Pleased to announce our newest partner, CampusCare!

Dear HETS member and collaborator,

We are pleased to announce our newest partner, CampusCare, which provides students with immediate 24/7/365 access to general health care and mental health care through state of the art and strategic telehealth technology. CampusCare offers remote access (telehealth) to general medical doctors and mental health counselors 24/7/365 from anywhere in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico, students are empowered to take control of their physical and mental health through their mobile devices, computers, and online video.

CampusCare works with providers such as Teladoc, one of the largest telehealth technology providers in the United States providing general medical services to over 40 million members. CampusCare also works with Health Advocate (a nationwide provider to 12,500 organizations), to provide the best in immediate mental health services for students. Additionally, CampusCare provides low-cost pharmaceuticals through CVS, Walgreens, and other pharmacies throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

As an organization focuses on the integration of technology, HETS is looking forward to working together with CampusCare to support Hispanic student access to health care and mental health care through telehealth technology. Its President, Julie Weissert and its Vice President, John Ingham, will join us at the HETS Best Practices Showcase in February 2022 at the Inter American University, Metropolitan Campus. Both of them are eager to meet HETS Member Institutions to learn more about how CampusCare can collaborate.

We are looking forward to continuing to strengthen HETS initiatives and widen our partnerships with organizations like CampusCare, as we continue developing new strategies to innovate and support our affiliates. For more information on how CampusCare can help your institution, we invite you to reach out to:

• Julie Weissert, President at 214-537-5093 or
• John Ingham, Vice President of Operations at 214-334-2207 or
• Sam Willis, Vice President of Finance at
• Carey Gipson, Senior VP of Compliance at

HETS team strengthens with the appointment of a new Executive Assistant

We are pleased to announce that the HETS team strengthens with the appointment of Ms. Tish Zambrana as the new Executive Assistant. Although Tish recently received her MBA in Business Administration in Strategic Management from EDP University of Puerto Rico, her work experience and skills are remarkable. Her expertise includes business strategic planning, development, and execution of production plans, training coordination, contract reviewing, human resource, public relations, press materials, and finance.

Tish’s work experience includes working in the Hospitality and Restaurants Industry for the past 12 years as a trainer, personnel recruiter, executive administrator, coordination, and budget analyst. Prior to this, Tish served as compliance reviewing business permits, OSHA, EEOC, confidential material, and constancy communication with 3rd parties and suppliers. She was responsible for research, business presentations, supervision, log contracts, and communications to multiple departments and companies. Also, she is passionate about arts, project planning, and helping other people.

We feel incredibly delighted to welcome Tish to our family to complement our team of outstanding collaborators! With her support, we hope to continue offering quality services and continue moving forward to the accomplishment of our mission. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the HETS Office.

Angie Escalante Santana Ed.D. (c)

Angie M. Escalante Santana posee un bachillerato en Trabajo Social, y una maestría en Administración de Empresas con una concentración en Gerencia. Actualmente, cursa estudios doctorales en Educación con especialización en Educación Superior. La Sra. Escalante es actualmente Directora del Programa de Servicios de Empleo e Internados y miembro de la facultad de la Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico.

Como responsable de este programa, la Sra. Escalante ha tenido la oportunidad de ayudar a estudiantes y egresados en su desarrollo profesional y en la búsqueda de empleo. Por otro lado, y como parte de sus gestiones, trabaja eventos de índole profesional, sirve de enlace entre la industria y la academia con el fin de establecer relaciones profesionales.

Además, es miembro activo de la Sociedad para la Gerencia de Recursos Humanos (SHRM), Capítulo de Puerto Rico.

La Sra. Escalante se siente muy orgullosa del trabajo que realiza, teniendo la oportunidad de servir a estudiantes, a la industria, contribuir al desarrollo académico y aportar al quehacer de nuestra sociedad.

