The Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia, Inc. (Concilio), the oldest Latino non-profit social service agency in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, elected two new members to the Board of Directors. After beginning an extensive search process in February 2017, Concilio is thrilled to announce Percy Rosales of Rosales Communications and Priscilla Jimenez of Kline & Spector, PC as the newest members.
Mr. Percy Rosales holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Lebow College of Business at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa., and a Bachelors degree of Arts from Berkley College of Music in Boston, Mass. He is a Communications and Marketing Director with over 16 years of experience developing innovative customer solutions and campaigns for corporate clients including energy companies, healthcare organizations and government departments. For the past six years, he has been the manager of recruitment, communications, community outreach/education and marketing services for two of the largest gas and electricity energy companies in the greater Philadelphia area. He has a great skill at communicating with the public and their service providers and is sensitive to the client’s specific needs.
Ms. Priscilla E. Jimenez joined Kline & Specter after gaining experience with a federal civil rights office, a Philadelphia hospital and another city law firm while also being an active leader in the Hispanic legal community. She was chosen by the independent rating service Super Lawyers as a 2015 and 2016 Pennsylvania “Rising Star,” an accolade reserved for the best 2.5 percent of the state’s attorneys who are 40 or younger. She was also featured in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. Jimenez, who is fluent in Spanish, is the immediate past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, where she mentors minority law school students. She is also the past-president of the Hispanic Bar Association’s Legal Education Fund. Jimenez was also recognized in late 2016 as one of the “Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latinos” by the newspaper Impacto. She is also an accomplished violinist.
Executive Director, Adonis Banegas, said “Concilio is excited to welcome its new board members that bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and will assist us in carrying out our mission and leading us into the future.” The Latino non-profit agency provides “social, educational, cultural, prevention and intervention services and programs to under-served young people and families in the Philadelphia region.” If you would like to learn more information or to donate, please visit www.elconcilio.net.