Martha Velasco

Early Head Start Program Coordinator

Martha Velasco’s career as a Social Worker has taken her through more than 35 years of experience supporting Head Start programs across the nation. She recently completed 16 years of service as the DDI Vantage Early Head Start Program Coordinator overseeing this national to local program serving infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families. She has been an independent contractor for the federal government and is a College of Social Work Field Instructor for BA level student interns. Martha’s passion for community service since the age of 17, has led her through various leadership roles in California and in Utah. In Utah, these include; founding member of the first Rotary Club of Hispano-Latinos of Salt Lake; a Rotarian and Interact Youth Advisor in the Midvale Rotary Club since 2012, RYLA Facilitator and currently in Utah Rotary District 5420 as the Rotaract Chair. For the last six years, she and her family have been part of the Tournament of Roses Rotary float decorators. She has two children who are also dedicated to their careers and service to the community. Martha’s community work doesn’t end with Rotary. She is a Spanish-speaking interpreter for the American Red Cross Blood Donor Services. She is an optimist and truly believes that everyone has the gifts to become successful and achieve their dreams and goals.