Carmen lives in Lehigh County with her family. She is a strong parent advocate and agent of change through her initiatives raising awareness through the state of PA. Utilizes her communication platforms and training experience to “build bridges for families to connect with professional alliances”. Her journey began as a parent advocate when her daughter was diagnosed and struggled to navigate the complex Special Needs systems. She is an accomplished bilingual advocate, healthcare and community leader for the past 23 years. She has also served as commissioner and board member for different organizations. Faculty member for a local college, certified and licensed in various fields: healthcare, finances, insurance, diversity, inclusion, drug and alcohol. She believes in empowering families to create the best environment for their children to thrive.