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Celeste Valentin


Celeste Valentin has spent most of her career working on Wall Street, where she served as an executive assistant to C-level executive teams for investment security banks.  After a successful career in the finance world, she transitioned to ministry work, serving as Executive Assistant and Conference coordinator for a large church in New Jersey for almost a decade.  In 2012 Celeste and her husband founded the Family Center Christian Church, a multiethnic ministry in the Union County area, which now resides in the City of Rahway.

Celeste works alongside her husband, leading the women’s ministry, directing peer support groups, and as a speaker and trainer conducting conferences for Christian women facing everyday challenges as mothers, wives and career women.  Celeste is a proud mother of two, and has two grandchildren.

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Herminio Estrella


Herminio Estrella is an innovative professional with over 30 years of experience in industrial sales. He is currently employed with the Euclid Chemical Company as a Technical & Sales Representative serving the New York Metropolitan area. He is a past-president of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI,) an association of industry professionals devoted solely to the repair and restoration of concrete and other structures.  He currently sits on the board of directors for the ICRI Metro NY Chapter. Herminio is also active in his hometown of North Plainfield, where he sits on the Board of Adjustments.

Herminio has been married for over 30 years to his wife, Maria; they have two children and three grandchildren. He and his wife are heavily involved in their local church, where they currently serve as Elders. Herminio loves playing softball in his spare time, and an occasional round of golf.

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Oscar Ocasio

Executive Director

Oscar has been managing and directing teams in the private and public sectors for over 30 years.  Formerly, he served as the Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Elizabeth, where he oversaw the development of affordable housing, multi-million dollar economic development projects, and the creation of the Retail Skills Center at Jersey Gardens, which serves to provide job training to thousands of city residents.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Montclair University; has been trained as an Economic Development professional by the International Economic Development Council; he is a Dave Ramsey Master Financial Coach; and he is an accomplished public speaker, having earned the Distinguished Toastmaster title from Toastmasters International.

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