HOPE Staff

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 32 years. To date, HOPE’s innovative programming has served 58,000 Latinas statewide and touched the lives of several thousand more through our advocacy.

Helen Iris Torres

Chief Executive Officer
Direct Line: (213) 448-8250 
Email: htorres@latinas.org

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Belinda Barragan

Community Engagement Director
Direct Line: (213) 448-8260
Email: bbarragan@latinas.org

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Vanessa Spagnoli

Policy Director
Direct Line: (951) 741-1371 
Email: vspagnoli@latinas.org

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Diana Amaya

Director of Programs 
Direct Line: (213) 595-2489
Email: damaya@latinas.org

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Mayahuel Gomez-O'Cadiz

Director of Communications & Research
Direct Line: (213) 286-2061 
Email: mocadiz@latinas.org

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Beatriz Perez

Youth Programs Associate

Direct Line: (213) 223-5428
Email: bperez@latinas.org

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Stephanie Ramírez Zárate

Senior Program Manager
Direct Line: (213) 833-1997
Email: szarate@latinas.org

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Mayra Rojas-Garcia

Events & Operations Consultant 
Email: mrojas@latinas.org

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Guadalupe Lazaro

Communications & Development Coordinator

Direct Line: (213) 223-0169
Email: glazaro@latinas.org

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Kimberly Salinas

Program Coordinator
Direct Line: (213) 399-1950
Email: ksalinas@latinas.org

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Emelly Villa 

Community Engagement Coordinator
Direct Line: (213) 622-0549
Email: evilla@latinas.org

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Genesis Discua

Community Engagement Coordinator
Email: gdiscua@latinas.org

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General Contact Information

634 South Spring Street, Suite 920
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Phone: (213) 622-0606
Email: latinas@latinas.org