Jossette Burgos, Board Member

 A resident of Syracuse, New York for over 15 years, Jossette Burgos has engaged with the community in various capacities. As the Operations Specialist for Community Folk Art Center, a unit in African American Studies, The College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University, her position has continued her to cultivate relationships that assist with building the community through art and culture.


A graduate of Syracuse University with Bachelors in Professional Studies/Organizational Leadership and Masters of Business, she has expanded her love for cooking in starting a small catering business called Elbita's Cocina, named after her grandmother.

Her service to the community has included serving several years on the board of directors for the Association of Neighbors Concerned for Latino Advancement (ANCLA), where she served as a general board member, Treasurer and Vice President and also served several years on the board of directors for The Spanish Action League of Onondaga County (La Liga) as a general board member and as Vice President. As current president for the Syracuse Alumnae Chapter of Theta Omicron Sigma of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., her ongoing dedication to the community and youth, is her passion and ongoing service to the City of Syracuse community. Jossette ‘returned home’ to serve as an Executive Board member with the Image Initiative, an organization she worked with several years ago to assist in producing the first Annual Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference.

Advisory Board Members

  • Natalie Byrdsong
  • Krystal Cooper
  • JaSheika James
  • Tasha Jones
  • Nodesia Hernandez
  • Katherine Hills
  • Chariesse Turner
  • Tania Williams

Emeritus Board Members

  • Cheryl Dixon-Hills
  • Eva Williams

Ambassador Board Members

  • Amber Green, Image Initiative Alum
  • SaQuota Reaves, Image Initiative Alum
  • Kenneisha Reaves, Image Initiative Alum
  • Chelsea Willis, Image Initiative Alum

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