Centro Civico’s Long History

Ruperto Montero joins dual-language nonprofit from University of Rochester

Centro Civico has a long history in Amsterdam, New York that dates back to 1986. As a dual-language human services agency, Centro Civico is focused on building stronger families and leading individuals to greater self-sufficiency. Our bilingual staff works with each individual in the family unit to strengthen the entire family.

Rochester, New York - The Ibero-American Action League, a dual-language human services agency that serves individuals of all ethnic backgrounds, announced today that Ruperto Montero has joined its leadership team. His prior experience in healthcare will serve as a great benefit to Ibero. Montero joined Ibero on November 23rd so that he could transition into the role in collaboration with former CFO, George Dickinson, who moved to Florida for health and family reasons.

“Ruperto’s experience aligns perfectly with our work here at Ibero. As a human services agency we are focused on the well-being of the individuals and families that we serve. Our financial health is just as important. We have a number of new programs in place and are confident in Ruperto’s ability to lead our finance team through their implementation and execution,” says Hilda Rosario Escher, Ibero’s president and CEO.

Ruperto most recently worked at the University of Rochester as a senior accountant. Previously he also worked at Rochester Regional Health and Action for a Better Community. He will lead Ibero’s financial operations, which also include those of Centro Cívico in Amsterdam in a newly formed parent-subsidiary relationship. He will report directly to Escher.

“This is a very significant and historic time for both Ibero and the entire Rochester community. With the addition of our new programs, and most recently our new dual-language radio station (El Poder Latino/Latino Power 97.1FM), I want to make sure we are as efficient and prosperous as possible,” says Montero.

Ruperto has a Master of Business Administration in Health Science Management from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School and is a certified public accountant.


About Ibero

Ibero is a dual-language human services agency that serves individuals and families of all ethnic backgrounds. Our primary goals focus on building stronger families and leading individuals to greater self-sufficiency. Our children and youth programs earned five awards within five months for their successful results.

  • Certificate of Excellence for Moving Families toward Self-Sufficiency
  • Certificate of Excellence for Facilitating Parent Volunteerism
  • Certificate of Excellence for Identifying and Enrolling Families in GED programs
  • Organizational Quality Leadership Award for Providing Commitment, Support and Quality Services for Youth and Families
  • Second Place Win for Community Service Program developed by IBERO youth to provide free coats to Rochester’s homeless


For more information, please contact Ibero’s Director of Development and Communications, Patricia.Cruz-Irving@iaal.org via email or by phone at 256-8900 ext. 631.