Matty was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where she became an educator, following in the footsteps of her grandmother and mother. She labored in the Venezuelan corporate world and managed her own art gallery in the Dominican Republic before settling with her family in North Carolina in 1987, in search of better services for autism.
Over the past 15 years, Matty has dealt with governmental and civic areas of North Carolina, working as Director for Hispanic and Latino Affairs for the President Pro Tempore, NC Senator Marc Basnight from 2001 to 2011. She also held the position of Institutional Public Affairs Officer for the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh (2011), and later served as Director for Hispanic and Latino Affairs for the NC Governor (2012)
Her passion for volunteerism, and civic engagement began when her two children were in pre-school, becoming an advocate for regular and special education.
She is the proud mother of David of Cary, and Andrew and his wife Daphne of South Korea.
Matty is on the boards of: Public School Forum of NC, the Student Science Enrichment Advisory Committee, for the Burroughs Wellcome Fund; the Industry Advisory Council, The Center for Sustainable Tourism at Eastern North Carolina University, and Organization of Women in the International Trade – Greater Triangle.
She is a Fellow of: Early Childhood Leadership Development Program, UNC-Chapel Hill; Institute for Educational Leadership, and Triangle Leadership.
She owns Lazo-Chadderton, LLC. , her consulting firm in Government, Hispanic and International Affairs, as well as Disabilities.