Board of Directors

NCLR’s Board is a 24-member body composed of elected officials and representatives of community-based organizations, the corporate sector, and academia. Board members reflect the diversity of Hispanic nationality groups and the geographic distribution of the U.S. Hispanic population. By mandate, the Board must include equal representation of men and women.


 Renata Soto
Executive Director
Conexión Américas
Nashville, TN
President and CEO Janet Murguía
President and CEO
National Council of La Raza
Washington, DC
Vice Chair
 Maria S. Salinas
President and Founder
Salinas Consulting, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
 Sergio M. Gonzalez
Senior Vice President
University Advancement and External Affairs
University of Miami
Miami, FL
 Juan Salgado
President and CEO
Instituto del Progreso Latino
Chicago, IL
Executive Committee
 Luis Avila
Vice President
270 Strategies
Oakland, CA
  Michael G. Johnson
Johnson Talent Development LLC
Atlanta, GA
  Dr. Edwin Meléndez
Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning
Hunter College, CUNY
New York, NY
  Celena Roldán-Moreno
Chief Executive Officer
American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois
Chicago, IL



David Adame
President & CEO
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ
 Maria Cristina Gonzalez Noguera
Senior Vice President, Global Public Affairs
Estée Lauder Companies
New York, NY
Ruby Azurdia-Lee
CLUES - Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio
St. Paul, 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
El Concilio
Stockton, CA
Mary Alice Cisneros
American Sunrise
San Antonio, TX
 Paul Saldaña
Board of Trustees, Vice Chair
The Austin Independent School District
Austin, TX
John Esquivel
Retired Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel
Shell Oil Company
Houston, TX
 Gary B. Stone
President and CEO
Strategic Thinking One on One
Houston TX
Lorena Gonzalez
Seattle City Council
Seattle, WA
 Michael Toledo
Executive Director 
The Centro Hispano Daniel Torres
Reading, PA