Andres is the Executive Director of EparaTodos Lawrence which is part of the EforAll network. He has been part of the EforAll family since 2016, working as Program Manager first and now in his new role since October 2020. Andres is responsible for the day-to-day operations, leading the organization’s development efforts, directing the work of professional staff, and serving as the primary spokesperson for EparaTodos Lawrence. Before EparaTodos, Andres coordinated the medical interpreters at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for almost 8 years. Before that job, he was a senior loan officer at Ascendus (formerly known as Accion - a microlending institution) for the New England region. In 2019, Andres served as a member of the Leadership Team at Breen School in Lawrence and he is also a board member of Community InRoads in North Andover since 2019.
Andres has lived with his wife Kristin and three daughters Valeria, Maya and Ilana in Windham, NH since the summer of 2020 after living in Lawrence for 6 years. Andres enjoys watching soccer, hiking, gardening, and spending time with the family. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and strengthening the Hispanic community.
Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Andres moved to the USA in 2000 to learn English after earning an associate degree in Business Administration and Finance from Universidad Politécnico Grancolombiano. Andres also has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with a Business Minor from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.