Norma Duque  

Norma A. Duque, MS, MBA

President & CEO

Ms. Duque is one of the founders of Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services (NALCS). She serves as our President and CEO. Prior to NALCS, Ms. Duque was the President and Co-founder of Futuro Infantil Hispano, FFA from 1993-1994. Before that, Ms. Duque worked in a series of financial and accounting positions for a variety of financial service companies in Los Angeles and New York. In addition, she provided English-Spanish translations for business agreements between U.S companies and firms based in Mexico and Argentina.

Ms. Duque obtained a Master of Business Administration (Finance) and her Masters in Psychology, from California Coast University in 1998. Ms. Duque volunteers at many community-related events whenever possible.

 Executive Director  

David Danwing, Masters Degree in Psychology

Executive Director

Mr. Danwing was born in Tamaulipas, Mexico and came to the United States at the age of fifteen. Mr. Danwing received his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Psychology and holds over fourteen years of experience in the child welfare system which majority of those years were served as a dedicated employee at Nuevo amanecer Latino. Mr. Danwing is an active peer reviewer with the Council on Accreditation (COA) since 2006 and has traveled around the United States to conduct detailed reviews of numerous human services organization’s administrative functions and service delivery practices.  Mr. Danwing states that each of those reviews has helped him gain new knowledge that served as a fundamental tool toward his professional growth. Mr. Danwing is a family man who takes pleasure in spending quality time with his wife and two children. Mr. Danwing is a proud community volunteer at the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) during soccer season and if not refereeing a soccer game he can be found alongside his family cheering for his son' soccer team. 

Ofelia Medina  

Ofelia Medina

Ofelia Medina has served Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children Services (NALCS) for the past 12 years and has experience working within this agency in the capacity of social worker, supervisor and currently as the Administrator at NALCS’ Orange office.  Prior to serving NALCS, she specialized in providing educational services to at-risk youth in the school and juvenile detention setting.  Ofelia has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Social Work, and a Master’s degree in Psychology.  In her spare time, Ofelia enjoys participating in various activities with her husband, two children and extended family.  

Nelson Martinez  

Nelson Martinez


Nelson Martinez has been serving children within NALCS since 2007 and is the Administrator of the San Bernardino office.  Nelson received his Master’s in Psychology (emphasis in cross cultural issues, cross cultural counseling and research) and followed his passion to work with disadvantaged families and children, particularly Latino families.  In addition, Nelson enjoys volunteering and reaching out to high risk youth and L.A.’s homeless population for the last 14 years.  Nelson has also served as a trainer to prospective resource families.  In his leisure time, he enjoys playing basketball and being with his family.    

 Christian O Palao  

Cristian O. Palao

Human Resource Manager

Mr. Palao holds the title of Human Resource Manager at NALCS. He was born in Guatemala and moved to the U.S. as a child. He received his bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic University of Pomona. Two years after earning his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Palao moved from the profit sector as an Operation Manager to the non-profit sector with Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services. Mr. Palao enjoys his free time playing basketball and spending time with his family.   
 Maria A. Montes  

Maria A. Montes de Oca

Finance Supervisor

Ms. Montes de Oca has worked with Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services in the finance department since 2000. Throughout these years, she has enriched her knowledge in Accounting which has given her the opportunity to grow as a professional and be trusted to work with Payroll, Account Payables, Account receivables and financial reports. Her experience in this field has helped the organization to its current growth and stability.   On the other hand, when she is not behind a desk, she loves to spend time with her husband and two daughters at the movies or the park. She believes “Family Time is priceless”

 Enrique Montiel  

Enrique Montiel, Masters in Sociology

Program and Compliance Manager

Mr. Montiel has been working for Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services for six years and has gained extensive knowledge of the foster care system.  Additionally, Mr. Montiel is also not only able to sympathize, but empathize with foster children as well. Mr. Montiel, a former foster child, was a consumer of foster care services for eleven years, five of them with Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services.  With this experience, Mr. Montiel spearheads the Quality Improvement Department where he is able to bring innovating ideas that can better help improve our services tailoring them around children needs while maintaining compliance with all county policies and regulations.  Mr. Montiel also coordinates Nuevo Amanecer Latino’s Independent Living Program, a program designed to prepare youth for emancipation by teaching them the appropriate independent skill and knowledge needed to prepare them for life after foster care. 

 Claudia Del Viscovo  

Claudia Del Viscovo, Masters in Psychology

Adoptions Supervisor

Ms. Del Viscovo has worked for Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services (NALCS) for sixteen years. She began her journey in July of 1996 as a Foster Care Social Worker for NALCS’ first office in the city of East Los Angeles. She also becomes part of the Baldwin Park team when NALCS expanded from one office to two. When the Baldwin Park office was relocated to the city of Covina, she became part of the Covina team. A few years following, she was assigned a Foster Care Supervisor position. She worked in the capacity of Foster Care Supervisor for the East Los Angeles and San Fernando offices.  After the supervisory position, she was assigned the position of Foster Care Administrator. She administrated the San Fernando office for many years before becoming an Adoption Supervisor.  Ms. Del Viscovo is a Mount St. Mary’s College, California State University Los Angeles and Phillips Graduate alumni with degrees and specialties in psychology, child development, and marriage and family therapy.

 Jose Rubalcava  

ose Rubalcava, Masters in Psychology
Los Angeles Office Administrator

Mr. Rubalcava received his Masters in Psychology and has been working in Foster Care with NALCS for 10 years. He started out as a Social Worker in NALCS’ San Fernando Office, moved on to becoming a Supervisor for the Los Angeles Office and eventually became the Administrator for the Los Angeles Office. When he isn’t attending to the needs of his staff, Jose enjoys spending time with his family.

 Ernesto Velasquez  

Ernesto Velasquez, MD in training

San Fernando Office Administrator

Mr. Velasquez has been part of the NALCS team since 2004. He started off as an assistant and moved his way up to the Administrator for our San Fernando Office. Prior to NALCS, spent two years as a research assistant in Boston, MA. He did nearly five years in Doctors without Borders in over five different countries in three different continents. Mr. Velasquez specializes in pulmonary medicine and has only two more continents to visit in order to be fully certified. In his spare time, Mr. Velasquez enjoys spending time with his daughter.