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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

Robert Monzon
President
Montebello Housing Development Corporation
Montebello, CA

Teresa Palacios
Executive Director
Eastmont Community Center
Los Angeles, CA

Far West Region

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

Petra Falcon
Executive Director
Promise Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

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
CEO
Gads Hill Center
Chicago, IL

James Rudyk, Jr.
Executive Director
Northwest Side Housing Center
Chicago, IL

Northeast Region

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

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

Jose Tejada
Executive Director
Dominico-American Society of Queens
Corona, 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
Executive Director
Latino Memphis
Memphis, TN 

Texas Region

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

Teresa Granillo, Secretary
Executive Director
Con Mi MADRE
Austin, TX