Hope Leadership

Our Mission

HOPE® is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has focused on empowering our communities through advocacy, Latina leadership training, and increasing knowledge on the contributions Latinas have made to advance the status of women for the past 30 years. To date, HOPE’s innovative programming has served 56,000 Latinas statewide and touched the lives of several thousand more.

Chair of the Board

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Rosie Arroyo

California Community Foundation

Rosie Arroyo manages programs, initiatives and outreach for the Education & Immigration department of the California Community Foundation.

Arroyo took on the office of HOPE Board Chair in January 2019, where she leads strategies to advance HOPE's mission of ensuring economic and political parity for Latinas. 

Board Officers

Helen Iris Torres

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CEO 
(Non-Voting Member)

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Vanessa Cajina

SECRETARY

KP Public Affairs

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Lupita Sanchez Cornejo

1ST VICE CHAIR
AT&T

Laura Arciniega

2ND VICE CHAIR 
The Raben Group

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Elizabeth Atlee

TREASURER
CBRE | Legal

Board of Directors

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Maribeth Annaguey

Ellis George Cipollone O'Brien Annaguey LLP

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Erica Cabrera

PG&E

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Sandra Magana Cuellar

Charter Communications

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Nora Dominguez, Ed.D.

University of La Verne

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Anabel Giron

California Wellness Foundation

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Lennies Gutierrez

Comcast

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Nicolina Hernandez

Sempra Energy

Evelin Martinez

Bank of America

FOUNDING MEMBERS

Maria Contreras-Sweet

Founding HOPE President 

Former Administrator for the U.S. Small

Business Administration
 

Carmela Locayo

National Association for the Hispanic Elderly

Minnie Lopez-Baffo

SoCalGas (Retired)

Olga E. Moreno

Former Deputy Secretary

Health & Welfare Agency, State of CA

 

Maria Salinas

President

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

In loving memory of Gilda Bojorquez-Gjurich

CHAMPIONS OF HOPE (advisory board)

Luisa Acosta

360 Agency

Dolores L. Arredondo

City National Bank

Elmy Bermejo

SBA Region IX Administrator

Karime Sanchez Bradvica

Karime Bradvica Consulting

Olivia Campos-Bergeron

Anita Gabrielian

CG Benefits

Lupita C. Garza

White Memorial Medical Center

Mónica Gil

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Lorena Hernandez

Comcast

David Lizarraga

TELACU

Carrie Lopez

Consultant

Lidia S. Martinez

Southwest Airlines

John Mendez

Mendez Strategy Group

Clara Potes-Fellow

Nonprofit Consultant

Brissa Sotelo-Vargas

Valero

 

Cecilia Soto-Loftus, MPH

Elaine Treviño

Almond Alliance of California

Susan Sifuentes Trigueros

SoCalGas

Arturo Vargas

NALEO

Nora E. Vargas

San Diego County Supervisor

Peter R. Villegas

Actum