He has been an Acquisitions Editor for all of his 34 years in publishing and has acquired, edited and published over 1,800 titles during his career. Prior to his publishing career, Robert received his Ph.D. in modern European History from the University of Toronto and his Masters in History and Bachelors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mirta Ojito OFFICER (NYC, 2018-2022) the recipient of numerous awards, won a shared Pulitzer for national reporting in 2001 for a New York Times series of articles about race in America. She is the author of Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus and of the upcoming Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an op-ed columnist for The Miami Herald and an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

Doug Unger OFFICER (Las Vegas, NV 2018-2022) is the author of four novels, including Leaving the Land, a classic about the vanishing family farm in the American Midwest. Celebrating more than thirty years in print, his landmark work won the Society of Midland Authors Award for best fiction, a special citation from the P.E.N. Ernest Hemingway award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Robert F. Kennedy awards. His fourth novel, Voices from Silence, earned a coveted ‘star’ review from “Publisher’s Weekly” and was a year’s end “experts recommend” choice of “The Washington Post Book World.” A new edition of Voices from Silence appeared in 2008 in French translation as Mes frères de sang, from Daniel Arsand/Editions Phebus, with a new ending.  See more...

Toti Cadavid SECRETARY (Denver, CO 2014-2019) launched and led Xcelente Marketing, a top-notch Hispanic marketing agency, and in2012 Toti founded U-Fulfilled – a company committed to helping people attain their highest levels of success based on the values of authenticity, purpose and joy. Toti currently sits on the boards of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado Health Foundation, Junior Achievement and El Pomar Foundation’s Denver Council. Toti was recognized in 2005 as one of the nation’s Top Latina Business Entrepreneurs by Hispanic Magazine, as one of the 11 finalists for the Colorado Rockies Adult Leadership Award, and by The Denver Business Journal as one of the “Top Forty Under 40” business leaders in Colorado.  See more...

Keirstin K. Beck TREASURER (Boulder, CO 2014-2019) is a Boulder based attorney committed to sustainable practices and conservation in real estate development with extensive land use experience including representation of landowners and developers in all aspects of the entitlement process including negotiation of annexation agreements, development agreements and vested rights agreements as well as acquisition, disposition and leasing of real property. Keirstin’s true passion is assisting her clients in complicated redevelopment projects that involve challenging land use and financing hurdles. She has substantial experience negotiating public/private partnership agreements, including TIF, sales tax sharing and other economic incentives. In addition, Keirstin possesses unique knowledge of alternative financing options for complex transactions, including New Markets Tax Credits, EB-5 financing and PACE. Her innovative approach has yielded positive results to provide strong community support for projects. She obtained a B.S. from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from the University of Denver. Keirstin enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, skiing, hiking, running and biking. She is a past director of the YMCA of Boulder Valley and the Denver Children’s Home. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced at Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff and Ragonetti P.C.

SoYoung Lee OFFICER (Boulder, CO 2017-2022)  Executive/Music Director at Rocky Ridge Music Center, received her Doctorate in Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of California, Santa Barbara. An award-winning pianist and a Regents scholar, SoYoung is a recipient of the Ernő Dohnányi Piano Prize and the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Accompanying Fellowship at University of Southern California. She recently released a CD, In This World, with flutist Claudia Anderson. SoYoung enjoys her multi-faceted career as a performing artist, administrator, teacher, producer, and arts advocate. A strong believer in the concept of artist as entrepreneur, she cofounded two organizations: Colorado-based AirTurn, a company dedicated to empowering musicians through technology; and Notes at 9,000 at Winter Park, a multi-genre music competition that launches emerging musicians by providing concert opportunities, funding, and mentoring. She is passionate about building community through the arts, and serves currently as a trustee on the board of Boulder County Arts Alliance and as a member of the Estes Arts Presents Task Force.

Anti-discrimination statement adopted by the Board of Directors

Americas for Conservation and the Arts does not, and shall not, discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services and programming. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Non-profit Organization

Tax Exempt Status: 501(c)(3)  EIN 32-0241204 July 2012

AFC+A USA

 

Address: 1942 Broadway St., Suite 210

Boulder, Colorado 80302

Contact: Irene Vilar, Founder & CEO

Phone. 303.330.6597

Email: irene@americasforconservation.org

AFC+A Puerto Rico Offices

 

AFC+A Metro

P.O. Box 13934

San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00908

AFC+A Sur

4 Calle Santo Domingo

Yauco, Puerto Rico 00678

 

Contact: Jonathan Cintron, Director PR

cintron@americasforconservation.org

Initial design by Rafael Lopez / Manage and updates by Jonathan Cintrón

©2019 Americas For Conservation + The Arts

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