Retreat of National Dominican American Leaders Amid Changing Political Landscape

Meeting includes a public session for individuals interested in addressing DANR Board of Directors 

To register to speak, contact DANR via


Washington, DC— Amid a changing political landscape, the Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR) will host its Board of Directors’ full-day annual retreat on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Rutgers School of Law, 123 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102.

Agenda also includes a joint session with the Board of Directors of the National Dominican American Council (NDAC).

Over 50 board members from across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will convene to set the national Dominican American agenda.

DANR National Board members include: Raul Acosta, Professor Jose Aleman, Daisy Baez, Dr. Alejandro Benjamin, DANR National Senior Vice President, Rev. Alvin Bridgewater, Adolfo G. Cuevas, Ph.D., Ernie Dominguez, Esq., Dr. Miguel Hernandez, DANR Vice President, Heidy Hernandez, Fiordaliza Frias, Ana Medina, Isidro Medina, Antonio Martinez, Esq., DANR President Claribel Martinez-Marmolejos, Dr. Maria Teresa Montilla, DANR & NDAC Chairman Nestor Montilla, Sr., Dan-el Padilla, Ph.D., Francesca Peña, Angelina Ramirez, Dulce Ramos, DANR National Youth President Janna Rodriguez, DANR Youth Vice President Augusto Suarez, Seny Taveras, Esq., Nestor Guarien Taveras-Sepulveda, Dr. Maria Trusa, DANR Youth Vice President Franklin Ventura, Juan Villar. Corporation Counsel
Patricia Bombelyn, Esq.

NDAC State Board Members include: Alexander Bejarán, Victor Coronado, Alberto Correa, Ph.D., José Cruz, Juana Edmond, Peter Fontanes, Leodany Inojosa, Santiago Matias, Ana Marchena, Ph.D., Johanny Mendez, Sarita Montilla, Belkis Peña, Ana Perdomo, H. Ramirez, Mildred E. Rojas Disla, M. Diaz, Delfin Vásquez, Ing. Francisco “Pachin” Ramirez.

Public session will begin promptly at 1:00pm. Members of the general public who would like to address the board, should contact DANR via to register to speak.

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 10am, the National Dominican American Council (NDAC) will have a general meeting during the Conference on Dominican Affairs slated to take pace at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, NJ. Click here for a printable copy of Conference agenda CODA 2017 Program

CODA 2017 Program

NDAC leaders will hail from Puerto Rico, US Virgin Island, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and other urban centers in the United States.