Ohio Hispanic Coalition


Josue Vicente – Executive Director

Mr. Josue Vicente is Executive Director of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition, a non-profit organization serving the Hispanic/Latino community in Ohio. Mr. Vicente is responsible for creating and executing bilingual programs in health, safety, youth and education.  He coordinates and organizes special events, builds and maintains partnerships between the Hispanic/Latino community and English service providers, as well as being responsible to implement (supervise) the interpreter’s services for central Ohio. In addition Mr. Vicente was elected President for LULAC Franklin County chapter, one of the biggest and oldest advocacy organizations in the nation.

Mr. Vicente has plenty of experience in rescue and emergency services in his native country of  Mexico.  He also serves as instructor volunteer for Franklin County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).  Mr. Vicente is part of the Board of Director’s for Refuge and Immigrant Chamber of Commerce, The Breathing Association, Young Professionals of Columbus, and Columbus Neighborhood Heath Centers.   Mr. Vicente was elected to represent the Mexican community in 2009-2012 through the Mexican Foreign Affairs, Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME).

Kaitlyn Kendall-Sperry – Program Officer

Kaitlyn is the program officer for the Ohio Hispanic Coalition. This is Kaitlyn’s second year as program officer. She previously held positions for one year as an AmeriCorps VISTA and one year as a staff member of the Coalition. She works with all the departments regarding grant writing, program management, reporting for most of the programs in the Coalition. Kaitlyn holds two Bachelors of Arts degrees in International Studies and in Spanish. Her proudest work achievement happened when the first grant she had assisted in writing caused the Coalition to have three separate grants to help fund an afterschool program. She likes to read, garden, and practice yoga in her spare time.


.John Ramos – Citizenship Instructor

John Ramos possesses an MBA from the University of Phoenix, Guaynabo, PR and a BBA from the Universidad Central de Bayamon, Bayamon, PR. Ramos is a fully bilingual (English/Spanish) specialized adult learning educator/instructor certified by the Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development at Maxwell Air Force Base Montgomery, AL. Since 2009, John has been an instructor and course developer for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Training under the umbrella of the DLA Human Resources. His previous experience include working as a facilitator and part-time lecturer for various higher learning centers, universities/colleges which takes account of the American University campus in Bayamon and Manati, PR, the Universidad Del Este campus in Carolina, PR and the RCJ Technical Group Institute in Yauco, PR.




Board of Directors


Kenny Ramos (Chairman)

Julia Arbini-Carbonell (President/CEO)

Tarsicio “Quicho” Perez Suarez

Jesus Ovalle

Cecilia Castillo

Jose Luis Mas (Emeritus)

Portia Gonzalez-McDade (Emeritus)