Our Team

The Pedro Martinez Foundation has over 25 staff members in the United States and Dominican Republic. See below

Pedro Martinez


One of the most dominant pitchers in history, three-time Cy Young Award winner and Hall of Fame inductee, Pedro Martinez was unstoppable on the field, proving that with determination, anything is possible. With a vision to impact generations, Pedro founded the Pedro Martinez Foundation providing holistic care to at-risk youth in Latin America and the United States. A promise to always look higher and to champion hope keeps Pedro dreaming big and aspiring to make a positive and lasting impact locally and globally.

Carolina Martinez

Executive Director

Carolina Martinez is a well-recognized communicator and author who has been a reporter in the sports field for ESPN, a news anchor on Telemundo and currently has a weekly column in the well-known newspaper “Listin Diario.” Carolina graduated from Boston College and also has a masters from the University of Miami. She also is the Executive Director of the Pedro Martinez Foundation initiatives and programs for the welfare of children and adolescents living in poverty in Latin America and throughout the United States.

Jhonan Meran
Dominican Republic Director
5 years

Charles Chessher
United States Director

Neulis Vizcaíno
Administrative Assistant
7 years

Daselis Meran
Executive Assistant

Juana Contreras
3 months

Priscilla Chessher
Development Coordinator

Ilene Arias
Program Coordinator
2 months

Massiel Rocio Gómez
Daycare Manager
10 years

Alexandra Joga
Clinical Psychologist
2 months

Albanurys Ureña

Cook and Concierge

7 years

Yadil Jiménez

HAPA Transition Assistant

1 month

Dominga Santana

Programs Department Assistant

1 month

Kelvin González


3 years

Kietzerisky Ortiz

Basketball Coach

5 years

Julissa Guzmán

IT Teacher

2 months

Dahiana Burgos

Volleyball Coach

3 years

José Julian Polanco

Volleyball Coach

3 years

Ramón Eduardo Mariano Contreras

Hip Hop Teacher

2 months

Addonays Pérez

Daycare Assistant

3 years

Francina Batista Benítez

Daycare Assistant

2 years

Aracelys Antigua

Daycare Assistant

5 years

Fernando Miranda

Nighttime Security

1 year

Yeranny Mercedes


2 Months

Claribel Hernandez

Assistant Janitor

3 months

Clara Beltre


6 years

Francisco Montero

Maintenance Manager

2 years