Working in the non-profit, private and public sectors respectively, Juan Carlos Nordelo has a wealth of experience to share. As a former Director of Development and Grant Writer at the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. and Dancing Classrooms, New York City, Juan Carlos was integral in securing philanthropic funds for programs ranging from housing counseling to HIV/AIDS education/prevention and disaster resiliency and recovery. While working in the non-profit sector, Juan Carlos advocated for the rights of the undocumented community in disaster recovery and successfully created and managed one of the largest Hurricane Sandy Recovery programs specifically focused on the undocumented population in the State of New Jersey.
After working in the non-profit sector, Juan Carlos went on to work for UBS Group, where he worked as a Business Development Associate within the Financial Advisor Training and Development team. Passionate about policy, Juan Carlos pursued a Master in Public Administration at Baruch College, where he worked for the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management analyzing development trends among successful non-profits organizations nationwide. Additionally, Juan Carlos served as a Baruch College Washington Fellow, where he worked within the Department of Intergovernmental Relations at the United States Department of Commerce. As a fellow, Juan Carlos was responsible for tracking legislation, acting as a liaison between the Department and Members of Congress as well as tracking additional national initiatives for the Department.
Returning to New Jersey, Juan Carlos currently serves as the Legislative Director to Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez. Juan Carlos is responsible for maintaining the Assemblywoman's policy portfolio as well as developing new legislation and ensuring bills remain on the track to becoming law.
Juan Carlos is firmly committed to the philosophy that progress is always achievable and old norms must be challenged to create innovation.