The Belle Center

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Oswaldo Mestre Jr. - President 

Luis Rodriquez

Kenneth Colon 

Talia E. Rodriquez - Secretary

Fran Barone -  Treasurer

David Rodriguez

Gillian Brown

Octavio Vigellas

Misael Hernandez

Board

Board of Directors

New Board Member Talent Needed:

• Linguistic competence beyond English, Spanish 

• Facilities Management 

 Communications/PR/Marketing 

• Well-connected; VIP; door opener; civic/community-minded 

• Business minded/MBA 

• Community representatives, e.g., Block club leader 

• Healthcare 

• Universities/Education 

• Fundraising/Development 

• Data and Technology 

Board Position Opportunities/Descriptions: 

1. Fundraising/Development Role: The Belle Center Board of Directors seeks the help of an expert in fundraising and development to help establish the agency’s fundraising and development strategy in collaboration with the rest of the Board. This person establishes expectations for individual board members to participate in fundraising activities and solicitations, and assigns them roles and responsibilities in each fundraising event. S/he identifies and introduces the CEO and other directors to potential donors and cultivates and deepens those relationships and ensures that other board members do as well. For further information, please contact our Executive Director, Lucy Candelario at lcandelario@thebellecenter.org. 

2. Strategic Healthcare Expert: The Belle Center Board of Directors seeks the help of an expert who understands the current and emerging healthcare industry and is willing to provide this expertise to inform and guide the agency’s development. Expertise in Managed Care Organizations and Value-Based Payment will help us a great deal. This person will help educate and keep both the Board and senior staff leaders informed about all of the policy and funding changes and will help The Belle Center continue to understand the value that it can create in collaboration with the healthcare industry. For further information, please contact our Executive Director, Lucy Candelario at lcandelario@thebellecenter.org. 

3. Marketing/Brand Recognition Expert: The Belle Center Board of Directors seeks an expert who will help to project and elevate a positive public image of the organization, connect the organization with additional community leaders and other organizations, and identify opportunities for visibility and presentations/collaborations. Expertise in communications, public relations, and marketing are very helpful. For further information, please contact our Executive Director, Lucy Candelario at lcandelario@thebellecenter.org. 

4. Facilities Management/Renovation Expert: The Belle Center Board of Directors seeks an expert in Facilities Management who will help to evaluate and plan a facilities management maintenance and renovation plan. This person will also help to identify the impact of agency’s growth on its facilities and recommend/explore solutions for future agency expansion. For further information, please contact our Executive Director, Lucy Candelario at lcandelario@thebellecenter.org. 

5. Community Leader/s: The Belle Center Board of Directors seeks community leaders from Erie County who would like to bring the voice of our community members to our board. Leaders who are already active in our community in block clubs and neighborhood associations are highly sought as they already provide leadership to an organized group of community members. For further information, please contact our Executive Director, Lucy Candelario at lcandelario@thebellecenter.org. 

6. Persons of Influence and Connection: The Belle Center Board of Directors seeks people of influence and connection who would like to help our agency which serves Latino Americans and others in our community and surrounding neighborhoods. We are looking for new board members who can help us extend our reach to the broader philanthropic and policy-setting leaders to help us grow and fulfill our mission of serving our Latino citizens. For further information, please contact our Executive Director, Lucy Candelario at lcandelario@thebellecenter.org. 

7. Linguistic Competency Expert: The Belle Center Board of Directors seeks a board member who can help the agency extend its linguistic competence beyond English and Spanish to meet the needs of a larger refugee community with many different languages. This person would help us plan how to broaden our bilingual competence and determine the best ways to implement our ongoing commitment to linguistic competency. For further information, please contact our Executive Director, Lucy Candelario at lcandelario@thebellecenter.org. 

8. University/Higher Education: The Belle Center Board of Directors seeks an expert in Higher Education to help us identity and build partnerships with colleges and universities in our region to ensure that our programs and services are cutting edge and evidence-based. This person would help us prioritize our outreach to higher education and help us connect with the right people within area colleges and universities as well as help us learn how to partner best with academic institutions. For further information, please contact our Executive Director, Lucy Candelario at lcandelario@thebellecenter.org. 

9. Data and Technology Expert: The Belle Center Board of Directors seeks an expert in collecting, analyzing, and demonstrating data that demonstrates the positive outcomes of the programs and services we provide. This person would help us understand how to gather and analyze data that demonstrates positive outcomes and differentiates the value that our agency produces. This person would also help us develop our overall technology plan as our agency grows and needs new hardware and software. For further information, please contact our Executive Director, Lucy Candelario at lcandelario@thebellecenter.org.