These Are The Movement Makers:

Rosalinda "Rosey" Natividad, Founder and CEO

Rosey is the Founder and CEO of Incite Network and oversees a variety of talented teams nationally to accelerate the capacity, scale the reach, and sustain the influence of the many nonprofit partners who sign on with the firm each year. Her team of Incite members has worked with some of the largest in the nation, prestigious universities, and startup causes in developing countries across the globe.

Her areas of expertise include economic development, job creation, commercialization, and health care/life sciences. Rosey received her Bachelor’s in Science from Texas Tech University in Human Development and Family Studies with a core concentration in Substance Abuse and Addiction. She earned her Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Finance and Border Health. She was chosen as one of 50 women worldwide for an elite coaching fellowship, working with other young women to create social change in different sectors. She has supported strategic planning for the Texas Workforce Commission, Voto Latino, Amistad, Down Syndrome Coalition, El Paso Diabetes Association, TTGV (Istanbul-based nonprofit), and others across the nation.

Previously, Rosalinda was the first Director of Commercialization for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso via the Texas Tech University System office, as well as their first Foundations and Corporate Relations Associate Director. Simultaneously, Rosalinda supported the operations of the Emerging Technology Fund for the TransPecos/El Paso region. During her tenure, she provided due diligence and screening of early stage ventures in biomedical, agricultural, and other high-tech industries for potential investment by the state of Texas.

Rosalinda has been featured in international documentaries on entrepreneurs for Romania and Kuwait. In 2016, she was among the first to receive the Breakthrough Leader award from the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, recognizing her as an emerging leader in transformational work in social entrepreneurship. Her volunteer time is spent providing pro bono services to nonprofits in international work to address human trafficking in developing countries.

Jonathan Macias, Executive Vice President

Jonathan has over 11 years of grant administration and comes to Incite from the University of Texas at El Paso where he oversaw fiscal monitoring for multi-million dollar grant portfolios. At Incite, he oversees budget development and technical assistance services for the portfolio of organizations working with Incite. Jon has a deep passion for using his background and skills to support the Borderland’s growth and also oversees the Incite Las Cruces office.

Jonathan has overseen significant workforce initiatives in the region to include supporting partnering organization Workforce Solutions Borderplex with various grant awards in the build out of COMPTIA training. He also serves as a liaison to university partners, working with entities such as the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso on multi-million dollar proposal efforts in a consulting position.

In his time with Incite, Jonathan has supported a variety of submissions from the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women; Federal Transit Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, Federal Emergency Management Agency; Department of Commerce and others.

Daniel Skertchly, Chief Corporate Officer

Daniel Skertchly is part owner of Incite Network and oversees all human resources, business planning, and operational growth within the Mexico office. Under Daniel’s leadership, Incite has grown its geographic footprint bi-nationally and internationally. He provides forecasted budgeting, innovative thought and leadership and new service lines for partners. Daniel has a Bachelor’s and Master’s in History from the University of Texas at El Paso and has been in the education arena for over 10 years.

Linda Willer-Wright, Project Portfolio Manager

Linda has over 15 years’ experience in various managerial, programmatic, and operational capacities within the academic, commercial, and government sectors serving as a technical writer, editor, communications director, and program manager, and grant strategist. At Incite she supports with meeting contract metrics, providing quality control assurance as an additional line of deadline accountability, and supporting with partner deliverable submissions and strategic planning. She has also written several grants across the Incite partner portfolio in the primary areas of 1) juvenile justice to include her work on the Bigs in Blue initiative, an ongoing initiative that connects the El Paso Police Department’s law enforcement with at-risk local youth aimed at building strong, trusting, and lasting relationships, developing strong bonds between law enforcement and the families they serve, and advancing a culture of cohesion and positive community police relations and trust; 2) civic engagement to include the national Building Community Cohesion Initiative focused on leveraging local, regional, and national voices across multi-sectoral platforms to identify community challenges that support building a common vision toward action; and 3) health and human services to include an initiative focused on bridging the achievement gap between children from low‐income homes versus their middle‐ to high‐income counterparts, specifically in STEM subject matter.

Prior to working with Incite, she served as the former program manager for the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission (BHC) where she provided program management and communications support for the Commission’s border binational initiatives that included obesity and diabetes prevention as a central priority. Following her role as the program manager, she continued to support BHC initiatives as an independent contractor under ProWrite, LLC, a small business she founded in 2014. She also provided editorial support for border-wide publication to the Texas Department of State Health Services for a second, updated edition (2015) of an obesity white paper entitled U.S.-Mexico Border Obesity Prevention.

Izul de la Vega, Senior Associate

Izul, a native to El Paso, has worked with Incite Network since 2015 and supported its initial business plan for growth. She relocated to Los Angeles, California, to complete a doctorate in political science at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). Her research interests include Latino political participation, racial and ethnic politics, and U.S. -Mexico border studies.

Izul has supported the research backbone of Incite, providing literature reviews, SWOT analysis, and other key assessments to support organizations in their effort to identify the best strategic pathways for growth. Currently set to graduate in 2020, Izul received a full scholarship (Eugene V. Cota-Robles Diversity Fellowship/Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program/UHI Summer Research Grant) to UCLA allowing her to focus on her studies.

Izul recently co-authored a research publication, “Deadly Mass Shootings, Mental Health, and Policies and Regulations: What we are obligated to do!” in Frontiers. Other articles include topic matter regarding fear of massive deportations and the social implications on deprived pediatric communities.

Izul has supported Incite’s effort to secure millions of dollars in national civic engagement efforts to include voter registration, get-out-the-vote, voting rights and protection, and U.S. Census-level work. Prior to her move to pursue her academic pursuits and involvement with Incite, Izul supported the growth of F.T. James Construction, a locally-owned general contractor in the El Paso and southwest region. F.T. James completed notable projects in the community such as the United Bank of El Paso Del Norte, the DoubleTree Hotel International, and the Civic Center Plaza Renovation. Izul supported project management and bid development.

Patricia Williams, Communications and Outreach Strategist

Patricia Kalderis Williams is Incite’s Communications and Outreach Specialist, focusing on advocacy and public awareness campaigns to increase and amplify the stories of the many partners within the Incite Network. She coordinated press, media and other key outlets for messaging to share with the nation all that our partners have achieved during their time with the Incite Network. Patricia supports with prospect research, strategy development, and build out of new service lines. Patty has a varied background in working with nimble and key nonprofits such as Books Are Gems to university work for communications and marketing such as Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.