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Meet the Class of 2007

2007 NHLI Fellows during California Week

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Cynthia Alvillar
Director, Applied Development Research Solutions
Folsom, CA

Angela D. Anderson
Director of Operations
Institute for Diversity in Health Management
Chicago, IL

Veronica Bronkema
Spanish Language Communications Manager
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Olympia, WA

Carmen Cantor
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Federal Maritime Commission
Washington, DC

Maria-Ines Castro
3-Sixty Marketing Communications
Miami, FL

Cielo Castro
Director of Constituency Services
National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund
Los Angeles, CA

Janet Collazo
Interim Executive Director
La Alianza Hispana
Roxbury, MA


Idalia Fernandez
Vice President & COO
Hispanic College Fund
Washington, DC

Delia Garcia
State Representative
State of Kansas
Wichita, KS

Virginia Gonzalez
Claims Manager
State Farm® Insurance Companies
Melville, NY

Brenda V. Lopez
Director of Adult Programs, Mi Casa Resource Center for Women, Inc.
Denver, CO

Janie Montoya Ledet
Systems/Software Engineer
Hewlett Packard
Fort Collins, CO

Patricia Josette Mejia
Director, St. Mary’s University
San Antonio, TX

Marisol Miller
Spanish Instructor
Phoenix Union High School District
Tempe, AZ

Suzanne Moreno
Founding President, CEO
Encourage Tomorrow
Fresno, CA




Ann-Gel Sirrae Palermo
Associate Director of Operations, CMCA, Mount Sinai
School of Medicine
New York, NY

Carmen Ramos-Watson
Washington, DC

Migdalia V. Rivera-Goba
Senior Nurse Specialist, Research Health Disparities and Community Outreach, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Gaithersburg, MD

Linda Valdez Thompson
Executive Vice President, Administration & Diversity
Dallas/Fort Worth
International Airport
Southlake, TX

Michelle A. Vaca-Senecal
Phytosanitary Issues Management, Trade Management Analyst,
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Arlington, VA

Veronica VillafaÑe
Ex-Officio President
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
San Jose, CA

Gloria Williams
President, MOLA Market Reseach & Consulting, LLC
San Diego, CA



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