Our Team

Mike Gillespie, Founder

Mike, originally from Massachusetts, has a strong background in television and media sales both in Puerto Rico and the U.S. In 2016 he founded the Friends organization as a way of financially supporting the SJNHS while developing his own interests in the history, culture, and diverse communities of the island.

Michelle Mastrobattista, President

Michelle is a veteran marketing strategist who has worked in both agency and in-house roles on behalf of public and private businesses, as well as mission-driven organizations. She formerly served as the secretart for the Friends of San Juan National Historic Site and has been a board member for two years.

Jonathan GarcĂ­a, Vice President

Jonathan currently serves as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for WAPA TV.

Angel Vega, Treasurer

Angel is an experienced Finance Director, currently for Ricoh Latin America. He is a graduate of University of Puerto Rico School of Law.

Board Members

Sajo Ruiz

Sajo, born in New York, has a background in the creative arts, art history, and advertising. In his current position as President and Creative Director of Sajo McCann, Sajo works with clients such as Express, Mercedes Benz, Uni-Lever and many more.

Maribelisa Gillespie

Maribelisa Rexach Gillespie