Staff & Team
Douglas Ponce is the Executive Director of El Zócalo. He is originally from El Salvador and has worked with Central American non-profits for over 30 years.
Liz De Jong is the lead ESL teacher and coordinates educational programming. She studied ESL and previously taught English to refugees.
Our Board of Directors is comprised of Martha Rojo, Anet Rosas, Maria Monservat Aguilar, Jason Woods, Latrina Prince.
Founding Team Member
We also want to recognize:
Sara Mullally Broussard who 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.
Kelsey V. Lam who also co-founded El Zocalo in 2011 and served the organization as a dedicated volunteer and director from 2015 to 2019. Previous to El Zócalo, Kelsey worked with indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.