Meet M.C. Reyes
Founder / President
Marielys Camacho-Reyes, MS, CAMHFA, CYMHFA is an Army Veteran, a retired Army Wife, and the Founder and Pesident of the Compassionate Hearts UNITED Foundation, Inc.
Marielys holds a Master of Science in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Psychology with a specialization in Social Psychology, focusing on Prosocial Behavior (specifically altruistic behavior) as well as Undue Influence (as it relates to destructive cult influence and social control). Marielys' recent book Cleaning Out My Closet: My Road from Self-Discovery to Emotional Healing is currently available in Amazon.
Marielys was selected as the "2019 Veteran of the Year" for the City of Haines City for her support and dedication to her community. She is also the 2020 Winner of The Spirit of Philantropy Award presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Polk County Chapter and the GiveWell Foundation.
Marielys is a Certified Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aider with the National Council of Behavioral Health.
She currently lives in Haines City, FL with her family.
Meet Nasif Ahamed
Contributing Cartoonist for e-Gazette
Nasif Ahmed became The Northeast Polk Gazette's cartoonist the moment the newspaper started. He is a Bangladeshi cartoonist who is also a staff artist at the Daily Janakantha. His cartoons have been published in many international cartoon magazines such as Toonsmag, Mercusuar, United Sketch, among others.
Nasif has been drawing cartoons for dailies for more than seven years. Before starting his career as a full-time cartoonist, Nasif worked almost two years as a freelance cartoonist in the monthly satire magazine Unmad and Daily Alokito Bangladesh. Nowadays, Nasif works for Unmad Magazine occasionally.
Nasif enjoys watching series and drawing cartoons. You can connect with him via his email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via his website https://www.behance.net/nasifahmed
Meet Aida Betancourt
Contributing Writer for e-Gazette
Aida Betancourt, is an Army Veteran, an Independent Writer, and an empowering transformational life and health coach.
Aida holds a Masters in Management of Information Services from University of Phoenix and a BA in Psychology from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. She also has certifications in Photography from New York Institute of Photography and is a Toastmaster Competent Communicator. She recently launched her new website http://www.aidabetancourt.com/
Aida is currently co-writing her next book with Ms. Marielys Camacho-Reyes, which will be published spring next year.
Aida resides in Central Florida with her family.
Meet Melody Morales
Assistant Editor for e-Gazette
Melody, born in Manati, Puerto Rico, traveled the world for almost 18 years alongside her two military parents and siblings. Throughout this time, she was able to see and experience many different parts of the world, some of these being Zimbabwe, Colombia, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Panama. Understanding the diverse cultures, as well as, becoming a part of them was a factor that really impacted her upbringing and shaped her into the person she is today.
Upon returning to the United States, and in only 3 years, Melody obtained her Bachelor's of Science in Management from The University of Tampa. Melody is currently the Operations Manager at EEC Solutions.
Meet Edwin Camacho-Alcazar
(Puerto Rico Region)
Edwin, born in Manati, Puerto Rico is our new Operations Representative for the Region of Puerto Rico. He comes to us with vast experience in the logistic area. He is joining us in hopes of furthering our charity program, by strengthening the relationship between our organization and the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.