National Officers Committee

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Mairén Torres
National Secretary
Mairen Medina-Torres was born in Massachusetts of Colombian parents. She grew up in the state of Florida and now lives in Long Island, New York. Mairen is a lifelong Conservative who came from a very humble beginning,as she watched her mother work fulltime during the day and go to school at night to equip herself and provide for her family. Her mother instilled in her the value of dedication, love, hard work, and good Spanish cooking. Today, she is a Business Systems Architect within the Healthcare Industry, with vast experience in business administration across a wide range of industries, working directly with the Regional Director of Merrill Lynch, as well as other healthcare leaders as CEO’s and Leadership Executives. Mairen graduated with honors in Communication Disorders, from Adelphi University. She also graduated with honors from the Assemblies of God, with a degree in Bible Theology and Christian Education. She has a passion for local outreach and international missions. In November 2018, in the company of her Church’s Missions Team, they successfully launched a much-needed communal Medical Clinic in the mountains of Loma Larga, Honduras. Mairen has distinguished herself working and volunteering in the capacity of Fund-Raising Administrator. At her local church, she functions as an Audio/Visual Designer, a Worship and Devotional Leader, and Girls Ministry Teacher. She is also an accomplished Christian recording artist, publisher, and songwriter. Mairen enjoys spending time with her adult children whenever possible, alongside her husband Rey Torres, National Chief Administrative Director at the RNHA. Above all, she is a devoted Evangelical Christian, who values ministering with her husband at their local congregation.
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Gladyvette Benarroch
Assistant National Secretary
Yvette Benarroch was born and raised in Luquillo, Puerto Rico and moved to Florida in 2003. She has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, a master’s degree in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University, and currently pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a United States Air Force Veteran having served from 1990-1992 during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. She currently lives in Marco Island, Florida with her husband, two teenage sons, and a 4 ½-year-old Golden Retriever. Yvette is the co-owner of Affordable Landscaping Service & Design, LLC, a full-service landscaping company serving the Naples and Marco Island Area. Yvette holds many certifications in the fields of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Entomology. She is also a Certified Trainer for Florida Green Industries Best Management Practices in Florida. Yvette’s Conservative Values and the love and gratitude she has for the United States encouraged her to become more involved in politics. Yvette served as Neighborhood Team Leader in SW Florida for both Trump Victory and Latinos for Trump 2020 campaign. She is currently the Vice Chairwoman for the Collier County GOP, 3rd Vice President for the Florida Federation of Republican Woman and State Vice Chairwoman for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Florida. Her goals are to educate, motivate, engage, and empower Americans of Hispanic heritage so they can become leaders in the political and civic arenas. Yvette travels throughout the state of Florida speaking about Women’s Empowerment, Conservative Values, and the importance of Hispanic outreach and diversity within the Republican Party. In her free time, Yvette loves to play tennis, ballroom dance, help the community and spend time with her family.
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Genaro Padroarias
National Congressional Liason Officer
Genaro Pedroarias is a geospatial analyst, instructor and Spanish media commentator who has worked in the technology and government contracting fields with involvement in numerous political projects. Currently, he serves as congressional liaison on the Republican National Hispanic Assembly (RNHA) executive board and past chair of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Virginia (RNHA VA). Genaro appears regularly as a Republican analyst and RNC surrogate on Spanish news broadcasts. Born to Cuban parents in Los Angeles, California, he moved to Northern Virginia in 1997 to work in a wireless telecommunications venture. Genaro brings with him a long of career political activism dating back to his college years when he served on the board of directors of the California College Republicans as voter registration director and regional area director. He also served as chair of the Cal Poly Pomona College Republicans. While residing in California he volunteered for numerous campaigns at the local, state, and Federal level. Genaro’s greatest political passion lies in helping elect bright, energetic Republicans to office. To help in this effort, he and a partner established, a California PAC dedicated to recruit, train and elect young individuals to positions at the local level. In 2003 he completed a term