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 SIDA, an organization that promotes healthy practices and HIV/AIDS education in both the city of New York and in Central America. She also holds the office of President of La Organización Negra Centro Americana, (ONECA) an organization based in Central America having its primary offices in Bluefields, Nicaragua. She is a founding member of Alianza Americas, formerly known as NALACC.