LYNN — Raw Art Works, a Lynn youth arts organization that provides free art therapy-based programs to more than 400 children each year, recently announced that Salem resident Rosario Ubiera-Minaya has been named new executive director.
Ubiera-Minaya, who has worked for several Salem-based service organizations during her career, will be just the second executive director in Raw Art Works’ 34-year history. She succeeds founding director Kit Jenkins.
“RAW is an organization that I have admired from afar throughout my work with communities, cultural institutions and the arts. It is an honor to take the helm,” said Ubiera-Minaya, who has been described as a leader, community activist and social entrepreneur with a passion for education, art and culture.
She most recently served as President and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Amplify Latinx, and previously worked in advocacy, programming and leadership roles at North Shore CDC, North Shore Community Health Inc., Salem Education Foundation, Peabody Essex Museum and Telemundo-Boston. .
“Rosario’s passion for the mission of RAW and the entire RAW community is palpable, and I am confident in his ability, along with our leadership team and the entire RAW staff, to have an even greater impact. about our community and the lives of the young people we are fortunate enough to work with,” Jenkins said. “She brings such energy, warmth and intelligence gained over years of experience as a leader in the cultural sector of our region.”