as president of the Young Hispanic Republican Association (YHRA). In both 2000 and 2004 Genaro was an active volunteer for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign. In 2004 he was even featured in numerous television campaign ads, which were also shown at the Republican National Convention in New York City. In 2004 Genaro proudly served as a member of the elite Bush 72-Hour Task Force in the state of New Hampshire. Since 2015 he is a frequent guest commentator supporting President Trump on major Spanish network news shows airing on CNN Español, Entravision, Univision, NTN24, Alhurra TV, and Voice of America. Genaro received his B.S. in Geography from the California State Polytechnic University and a Professional GIS Certification from George Mason University School of Continuing Education.
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Abraham López
National Committeeman
Abraham López served the Great State of New Jersey as the former Deputy Chief of Staff for Civic Engagement at the Office of the Lieutenant Governor where he oversaw the Department of State’s Division of Programs. Abraham also served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (NJCHPRD), a role he was named to by Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno in March 2011. He brings over a decade of leadership experience in civic engagement, organizational development, Hispanic and faith-based grassroots communities, where he’s been responsible for community organizing, nonprofit management, and fundraising. Prior to becoming NJCHPRD Executive Director, Abraham served in the Governor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs as Director of Hispanic and Faith-Based Affairs. There, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Administration’s aggressive outreach efforts to the State’s Hispanic community and its work with various communities of faith. Prior to joining state government, Mr. López was Deputy Coalitions Director for the Christie-Guadagno campaign. In November 2015, Abraham was elected Committeeman of Westampton Township and elected by his peers in January of 2016 to serve as Deputy Mayor, making Abraham the youngest elected official and the first American of Hispanic ancestry to hold such positions in the township’s history. Abraham serves on the executive board of the Detective Melvin Santiago’s Dream Fund for New Recruits, Inc., and serves as a youth leader and children’s ministry classroom leader at his local church. Abraham earned a Bachelors’s degree in Political Science from New Jersey City University in Jersey City, New Jersey and a Masters in Executive Leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Abraham is Associate Manager of Public Relations and Communications at a Theme Park and resides in the City of Oviedo, Florida with his wife, Brenda, their son, Isaac Abraham, daughter Abriana Isabella and son Israel Alexander.
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Mónica Yelin
Western Regional Director
Regional States Responsibility:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Mónica Yelin is a lifelong conservative and passionate supporter of the Republican Platform. Eager to explore new opportunities, Monica immigrated to the United States in 1998 with a J-1 Work Visa, coupled with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and unbridled ambition. Since then, Monica received her Master's degree in International Relations and Political Science, currently serves as one of the commissioners for Preventing Domestic Violence in AZ, is a Member at Large for the Maricopa County GOP and is the former Director of Strategic Initiatives for the AZ Republican Party. Her views do not reflect the opinions of her employers.
Bob Spindell
Midwestern Regional Director
Regional States Responsibility:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Nelson R. Albino
Caribbean Regional Director (NEW REGION)

Regional States Responsibility:
Our newest expansion region with direct report to National Eastern Regional Director. Main responsibility is the U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, other International Chapters.

Mr. Albino is Puerto Rican. He began his journalistic career as a writer and columnist for the international digital newspaper PanAm Post where he also worked as a Translations Manager. A supporter of fiscal conservatism, a small government with low taxes, and the constitutional right to bear arms. He went to college at George Mason University in Virginia and King University in Tennessee where he studied for a career in Health Administration. In Virginia, he volunteered for Robert Sarvis’s libertarian campaign for Governor in the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial elections. He is currently a political analyst on Accion 97.9 FM of iHeart Media Orlando. He also has his podcast The Nelson Albino Report and shares his writings through his Facebook page Nelson R. Albino, his Instagram nelson.r.albino, and his Twitter @nalbinojr.
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Southern Regional Director
Regional States Responsibility:
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
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