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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.




Anabel Navarro

Membership & Engagement Coordinator

Anabel serves as Membership & Engagement Coordinator, overseeing all the activities related to the membership experience. Anabel brings to GHCA's Membership Department more than ten years of experience in communications, digital media, public relationships, and events production. She has demonstrated a true sense of community throughout her career working with different Venezuelan, Georgia-based, and international organizations. Anabel provides membership and benefits support serving as the main point of contact for members and the fabulous menu of services offered by the GHCA.


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