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The region’s flagship Latino-focused


We are the only Latino-focused nonprofit in the region with a team of employee Promotores who conduct home visits to assess needs and connect Latinos to a multitude of health, education, and youth development services.

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The Latino Leadership Council is founded on the principles of advocacy, leadership and systemic change.


We walk alongside the families we serve and model advocacy for them so they can become their family’s best advocate.


We embrace leadership with our program participants who find their voices, and in doing so, help others.


We also embrace leadership with our promotores. With every family they manage, the promotores gain insights, sow compassion and develop organizational, communication and leadership skills that are integral to their careers as doctors, teachers, social workers or elected officials. 

Systemic change
Our promotores interact with systems and agencies. We provide crucial support to promote change and transform policy and systems to help our communities thrive. 


Our mission is to foster leadership, education and advocacy on behalf of the Latino community through cultural inclusivity, strategic partnerships and innovative approaches.

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We build collaborative relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

Personal and community growth

We educate and advocate opportunities to continually grow and develop our skills and promote community wellness.


We do what we say we will do with honesty, transparency and accountability.

Community pride

We treat each other with dignity and cultivate a sense of cultural achievement to benefit the good of the community.

Catalyst for change


We continually challenge systems and communities to bring about changes in approaches, perceptions, behaviors and outcomes.

Latino Leadership Council Staff

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Executive Director

Elisa Herrera

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Deputy Director

Celina Salas 


Fund Development & Programs Director

Indira Infante

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Sherri Adams

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Outreach Coordinator

Crystal Lopez-Franco

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Programs Assistant

Rubi Ventura

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Nidia Russi

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Health Education Coordinator / Promotora

Irene Botello

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Maria Uribe



Yolanda Aceves

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Kelita Alvarez

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Mami y Yo Coordinator / Promotora

Lissett Carrasquel

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Jaime Diaz

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Youth Coordinator

Amy Barrios

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Youth Promotor

Axel Funes

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Youth Promotora

Julia Figueroa

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Parent Project Coordinator / Promotor

Saul Flores


Board of Directors


Board President

Ernesto Pineda 

Retired, Gerard Group Data & Analytic Consulting

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Renee Regacho-Anaclerio, Ph.D.
Retired, Assistant Superintendent, Placer County Office of Education

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Anna González-Cifuentes

Teacher, Placer High School

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Angela Breining, JD

Staff Attorney, Statewide Organization Support Team, CRLAF

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Board Member

Rachel Guerrero

LCSW – Former Chief, Office of Multicultural Services,

CA Department of Mental Health

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Board Member 

Joe Flores, JD, MBA

Flores & Associates Insurance Services

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Board Member 

Reyes Ortega, Ph.D. 
Professor Emeritus, Sierra College

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Board Member

 Hermán Barahona 

Community Organizer, Sacramento Environmental Justice Coalition

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Board Member

Sandra Reyes

Senior Victim Advocate,

Placer County District Attorney's Office

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  • Who can I contact to give donations to?
    For cash or check donations: Elisa Herrera at (530) 333-3283 or For donation supplies: Celina Salas at
  • How are you funded?
    The Latino Leadership Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It receives no federal or state funding. Support comes from financial and in-kind donations or grants.
  • What items should I donate?
    Bottled waters Office supplies — printer paper, blue ink pens, notepads, etc. Art supplies for children — crayons, washable markers, construction paper, etc. Craft supplies — Beads, jewelry, yarn, etc. Toiletries, household cleansers and disinfectants and other essential household items Gift cards for families — Target, Walmart, gas stations, etc.
  • What services do you provide?
    Assistance with accessing community resources Referrals to other agencies and services Prenatal and postnatal family support Health screenings and vaccination clinics Counseling and support groups - Parent Project - ​Superación Personal - Rincón de las Comadres - Mami y Yo - Entre Amigos
  • Who do you serve?
    The Latino Leadership Council (LLC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a multitude of services to underserved Spanish-speaking populations.
  • How do I volunteer?
    Information on becoming a volunteer is located on the "Get Involved" page. All prospective volunteers must attend an orientation.

Frequently asked questions

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