About Us

Jesús Rosa

Chairman of the Board

Jesús Rosa is a 1989 graduate of Boston College with a degree in Economics. He has experience working with businesses in the non-profit and for profit arena, in the public and private sector and as an entrepreneur. He has experience in community organizing and working with Chambers of Commerce. He currently holds a Massachusetts Real Estate Brokers license.

He encourages feedback on ways the chamber can address your needs and help your business grow. He can be contacted via email jesusrosa@hacc.com and followed on twitter @latinostrong.

He is married to Tracy. They are the proud parents of two young boys. 

Sylvia Ruiz

Vice-Chairperson

Sylvia Ruiz is an independent insurance broker with Group Health Specialists, a  Broker/Consulting firm which works exclusively with small business and individuals providing professional advice on choosing a group health insurance plan.  As a member of the Group Health Specialists’ team, Sylvia was trained to handle the administration of the day-to-day aspects of group health insurance; ranging from billing issues to additions and deletions of employees.  She serves as a liaison between the plans’ participants and the insurance companies at all times.
 
Sylvia is fluent in Spanish and has knowledge of Portuguese.  Sylvia is a Certified Medical Interpreter by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  She has volunteered her time at various not-for-profits, community-based organizations including Open Door Free Medical Clinic and Framingham Adult ESL Plus.
 
Prior to joining, Group Health Specialist, Sylvia worked as a Legal Assistant for Shapiro & Kreisman; a Framingham-based law firm who represents institutional lenders.
 

Ramona Salas

Treasurer

As an Administrator and Manager of the City of Boston’s Compensation Plans, she is responsible for the development, analyzing and recommending reconsideration of existing positions, classes and pay grades and establishing new job classifications.  Assist in the development and administration of Human Resource policies and procedures ensuring compliance with Federal and State laws, rules and regulations and City of Boston Ordinances.  Hire, train, manage, evaluate and motivate staff.
Evaluates staffing requirements and recommend staffing levels to department heads.   Manage departmental fiscal accountability in conjunction with the City Budget Director and Auditor to ensure proper departmental staffing levels are maintained.  Implemented and manages the city’s Career Center by becoming the city’s expert on their Recruiting Center.
Assists in in-service training programs to Personnel Officers, in the implementation of City policy and procedures and State and Federal mandates, including Performance Review Management,  Zero Tolerance for Violence, EEO and Anti-Harassment, FLSA, and American with Disabilities Act.
Represents the City as subject matter expert at union contract grievances, hearings and arbitrations regarding identification and problem resolution relative to classification and compensation issues.
Member of the Comite Cultural Borinqueno de Massachusetts, Board of Directors. Orchestrated, developed and implemented a 501©3 non-profit that concentrates on keeping our Hispanic youth in school with incentives of scholarships for continuing education.
2005 to Present-Vice Chair, Board of Directors, City of Boston Credit Union with 18,700Members and 284 million in Deposits
Past Co-Chair,  School Site Board, West Roxbury Urban Science Academy, Co-Chair.  Reviewed and approved school budget focusing on recruiting and retaining the most qualified educational workforce.
YMCA’s Training Inc. Program Volunteer liaison on ESL, Job Skills Development, Resume Writing, Interview Skills Enhancement and Dress for Success.
Ms. Salas Received her Master of Education in Management  fromCambridge College. She is a long time resident of Hyde Park.

Saritin Rizzuto

Member of the Board

Saritin works at Metro Credit Union as a Community Relations & Business Development Officer. She began a distinguished career in the nonprofit sector over twenty years ago working as a peer leader for the public health department, with a goal of going into communities with at-risk youth to educate them about violence prevention, substance abuse and teen pregnancy. Since those early days, Saritin has been “doing for others” in a variety of settings that reflect her passion and commitment to improving the lives of others: as a teen health educator, an advocate for the disabled, in support of AIDS advocacy and combating domestic violence.
 
Saritin’s many accomplishments have her in high demand as a community leader. She is a board member of the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce, Casa Myrna, North Suffolk Mental Health, The East Boston Social Center, The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Bunker Hill Community College Adult Education Advisory Board. She’s a Past President of the Chelsea Rotary Club and has successfully organized Latino businesses to join and have a voice in the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce.
 
Saritin was nominated by Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash and Stop and Compare Supermarkets, a neighborhood supermarket chain serving the Hispanic and ethnic populations of Boston and Providence, for her tireless dedication to community organizing and building partnerships to benefit low income and emerging populations.
 
She has also been  recognized as a “community social capitalist” by Social Capital, Inc. (SCI), a Massachusetts-based nonprofit focused on building community thought civic engagement and partnership. Saritin was one of six recipients of the award presented at the annual SCI Social Capitalist Lunch in April.