In the last several months, Border Partners’ staff team in Palomas welcomed two new Health Promoters. Both new staff members bring exceptional experience and energy to share with the community.
Maria de los Angeles Sustaita Rodriguez
Maria de los Angeles Sustaita Rodriguez is a trained paramedic. In addition to working as a Border Partners’ Health Promoter, she also works with the volunteer fire department in Palomas. She is 41 years old, is married and has two children who are 12 and 9 years old. Maria says: “My father taught me that, if we know we can help people in our path, we should always do it. I see that we are all the same. Social and economic position should not make a difference.” We welcome Maria!
Lesley Silva Rios
Lesley Silva Rios graduated from nursing school last year and is 24 years old. She is married and has two daughters who are 3 and 6 years old. Lesley has wanted to be a nurse since she was a little girl. Becoming a nurse gives her the opportunity she wanted to be able to help people. She especially likes working with the seniors because she “enjoys their company.” We welcome Lesley!
Best Wishes to Juana Flores
Along with these “hellos” our staff had to say good-bye to Juana Flores, who had worked with Border Partners since 2014. Most recently, she coordinated our gardening program. But over the years she has been a Health Promoter, zumba instructor, nutrition educator and all around “cheerleader” for Border Partners. We will miss Juana! We wish her good luck in whatever the future brings.