Our Staff 


FaithAction’s diverse and bilingual staff bring tremendous education and experience to the work of serving and accompanying our newest immigrants, as well as multicultural and interfaith education and bridge-building programs. We enjoy welcoming people of all faiths and cultures to FaithAction, and are thankful to serve such a kind and inspiring community.

 


david-fraccaro2The Rev. David Fraccaro

Rev. Fraccaro is the Executive Director of FaithAction International House. Prior to coming to Greensboro, David worked as an immigration specialist with the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago, educating students and faith communities throughout the United States on immigration issues. David has also worked for the National Council of Churches, and the Riverside Church in New York City as Coordinator for Sojourners Visitation Ministry with Detained Immigrants and Asylum Seekers, the group the inspired the independent movie, The Visitor. Rev. Fraccaro is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and has been a human rights volunteer for the UCC in Bolivia, Kenya and East Timor, and with the United Nations. His blogs and editorials have been featured in the Washington Post, New American Media, and the News and Record, and his work has been featured in Sojourners Magazine and the Associated Press. David is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity) and Columbia University (Masters of Human Rights). Prior to graduate school, David worked as an actor and singer performing in theaters across the United States.  Click here to watch his recent Greensboro TedX talk.


Jose-Bernal Jose Bernal

Jose is the Immigrant Assistance and Resource Center Program Manager, overseeing the daily needs of the IAC and the case management work of the Americorps members, while building and strengthening community partnerships.  Jose previously served as a full-time AmeriCorps member with FaithAction, providing help to clients with food, housing, and healthcare assistance, as well as employment readiness needs and teaching computer classes. Jose is originally from Mexico and moved to the U.S. at the age of five. He was raised in the suburban and predominate minority neighborhoods in Tampa, FL, where he became engaged on issues affecting the immigrant community. Jose is a Guilford College student and will graduate in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and minor in Community Problem Solving and Latin American Studies. His previous non-profit experiences with immigrant and refugee advocacy organizations has allowed him to work closely with communities to address social and economic injustices. He hopes to improve immigrants’ and refugees’ quality of life by continuing to advocate, educate and help create more inclusive and safer communities. When not at FaithAction or in school, Jose loves dancing, listening to music, drawing, and spending time with his family and friends.


DulceSQUAREDulce Ortiz

  • Administrative Assistant and Immigrant Outreach 
  • 336-379-0037, ext 0
  • dulce@faihouse.org

Dulce Ortiz works in administrative assistance and Latino outreach and education at FaithAction. Dulce immigrated from Mexico over a decade ago, and since this time has become a beloved leader by helping new immigrants navigate life and successfully integrate into the Triad community. As a mother of three children, she is also very active with local schools, churches, and Boy/Girl Scouts. Dulce comes to FaithAction with tremendous volunteer and administrative experience, including work with El Sol De Hidalgo, one of the largest newspapers in Mexico.

Americorps Members


Lauren_HoltLauren Holt

Lauren serves as a full-time AmeriCorps member within FaithAction’s Immigrant Assistance Center. She assists English and Spanish speaking immigrants with various needs including housing, food, employment, healthcare assistance and interpretation. Lauren recently received her bachelors degree in Spanish and Global Studies with a concentration in Latin American Studies from Appalachian State University. She is passionate about addressing social and economic injustices, both at a local level and abroad. Through this experience, she hopes to grow as an advocate, educator, and supporter for any marginalized group in order to create a safer, more inclusive environment for all. Outside of FaithAction, Lauren enjoys hiking, spending time with friends and family, and painting.

Artists in Residence


Jorge_MaturinoJorge Maturino

Jorge started in October 2015 as the Technical Designer in Residence for FaithAction. He Graduated from Appalachian State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with minors in General Business and Marketing. Upon graduation his career path led him to working as an ad designer for The Northwest Observer, a graphic designer for a number of corporations including operating as the Spanish Art Director for Verizon Wireless. Today in conjunction to FaithAction Jorge currently works as the Art Director for Triad City Beat and the Creative Director for Deo Duce Design. In his free time he enjoys working with his church, hunting, martial arts, soccer and spending time with his wife and three children.