Meet CLLARO 

Board Officers

Chair

The Hon. Federico Peña
Senior Advisor, Colorado Impact Fund, Denver

Vice-Chair

Mr. Luís Jorge Castañeda
Founder & Owner, Castañeda Law, Denver, CO & Phoenix, AZ


Secretary 

Mr. George Autobee

President and CEO
World Demographic Research, Inc.
Colorado City, CO

Treasurer

Mr. Mike Cortés, MSW, MPP, PhD

Scholar In Residence and Special Community Member, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work

CLLARO Founders

Board Members

Mr. True Apodaca
Founder and Principal
True Strategies Colorado, Denver

Mr. Lawrence Barcelona García

Senior Manager, Labor & Employee RelationsDenver Public Schools

Ms. Anne Barkis, J.D., MSW.
Principal; Mendez, Barkis and Associates, Denver

Ms. Leslie Colwell
Vice-President, K-12 Education Initiatives
Colorado Children’s Campaign, Denver

Ms. María González
Founder & CEO, Adelante Community Development
Commerce City

The Hon. Alicia Johnson
Member, City Council, City of Evans, CO

Dr. Celeste Montoya
Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies
University of Colorado Boulder

Ms. Angeles Ortega
CEO, Mi Casa Resource Center, Denver

Ms. Nalleli Ramírez-Salinas
Program Administrator, Dept. of Public Health & Environment
City and County of Denver

Mr. Elvis Rubio
Government & Community Affairs Officer
Dept. of Housing Stability, City and County of Denver

Mr. Evan Smith-Acuña
Assistant Vice President
FirstBank, Aurora

Ms. Ayah B. Ziyadeh
National Advocacy Director, American Muslims for Palestine
Aurora

Staff

Acting Executive Director and Director of Research

Emily Cervantes, MPA

Leadership Programs

Leadership and Communications Manager

Alejandra Colmenero

Education Programs Manager

Zarah Levy

Program Specialist

Gladys Soto

Advocacy Programs​​​

 

Director of Latino Action Council

Milo Marquez

Latino Action Council Manager

Liz Campuzano

Latino Education Coalition Coordinator

Pilar Chapa

Research Programs

 

Director of Research

and Acting Executive Director

Emily Cervantes, MPA

Social Worker

Bibian Labra-Reyes

Resource Navigators

Vicky Garza

Vannesa Sifuentes

University Interns

Mariela Alvarado

Rachel Kelley

Operations and Fund Development

 

Operations Manager

Graciela Franco

Operations Manager Trainee

Mariel R. Galvez

Director of Development

Lauren Archuletta