Marcela is a business executive with extensive industry experience in financial services, healthcare, and non-profit organizations. She has managed numerous U.S. and international teams locally and internationally. As a partner at Surfside Capital Advisors LLC, and Managing Director at MCBI Advisors, she is focused on helping business leaders address strategic business and operational issues to achieve sustainable advantage and success. Her work is anchored on implementing transformative human capital initiatives that directly impact core business strategies. Marcela’s expertise includes organizational design, values-based performance management and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Previously, Marcela was the Inaugural Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Mass General Brigham (Formerly Partners HealthCare) Marcela is a dedicated advocate for women and minorities. She was appointed by Massachusetts’ Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the State’s first Latino Advisory Commission where she is serving her third year. She is also the Board Chair of ALPFA’s National Board of Directors, a professional association with more than 90 thousand members and 150, chapters across the country. Marcela is a member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network Advisory Board. She is also the Co-chair of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee. In 2018, Marcela was recognized as one of the Top 100 Executive & Emerging Leaders in the USA by Diversity MBA Magazine. In 2015 she received the Women Leadership Achievement Award by the World Women Leadership Congress in India.
Marcela earned an MBA and post MBA from Simmons College School of Management in Boston.