CLLARO is Colorado's premier leadership development, public policy, and research center dedicated to strengthening Colorado's Latino community. 

Christine Alonzo

Executive Director

                                                                                                                                                              Christine Alonzo was born in Las Vegas New Mexico; she came to Colorado in 1988. She has three children and a 5 year old Granddaughter.  Christine has always been very active in the community serving on several different boards; and spent many years as a union member and also working in that industry.   She is also the former President of LULAC Council #3043 in Pueblo Colorado, and the former Vice President of the LCLAA Denver Chapter where she served for 4 years.

As a former Executive Director for the Pueblo Human Relations Commission and Executive Director for AFSCME in Southern Colorado she comes to us with a wealth of experience in Labor and Community Advocacy. Christine has attended PCC and CCD She has committed more than 25 years to working with the community and will continue on that journey through CLLARO. Christine is an avid Rockies fan and is a former softball player herself.  She will often be found spending time with her children and granddaughter, she also loves cooking breakfast on Sundays while listening to Cancion Mexicana. 


303-722-5150 ext.101

Ricardo Tonatiuh Rocha

Executive Assistant 

Ricardo is a student at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is in the process of obtaining a dregee in Human Services with a concentration in Nonprofit Studies and a minor in Mathematics. Ricardo thrives in environments in which he can utilize his knowledge, skills, education, and life experiences to assist the members of his community. 

Ricardo is part of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council for the of Colorado and has already a long lasting commitment towards the betterment of his community. He enjoys working collaborative efforts to meet educational, social, cultural, and environmental needs that are prevalent  to our society. He looks to his heritage and family for inspiration along the way. Some of his favorite distractions are snowboarding, art, design, music, and reading. 

303 722 1619 ext. 102

Jordan Marie Sauers

Development Coordinator

Jordan received her Bachelor of Arts from The University of Denver, majoring in Communication studies and Sociology, with a double minor in Gender and Women’s Studies and Socio-Legal studies. Jordan is           Commissioner and Secretary of Colorado’s Collection Board Agency, and also had the opportunity to hold Fellowships with the Governor’s Office, Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, Federal Judge Christine Arguello’s Chambers at the United States Courthouse, and a Capitol Fellow at CLLARO with the Colorado Latin@ Caucus. Her leadership experience does not stop there as she was elected President of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority on the University of Denver’s campus. Jordan has and will continue to serve the state of Colorado with honor. As she is today, ready, prepared, and determined to continue fighting for the betterment of her community.     

303-722-5150 ext.108

Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization l 309 W 1st Ave l Denver CO 80223 l 303.722.5150 l

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