Yanitsia Irizarry-Mendez, Esq.
Ms. Yanitsia Irizarry-Mendez has served millions of people as Secretary of Puerto Rico Children and Families, where she personally managed one of the biggest agencies in government, with 7,000 employees, a $2.73 billion budget and offices throughout the island. In 2011, Caribbean Business recognized Ms. Irizarry-Mendez as its Public Sector Person of the Year.
Ms. Irizarry-Mendez graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of Law. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Associates Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus “RUM”. Ms. Irizarry has a vast experience litigating complex and contentious high profile cases.