BOARD OF DIRECTORS BIOGRAPHIES
Director and President
Marbel Leonel Muñoz is a native of Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic. He immigrated to the United States with his family in the early 2000s. Marbel received his B.S. degree in International Business Administration from Towson University and his Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School. Marbel participated in academic programs at The American University of Rome, The University of Law in London, and The William C. Vis International Arbitration Competition in Vienna, Austria.
In law school, Marbel was an active member of the Moot Court Association, Center for International Law, Latin American Law Student Association, Black Law Student Association, Dominican Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, and others. Marbel interned with the Honorable Dora L. Irizarry at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and with the Honorable Richard K. Eaton at the United States Court of International Trade.
Marbel presently works in the Tort Division of The New York City Law Department, Office of The Corporation Counsel. Marbel is assigned to the Bronx Tort Borough Office where he defends The City of New York, its agencies, and employees, in civil lawsuits.
Marbel first joined the Dominican Bar Association as a first year law student and remained active throughout. As a law student, Marbel volunteered at numerous DBA events and conducted a know-your-rights workshop. In 2018, Marbel was elected to DBA's Board of Directors where he served as Vice-President. Today, Marbel serves as the 2019 DBA President.
Director and Vice-President
Estefani Rodriguez is an attorney advisor in the New York Immigration Court. After law school, she was hired by the Department of Justice, through the Attorney General’s honors program, and worked as an attorney advisor in the Miami Immigration Court from 2016 to 2018. In 2016, she graduated cum laude from New York Law School. In 2012, she graduated magna cum laude from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she majored in criminal justice and minored in sociology.
Estefani is the daughter of immigrants from Santiago, Dominican Republic. While in law school, she volunteered at events hosted by the Dominican Bar Association, and along with other student members, prepared a Know Your Rights presentation on landlord-tenant law. She also served in the executive board of her law school’s Moot Court Association and LALSA. Estefani is passionate about diversity in the legal profession, immigration, and mentorship.
Director and President-Elect
Doralyn DeDios is an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. She practices in the Integrated Domestic Violence Bureau.
Ms. DeDios earned her B.S. from St. John’s University and her J.D. from New York Law School. She is admitted to the New York State Bar. During law school Ms. DeDios was the Robert F. Wagner moot court competition chair, the admissions committee chair for LALSA, the mentoring committee chair for BLSA and the co-president for the Unemployment Action Center.
Doralyn first joined the Dominican Bar Association as a law student. In 2018 she co-chaired the Professional Business Development Committee. As a new board member she is coming on as President-elect and will continue to co-chair the Professional Business Development Committee and will be the new co-chair of the Youth Outreach Committee.
Ms. DeDios is the current co-chair for the community service committee for the Association of Black Women Attorneys and she is an active member for the Hispanic Bar Association, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association.
Director and Recording Secretary
Atenedoro Gonzalez was born and raised in the Bronx to Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Dominican parents. His law School career was spent largely at the service of the public, interning with the Honorable Richard Price in the criminal term of Bronx Supreme Court, interning with Part of The Solution (POTS) in their housing unit, and interning at the New York Legal Assistance Group representing low income residents in administrative hearings. Atenedoro was also a board member of MetroLALSA, where he helped organize it's 6th Annual Palante Conference at Fordham University School of Law.
Today Atenedoro continues his fight for his community as a housing attorney with the tenants rights coalition at Bronx Legal Services, where he represents members of his community in their fight to maintain their rights in suitable and habitable housing.
Director and Corresponding Secretary
Jamell Isidor is an attorney for the Department of Buildings of the City of New York. She primarily works on criminal enforcement actions against egregious offenders who are in violation of the New York City (NYC) Building Code and zoning laws. She also prosecutes violations of the NYC Construction Code and NYC Electrical Code before the hearings division of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH).
Director and Treasurer
Christian obtained his Bachelor of Science from St. John's University, and received his law degree from New York Law School. Christian is currently an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County where he first interned during law school in 2015.
Christian first joined the Dominican Bar Association as a law student and frequently volunteered during networking events, panels, and the Annual Scholarship Gala.
Christian was elected as director and recording secretary of the Dominican Bar Association in 2017.
Director and Immediate Past-President
Miguelina Camilo was born in the Dominican Republic. She immigrated to the United States with her parents in the late 1980’s. Miguelina received her B.A. degree in Political Science from New York University in 2007 and her Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 2012. In law school, she was active in the Student Bar Association and Criminal Law Society.
