Meet Our Team!

Our work would not be possible without these passionate and dedicated individuals!


Jose R. Rosario, CEO/Founder

Jose R. Rosario is a speaker, author and above all, an advocate. As a member of many diverse identity groups, Jose recognizes that there are common experiences that can bring people together and taking stock of who we are gives us power. His research interests explore trauma and psychopathology in marginalized groups and he is beginning a doctoral program in clinical psychology. Jose wants to inspire others to acknowledge their identities, share their stories and empower those who are underrepresented to rise.   


Jennifer Lafountain, Chief Development Officer

Jennifer joins The Phoenix Empowered with over a year of human service work experience as well as research experience. She studied psychology and chemical dependency during her undergraduate career at Rhode Island College and is currently working towards a masters degree in industrial organizational psychology at Sacred Heart University. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.