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New Leaders Council

Marcela Betancur



Marcela Betancur was raised in Colombia and immigrated to the United States at age 12, moving to Central Falls, RI. After graduating from Rhode Island College in 2012, Marcela joined the team at the Providence Housing Authority. During her time with the organization, she has worked closely with numerous governmental, public, and non-profit organizations across the state of Rhode Island and other states to address health, safety, and economic issues. Marcela was a 2014 NLC Fellow and now collaborates with the RI Latino Arts Board.


Board Position: Co-Director

Expertise: Housing Issues

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