Noelle Braun is the Executive Director of Casa Guadalupe Education Center in West Bend, WI. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and is passionate about serving her local Hispanic community through a variety of literacy programs and as a bridge to community resources. She specializes in program development, implementation, management and coordination, volunteer recruitment and retention, fund development, and community outreach. She takes pride in the community partnerships and collaborative efforts she has created and maintained to effectively offer quality programming for her clients. She is encouraged to see her local community become more diverse each year, and enjoys thinking of ways to bring the community together. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts and Communication from UW-Whitewater with an emphasis in Spanish and Electronic Media. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being in nature, singing, reading, baking, and eating delicious cuisines from all over the world.
Bilingual Youth Program Assistant
Maria Gutierrez Gurrola
Bilingual Director of Hispanic Literacy Programs
Connie has been working in the accounting and office environment for over 20 years and enjoys working with numbers and helping others. She is excited to take on this role and help with the local Latino community. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her active daughter and her multiple activities, as well as watching the Packers, Brewers, NASCAR, going to local race tracks, crafting and baking.
Bilingual Resource Advocate
Verónica recently joined Casa Guadalupe’s team as our Bilingual Resource Advocate! She is originally from Mexico and has lived in the United States since 2001. She enjoys helping the Latino community that has language barriers, supporting her friends and acquaintances who need interpreting help. In the past, she has worked as an interpreter and translator at Fond du Lac High School. She is married and has 2 children, and in her free time, she likes to learn languages. She is happy to be part of the Casa Guadalupe organization and continue to support our community!
Patricia de la Cruz
Bilingual Community Health Educator
Patricia recently joined Casa Guadalupe’s team as our Bilingual Community Health Educator! She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and will focus on facilitating a variety of health education programming for the Spanish speaking community through our “Healthy Latinos, Healthy Futures” initiatives. She enjoys helping the Latino community that has language barriers and supporting her friends and acquaintances who need interpreting help. In the past, she has worked as an interpreter and translator, has taught English and Spanish., and has a degree as a Microcomputer Specialist and loves learning about technology. In her spare time, she also loves sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidering, exercising, meditating, and singing.
Gabriela recently joined Casa Guadalupe’s team as our Youth Apprentice! She is currently a senior at Hartford Union High School and assists us part-time with our after school Read to Succeed program.