Vivianette Ortiz Caraballo joined the DRNC team in 2021 as a bilingual case advocate. Her work focuses on coordinating and administering DRNC’s statewide intake process and providing program support, as well as assisting Spanish-speaking clients.
Before joining DRNC, Ortiz Caraballo worked 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 was as an advocate for newly arrived families in the United States, and a liaison between them and the school system. In addition, she served individuals presenting mental health conditions and substance use as a community support professional at Sunpath LLC.
This and other experiences have made Ortiz Caraballo skilled and knowledgeable in advocating for underrepresented communities and groups. She also is invested in advocating for the Latinx community.
Ortiz Caraballo is from Puerto Rico. She enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and caring for plants. She also spends time volunteering for the local Latinx community and working on outdoor diversity advocacy here in the Carolinas.