Advisory Board

Josefina Grau, Ph. D. Psychology

Proyecto RAICES Board President 

Associate Professor, Kent State University

Theresa Beyerle

Theresa Beyerle, Ph. D. Public Adm. & Urban Studies/Nonprofit Adm.

Proyecto RAICES Board Vice President 

Chair of Board of Directors Crown Point Ecology Center

Jeff Stewart

Proyecto RAICES Board Treasurer 

Representative of Hispanic Ministries of Tuscarawas County, Proyecto RAICES Fiscal Sponsor

Director of Immigrant Workers Project (IWP)


Rita Aggarwal

Advisory board secretary



Mary MacCracker, Ph. D. 

Professor, Sport Science & Wellness Education

The University of Akron

Executive Director, P.A.C.E. (Physical Activity & Character Education)

Graduate assistants and UA service learning students lead Proyecto Raices youth in physical activity, 1st and 3rd Saturday each month 10:00am to 11:00am.

Maria Eugenia Zaldivar, Ph. D. 

Assistant Professor of Spanish & Coordinator of Spanish Instruction. Kent State University

Ada Gelpi

Ex- Director of Hispanic Ministries, St. Bernard’s Church

Founder of Latin American Community of Akron (CLA), Community Advocate

First Meeting of Proyecto RAICES Advisory Board