Executive Staff


Jazlyn Carvajal
Executive Director
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Aixa G. Lopez, P.E.
Marketing & Business Development Manager
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      A professionally licensed engineer with twenty-four years of experience in both the public and private sector, Aixa Lopez brings a dynamic background to the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey. From managing multi-million dollar projects in Puerto Rico to overseeing business development/marketing for small business firms in New Jersey, Mrs. Lopez’s expertise is an invaluable resource for nuestrafamilia.

Appointed the first non-civil engineering female director for the Department of Public Works in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, Mrs. Lopez is a trailblazer. Currently, Mrs. Lopez is manager for strategic marketing and business development at Robinson Aerial Surveys, a New Jersey based firm.

Mrs. Lopez holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, and is certified by the US-NCEES. Mrs. Lopez is also an active member of the Puerto Rico College of Engineers and Surveyors.


Ms. Erica Horton
Office Manager
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Erica Horton is Office Manager for the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ (SHCCNJ). Founded in 1989, SHCCNJ is a flourishing non-profit.

Previously, Ms. Horton interned for both the New York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York City, respectively.

In 2006, Ms. Horton received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Arts and Art History with a minor in Business Administration from For dham University. In the same year, she joined the SHCCNJ team as Office Assistant. Over her decade-long tenure, she has held a variety of positions. Recently, Ms. Horton completed a Human Resourcescertificate program.

In addition to her work at SHCCNJ, Ms. Horton spends her time reading, testing new recipes and attempting craft projects.


Gisela Orellana
Office Receptionist
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Gisela Orellana is the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Office Administrator. Previously, Ms. Orellana worked for both StreetFairs.Org and the YMCA in their Administrative/Human Resources Departments.

Additionally, Ms. Orellana has experience in banking, retail/wholesale clothing. With over 12 years of experience in the jewelry industry,Ms. Orellana’s background is highlighted with extensive business acumen.

In 1998, Ms. Orellana received an Associate Degree in Business System Administration from LaGuardia Community College in New York.

Ms. Orellana has a passion for her community, with an intimate understanding of the immigrant small business culture.


Maria Hernandez
Office Intern
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Danilo Melan
Membership Coordinating intern
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Danilo Melan is a Membership Coordinating intern with the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCCNJ). Mr. Melan is also an ESL student at Bergen Community College.In his native Colombia, Mr. Melan worked as an office assistant, assistant manager, community organizer and art director.

In 2013, Mr. Melan received a Bachelors in Business Administration from Santiago de Cali University in Cali-Colombia, as well as various administrative continuing education certificates.

Mr. Melan is a professional dancer/choreographer, with a concentration in salsa.


Leyla Salhuana
Marketing Intern