DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT AND OPERATIONS
Born in The Dominican Republic, Jose “Omar” Aracena came to the United
States in 1993 to continue his High School education in New York. He holds a
Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from The King’s College and just
acquired his Private Pilot Certificate. Prior to moving to Kentucky, Omar served
as an Associate Pastor in Long Island, NY for three years.
Omar’s involvement with RTCA began
as a volunteer with the New York Race Track Chaplaincy, where he served as an
ESL teacher and recruiter. In 2013, God called Omar to expand his service from
the local Chaplaincy to the national organization as the Director of Operations
& Administration for the National Service Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Here in Lexington Omar has had the
opportunity to translate partial interviews from Spanish to English for the
book “Canonero II: The Rags to Riches Story of the Kentucky Derby’s Most
Improbable Winner” by Award-winning author Milton C. Toby JD.
Omar and his wife Betsy have made Lexington
home, along with their five children Deborah-Jael, Immanuel, Micah,
Katherine-Isabella, and Jordan-River.