Board of Directors


Ivette Solivan

PRPARI Founding Member

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: Shirley X. Moore

Shirley X. Moore is originally from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, but was raised in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence. She is blessed to be the wife of Ramel Moore and mother of Jordan Moore. 

Shirley is Co-Founder of Be Moore Interpreting, LLC; Owner of GoTolk; and Co-Founder of The Rail. She and Ramel are Co-Founders of CrossPoint Providence where they are Pastors. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Services and a Masters of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership with a focus on eradicating poverty through entrepreneurship. She has over 20 years of professional experience in human and social services.

Shirley manages PRPARI's website.



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.