Our hardworking and dedicated staff is there to create educational, recreational and economic opportunities for our residents.
Executive Director/BRIDGES Director
Rhonda is a strong advocate for high quality services for vulnerable populations. She specializes in developing and overseeing new and innovative programs, which provide a wide variety of academic and social skills for adults and children. Her commitment to families, children, and youth, and to high-quality programs spans a timeframe of more than two decades.
Rhonda received an Associate in Arts Degree from Palm Beach State College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management (Cum Laude) from Palm Beach Atlantic University, with a concentration in Human Resource Management. And she has earned her Certified Program Planner (CPP) certification from the LERN Institute.
Hilda joined our center in 2004 and worked on various positions, including Administrative Assistant, Outreach Coordinator and currently as Parent Educator, whose tasks involve helping parents manage their children’s behavior and emotions in a constructive and non-hurtful ways. One of her favorite topics: positive disciplining – expressing anger without yelling and inspiring parents to improve family relationships. She completed high school in Columbia and in the United States, she went to Palm Beach State College for a certified program as administrative assistant and trained on TP Provider and community engagement.
Nicole Escalera serves as our Community Outreach Coordinator. Prior to joining Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group, Inc., she was the Program Manager at Florida Women’s Business Center, an Outreach and Family Programs Coordinator at the Norton Museum of Art, a Cultural Arts Director at the Milagro Center and Guild Liaison/Box Office Manager at Arts Garage.
She has organized community events and made presentations at community centers, as well as, museums and curated art exhibitions in galleries. In addition to her management roles, Nicole had the honor of introducing youth within the Palm Beach County school system to the practice of yoga as a Teaching Artist.
Nicole continues to teach yoga in assisted living facilities, where she enjoys reintroducing seniors to their body and ensures yoga remains accessible. Nicole received her Bachelor of Science from Lasell University.
Mirian started her journey in the United States of America as a Volunteer in our BRIDGES program. She was once an accomplished attorney in the Dominican Republic. Her passion has now brought her from a volunteer to a staff member. She began her employment in the position of Child Watch and was promoted to the position of Outreach Worker. Mirian enjoys sharing her expertise and wonderful resources.
Our staff can be reached at 561-649-9600.
Site Administrator/BRIDGES Assistant Director
Saidy is the Site Administrator/BRIDGES Assistant Director at Lake Worth West program. She has worked as a social worker for more than 12 years helping parents and their children. She studied international commerce for four years at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia. She is now working on getting a management and supervision degree. What she likes most about her job is: “the intersection with the families and to be able to help them fulfill their basic needs and improving their lifestyles.”
Child Development Specialist
Veronica is the Child Development Specialist at our BRIDGES at Lake Worth West. She has 10 years of experience working with parents and their children from birth to age eight. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and she is certified as a National Child Development Specialist. Veronica is dedicated and passionate about working with families and helping them improve their education.
Jennie is the Navigator at our BRIDGES at Lake Worth West program. Working for nonprofits for more than 20 years, she is responsible for developing and implementing all outreach and marketing activities, reports, campaigns and strategies to promote alternative programs. A graduate of Lake Worth High School, she enjoys educating and empowering families for a better future with their children.
Elton has earned his ESOL endorsed Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Florida Atlantic University. He is here to build support for our Haitian community. He has 15 years of experience in educating children and teens in churches, public school settings, and charter school settings. Elton is committed to empowering your family and community through strong connections with our organization and our county departments.