Affiliate Council

The UnidosUS Affiliate Council serves as a voice for, and represents the partnership between,UnidosUS and its most important constituency—its nearly 300 Affiliates. It provides guidance to UnidosUS on its programs and public policy, and on strengthening regional networks and promoting the work of Affiliates.

In addition, the Affiliate Council works closely with the UnidosUS Affiliate Engagement team to implement UnidosUS's regional strategy, engaging Affiliates across the country to advance major issues that benefit the Hispanic community.

Regional Representatives

California Region

Robert Monzon
Montebello Housing Development Corporation
Montebello, CA

Teresa Palacios
Executive Director
Eastmont Community Center
Los Angeles, CA

Far West Region

(Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington)

Petra Falcon, Vice Chair
Executive Director
Promise Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Roger A. Gonzales
CPLC New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM

Midwest Region

(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin)

Maricela Garcia, At-Large
Gads Hill Center
Chicago, IL

James Rudyk, Jr., Secretary
Executive Director
Northwest Side Housing Center
Chicago, IL

Northeast Region

(Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island)

Maria Matos
President & CEO
Latin American Community Center
Wilimington, DE

Jose Tejada
Executive Director
Dominico-American Society of Queens
Corona, NY

Southeast Region

(Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia)

Maria Pinzon
Executive Director
Hispanic Services Council
Tampa, FL

Abel Núñez
Executive Director
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
Washington, D.C.

Texas Region

Fernando Godinez, Chair
President and CEO
MAUC, Inc.
San Antonio, TX

Laura Ponce
Executive Director
Project Bravo, Inc.
El Paso, TX