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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 

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Tamara Rosales

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Programs Coordinator

Marina Beas

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Program Assistant

Nathan Diaz

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Outreach Coordinator

Crystal Lopez-Franco

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Wellness Manager 

Maria Cordova 

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Nidia Russi

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Parent Project Coordinator / Promotor

Saul Flores

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Mami y Yo Coordinator / Promotora

Lissett Carrasquel

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Yajaira Simarro

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Health Education Coordinator / Promotora

Irene Botello

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Youth Promotora

Julia Figueroa

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Maria Uribe

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Youth Promotor

Axel Funes



Yolanda Aceves

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Youth Coordinator

Amy Barrios


Board of Directors


Board President

 Hermán Barahona

Community Organizer, Sacramento Environmental Justice Coalition

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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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Ernesto Pineda

Retired, Gerard Group Data & Analytic Consulting

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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 

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

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Board Member

Michael Mulligan, MD,

Physician, Chapa-De Indian Health

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Board Member

Angela Breining, JD

Labor Associate, Beeson, Tayer and Bodine

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Board Member

Sandra Reyes

Senior Victim Advocate,

Placer County District Attorney's Office

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