At Large Members


Glendaly Garcia

Glendaly Garcia was raised in Hartford, Connecticut where she attended Hartford Public Schools. For the past 19 years, she has been dedicated to serving her community as a sworn member of the Hartford Police Department. Early on in her career, she was challenged to rise through the ranks and become the first Latina in the history of HPD to attain the rank of
Sergeant. In 2003, Glendaly defined that proud moment when she was promoted from the rank
of Detective to Sergeant. She currently holds the rank of Lieutenant and is the commander of the
Crime Scene Division.

She earned a Master's Degree in Public Policy Law and Government from Trinity College, a Bachelor of Science in Health Care (emphasis in Respiratory Care) from the University of Hartford and an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
from Tunxis Community College. She is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute of
Police, Session 60, the Southern Police Institute's 137th Administrative Officers Course, and the
City of Hartford Middle Management Institute. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Family Institute, Connecticut (NAFI).

Notwithstanding her accomplishments in private and public life, she is most proud to be the parent of a beautiful 7-year-old daughter. Glendaly is committed to fostering an environment where she can bring focus and a renewed interest within her community where an insightful understanding of various methods of problem identification, evaluation and solution are developed so that their voices are heard, and awareness is not ignored, given the many challenges and obstacles they face.


Maybeth "Bita" Morales

"The pure joy I felt during each visit, is the same even to this day...there is no better feeling than the sensation one feels from being on la isla del encanto. Un sentimiento de orgullo that I know my children will feel one day."
A first generation Boricua, on the mainland, born and raised in Waterbury/Watertown, CT; Maybeth grew up in a household full of boricua pride, stories, history, art and food of her ancestors. Her fondest childhood memories are spending the summer months with her Abuela and Titi in Puerto Rico. 
A current Waterbury resident, Maybeth has spent more than a decade working with non-profit agencies. Her work began in direct care settings, moving to entry level administration positions and advancing to leadership roles. She is currently the Director of Development & P.R. at Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury (NHSW), working to promote: affordable housing, homeownership and resident leaders.
Maybeth is committed to her community and can be seen out and about at local events, forums, cultural gatherings and more. She recently served as a board member of the Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury and the Minority Inclusion Project, Inc. With a passion to see her people thrive, Maybeth is proud to serve on the CT Puerto Rican Agenda board. 
"We cannot depend on band-aid fixes to our isla. Our island and people have been robbed of too much since being colonized. I foresee a self-sustaining future for Puerto Rico. How can mi gente from la diaspora help? Have real conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion. We need to advocate. Show up to the state capitol. Meet with legislatures. Let's do this for nuestra gente y nuestra isla."

  Tiana Ocasio

Tiana was the first family member born "Stateside", in New Haven, CT. Her parents are from Morovis & Arecibo. However, she graduated elementary and Middle school on the island. Considered an activist in her teens, there was rarely a rally you could keep her away from. For the past 16 years, she has worked for the Operating Engineers. Working her way to the position of Referral Manager. She sits on numerous Statewide boards and enjoys representing workers everywhere she goes. 
She believes strongly in the CT-PRA's mission and also that we need more education and awareness about the issues is/was facing; Post and Prior Maria. 
She is a mom of two young ladies who enjoys to hike and spend time outdoors when allowed :)

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