Affiliate Council

The NCLR Affiliate Council is the vehicle through which NCLR Affiliates provide input to NCLR programs, policy, and Affiliate issues.  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
Visionary Home Builders of California
Stockton, CA


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

Ms. Irma Morin
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, At-Large Member
Executive Director
Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan
Lansing, MI

Mr. Michael Rodriguez, Vice Chair
Executive Director
Enlace Chicago
Chicago, IL


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

Ms. Cynthia Figueroa
President and CEO
Philadelphia, PA

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 Gomez
Executive Director
Mary's Center
Washington, DC

Mr. Mauricio Calvo, Secretary
Executive Director
Latino Memphis
Memphis, TN


Texas Region

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

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

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