Board of Directors
President: Ivette Solivan
Nominated by Telemundo TV – New England as the heroine of finances 2022
Ivette Solivan was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico, and is happily married to Angel Morales. She’s the mother of three amazing girls. She obtained a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Puerto Rico.
She’s lived in Rhode Island since 2007, where she started her credit counseling company- Future Credit.
She is a businesswoman, Notary Public, Paralegal, Real Estate Agent, member of the Association of Public Notaries, member of the Association of Real Estate Agents of RI, member of the Association of Financial Analysts of the United States, bearer of the 2014 Excellence Award and the 2019 Extraordinary Women Award.
Ivette is proud to be a community leader and defender of human rights.
Vice-President: NÉSTOR LLANOS
Nestor Llanos. Originally from San Juan, PR. Rhode Island resident for 9 years, currently in North Providence. Father of Jonathan Llanos. Nestor is developed in the area of Accounting and Management. He owns Believe Photography by NJ and his biggest hobby. He likes to help people whenever he can socially and in the community.
He holds a BBA in Management and Accounting. He currently has 6 years since his beginnings in PRPARI, developing as Sub-treasury, Treasure and currently as Vice President. Being in PRPARI is a great experience and opportunity to help our Puerto Rican community here in RI.
Treasurer: Griselle Lopez
Giselle is a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The mother of two teenagers, Adrian and Kimberly Nieves. She came to the US in 2001 with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. She eventually pursued a Master’s Degree in Accounting, with a concentration in Personal Finances from Rhode Island College. And, is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Progreso Latino and Co-Owner of El Grand Salon in Providence.
Within the Puerto Rican Professional Association of Rhode Island, Giselle has proudly held the positions of Community Relations, Treasurer Assistant, Interim Vice-President and Treasurer.
Giselle loves reading books, traveling, and dancing.
Executive Secretary Maria "Yisne" Garcia
Maria was born in Cayey, PR, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of PR in Rio Piedras. She worked for the Department of Education and Radians School as a Teacher Assistant.
In November 2006, Maria moved to Rhode Island to work at Future Credit and currently works for Diversified Distribution. Maria is a founding member of PRPARI and has served as the Executive Secretary of Assistant Secretary since then.