Board of Directors


NCLR is governed by a Board of Directors, which includes 24 elected members who are representative of all geographic regions of the United States and all Hispanic subgroups. 


  Renata Soto
Executive Director
Conexión Américas
Nashville, TN
Immediaate Past Chair   Jorge A. Plasencia
Chairman and CEO
Miami, FL
Vice Chair
  Maria S. Salinas
President and Founder
Salinas Consulting, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
  Catherine Pino
Co-Founder and Principal
D & P Creative Strategies, LLC
Falls Church, VA
  Beatriz Olvera-Stotzer
NEWCapital, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
President and CEO
  Janet Murguía
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Washington, DC
Executive Committee
  Luis Avila
Vice President
270 Strategies
Phoenix, AZ
    Sergio M. Gonzalez
Senior Vice President
University Advancement and External Affairs
University of Miami
Miami, FL
    Dr. Edwin Meléndez
Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning
Hunter College, CUNY
New York, NY
    J. Walter Tejada
Arlington County Board
Arlington, VA



Ruby Azurdia-Lee
CLUES - Comunidades Latinas
Unidas En Servicio
Minneapolis, MN
  Pilar Rocha-Goldberg
President and CEO
El Centro Hispano
Durham, NC
Christine Cannon PhD, RN
Executive Director
The Arsht-Cannon Fund
Hockessin, DE
  Jose R. Rodriguez
President and CEO
Erie Neighborhood House
Chicago, IL
Mary Alice Cisneros
American Sunrise
San Antonio, TX
  Celena Roldán-Moreno
Executive Director
American Sunrise
San Antonio, TX
John Esquivel
Retired-Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer; Associate General Counsel
Shell Oil Company
Houston, TX
  Rossana Rosado
Distinguished Lecturer Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY
Lorena Gonzalez
Former Counsel to the Mayor
City of Seattle - Office of the Mayor
Seattle, WA
  Paul Saldaña
Saldaña Public Relations
Austin, TX
Michael G. Johnson
Chief Human Resources Officer
Atlanta, GA
  Juan Salgado
President and CEO
Instituto del Progreso Latino
Chicago, IL
Ernest Ortega
Rural Housing, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM
  Gary B. Stone
President and CEO
Strategic Thinking One on One
Houston, TX

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