Alejandro Bravo

Project Manager

Alejandro (Ale) Bravo was born June 4, 1975 in Mayaguez, PR where he attended the Southwestern Educational Society (SESO) through his elementary studies until his high school graduation in 1993. Alejandro went on to complete Bachelor’s Degree at Brown University in 1997, with a concentration in Modern Latin America History. Alejandro then joined Moody’s Investors Service as a Senior Associate and labored for three years at Moody’s New York offices until then end of 2000. In the summer of 2001, Mr. Bravo completed a summer course at the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland, sponsored by New York University. He then went on to law school, where he obtained his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School in 2004. Alejandro has been a practicing member of the Florida Bar since 2005 and a member of the Federal Southern District of Florida since 2015. Alejandro Bravo is currently a solo practitioner in South Florida, specializing in criminal defense.


Guiomar García Guerra

Executive Director

Guiomar has an impressive track record as a senior executive in foundations and non-profit organizations with specific expertise and experience in Puerto Rico.  She has a long history of commitment to increasing strategic philanthropic investments, improving classroom instruction, and developing nature conservation efforts. Guiomar joins us from the Flamboyan Foundation, where she was the founding executive director and, for 10 years, led all aspects of the organization, including the creation of the first donors’ collaborative in Puerto Rico, with top local and US foundations investing together toward a common educational outcome.

Guiomar has had other executive and consulting roles with non-profit organizations, universities and private schools in Puerto Rico, Massachusetts and New York. During her years in the U.S., she worked at The Wallace Foundation in New York City and managed the Ventures in Leadership Fund, a national incubator for leadership programs in education. Early in her career, Guiomar taught in a disadvantaged community in Puerto Rico, in the first school of what is now a thriving Montessori program operating in more than 40 public schools across the Island. Guiomar has a B.A from Williams College and Masters and Doctorate Degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

She is committed and excited to build the mission of The Bravo Family Foundation, making a significant and long-lasting impact to the lives of Puerto Ricans.


Lourdes Blanco

Head of Communications

Lourdes (Lou) is an Information Technology professional with extensive experience in the corporate world. Lourdes worked for 23 years for Procter & Gamble, in North America, Latin America, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. Having lived on three continents, in four different countries, and multiple cities throughout America, Lourdes has extensive experience doing business in different environments.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Lourdes received her undergraduate degree from the University of Puerto Rico as an Industrial Engineer, and moved to the United States to earn her Master’s degree in Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Lourdes has years of experience running service business. While managing multi-million dollar budgets, and serving thousands of customers, she kept her focus on delivering the bottom line profit. She also has experience in marketing, including concept development, identifying target groups, and consumer research. Her Information technology background also plays out in web marketing, and understanding how to do business in the Internet. Lourdes is also a champion at coaching women on how to structure their thinking into actionable small steps. She has a natural talent for teaching, and is able to explain complex concepts in simple language.


Francisco Mendez

Field Operations Manager

Francisco (Paquito) Mendez was born in Puerto Rico and has worked for Comagro of Puerto Rico, Byrd Construction and San Juan Municipality. He earned undergraduate degree in business administration from Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico. He received his master’s degree in business administration from Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

Paquito is a dynamic professional with ample expertise in the area of construction management. He has worked in the public and private sector. His roles include expertise in the area of construction for tourism, quality control, and he’s an expert in loyalty.