Team

The Iowa Latinx Project is directed by a collaborative leadership team. The all-volunteer team was drawn from across the economic and social sectors representing the diversity of Latino leadership in the region. Together, we are worked to analyze the statistics and stories presented in Nuestro Iowa and develop strategies to advance our community and our state broadly to fulfill our mission and vision.

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Dr. Maria Alcivar Corona

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Fernando Aveiga

Realtor

PARRANDEROS LATIN COMBO

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Rev. Alejandro Alfaro-Santiz

Trinity Las Americas

CLERGY

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Rob X. Barron

Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Nathan Blake

Iowa Attorney General at the Iowa Department of Justice

CHIEF DEPUTY

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Kenia Calderón Cerón

GreenState Credit Union

VP/BILINGUAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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Miguel Contreras

Flock DSM

ART DIRECTOR

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Ana Coppola

Polk County Health Department

PUBLIC HEALTH PLANNER

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Suzanna de Baca

Business Publications Corporation

PRESIDENT AND GROUP PUBLISHER

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Frank Dunn-Young

City of Des Moines

SENIOR CITY PLANNER

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Alejandro Hernandez

College of Business and Public Administration, Drake University

DEAN

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Junior Ibarra

Ibarra Realty Group

TEAM LEADER

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Alex Jimenez

Wildflower

EVENT & CLIENT SPECIALIST

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Erica Johnson

Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice

FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Dawn Martinez Oropeza

Al Éxito

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Noemi Mendez

Capitol View Elementary School

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

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Barbara Quijano Decker

Catholic Charities

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Consultants

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Ruby Herrera

Facilitator

DES MOINES PUBLIC SCHOOLS EDUCATOR

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Joel Huting

CO-FOUNDER AND QUANTITATIVE LEAD

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Darcie Vandegrift

CO-FOUNDER AND QUALITATIVE LEAD

Story Session Participants

Fatima Calderón

María Elisa Campos

Juana Colin-Hernández

Isabel Contreras

Merced Cruz

Diana Echeverria

Orlando Fuentes

Jovita Gómez

Rodrigo Gonzáles

Jorge Gutiérrez

Rocio Hermosilla

Jocelyn Hernández

Melissa Hidalgo

Junior Ibarra

Victor Jiménez

Dr. Nalo Johnson

Josefina López

Jesús López

Pilar Martínez-Reyes

Fátima Martínez-Soto

Daizy Martínez-Soto

Edwin Méndez

Leticia Moreno

Agustin Oropeza

Sonia Reyes

Courtney Reyes

Celeste Treviño

Lissette Villalba Torres


Three anonymous participants

Sponsors

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Des Moines Community Foundation

Angela Dethlefs-Trettin

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Mid-Iowa Health Foundation

Suzanne Mineck

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United Way of Central Iowa

Renée Miller

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Delta Dental of Iowa

Anna Nalean