Javier E. Zapata
President & Executive Director, PathStone Enterprise Center, Inc.
Javier E. Zapata is the President & Executive Director of PathStone Enterprise Center, Inc., where he oversees the organization’s work providing tools and access to capital for business owners who have struggled due to systemic barriers in New York and Puerto Rico. He has previously worked with the New England Farm Worker’s Council and the Community Development Institute at the University of Puerto Rico. Javier volunteers with Americorps Vista and Rotary International (of which he is a member) and was appointed by the former Governor of Puerto Rico to the Governance Board of “Bosque Modelo de Puerto Rico,” a platform for landscape management and conservation, where the environment, economy and society are integrated to promote a new paradigm of sustainable development that values natural attributes and promotes community participation in decision-making at the territorial level.