Lucy Richardson is a bilingual, bicultural immigrant to the US from Mexico. Before she arrived here in 1999, she was the administrator of a radio station and Personal Assistant to both the owner and News Director. In the US, she worked in manufacturing jobs, and for Hiawatha Valley Adult Basic Education as the organization’s Hispanic liaison. In 2010, she began volunteering at Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County, and by the next year, had become the Executive Director. This small but very active agency serves Goodhue County’s rapidly growing Hispanic population and is the only organization between the Twin Cities and Owatonna/Winona providing greatly-needed, Hispanic-specific services. Lucy is energetic, passionate about her work, and loves a challenge!
Community Engagement Coordinator
My name is Veronica Escalona, I was born in Reynosa Tamaulipas Mexico and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota. I graduated from Washburn High School.
Before Hispanic Outreach I worked as a shift supervisor at a restaurant and also worked in retail for a few years. Thanks to that I gained a lot of experience in communicating with clients and I also got to work with a diverse group of people from all over the country. I moved to Goodhue about 3 years ago which was a major change.
I was referred to Hispanic Outreach by a friend who thought I would be a perfect fit for the organization. I am excited to take on this new challenge and getting to working with the Hispanic community.
Carla C. Camargo
Youth and Family Education Program Coordinator
Carla C. Camargo has been teaching for 20 years. Trained in Venezuelan universities in the fields of education and psychology, she maintains her sense of service in social work, especially with the younger ages and their families, as a work of sowing for the prosperity and progress of the community. She has served as a volunteer in various communities in Venezuela, Colombia and the USA, offering motivational and psychoeducational conferences aimed at children, youth, women and families. She loves being in contact with nature, reading, writing, cooking delicious and healthy, as well as meeting new friends and sharing pleasant moments with her loved ones.
Marketing & Administrative Assistant
Michelle Bangasser holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Project Management from Columbia Southern University. She is looking forward to learning a second language and being able to reach out to the community.
Michelle has worked for a migrant nonprofit in Wisconsin which is why she was drawn to the mission Hispanic Outreach holds. Michelle loves volunteering and helping out in the community. She is excited to use her talents in administration and marketing with the Hispanic community and share their culture with the neighboring communities.