Washington, DC. (Wednesday, 25 February, 2009).–Nestor Montilla, Sr. has been named as the new president of the Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR), the US organization that advocates and supports the empowerment of Dominicans in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US territories. Montilla replaces Victor Capellan whose two-year term recently came to an end.
Montilla is from The Bronx, New York and works as Public Relations Director for Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College at The City University of New York (CUNY).
He is best known for his educational documentaries about Dominican history including his 2009 film “Los Panfleteros de Santiago” and “Dominican Identity and Migration to Hispaniola” (2006), which has been viewed by thousands of people throughout the US. Montilla is the sixth president in the 11-year history of the DANR.
The DANR is the only national Dominican-American civil rights and advocacy organization in the US and is based in Washington, DC with membership all over the US and Puerto Rico.