Founder & Senior Consultant of RD Consulting and Translations
Roxana Damas has over 15 years of consulting experience specializing in Translations, Interpretations, Diversity Consulting, Public Relations, and Event Planning serving the non-profit, government, and private business sectors. Roxana holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of CA Davis and is presently pursuing her Trans-Global MBA from the Saint Mary’s College of California. She is an expert in the non-profit, social services, human rights, immigration, and gender issues arena. Roxana also has extensive experience working in public policy and education. Her commitment to working with youth and underserved communities has led her to be a sought after public speaker and frequent co-host of a variety of events, radio, and TV shows. She is co-host to the Spanish speaking small business owners radio show Avance Hispano and trainer for women and Hispanic small business owners. Roxana is an active board member of the Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and a variety of local and international non-profit organizations. She is also founder of the up and coming young Latina magazine “RebeLatina” that will emphasize the empowerment of future Latina community leaders. Roxana’s talents and fighting spirit continue beyond business, education, and community advocacy. She is also a singer and songwriter who has won many awards and recognition for being a dedicated community artist.
Don Dave Carrion is a financial advisor- Site Manager and Spanish translator based in Fairfield, CA. Don has worked for RD consulting translations for one year. Since 2004 to present he has also worked for Advance America as a financial advisor and translator.
Don has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and Communications from Southeastern Biblical College. He is involved in his local church as an audio and video consultant volunteer for the past 12 years.
Mr. Carrion also works at R&D Digital Studios, where he is on the staff as a sound consultant, graphics designer, and volunteer musician. In his current role at Advance America as a financial advisor and translator- he receives, verifies and helps file financial forms and ensures compliance. He is also trained as a tax preparer. These duties along with his special interest in finances and communications, has brought him to RD Consulting and Translations as a translator and senior graphic consultant.
When not working, he likes to spend his time on the softball field, or in the music studio helping local artist sharpen their hidden talent.
Areas of Translation & Interpretation: Finance, Tax, Technology, Music, Faith Based, & Health.
Graciela Lebron has over 12 years of experience in accounting both in the construction and service industries. She has worked for Strategic Project Solutions, Inc (SPS) in San Francisco, California for the past 10 years. While at SPS Graciela has been responsible for maintaining the day to day accounting functions of the company as well as working extensively with outside CPA to ensure accuracy and certification of all financials. Prior to joining SPS Graciela worked at Barnes Construction and Pacific Contracting gaining extensive knowledge in cost accounting and in construction accounting.
Graciela was born in El Salvador and is fluent in English and Spanish, she attended Heald Business College in San Francisco, California, where she graduated with an Associate in Science Degree in Accounting. She is a notary public and has extensive experience with taxes and working with the Spanish speaking community. On her spare time, Graciela enjoys reading, camping and spending time with her family.
Graciela has worked on a variety of projects as a consultant for Roxana Damas for the past 10 years.
Areas of Translations & Interpretations: Business, Accounting, Legal, Human Resources.
Advisory Consulting Team
Luis Echegoyén has more than 30 years experience as a journalist, and writer. He is considered the pioneer of Spanish journalism in Northern CA. His legendary work as Spanish News Anchor for Channel 14 (KDTV) Univision, and contributions to countless other Spanish media outlets has won Mr. Echegoyen various recognitions such as: The 2001, “The Governor’s Price” of National Academy of Arts in Television and Science (NATAS); 1993- San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan declared November 19th as “The Day of Luis Echegoyen in San Francisco.”
Mr. Echegoyén’s translation and interpretation skills are of the best standards the industry can offer. For the past 5 years, he has mentored and trained Roxana Damas both in media & journalism, as well as collaborated in community advocacy. Currently Mr. Echegoyén has joined RDCT as a translation advisor and trainer.
Luis is now retired, owns his media consulting firm, and is now promoting the launch of his new CD of Poems, "Poemas de Antología."
Sonia Martin is a Chilean-American writer, journalist, and professor in several subject areas. She studied in France and Venezuela obtaining postgraduates in Theatre and Literature, as well as Cultural Journalism. Ms. Martin has lived in Europe, Latin America, and the United States, where she is currently residing. Ms. Martin has been awarded best cultural journalist by various countries such as Germany and Canada.
Ms. Martin has been working and developing an investigation on literature, theatre, and art, in relation to Latin America, and especially the women. Ms. Martin funded in California a center of bilingual poetry, CEPOINC Lapislázuli (Centro de Poesia Iberoamericana Norte de California). She has also published many books. Her novel Cena con un Perro Rojo, won in 1996, Letters of Gold Award from the University of Miami and the Ministry of Education of Spain.
Currently, she is editor of the digital newspaper, The Press, through bilingual communication, of great cultural and literary trend. She recently finished writing a book testimony, London 38, London 2000, based in eight cases of detained and disappeared (detenidos-desaparecidos), under Augusto Pinochet Urgate’s dictatorship. Ms. Martin has only published one poetry book for children, La Carroza de Cristal, dedicated to her grandchildren. She is currently working on different texts (books) on self help, historic-novel, theatre and general fiction. Even though she does not feel like a poet, she is preparing another poetry book.
She is a lead translation advisor and trainer to the RDCT team and collaborates with RDCT gender consulting.
Zoë Flowers is the founder of Highest Good Consulting (HGC). HGC is a group of dynamic training professionals who provide trainings on domestic violence, culturally competent advocacy and primary prevention of domestic violence. They offer consulting services – including domestic violence project management and training and Brand development. Additionally, HGC regularly conducts self-improvement retreats.
With several years experience in the domestic violence field, her career began in Atlanta, Georgia where she served as the Public Awareness/ Training and Membership Coordinator for the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In this role, Ms. Flowers helped to coordinate one of the country’s first domestic violence conference planned entirely by survivors of domestic violence.
Before creating HGC, Ms. Flowers served as the Prevention Education Coordinator for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. As the statewide coordinator for the Centers for Disease Control funded Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Program, where she worked to increase the capacity of state and local grantees to use evidence-informed planning and primary prevention strategies to reduce incidences of intimate partner violence. In this capacity, Ms. Flowers provided numerous trainings on several topics. These topics range from Community Mobilization, Logic Model Development, Teen Dating Violence Prevention, Primary Prevention, and the Public Health Approach to Domestic Violence Prevention.
Zoë is also an active participant in the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s Decade for Change Summit. The SUMMIT is a collaborative effort that challenges senior leaders from 10 focus areas to explore common goals and strategies to reduce domestic violence by 2016.
In 2009, the Surgeon General appointed Ms. Flowers to The State Child Abuse Death Review Committee. Established by statute in 1999 (F.S. Chapter 383.402 ), the program is housed in the Department of Heath and authorizes state-wide and locally developed multi-disciplinary committees to conduct detailed reviews of the facts and circumstances surrounding child abuse and neglect cases.
Additionally, Ms. Flowers is the author of Dirty Laundry-Women of Color Speak up about Domestic and Dating Violence. This series of candid interviews chronicles the lives of African American and their experiences with intimate partner violence and incest. Zoë has appeared on National Public Radio and Black Power Radio and was a guest speaker at U*Space Gallery in Atlanta Georgia. Ms. Flowers also works internationally on the issues of domestic violence. Most recently, in Lima, Peru at the country’s first international conference on domestic violence where she conducted a presentation on utilizing the Civil Rights Movement as a Method for Preventing Violence Against Women.
In 2009, Zoë released her first CD entitled, Balance- An Evening Meditation for Activists, Advocates and Helping Professionals.