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Board of Directors

CLAUDIA LUCERO
President

CLAUDIA LUCERO

Claudia Lucero is a long-time community organizer in the Chicago area.  She currently serves as Executive Director of the Chicago Religious Leadership Network, a faith-based organization working to promote human rights in Latin America.  Prior to that, she worked with the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) in the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)...
MIRTHA COLON
Secretary

MIRTHA COLON

Mirtha Colón is originally from Honduras and has lived in New York for nearly 40 years, during which time she has worked to raise the quality of life for Black Central American communities, and to defend the human rights of immigrants and their families. She currently serves as President of Hondurans Against AIDS/Hondureños Contra el...
LARIZA DUGAN-CUADRA
Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, is the Executive Director of the Central American Resource Center CARECEN of Northern California, along her team she works to advance and build long-term sustainability for their social service programs; advocacy efforts locally, nationally and transnationally; and to engage the broader community they represent and allies in the on-going work for social justice....
TEODORO AGUILUZ
Teodoro Aguiluz is the Executive Director of Centro de Recursos Centroamericanos (CRECEN) in Houston, Texas. Teodoro was born in Ciudad Delgado, El Salvador. He was studying economics in la Universidad de San Salvador when he had to leave the country along with many other Salvadorians fleeing persecution at the hands of the Salvadorian government and...
PATRICIA MONTES
Patricia Montes is the Executive Director of Centro Presente, one of the longest standing immigrant-led, immigrant rights organizations in Massachusetts. Under Patricia’s leadership, Centro Presente has consolidated its change into a membership driven organizations dedicated to building the power of organized Latin American immigrants, including electoral participation. Patricia is a recognized immigrant rights leader and...
SARAI PORTILLO
Jael Sarai Portillo Suarez is the Executive Director of the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ). Sarai has more than ten years of experience organizing with Immigrants and African Americans for workers rights. Prior to AJIC Sarai served as the Interim Executive Director for the Miami Workers Center, where she also held positions as Program Director and...
LEVIS TORRES
Member

LEVIS TORRES

Levis Torres is a Colombian immigrant who arrived in the United States in 1992 full of dreams, but quickly confronted the harsh reality facing immigrant communities in this country. In 2005, Levis began to participate in an organization called The Union of the Uninsured (LA UNION DE LOS SIN SEGUROS), which fought for the rights...
ROSANA ARAUJO
Member

ROSANA ARAUJO

Nací el 3 de mayo de 1968 en Montevideo, Uruguay. Cursando estudios primarios y secundarios en el Colegio Sagrado Corazón. Egresada de la Universidad de Cultura Popular en el área de arte y cultura. Como activista desde joven participe en los movimientos estudiantiles contra la dictadura Uruguaya. Participe en los movimientos de “los sin tierras”...
RIAHL O’MALLEY
Riahl O’Malley lives in Chelsea, Massachusetts and works at United for a Fair Economy. As Education Director he develops educational materials and leads trainings around the country with workers centers, unions, community organizations and faith-based communities. He has been using popular education to lead workshops and build power for change for the past 10 years....
Judith Montenegro
Judy Montenegro is the Director of Community Organizing for the Latinos in the Deep South Program at the Latino Commission on AIDS. Since 2004, Ms. Montenegro has worked with the immigrant population focusing on immigration reform, farm worker advocacy and awareness, and unionization of the workforce. She serves on the Boards of Directors to two...