Affiliate Council

The NCLR Affiliate Council serves as a voice for, and represents the partnership between, NCLR and its most important constituency—its more than 260 Affiliates. It provides guidance to NCLR on its programs and public policy, and on strengthening regional networks and promoting the work of Affiliates. In addition, the Affiliate Council works closely with the NCLR Affiliate Member Services (AMS) team to implement NCLR’s regional strategy, engaging Affiliates across the country to advance major issues that benefit the Hispanic community.

Regional Representatives

California Region

Jose Rodriguez, Chair
President and CEO
El Concilio, Council for the Spanish Speaking
Stockton, CA

Carol Ornelas
Visionary Home Builders of California
Stockton, CA

Far West Region

(Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington)

Irma Morin
Executive Director
Community Council of Idaho, Inc.
Caldwell, ID

Kurt Sheppard
President and CEO
Valle del Sol
Phoenix, AZ

Midwest Region

(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin)

Maricela Garcia
Gads Hill Center
Chicago, IL

Cris Medina
Guadalupe Centers, Inc.
Kansas City, MO

Northeast Region

(Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island)

Alexandra Oliver-Dávila
Executive Director
Sociedad Latina, Inc.
Roxbury, MA

Raul Rodriguez
Executive Director
East Harlem Council for Community Improvement, Inc.
New York, NY 

Southeast Region

(Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia)

Maria Gomez, Vice Chair
President and CEO
Mary's Center
Washington, DC

Mauricio Calvo, Secretary
Executive Director
Latino Memphis
Memphis, TN 

Texas Region

Fernando Godinez
President and CEO
MAUC, Inc.
San Antonio, TX

Teresa Granillo
Executive Director
Austin, TX