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Washington DC Summit 2019 The Summer of 2019 - What Next?


2:00 - 3:10pm              The Summer of 2019 - What Next?

Renata Beca-Barragan, Counsel, Rep. Nydia Velázquez (Washington, DC)

Rafael Torrech San Inocencio, Grants, Fundraising, and Disaster Management Consultant (Guaynabo, PR)

Noel Zamot, President, Atabey Group LLC, (Tampa, FL)

Moderator: Gretchen Sierra-Zorita, Public Policy and Communications Strategist (Washington, DC)




Renata Beca-Barragan

Rafael Torrech San Inocencio, Expert grant writer and grants manager. Skilled in fundraising; philanthropy; disaster recovery; economic development; program evaluation; and specialized training for federal and local government agencies, for profit and non-profit organizations, universities, and philanthropic institutions.


Noel Zamot, previously served as the Revitalization Coordinator for the Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB) for Puerto Rico. This was a Congressionally mandated role tasked with attracting private capital to revitalize Puerto Rico’s critical infrastructure, setting the conditions for economic growth. He launched the Critical Projects Process under Title V of the PR Oversight...


Gretchen Sierra-Zorita’s career as a Federal government official, activist, and writer has provided her with key tools and contacts to advocate for solutions in Washington DC. She has focused her work on Hispanic and Puerto Rican issues, and has become a respected thought leader, sought by the media for her non-partisan insight and knowledge on the fiscal and social crisis affecting the island of Puerto Rico.