Staff & Core Team
Kelsey Lam is the Director and Co-founder of El Zócalo. She has work experience providing educational and bilingual programming in the local public schools. She formerly worked with indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Caroline Head is the Client Services Coordinator. She coordinates our food and health and social services programming. She is a graduate of the Clinton School of Public Service and has experience working as a medical interpreter and designing and coordinating health programming in Tijuana, Mexico.
Valerie Christensen assists El Zócalo as a case manager.
Douglas Ponce is the Employment and Entrepreneurial ESL Instructor with El Zocalo. He is originally from El Salvador and has worked with Central American non-profits for over 30 years.
Mary Moritz is the Parent and Family Literacy ESL Instructor with El Zócalo
Cruz Segura is the Financial Literacy ESL Instructor with El Zócalo
Our Board of Directors is comprised of Benjamin Hardy, Humberto Zarate, Forrest Goss, Edma Delgado and Abigail Valentin. The Board meets as needed to review El Zócalo’s finances and make planning decisions about our programs.
Founding Team Member
We also want to recognize Sara Mullally Broussard co-founded El Zocalo in 2011 and served the organization as a dedicated volunteer and director through 2015. She previously served in Casa Marianella immigrant shelter in Austin, TX and taught Spanish in the North Little Rock School District.