About Q&A

Quiñones & Associates bring expertise to develop Latino leadership and address issues racial equity and cultural identity. We offer educational programs and consultation services in English and in Spanish to groups, organizations and institutions.

IMG_1488 - Version 2Raúl Quiñones-Rosado, Ph.D., Principal of Quiñones & Associates, is a social justice educator, author and integral change consultant. For more than thirty years, Dr. Quiñones-Rosado has been committed to personal development and social change. His work fosters consciousness-in-action: a process that integrates personal empowerment, leadership development, community organizing and cultural transformation.

Dr. Quiñones-Rosado established the Institute for Latino Empowerment (ILE) and founded c-Integral through which he developed and conducted numerous empowerment, leadership development and organizational transformation programs with community members, students and educators, agency workers and administrators, as well as corporate managers and executives. He was a founding member of Ilé: Organizers for Consciousness-in-Action in Puerto Rico.

Dr. Quiñones is part of an international movement to transform racism, sexism, militarism and oppression in all its forms toward creating integrally sustainable societies. He is a Trainer/Consultant with the Racial Equity Institute, as well as a Core Trainer of The People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond’s Undoing Racism workshop. He recently served as National Coordinator of the Collaboration on Antiracism Learnings, Legacies and Leadership Development.

His book, Consciousness-in-Action: Toward an Integral Psychology of Liberation & Transformation, is required reading in academic programs in psychology, counseling, social work, and social justice education in the US and Latin America. Also used by political activists, community organizers, anti-oppression trainers, integral practitioners and helping professionals, this work has been presented to audiences internationally. Other writings by Dr. Quiñones have appeared in academic, spiritual, political, and professional publications.

Dr. Quiñones holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, specializing in integral and liberation psychologies. He has also been trained in Psychosynthesis counseling, neurolinguistic programming, consciousness studies, healing arts, and anti-oppressive multicultural organizational development. His education is grounded in a lifetime’s work in communities-of-struggle and by a personal practice that includes meditation, journaling, martial arts, music and photography.

Partner, father and grandfather, Raúl lives with his family in Cayey, Puerto Rico. He travels regularly between Puerto Rico and the United States to work with individuals, groups and organizations in both countries.

IMG_1842 - Version 2María I. Reinat-Pumarejo is Senior Associate with Quiñones & Associates. María is co-founder and Director of Colectivo Ilé: Organizers for Consciousness-in-Action, an organization committed to anti-oppression organizing in Puerto Rico and the United States. With Raúl, she co-founded and co-directed the Institute for Latino Empowerment (ILE) and established the Undoing Racism Organizing Committee in Western Massachusetts.

She is also a Core Trainer with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, an international anti-racist organization based in New Orleans, widely known by their Undoing Racism/Community Organizing workshop. An anti-racist educator, organizer and a women’s advocate, she works closely with women’s organizations in Puerto Rico and internationally to support and join the leadership of other women of color. She is a member of the International Women Against Militarism Network and has represented Puerto Rico at gatherings in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Okinawa, South Korea, Guam, The Philippines, Hawai’i, Northern Ireland and South Africa. For her anti-racism and solidarity in social transformation efforts as part of the initiative 1000 Women for Peace, she was nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, which collectively, was awarded the City of Guernica 2006 Award for Peace and Reconciliation.

Portada_MitosWith an academic background in education, counseling and history, María is contributing author of Arrancando mitos de raíz: Guía para la enseñanza antirracista de la herencia africana en Puerto RicoWomen Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora, and Palenque: Antología puertorriqueña de temática negrista, antirracista, africanistas y afrodescendiente, and has published numerous articles. Recognized for her expertise on issues of race, women and culture, María Reinat-Pumarejo is a frequent public speaker at events across Puerto Rico and the US.

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