news_Mirkil.jpgLa Comunidad Hispana (LCH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Margarita Queralt Mirkil as the organization's new executive director. "I am very impressed with Ms. Mirkil's ability and insight and I am looking forward to working with her," says Michele Tucker, president of LCH's Board of Directors. "We are confident that she can lead us forward to the next level and we're thrilled to have her."

Mirkil brings to LCH more than 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, program management and strategic planning at corporations ranging from Vanguard to MCI Communications. "Working at LCH will be a great opportunity for me to apply a lot of the skills and experience I have honed in the corporate world to a bilingual community-based organizations that daily addresses critical human needs," said Mirkil. "That really appeals to me."

As executive director, Mirkil will lead the effort to construct a new home for LCH that will house all of its services in one facility. She will also work closely with Alice Moorhead, campaign chair, and Elizabeth R. Moran, honorary campaign chair, to conduct a capital campaign to secure the funds needed to assure the building's completion.  "LCH has a 35 year history of providing successful, meaningful and high-quality programs," says Mirkil, "and with the move to a new state-of-the-art facility we will strengthen LCH's ability to assist underserved residents in our community."

Mirkil holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of business administration in finance and international business from Columbia University. She is a member of the American Translators Association and the National Association of Hispanic MBAs.

About La Comunidad Hispana

La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) is a community-oriented nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life, health and well-being of low-income Latinos and other under-served groups in Chester County through advocacy and bilingual programs in health care, education, and social services. LCH is a culturally competent, bilingual, bicultural agency that reflects the community it serves. Established in 1973, LCH became an affiliate of the Public Health Management Corporation in 2004.  LCH is located at 314-316 E. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. For more information on LCH and its programs, please visit or call 610.444.4545.