founding board
of directors

President: Juana Bordas
President & CEO
Mestiza Leadership International

Vice President: Sylvia Puente
Executive Director
Latino Policy Forum

Vice President: Richard Martinez
RJ & Associates

Treasurer: Carol Rodriguez
Member Resources and Training Director
National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders

Secretary: Angela Florez
Chief Development Officer
Valle del Sol

Phyllis Barajas
Chief Executive Officer
Conexion – Advancing Latino Leadership

Erica Carsen
Senior Program Manager
Latinx, JFK School of Government
Harvard University

Jason Leon
Managing Director
Diversified Search
(Washington, D.C.)

Marla Pesqueira
Executive Director
Mujeres en Acción

William R. Gil
Director of Government Relations
American Association of College Registrars & Admission Officers

Dr. Lissette Garcia
COO and Director of Research Programs & Initiatives Manager
Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility

Leadership Council

Promotes and supports programs and activities that advance the LIDERAMOS vision of “creating a nation of Latino leaders.” The Council is composed of prominent thought leaders, leadership practitioners and experts who are committed to advancing the leadership capacity of the Latino community. Members bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise. Council members connect leadership concepts and theory to practice and ensure that programs contain a culturally relevant lens. As national leaders, they share their understanding of the Latino landscape and assist LIDERAMOS bring projects to scale. They lend their support programmatically, financially, and in-kind to ensure the viability and sustainability of the organization.

Council Members

Honorable Anna
Escobedo Cabral

Unit Chief for Strategic
Communications External
Relations Division

Development Bank

42nd United States Treasurer

Carlos Martinez

Executive Director
Latino Community
Foundation of Colorado

Former CEO
GLBT Community
Center of Colorado

Carlos Orta

Vice President
of Corporate Affairs

Carnival Corporation

Former President
The Hispanic Association
on Corporate Responsibility

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