Our Leadership

“I am passionate about Camino Alliance because of its unique mission in addressing root issues of systemic poverty in Latin America.”

Pam Nicastro, Board Member, Camino Alliance

Noel Castellanos

Noel has served as youth worker, pastor, community developer and an activist for Biblical justice in Latino communities in the USA for almost 40 years. Noel served on the staff of the Christian Community Development Association for 14 years, and establish Camino Alliance in 2019 to address the root-causes of migration throughout Latin America. Noel and his beautiful wife Marianne reside in Huntsville, AL when they are not traveling in Latin America.

Dr. Luis Carlo Sr.

Dr. Carlo is the consummate scholar who has earned two doctorates—an Ed.D. from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary and the D.Min. from Bakke Graduate University. He has been applauded and honored by numerous organizations locally and nationally. For a season, Dr. Carlo served as board chairman of the Christian Community Development Association. He is a mentor to hundreds of men and women throughout the nation, freely sharing his experiences as urban pastor, scholar, devoted family man and committed follower of Christ. Dr. Carlo has recently retired from his role as Dean of Alliance Theological Seminary in NYC, NY and resides with his wife, Elsa in Orlando, FL.

Mateo Alzate

Mateo Alzate was born in Colombia but grew up for most of his life in Texas and now California. He has a bachelor’s in Christian Leadership from Ecclesia College, he works full time as an urban minister at YWAM San Francisco, he specializes in working with immigrant youth and families. He has 10 years of experience in youth development in the non-profit community development sector. He is also has a Youth Life Coaching practice in the Bay Area. When he’s not working with kids in the neighborhood he loves spending his time playing basketball, surfing, and enjoying a great cup of coffee with his beautiful wife.

Pam Nicastro

Pam was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University in 1983. She served as a volunteer with Urban Young Life for 15 years before beginning her 20 year career in the real estate business in Huntsville, Alabama. Her passion for Camino Alliance stems from its unique mission in addressing root issues of systemic poverty in Latin America. She loves her city and enjoys using her real estate skills to thinking creatively about housing issues for the under resourced. She and her husband, Norm, have been married for 36 years and have three adult children. Besides her family, her passions are running and coffee.

Liz Sanchez

Liz was born in Mexico but has resided in the United States since the age of 3 months. She was the first in her family to graduate from college, earning a BA in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish from San Jose State University. Already working part-time for a government agency, she was offered a permanent position upon graduation that turned into a 40 year career in the area of tax administration. She gained invaluable experience in the legal and technical aspects, as well as managing staff and programs. Recently retired, she is actively involved in community, church and school volunteer programs. Travel, photography and piano take up her leisure time. She particularly enjoys hiking and exploring the California coast with her husband when he isn’t working. One of her favorite quotes is: “Life is all about attitude. Pick a good one.”.

Luis Villarreal

Luis is the Founder of Save Our Youth Mentoring, a 28 year-old youth mentoring ministry for at-risk youth in Denver-Metro urban/suburban neighborhoods and also The Masters Apprentice, a ministry training low-income men and women for careers in the construction trades. Luis was Pastor of two Denver urban churches serving impoverished Latino families. Luis is married to Nancy (46 years), has three children and 6 grandchildren. Luis is a Clinical Social Worker by training, and presently serves as Director of Alumni Engagement for ACE Scholarships (funding private education for low-income families).

Matthew Graben

Matthew Graben lives in Birmingham, Al. He has spent the last decade working in the social enterprise space, specifically, around coffee. Matthew desires to see businesses make the change we want to see in Latin America. He is currently co-founder of CoTrade Imports, a specialty coffee importing company & fund manager of a Birmingham based Angel Fund. He has been married to Marcy for four and a half years.