With more than 25 years of experience working with local community organizations in her hometown of the Dominican Republic, Elvira Castillo has an extensive record of working with vulnerable and poverty-stricken groups on the issues they face every day such as hunger. She has a reputation for volunteering at a grass-root level on community building, neighborhood cleanup, mentoring and consulting to at-risk Latino families facing housing, health and legal issues.
As one of the Broker/Owners at Four Seasons Real Estate Center in Mount Vernon, NY, where she has been a resident of the City for over 32 years is very active in the community where she donates toys and coats for children during the holidays, and coordinates back to school clothing drives for the homeless shelters.
A model for effective change, Elvira's leadership gives her the ability to rise to the challenge to help instill an atmosphere of confidence, enabling others to lead with certainty and responsiveness under all circumstances. Her knowledge of organizational dynamics and tactical realities is suited to practical change with a strategic alignment.
Additionally, Elvira who has a Dental Hygienist degree has given her the ability to utilize it to implement a home care dental instruction day for seniors where she donates home care products and educational discussions on proper dental care. Each February during children's dental health month Elvira selects a school to donate her time as well as dental products to the children. Her intensions are to continue to service her community as much as she can for as long as she can. She believes that "you get by giving".
Elvira currently serves as an 18-year board member of the Fleetwood Park Cooperative Board. She also served separately as a board member of the Mount Vernon’s Planning Board, and the cities Zoning Board for over 12 years.