Autumn 2023 Newsletter

Congratulations New Board Members!

Mark Soto

Partners for Children South L.A.

(Los Angeles, CA)

Mark Soto was appointed to the board of Partners for Children South L.A. in September 2023. Mark is a Deputy City Attorney with the Public Rights Branch of the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney. In this role, Mark brings civil law enforcement actions against businesses and individuals.

Deborah Freeland


(Woodside, CA)

Deborah Freeland was elected to the Filoli board of directors in November 2023.  She is an attorney, a scientist, and an academic with a varied career that includes teaching, research, and practice in fields ranging from environmental science and policy, to intellectual property, to immunology, to women’s studies, to legal ethics.

Guillermo Viveros


(Woodside, CA)

Guillermo Viveros was elected to the Filoli board of directors in September 2023. Guillermo is a senior finance leader with experience in leading global finance and treasury teams to establish and execute their vision and strategies. He is passionate about strengthening financial and operational processes.

September - October 2023 Newsletter

Hispanic Heritage Month

“Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America,”

Since 2017, we have pursued programs that drive progress in how Latinos exercise power at organizations that promote prosperous Latino families.

June - July 2023 Newsletter


Karim Khalil Elected to the Board at Maternal Mental Health Now

Karim is a Gas Operations Supervisor for Downey Base at SoCalGas. He has volunteered with the Red Cross, Special Olympics, Friends of the Los Angeles River, and many other small nonprofits to help improve his communities. Karim holds a BA from Cal Poly Pomona and is completing his MA from Arizona State University.

May 2023 Newsletter

New Board Openings!

Latinos LEAD is proud to collaborate with Justice Outside, AbilityFirst and Los Angeles Waterkeeper to recruit Latinos for their governance teams!

April 2023 Newsletter

Issue in Focus: Green Board Diversity in California

We reviewed 116 Environmental and Land Trust nonprofit boards in California—and found only 98 Latinos among 1,445 members. More than half (52%) of these boards have No Latino members!


March 2023 Newsletter

Boards Count!

Latinos LEAD announces the release of Boards Count!, the first large-scale independently tabulated census of Latino governing board members at key nonprofit organizations.

September 2022 Newsletter

New Board Member Search: Partners for Children South L.A.

Latinos LEAD is proud to support the board diversity recruiting initiative at Partners for Children South L.A. This is an outstanding opportunity for leaders to bring entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision to a team serving children and families in South Los Angeles. See if you’ve got what it takes to join this dynamic and passionate team by contacting us today!

August 2022 Newsletter

New Latinos LEAD Website

Latinos LEAD launched its new website this week! It’s easier than ever for Latino professionals to apply for nonprofit board openings or enroll in a Ready to LEAD webinar. Nonprofit executives can create a board member search or browse the latest nonprofit research and trends.

July 2022 Newsletter

New Board Member Spotlight

Marina Lorraine Ramirez was
appointed to the governing board of META in June 2022. Marina is a Senior Associate Attorney for Alvarez-Glasman and Colvin, where she represents school districts, cities, police departments, and special districts with a focus on labor and employment, and governance and leadership.