Board of Directors

UnidosUS's Board is a 24-member body composed of elected officials and representatives of community-based organizations, the corporate sector, and academia. Board members reflect the diversity of Hispanic nationality groups and the geographic distribution of the U.S. Hispanic population. By mandate, the Board must include equal representation of men and women.


 Maria S. Salinas
President and CEO
Los Angeles-Area Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles, CA
Vice Chair
 Dr. Edwin Meléndez
Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies | Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning
Hunter College, CUNY
New York, NY
 Sergio M. Gonzalez
Senior Vice President,
Brown University
Providence, RI
 John Esquivel
Retired Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel
Shell Oil Company
Houston, TX
President and CEO Janet Murguía
Washington, DC
 David Adame
President and CEO
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ
  Michael Johnson
Johnson Talent Development
Coral Springs, FL
  Maria Gabriela Pacheco
Program Director
Miami, FL
  Pilar Rocha-Goldberg
President and CEO
El Centro Hispano
Durham, NC



Mayra Aguirre
Vice President and Secretary
Hall Family Foundation
Kansas City, MO
 Juan Carlos González
Oregon Metro Council
Portland, OR
Cynthia Aragon
Chief of Staff
Arizona House of Representatives, Democratic Caucus
Phoenix, AZ
 Maria Cristina Gonzalez Noguera
Senior Vice President, Global Public Affairs
Estée Lauder Companies
New York, NY
Maria G. Arias
Chief Executive Officer
Arias Venture, LLC
Denver, CO
 Luis Granados
Executive Director
Mission Economic Development Agency
San Francisco, CA
Ruby Azurdia-Lee
CLUES - Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio
St. Paul, MN
 Arnulfo Manriquez
President and CEO
Chula Vista, CA
Aida Cardenas
Deputy Director of Equity, Climate and Jobs
California Workforce Development Board
Los Angeles, CA
 Frances Messano
Senior Managing Partner
NewSchools Venture Fund
Oakland, CA
Roy Cosme
Arcos Communications
New York, NY
 Dr. Ana F. Ponce
Chief Executive Officer
Great Public Schools Now
Los Angeles, CA
Fernando S. Godínez
President and CEO
Mexican American Unity Council, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
 Celena Roldán
Chief Executive Officer
American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois
Chicago, IL
Enrique Gonzalez, III
Managing Partner
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
Miami, FL
 Michael Toledo
Executive Director 
The Centro Hispano Daniel Torres
Reading, PA