From 2012 to 2015, Miguelina worked at the law office of Murray Richman, a criminal defense attorney in the Bronx. There, she handled both misdemeanor and felony matters as well as federal cases in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. From February 2015 to June 2016, Miguelina was an associate at H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C., where her practice focuses on criminal defense, matrimonial and family court matters. She is admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars.
Ariana is a third year construction litigation associate at Wasserman Grubin & Rogers, LLP. Her practice is focused on business and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on construction, real estate, and contractual disputes.
She represents owners, architects, contractors, and other professionals in complex business disputes. She also previously worked in the Real Estate Finance Division of the New York State Department of Financial Services addressing federal and state regulatory provisions and initiatives affecting residential and commercial real estate property lending.
Ariana graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and first joined the Dominican Bar Association as a law student. In 2016 she co-chaired the Young Lawyers Committee. As a new board member she is coming on as corresponding secretary and will continue to co-chair the Young Lawyers Committee.
Luisanna is Court Attorney to Supreme Court Justice, Guy H. Mitchell, in the Youth Part in New York County. She is the proud daughter of parents from Salcedo, Dominican Republic and was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York. Her interest in law is rooted in her desire to serve and be a resource to the Latino and other underserved communities.
Luisanna received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from New York University and her Juris Doctor degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. During law school, she participated in the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic where she assisted in spearheading the New York York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), the first government-funded universal representation project in the United States for detained immigrants facing deportation.
In 2014, she was a Summer Associate at Schiff Hardin, LLP where she worked in a wide range of corporate practice areas and took a particular interest in Elder Law and special needs planning.
Luisanna first joined the Dominican Bar Association as a law student. In 2016, she co-chaired the Young Lawyers Committee. As a newly elected board member, she will continue to co-chair the Young Lawyers Committee and serve the organization.
Diomarys is Associate Court Attorney to an Acting Supreme Court Justice in the Civil Term of Bronx Supreme Court. During the last four years, Diomarys has served several judges in this capacity and has been exposed to numerous facets of civil law, from Article 81 guardianship proceedings to consumer credit matters to multi-million-dollar excessive force trials.
In 2016, she was appointed by the Bronx Borough President to serve as a member of Bronx Community Board 8 and subsequently volunteered to act as Vice -Chair of the Health Hospitals and Social Services committee and is currently part of a three-member District manager teach committee.
Diomarys was elected as director of the Dominican Bar Association in 2017.
Maryory obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Business from Hofstra University, and received her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. During law school, Maryory was a clinician in the Immigration Rights Clinic at Florida Coastal School of Law, providing pro bono legal services to low income individuals and families. Upon graduation, Maryory began her legal career specializing in immigration. She has since expanded her legal practice to cover criminal defense, divorce and family law matters.
Maryory is currently a staff attorney for Sanctuary for Families in the Bronx. Maryory was elected as director of the Dominican Bar Association in 2017.
Glenys was born in the Bronx to Dominican parents.
She attended the University at Albany (SUNY) and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Psychology and Political Science. In 2012, Glenys enrolled at Albany Law School to pursue her legal career. There she was an active member and served on the Board of the Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA).
Glenys graduated Albany Law School in 2015. She took and passed both the NY and NJ bars and is admitted to practice law in both jurisdictions.
She currently works at Peña & Kahn where she works tirelessly for the rights of her clients who have been injured in all kids of accidents.
Glenys was elected to the Board of Directors of the Dominican Bar Association in 2016.
DirectorKeila is a Bronx bred Harlemite who fearlessly advocates for Brooklyn’s tenant community as a Staff Attorney with the Legal Aid Society. Keila is a proud alum of New York Law School and the City College of New York, where she double majored in a history and political science.
When Keila is not at work, Keila loves brainstorming and coordinating volunteering initiatives and events for the Women Committee of the Dominican Bar Association and providing pro bono legal services to Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services. Keila also writes stories and creates art.
Nakary Abreu is an Assistant District Attorney at the Office of the District Attorney, Bronx County. In 2017, she received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. Prior to attending law school she worked as a Legislative Director at the New York State Assembly.
Nakary is a native New Yorker and a proud daughter of immigrants of the Dominican Republic.