Gloria Fernandez, MA, CRA

President and Principal

Gloria is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) with over 20 years of experience in management and grant management, sponsored programs, and research administration. 


Before founding TCL, she spent many years as an independent consultant serving non-profits and government entities. Gloria served as a FEMA Grants Management Specialist for Public Assistance. In 2009, as a contracted consultant she worked for CSA Group Inc. in the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for the Department of Education and the Infrastructure Investment Authority (AFI).

Gloria serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Fundacion Asistencia al Centro de Trauma Inc. (FACT).

She was Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs at the Ana G. Méndez University (UAGM), Director of Sponsored Programs at the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. 


Gloria holds a Master of International Politics and Development from the University of Leeds, UK, and a BA in Biology with a concentration in Environmental and Natural Resources from Kansas State University.  Gloria currently pursues a Master of Science in Research Administration from Johns Hopkins University.

Collaborator & Advisor

Miguel E. Orta Rosado

Business and Forensic Economist

Miguel is a seasoned economist with government and private sector experience.  He served as Manager of Planning and Performance for Telefonica Empresas, a subsidiary of the Spanish telecommunications conglomerate, and Director of Management and Budget for the Municipal Government of Carolina, Puerto Rico.  He also served as Operations Auditor for Advanced Management Service Group and Marketing Advisor for Franchise Development for the Minority Business Development Administration (MBDA).  Since 2009, he ventured into business analysis and financial risk consulting practice serving various local and international clients.  


Mr. Orta brings solid experience in areas such as Forensic Economics for Tort and Contractual claims, the development of Standard Operating Procedures, Business Financial models, Strategic Planning with Balance Scorecard, Logic Models for Special funds in Municipal projects, Feasibility Studies for capital investment, Competitive Intelligence, and the application of ABC Methods to create costs centers, quality standards, customer satisfaction, public administration and regulatory compliance.   


He has been a lecturer at the Ana G. Mendez University Teaching Business Administration courses such as Corporate Finance, Managerial Economics, and Inferential Statistics.


Miguel has an Associates Degree in Business from the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce; a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce; and a Master in Financial Economics from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.