Leadership Team

Angelica Perez-Delgado – President & CEO

In 2018, Angelica Perez-Delgado was named the seventh President and CEO in the 50-year history of the agency. Angelica had previously worked at the Villa of Hope, where she served as Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Compliance Officer. While there her responsibilities included: development; leadership and administration of compliance; quality; organizational development; human resources; information technology; facility operations and strategic initiatives. She was key in growing the Villa of Hope to a $26 million operating budget with 450 employees.

Angelica has her M.S. in Health Administration from Roberts Wesleyan College and her B.S. in Community and Human Services from Empire State College. She is active with several community organizations including the CFC/Hillside Behavioral Health Collaborative and the board of the Father Laurence Tracy Advocacy Center. Angela has also been very active as a community organizer in the Northeast part of the city of Rochester. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends as well as riding motorcycles.

 

Amy Sargent – Chief Financial Officer

Amy serves as our Chief Financial Officer, which is the same role she’s served for other local nonprofit organizations prior to joining Ibero. Amy has a strong background as a strategic partner with program directors and grant managers. She has a proven ability to optimize productivity, control costs and automate accounting systems.

Prior to working in the nonprofit organization area, Amy held finance leadership positions in property management, real estate development and financial services industries. She career began in public accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Amy has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. John Fisher College. She is a wife and mother of four adult children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, working on home improvement projects, traveling and kayaking and other outdoor activities.

Michael Wyatt – Chief Compliance Officer

Michael serves as our Chief Compliance Officer. He and his team play an essential role for Ibero to comply with federal state and local laws, statutes and regulations. Prior to joining Ibero in January 2014, Michael gave 34 years of public service for the State of New York, conducting his work to serving the poor and less fortunate. His also worked as a Developmental Disabilities Assistant III for the Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office (FLDDSO).

Michael is a graduate of Monroe Community College, having an associate’s degree in public administration and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Keuka College. He enjoys spending time with his wife and grandchildren, golfing, traveling, barbecuing and serving as a deacon at The Greater Harvest Church.

Julio Sáenz – Chief Communications and Development Officer

Julio serves as our Chief Communications and Development Officer. He is also an adjunct professor for the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Communication.

His past work includes working in television and radio. He also an editor and publisher of numerous Spanish language newspapers in Rochester, Atlanta and Los Angeles. He also worked as a consultant for the National Hispanic Marketing Campaigns for Dixon Schwabl, Frontier and other Companies.

Julio is the author of Images of America: Rochester’s Latino Community, a bilingual history publication. He has appeared on many television shows and conferences as an expert on the Latino Community. He has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Mass Communications from Florida International University and a Master of Science in Marketing from Roberts Wesleyan College. In his spare time, Julio spends his spare time playing guitar and trying new cooking recipes from a variety of cultures.

Christine Whitfield – Chief Human Resources Officer

Christine serves as our Director of Human Resources. She and her team carry out employee-related functions in compliance with applicable legal requirements. These include payroll and fringe benefits, staff recruitment, training and development, records management, employee orientations and exit interviews.

Christine joined Ibero having a background in training and development, employee relations and staff recruitment. She graduated from St. John Fisher College with a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development. She is currently a member of Genesee Valley Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Development.

Christine is a proud wife and mother of Puerto Rican and Dominican heritage. She enjoys traveling, dancing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Julio Vázquez – Senior Director of Ibero Investors

Julio serves as our Senior Director of Ibero Investors. He has a long history with the organization, holding various positions since 1971. From 1993 to 2006, Julio served as Ibero’s president and CEO.

He previously served on the board of the Rochester Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) for over 18 years and the owner of Super Duper supermarket in the city of Rochester while working briefly as a Spanish teacher between 1987 and 1990.

Julio was the co-founder of Eugenio María de Hostos Charter School in 2000; He has been a volunteer CEO and chairman of the school’s board of trustees since then. Julio has a Bachelor of Science degree in social services administration from SUNY Empire State College and master’s degree from SUNY College at Brockport. He is also the author of Journey of a Puerto Rican Jíbaro, a memoir.

Miguel Meléndez – Chief Community Engagement Officer

Miguel serves as our new Chief Community Engagement Officer. He is responsible for several several projects that provide internal and external resources to numerous impact efforts in the Rochester community.

Miguel has a strong background in Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), organizing various efforts by building on community strengths. He has worked in the Community Development field for over a decade; organizing, leveraging, and advocating for quality of life improvements for residents living in Northeast Rochester. He has a proven ability to address the social determinants of health and has worked collaboratively to improve the built environment, safety, access to food and other essential health supporting amenities.

Miguel is a proud Northeast Rochester native having a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. John Fisher College; with a minor in philosophy. He is a husband, father of three, who enjoys spending time with his family and finding other ways to serve his community through various boards and leadership opportunities.