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Congratulations, Shirley!



We're thrilled to share some exciting news about one of our cherished advisory board members, Shirley Cartagena. Shirley, known for her dedication and exceptional skills, has recently been promoted at Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime. She will be moving from her role as a Material Planning Supervisor to take on new challenges as the Shared Services Supervisor.


Shirley's academic and professional journey is a story of the relentless pursuit of excellence. A magna cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Universidad de Puerto Rico, Shirley further honed her skills by pursuing a Masters of Business Administration in Human Resources Management at Columbia Southern. Her impressive career includes roles at the Internal Revenue Service and Veteran's Affairs.


Since becoming one of the founding board members of Starfish in 2018, and later transitioning to our advisory board in 2022, Shirley's guidance has been instrumental in our growth and success. Her passion for helping others mirrors her professional dedication, making her an invaluable asset to our organization and those we serve.


Beyond her professional pursuits, Shirley's Puerto Rican roots have instilled in her a love for nature and the beach. She finds joy in reading and cherishes time spent playing with her two boys and her pup.


Please join us in congratulating Shirley on this well-deserved promotion. Her journey inspires us all and underscores the impact of hard work, passion, and commitment.


Shirley, we are immensely proud of your achievements and are grateful for your ongoing contribution to the Starfish family. Here's to many more successes in your new role!

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