Board of Directors

We are taking a systems wide approach to understanding media and journalism. Our vision is to build an ecosystem of multicultural, bilingual, and entrepreneurial journalists and media leaders. AL DÍA Foundation is interwoven into a larger media ecology. The media ecology has existed historically to serve.

Hernán Guaracao

Hernán Guaracao

Acting Executive Director & Chair Al Día Foundation


Sam Ramírez

President & CEO, Ramirez Asset Management & Senior Managing Director, Ramirez & Company, Inc.

Rudy Beserra

Rudy Beserra

Former Senior Vice President Latin Affairs Coca-Cola


Dr. Christian A. Bermúdez

Director of Thoracic Transplantation, Penn Medicine


Mark Contreras

President and CEO of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.


Nelson Díaz

Former Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge, PHL


Dr. Daniel Schidlow

Dean Emeritus of the Drexel University's School of Medicine, PHL


Rómulo Díaz

Former Vice President and General Counsel at PECO Energy


Caroline Cruz

Chief of Staff City of Philadelphia Office of Children and Families

Ernest Owens

Ernest Owens

CEO of Ernest Media Empire, LLC