Co-Executive Director of MRNY
Arlenis immigrated to the United States from Venezuela in 1992. She is a long-time resident of Bushwick, Brooklyn. In 2003, Arlenis joined MRNY’s staff as a part-time receptionist. She became more and more involved in MRNY, taking advantage of the organization’s leadership development trainings, and eventually worked her way up to lead the organization’s Operations department. In 2015, she stepped into the role of Chief of Staff, overseeing the Operations, HR and IT departments and is now one of the three Co-Executive Directors of MRNY. She is leading the implementation of MRNY’s strategic plan and is responsible for maintaining overall day-to-day operations of MRNY. Arlenis has trained at Coro’s Immigrant Civic Leadership Program and Columbia University’s Senior Leaders Program for Non-Profit Professionals. She represented District 24 in Queens on the Community Education Council for two years. She holds an Associate’s Degree from Kingsborough Community College.