Olga NegronProgram Host
Olga is the first elected Latina Councilwoman in the City of Bethlehem and for many years has been a force in the Lehigh Valley community as a member of several organizations in Pennsylvania. Among her involvement and community leadership roles include: Member of Community Revitalization and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee-Appointed by former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, Member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library-Appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Vice-Chair of the Pennsylvania Latino Convention. Olga has worked as a community organizer, executive director of non-profit organizations and as the legislative assistant for a state representative. She is also the Office Manager and Community Liaison for HGSK Law Firm.
Olga Negrón moved to Southside Bethlehem in June 1996 where she raised her three daughters, Dr. Corazón Irizarry (UPENN School of Medicine), Isis Irizarry, Esq. (UCONN School of Law) and Paloma Irizarry (graduated from Trinity College). Olga Negrón is among 30 people nationwide - the only one from Pennsylvania - whose stories are cited in a book published in 2014 that asserts the “War on Poverty” can be won titled: "Our American Story". You can also find Negrón’s story at “Legendary Locals of Bethlehem” by Karen M. Samuels and in “Food Town USA” by Mark Winne. Olga is happily married to District Magistrate Judge Nicholas Englesson.
Negrón is a well-known public servant regarded as the guardian angel of the underdog, always fighting for justice, righting wrongs, empowering women and girls, and being the steady voice of the voiceless.