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, DM-IST

Pablo Rodríguez is a C level executive experienced in Cloud Computing Operations, client services, product development and strategic management with ample experience interacting with Telecom clients and suppliers on a global basis. Directly involved in creating and implementing best practices policy; thus, ensuring mission critical services are delivered, mitigating risk and promoting business continuity. Dr. Rodríguez served in various capacities with from 1996-2003; namely, managing business opportunities with the Latin American and Caribbean domain name market. In 2003, was recruited by Puerto Rico Top Level Domain (PRTLD) to implement sales and marketing strategies where he is currently Executive Vice President. Dr. Rodríguez was involved in the conformation of the North American region that gave way for the creation of the country code Name Supporting Organization (ccNSO); he is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the ccNSO and Councilor for the North American region. In addition since August 2021 he serves as director of EDP University’s Graduate School. Dr. Rodríguez holds a BA in Biology from the City University of NY (CUNY), and MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, and a doctoral degree of Management in Organizational Leadership specializing in Information Systems and Technology from the University of Phoenix.

Marcelo Rodriguez

Marcelo R. Rodriguez is an entrepreneur, Hispanic businesses growth advisor and seasoned public speaker. He has been instrumental in helping finance, healthcare, education, and immigration organizations in connecting with the U.S. Hispanic Markets. His technical experience in finance dates back to 1995 with the development of the first public website for Lloyds Bank (Ecuador), the first web based banking platform for Banco Pichincha (biggest bank in Ecuador) and a web service platform for the Ecuadorian Finance Ministry.

Marcelo moved to the US in 2002 from Quito, Ecuador. His first job was as a Technical Consultant for Wall Street Transcript’s company ( / Marcelo’s first US venture was the formation of which was acquired by Grupo Parada and provided Digital Marketing Services for companies targeting the US Hispanic Market. His bi-cultural background and experience in business digital transformation allowed him to develop and carry out successful campaigns for leading firms from various industries, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations: Toyota, AMEX, Latin media enterprise Portada; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NY State; Dominican, Spaniard, Honduran and Ecuadorian governments; Acacia Network, EmblemHealth, Aetna Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Hispanic Educational Technology Services Consortium (HETS).

In 2018, he co-founded inQmatic, which acts as a trusted advisor–helping Spanish-speaking business owners’ transition and grow into the US economy with access to education, financing, and networking. Among his achievements, Marcelo led the project that was awarded 1st prize by HHS Secretary, Kathleen Sibelius for IT innovations to reduce disparities in health among underserved and minority communities.

Also, Marcelo is active in the New York Hispanic community through his involvement with several distinguished professional associations and nonprofit organizations. He co-founded “Juventud Ecuatoriana,” a nonprofit that provides scholarships to students of Ecuadorian descent. He served on the board of the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives ( as the Chairman of the Technology Committee, and as Technology and Marketing Director of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association ( which empowers Latino technological and scientific engagement.

Marcelo is a regular speaker for the New York University (NYU): Digital Strategy Class and for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Spanish Initiative Business seminars. He received his degree in Computer Systems Engineering, and E-commerce Master’s Degree from the Polytechnic University of Ecuador, and holds industry recognized certifications from Google.

Registration 2022

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Date and Location: February 3 and 4, 2022, at the Universidad Interamericana de PR, Metropolitan Campus, San Juan, PR. (*Subject to Puerto Rico’s Government requirements)

Who Attended: Academic leaders, distance learning directors, staff administrators, faculty, technology staff, instructional designers, counselors, student support staff, investigators, corporate representatives related to technology and education, students and the general public.

Registration Fees:

(*hybrid modality, subject to Puerto Rico’s Government requirements)

*In-person attendees:

• Presenters (in-person): $175.00 (Both days) / $100.00 (One day only)
• HETS Members participants (in-person): $225.00 (Both days) / $125.00 (One day only) • Regular Fee participants (in-person): $285.00 (Both days) / $180.00 (One day only)

Virtual attendees:

• Presenters (virtual): $80.00 (Both days) / $50.00 (One day only)
• HETS Members participants (virtual): $110.00 (Both days) / $60.00 (One day only) • Regular Fee participants (virtual): $140.00 (Both days) / $90.00 (One day only)

*These fees include the following: access to all the presentations, meals appointed on the agenda, materials, and networking opportunities.