To create an environment in which the rapidly growing Latino community has opportunities allowing them to effectively participate in and contribute to the success of Pierce County.


Successful integration within the community, aiming and empowering the Latino community to overcome barriers with active contribution to the development of social, political, economic, and cultural development of the community.

Meet the Board of Directors

Susanne Marten, Ph.D


Adjunct Faculty, University of Washington, Seattle Campus

Dave Almonte


Action Business Furniture, Inc

Melanie C. Rayles

Board Member

Curatorial Database Specialist, MOG Tacoma
Undergraduate Student, UW Tacoma
School of Education Senator, ASUWT

Rose Mednick


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Oscar Armendariz


Mechanical Engineer
Robotics Mayor
Ample manufacturing experience – Specialized on manufacturing cost reduction

Laura Martinez


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Antonio Sanchez, Ph.D


Assistant Director of Government Relations CWU

Samantha Kelly


Silvia Gaby Sanchez


Store Manager

Wells Fargo Bank

Meet the Team

Kate Smith

Executive Director

Lisa Carrillo

Director of Finance

Andrea Levato

Preventionist /Family Support Worker

Linda Wright

ESL Instructor

Christina De Fajardo-Kraljevich

Clinical Supervisor and Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Angelica Bernal

Family Support Worker

Ida Reyes

Family Support Worker