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Andrea Contreras

Andrea fotoAndrea Contreras-Munoz, BSN-RN, Executive Director

Andrea graduated from WCSU with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Andrea became a volunteer of the Hispanic Center in 2009. Since joining the Hispanic Center family, her first project was establishing what is now a community recognized Annual Health Expo and proclaimed by the Mayor of the City of Danbury as Healthy Kids Day.  "Camino a la Salud" Community Health Expo was born out of Andreas Senior year’s Nursing project as an undergraduate student. She was the co-facilitator of the first Spanish speaking Cancer Support Group at the Center. In conjunction with other young members, they established the Leadership Council of the Hispanic Center and together developed the Collegiate Development program. She became a board member of the Hispanic Center and due to her continuous believe of the Center’s mission, she became an employee of the Hispanic Center as the In Person Assister to help clients enroll in health insurance and as the Health Educator. She attended the Hispanic Leadership Institute and through her continuing dedication, she became the Interim Executive Director. Andrea holds a very special and keen perception of her community and addressing need in it.  She continuously rises to the challenge in finding proactive solutions to community problems.  Andrea is currently undergoing her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Connecticut and has embarked on a legal immigration case management and program management series through Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), which will complement the immigration legal services the Hispanic Center already provides.








Alex Zapata

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Alex Zapata


Brenda Rodriguez, Case Manager

Brenda RodriguezBrenda Rodriguez is the Case Manager and program coordinator at the Hispanic Center. She was born and raised in San German, Puerto Rico. Graduated from the InterAmerican University of PR with a Bachelors of Art in Secretarial Sciences. Brenda worked for 10 years as an Insurance Systems Technician at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association where she provided translation and interpretation services. Brenda also worked as a Bilingual Paraprofessional (Kindergarten) at King Street Elementary School in Danbury. She used her bilingual skills to facilitate communication among teachers and parents to promote the education development for students with limited English proficiency. Brenda enjoys spending time with her spouse and two sons. She is also a Zumba Instructor and enjoys teaching Zumba classes in her spare time. Brenda has also embarked on a legal immigration case management and program management series through Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), which will complement the immigration legal services the Hispanic Center already provides.


Rosa Gutierrez

rosa pic Rosa M. Gutierrez is the Intake Specialist and the Case Worker at the Hispanic Center of Danbury. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico.Graduated from InterAmerican University in San German, Puerto Rico, with a Bachelors of Art in Elementary Education. Rosa moved to Danbury in 1996, and she raised her family here in this town; from then she worked for several years as educator; and in the same time continued with her education to have a degree in Preschool Education.

She is a parent leader in the community, volunteer in different agencies and activities. She has participated in workshops, community trainings, community conversations, helped to translate for different activities in the community, has participated in Special Education training and more. Rosa enjoys spending time with her family, church and activities in her community that help parents to be involved with the children education and the Community of Danbury.



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Danbury, CT 06810
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