Role Model Program

HISPA Joins Novartis´12th Annual Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring Program

HISPA is providing support to Novartis on their 12th Annual Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring Program by coordinating the two Community Leaders Panels and coordinating the participation of Red Bank Middle School students.

The program has the goal of helping minority teens set higher personal, academic and career goals by bringing them face to face with successful role models and introducing them to the pharmaceutical industry and the many career opportunities available within these fields, it also reinforces the importance to continue their studies towards higher education.

“HISPA has joined forces with Novartis because this program allows students to see the importance of higher education by exposing them to a diverse set of careers and professionals”. said Dr. Diaz-Claisse.

Dr. Diaz-Claisse will be joined on April 8 by Mr. Tim Williams, Manager Community Outreach, Mid-Atlantic Region at Elizabethtown Gas; Mr. Pedro Mirabal, AT&T, HACEMOS Member; Mr. Courtney Pinnock, AT&T and Director of PACE (Program for Acceleration in Careers of Engineering) and Ms. Judy Daniels, Manager, New Jersey Blood Services.

From left to right: Ms. Judy Daniels, Mr. Tim Williams, Mr. Pedro Mirabal, Mr. Courtney Pinnock
and Dr. Ivonne Diaz-Claisse

On April 15 the panel will consist of Mrs. Laura Morana, Superintendent of Red Bank, HISPA Advisory Board Member; Ms. Patricia Teffenhart-Maikos, Director of Regional Programs, Latina Health Network, Ms. Yolanda Baker, Senior IT Auditor at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and CHLEN leader and Johnny Torres, Director of Programs, Save Latin America, Inc., and Ms. Judy Daniels, Manager, New Jersey Blood Services.

The Community Leaders Panel will speak to the students on the importance of giving back to the community and how these experiences will impact their professional development and career choice.

From left to right: Mr. Johnny Torres, Ms. Laura Morana, Ms. Patricia Teffenhart-Maikos
and Ms. Yolanda Baker