Our Bilingual Staff

Priscila Holt

English / Spanish Medical Health Interpreter

More than 7 years providing interpreting and translation services and culturally competent support to the Spanish Speaking patients receiving care at the St Joseph Mercy Women's Center. She provides health information, interprets what the doctor tells pregnant women when they go for the prenatal appointments. She also helps with scheduling and monitoring appointments, lab results as well as explaining the Clinic policies and procedures to Spanish-speaking clients.

Ms Recio was born in Santiago Chile and holds a kindergarten degree working with children with special needs and a Bachelor’s in Public Relations. During her high school years, she spent her summers doing volunteer work at an orphanage and working with under privileged children. She has a license from California and Texas as a Sexual Assault Specialist. Fernanda is bilingual and has been working as a client advocate in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault. She has over 8 years of experience working with multicultural groups, providing court advocacy, leading peer support groups and volunteering at several nonprofits. Fernanda is very energetic, compassionate and dedicated to providing support for victims of abuse.

Fernanda Recio

Client Advocate

Ms. Ovalle is originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and has been a long time resident of the City of Pontiac. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Baker College Auburn Hills.

Ms. Ovalle has 15 years of non-profit experience working as a community outreach liaison for individuals and families. In her current role at Centro Multicultural La Familia, she helps and guides victims of diverse crimes, including domestic violence. She also assists people connecting them with the resources they need in the areas of health, dental, court, legal, immigration, and more. Ms. Ovalle enjoys helping people to fulfill their dreams and goals to live strong, healthy and meaningful lives.

Luis Mendieta, creator of Bring Memories to Life, is an entrepreneur who likes
getting things done and inspiring other people to do so. He is a high energy, leadership expert focused on productivity who delivers engaging programs that have educated and entertained audiences with real world strategies that apply in all roles at work and home. His TV show, “Entrepreneur Second to None” and podcast have been empowering business owners to build strong companies and create a way to make their dreams come true, with formulas that immediately provide rapid growth and success. As a business owner, a leader in innovative ideas and as a volunteer in the community, Luis has inspired those around him to reach for the top. In summary, Luis loves to simplify complexity and motivates others to take action.

Mrs. Rodriguez, is originally from Lake in the Hills Illinois and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University in Community Health Education with a minor in Health and fitness. During her 5 years at Northern Michigan University, she volunteered at multiple non-profits, helping out in the community and organizing health events. She currently is a Bilingual Health educator and client advocate. She has been with Centro Multicultural since March 2019, educating our multicultural families on various health topics. She also organizes workshops on life skills, Nutrition, bullying, teen dating and more around the Oakland County community. As a client advocate she assists clients with finding resources around the community in health, court, dental, financial and more. While Natalie is not working she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, swimming and traveling.

Regina Cardenas

Client Relations Manager

Ms Cardenas holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics in Universidad de las Americas-Puebla and Master's in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Alabama. She has worked in the hospitality business as well as in various information design projects involving non-profit organizations. She enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family.

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