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Rafael Villegas

Executive Director 

Rafael promotes the Association's efforts across all stakeholders, serving as the Executive Director and overseeing the membership and programs and events departments. Rafael provides leadership and works hand-in-hand with the Board of Directors to ensure GHCA's vision and mission are accomplished and fulfilled. Rafael has been instrumental in establishing socio-economic development organizations to support the Hispanic community in Southeastern U.S. He is a founding member of the National Hispanic Construction Association in Washington, D.C.


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Gabriela Matute

Programs & Events Coordinator

Gabriela oversees the planning, execution, promotion, evaluation, and further improvement of GHCA’s annual educational programs and networking events delivery. She is the point of contact to establish academic alliances and manage the external relations with instructors, speakers, and other educational collaborators. Gabriela brings to the GHCA her extensive experience as a journalist focused on the hispanic community.




Claudia Arellano

Membership & Engagement Coordinator

Claudia serves as M&E Coordinator, overseeing the activities related to the membership experience. Claudia brings experience in training, sales, marketing and public relations in Latin America and the Caribbean. She played a significant role in new product launches in both consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries. She is a team player and recognized for her community service. In recent years, she has supported the Hispanic community in her role as liaison between international families and the school she served in Fulton County. Claudia provides Membership & benefits support serving as the main point of contact for members seeking services provided by the GHCA.


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