ILAC Staff

People We Serve With

As you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.
-Matthew 25:40

Dominican Republic ILAC/CESI Staff

Centro de Educación para la Salud Integral (CESI)

Kilometro 7.5 Carretera Duarte

Licey al Medio, Santiago de los Caballeros

República Dominicana


Phone: 809-736-0774 (intl) or 402-671-6437 (US number to call DR)



Omaha ILAC Staff

Institute for Latin American Concern




Andrea Montoya














As director of ILAC, Andrea coordinates, along with other ILAC staff, all professional and student immersion-service trips to the Dominican Republic. Andrea is an Omaha native who graduated from Creighton with a bachelor's degree in International Relations and a Spanish minor in 2000. She earned a Juris Doctor from Creighton's School of Law in May 2008.  She also served as a health volunteer with the Peace Corps in rural Honduras from September 2000 to December 2002. 









Andy Gleason

ILAC Specialist














I grew up in Buxton, Maine and attended Cheverus Jesuit High School in Portland, Maine.  From there I earned a dual degree in Spanish and Peace and Global Studies from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, a Jesuit institute.  During my undergraduate career I was very active in community service, and participated in an international service-immersion program to Quito, Ecuador, volunteering at The Working Boy's Center.  Following Le Moyne, I spent a year teaching English as a second language at a Catholic school in Collado Villalba, Madrid, Spain.  I taught roughly 500 students, ages ranging from three to eighteen years old, and worked with teachers to develop an advanced ESL curriculum for each grade level. I am extremely blessed to have attended both a Jesuit high school and university, and now have the opportunity to work for Creighton.




Jacquie Marte

ILAC Program Coordinator











Jacquie Marte graduated with a dual M.A. in Diplomacy & International Relations and Strategic Relations from Seton Hall University and holds undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Psychology from the University of Central Florida.  She was born in La Romana, Dominican Republic but her family moved to the United States when she was twelve years old. Jacquie kept her ties to the DR by visiting the country yearly but also by focusing most of her scholarly research in Dominican issues, especially the relationship with Haiti. Jacquie has worked with university students in different capacities, most recently in her role as instructor and academic advisor for first and second year students at Seton Hall University. Jacquie is really excited to join the ILAC staff and is looking forward to working with the Creighton students and staff members both prior to their departure to Dominican Republic and on the grounds.







If you have any questions or comments please e-mail


Creighton University

Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC)

Criss III Building, Room 262

2500 California Plaza

Omaha, NE 68178


Phone: 402-280-3179

Fax: 402-280-1889


The joy and hope, the grief and anguish of the men of our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted in any way, are the joy and hope, the grief and anguish of the followers of Christ as well.

-Vatican II