Staff

Noelle Braun

Noelle Braun

Executive Director

noelle@casaguadalupeonline.org

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. 

 

Mariana Hernandez

Mariana Hernandez

Hispanic Youth Program Assistant

Mariana@casaguadalupeonline.org

Mariana is currently attending UWM at Washington County for her gen eds before she transfers to UW-Madison for her Bachelor’s at their School of Human Ecology, hoping to enter their Community & Nonprofit Leadership program. While working at Casa Guadalupe she have been helping with the youth programs, ensuring everything is set up, prepped, and fun. Working at Casa has provided her with an incredible experience and has shaped what she would like to do for a career. She is provided with endless learning experiences that grow her knowledge. In her spare time, she loves hiking, kayaking, jet-skiing, or binge watching any Marvel movie or show!
Maria Gutierrez Gurrola

Maria Gutierrez Gurrola

Bilingual Director of Hispanic Literacy Programs

maria@casaguadalupeonline.org

Maria is passionate about working with the Hispanic youth and helping them to achieve their goals in life whether that be going to college or finding that perfect career for them. She can relate to the families and students that she works with as she has had many of their experiences in her own life. Her goal is to teach advocacy to all of the families she works with in hopes to empower them. She truly enjoys working with the Hispanic community and is eager to keep growing programs at Casa Guadalupe to help out the Hispanic Community. 
 
She has worked previously at the University of Milwaukee at Washington County for almost 10 years and brings a wealth of experience in the areas of admissions, financial aid, scholarships, seeking college courses, and careers. She is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Administration. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and loves going on adventures with them. She is a huge Milwaukee Brewers fan and also loves the show The Office. She wants all that she connects with to remember to “Dream” big and keep moving forward. You can do it! 
Connie Metz

Connie Metz

Office Administrator

connie@casaguadalupeonline.org

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. 

Veronica Borja

Veronica Borja

Bilingual Resource Advocate

veronica@casaguadalupeonline.org

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

Patricia de la Cruz

Bilingual Community Health Educator

patricia@casaguadalupeonline.org

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.