Helen Dorado Alessi

Helen Dorado Alessi is a trustee of Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and chief consultant to Long Beach Latino Civic Association as well as CEO and founder of El Dorado Consulting.  Her dedication to her community has included long term leadership service to the City of Long Beach’s Planning Advisory Board, Ethics Commission and Hurricane Sandy Community Redevelopment Council.

She is a devoted and active member of the larger philanthropic sector, and formerly the vice-president at the Edwin Gould Foundation, the Corporate Philanthropy Manager at Toyota Motor North America Corporation and served on the board of Hispanics in Philanthropy for six years.  Dorado Alessi served as the senior vice president of The Early Years Institute and was a national fellow of the National Hispana Leadership Institute, Center for Creative Leadership and Harvard’s Executive Program.

She has been proudly honored for outstanding community service by the State of New York, Nassau County and the mayor of Hempstead.  She was chosen as one of the Top 25 Advocates for Latino Empowerment by The Hispanic Network and won Circulo de la Hispanidad’s Community Innovator and Leadership Award.  Dorado Alessi is the daughter of Cuban and Puerto Rican parents, holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, and lives in Long Beach, New York.  She is a proud wife, mother and grandmother and has lived in Long Beach, New York for 15 wonderful years.  She is currently writing her memoirs through the Herstory Writers Workshop and is their new Program Consultant.