BUILDING A STRONGER PUERTO RICO ONE ROOF AT A TIME
PRoTECHOS is a Puerto Rico non-profit corporation founded with the dual mission of rebuilding damaged roofs in underserved communities throughout the island while providing residents with basic carpentry training, addressing both housing needs and the shortage of skilled construction workers in Puerto Rico.
We look to local grass-roots organizations that are best equipped to assess the urgency of the needs of the residents of their communities and identify those most at risk. Starting with the most urgent cases, PRoTECHOS rebuilds roofs with the help of volunteers, skilled carpenters and trainees, drawn from community residents who are willing and able to work in residential construction. We provide basic carpentry training in a "learn and earn" program. Trainees receive minimum wage for time spent learning and building, and they are expected to teach others and continue building in their community once their own training has been completed.
WE BUILD CAPACITY - Construyendo Fuerzas
Our Mission: To provide roof reconstruction and related vocational training to residents of underserved communities throughout Puerto Rico.
Who We Are
The PRoTECHOS Team
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Emily N. Roisman, President and CLO
Emily has more than 30 years of experience as a commercial attorney, beginning as a corporate litigator and transitioning to in-house counsel, providing business-focused legal advice and drafting and negotiating contracts for public and private companies. She is a member of the Board of Directors of MentorPrize, a Maryland-based nonprofit that recruits volunteer mentors and matches them with Washington, D.C. area mentoring programs. She received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Anita Montaner Sevillano, Secretary
Anita is a Capital Member and Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group at McConnell Valdes in their San Juan, PR office. She has been a member of the firm’s Policy Committee for the past 12 years, participating as a voting member in all matters and decisions related to firm governance and management, and she has served as the Secretary of the Policy Committee for 8 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her JD from University of Puerto Rico Law School.
Alejandro Calaf Reichard, Treasurer
Alejandro is a trademark paralegal and law clerk with Reichard & Calaf. He received his undergraduate degree in Finance from St. Joseph’s University, and upon graduation served as a corporate account manager for Banco Santander. He recently received his JD from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Law and will take the bar next spring. About a week after Hurricane Maria, Alejandro co-founded Water for Puerto Rico, which distributed over 2000 water filters and over 25 tons of essentials throughout Puerto Rico.
Sylvia M. Iturregui
Michelle Guillemard Noble
Jonathan J. Marvel
Eva G. Salgado-Micheo
Ellen A. Seidman
Yanel de Angel
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
PROTECHOS INC., P.O. Box 361470, San Juan, PR 00936-1470