Meet the individuals working hard to move the mission of The HopeLine forward.


Maria Cintron
Executive Director

Ms. Cintron has led The HopeLine since 2014. She holds a BS in Public Administration from John Jay College and an AAS in Business Management from Bronx Community College. Ms. Cintron has over 15 years of experience in management and 10 years in nonprofit leadership. She sits on two boards working to help nonprofit food pantry and SNAP-related agencies.

Elisa Bresba
Director of Operations

Ms. Bresba joined The HopeLine team in 2019 and helped guide and lead the organization during the executive director’s maternity leave. Since her return, she has played an integral role in upholding the organization’s standards and commitment to serve disadvantaged communities. Ms. Bresba holds a BA in Political Science from McGill University. She has over 9 years of management experience and 16 years in the workforce and social service field.

Miranda Feola
Program Coordinator

Ms. Feola worked initially as a volunteer with The HopeLine and since 2014 she transitioned into her role permanently. Ms. Feola has over 47 years of experience working and residing in the South Bronx.  She has given 20+ years of great service in the nonprofit industry. 


Support Staff & Interns

In addition to our wonderful full-time staff, we are proud to have part-time team members assisting in all kinds of critical day-to-day tasks and administrative work. We work with internship programs that provide us with interns on various cycles, many of them members of our community who have very diverse backgrounds. This has helped tremendously as we get a great deal of feedback from these staff members. It has helped us continue enhancing our services to best fit our communities.