I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1959; my family has Italian roots. I completed high school and did a few years of Music Conservatory in Buenos Aires. In 1979, I moved to Italy and a year later I met the Church, which I joined as a full-time member in November 1980.
From there, I joined a witnessing team, church center life as a full-time member and later on a fundraising team. I moved to the US in 1983 to participate in IOWC, in which I traveled throughout several states, witnessing and fundraising. From 1984 to 1986, I lived at the Las Vegas Church and participated in visiting Christian churches, witnessing as well as fundraising to support the church center. In 1986 I went back to Argentina and joined the church there, participating in many different activities as a full-time member.
I received the matching and blessing from True Parents in 1989 in Korea. In 1991, I moved back to the US where my husband was living. I lived in The Bronx church center where we had witnessing and fundraising activities. The following year, I became active with WFWP and was the chairperson for the Hispanic Women’s Federation in The Bronx for quite some time. I started my family in 1993; we have two children, Sarah and Brian. I worked for a few years in the World Mission Center and then at the New Yorker Hotel, as an Executive Assistant to the Managing Director, as an administrative assistant in the Human Resources department, and in the Commercial Real Estate department as an assistant to the director and again as an Executive Assistant to the General Manager. In 2008, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from CUNY Queens College, and a few years later I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at CUNY York College. In 2009-2010 I became a matching advisor and since then I’ve been supporting matching and blessing candidates.
While I was a member of the Queens FFWPU, I became part of the Renovation Committee (before the Councils existed); it was actually very similar to what the Council members do today. We met periodically and discussed all matters related to church, both spiritual and physical, trying to help our community improve in all aspects. When the Latino Ministry started in New York right after Lovin’ Life ended, they created a council and I was appointed as Chairperson/Assistant Pastor. After a few years later, the Latino Ministry became a part of the Manhattan Family Church, and I no longer attended since I moved to Westchester.
In the meantime, I moved on to work as a social worker with the City of New York since 2014, and also did a couple of other jobs until May 2018, when I started working for Westchester County Department of Social Services.
It will be an honor to serve the Belvedere Family Community. I hope to contribute with my experience and willingness to help our community as a member of the council. Thank you.