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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 advance cultural strength, leadership

and well-being within the Latino Community.




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


Executive Director

Elisa Herrera


Tamara Rosales

Program Assistant 

Marina Beas

Promotora Manager

Celina Salas 

Wellness Manager 

Maria Cordova 

Promotora Lead

Nidia Russi


Saul Flores


Lissett Carrasquel


Irene Botello


Maria Uribe


Fatima Diaz


Yolanda Aceves


Maria Ramirez


Alfredo Solis

Youth Promotora

Amy Barrios


Board of Directors

Board President

 Hermán Barahona – Organizer, United Latinos

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Board Member

Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson, Ph.D. – San Joaquin Delta College

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Board Member

Ana González-Cifuentes,

Teacher, Placer  High School

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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 

José Mejorado 
AppleOne Roseville

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Board Member 

Reyes Ortega 
Professor Emeritus Sierra College

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Board Member

Ernesto Pineda 

Retired, Gerard Group Data & Analytic Consulting

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Board Member

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

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Board Member

Edgar Ruiz 
The Council of State Governments West

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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.

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

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.

Who can I contact to give donations to?

For cash or check donations: Elisa Herrera at (530) 333-3283 or Elisa@latinoleadershipcouncil.org For donation supplies: Celina Salas at CelinaS@latinoleadershipcouncil.org

How do I volunteer?

Information on becoming a volunteer is located on the "Get Involved" page. All prospective volunteers must attend an orientation.


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