Vivianette Ortiz Caraballo joined the DRNC team in 2021 as a bilingual case advocate and has since advanced to a supervisory role. In this role, Ortiz Caraballo remains dedicated to efficiently coordinating and administering DRNC’s statewide intake process and providing thoughtful program support. She now also guides a team of committed advocates, focusing on maintaining smooth operations and nurturing an inclusive and supportive environment. Her involvement in assisting Spanish-speaking clients is a testament to her commitment to language access and community engagement.
Prior to her tenure at DRNC, Ortiz Caraballo developed her proficiency as an interpreter for the Mecklenburg Department of Social Services. She also served as a bilingual parent liaison at Gardner Park Elementary School, where she championed the needs of newly arrived families in the United States. Additionally, her role as a community support professional at Sunpath LLC involved assisting individuals dealing with mental health issues and substance use challenges.
Her diverse professional background has honed Ortiz Caraballo’s expertise in advocating for underrepresented groups, particularly within the Latinx community. As the founder of Latinos Aventureros, she is passionately engaged in promoting outdoor diversity and organizing community adventure events across the Carolinas. This endeavor underscores her commitment to community enrichment and empowerment.
A native of Puerto Rico, Ortiz Caraballo treasures time spent with her family, has a keen interest in hiking, and nurtures a passion for plant care. Her involvement in volunteering for the local Latinx community is a testament to her holistic approach to advocacy and community development, blending her professional pursuits with personal commitments.