Affiliate Council


The NCLR Affiliate Advisory Council is the vehicle through which NCLR Affiliates influence NCLR policy and operations.  The Affiliate Advisory Council serves as a voice for, and represents the bond between, NCLR and its most important constituency.

The Affiliate Council is made up of two members (one male and one female) from each NCLR Region:  California, Far West, Texas, Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast.  Members are democratically elected by the Affiliates in their respective regions.

 

Regional Representatives

California Region

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

Ms. Carol Ornelas, Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Visionary Home Builders of California
Stockton, CA

 

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

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

Mr. Fred Sandoval
Executive Director
National Latino Behavioral Health Association
Cochiti Lake, NM

 

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

Dr. Marylou Olivarez Mason 
Executive Director
Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan
Lansing, MI

Mr. Michael Rodriguez
Executive Director
Enlace Chicago
Chicago, IL

 

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

Ms. Yanil Terón
Executive Director
Center for Latino Progress – CPRF
Hartford, CT

Mr. 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)

Ms. Maria S. Gomez
President and CEO
Mary's Center
Washington, DC

Mr. Jaime Farrant, At-Large Member
Executive Director
Ayuda, Inc.
Washington, DC

 

Texas Region

Mr. Oscar Ramirez 
President and CEO
Avenida Guadalupe Association
San Antonio, TX

Ms. Beatrice Garza
President and CEO
AAMA, Inc.
Houston, TX



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