CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

At the CHCI 2019  Leadership Conference, you’ll hear the insights of federal and local elected officials, corporate and nonprofit leaders, and community supporters, and participate in illuminating discussions of 21st century leadership, policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation, and effective ways to be a changemaker. At the largest annual gathering of Latino leaders in Washington, D.C., your voice is important!

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Rep. Pete Aguilar headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Salud Carbajal headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Tony Cárdenas headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Joaquin Castro headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Gil Cisneros headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Lacy Clay headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Jim Costa headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Veronica Escobar Headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Adriano Espaillat headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Bill Foster headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Ruben Gallego headshot
U.S. House of Representatives and Chair, CHCI
Rep. Jesús G. “Chuy” García headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Jimmy Gomez headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Raúl Grijalva headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Mike Levin headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Grace Flores Napolitano headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Raul Ruiz Headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Linda T. Sánchez headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Jose E. Serrano headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Xochitl Torres Small headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Eric Swalwell headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Norma Torres headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Lori Trahan headshot
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez headshot
U.S. House of Representatives

SPEAKERS

Dwight Alexander headshot
Vice President and Director of Public Affairs and Industry Outreach, ederal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBSF)
Dr. Nuno Alves headshot
Senior Business and Technical Advisor, BP
Norman F. Anderson headshot
Chairman & CEP, CG/LA Infrastruture
Avery Headshot
Manager, Federal Government Affairs at ConocoPhillips
Dr. Larissa Avilés-Santa Headshot
Director, Clinical and Health Services Research at National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Dr. Oxiris Barbot headshot
Commissioner, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene 
Melissa Barrera headshot
Actress, STARZ Original series “Vida"
Erika Beskar headshot
Central Analog Test and Validation Director, Texas Instruments (TI)
Maria Luisa Boyce headshot
Vice President of Global Public Affairs, UPS
Zafar J. Brooks headshot
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion, Hyundai Motor America
Jorge Cabrera headshot
Senior Director, Casey Family Programs
Astrid Caldas headshot
Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
Courtney Canova headshot
Constituent Consultant
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera headshot
Founder, MCC Productions
German Cash headshot
Director of Learning, Development and Inclusion, Leadership for Educational Equity
Luis C.deBaca headshot
Former Ambassador to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking
Alan Cohn headshot
Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Dharma Cortés headshot
C3 Board Member, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Cate Costa headshot
Vice President in Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Julie Ann Crommett headshot
Vice President of Multicultural Audience Engagement, The Walt Disney Studios
Rick Cruz headshot
College Board, Chair of the DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB)
Carlos W. Cubia headshot
Vice-President, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreen Boot Alliance
Kim Davis headshot
Senior Education Program Officer, Home Region Program, Walton Family Foundation
Marco A. Davis headshot
President & CEO, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Mike de la Rocha headshot
Co-Founder, Revolve Impact
Celeste De Palma headshot
Director of Everglades Policy, Audubon Florida
Wil Del Pilar, Ph.D. headshot
Vice President of Higher Education Policy and Practice, Ed Trust
Evelyn DeJesus Headshot
Executive Vice President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
Daphne Delgado headshot
Senior Government Relations Manager, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)
Adriel Cepeda Derieux headshot
Staff Attorney, ACLU Voting Rights Project
J.R. DeShazo headshot
Director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation; Chair, Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Public Policy
Dante Disparte headshot
Head of Policy and Communications, Libra Association
Michelle Duke headshot
President, National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation
Robert Enlow Headshot
President and CEO, EdChoice
Angel Enriquez headshot
Sr. Manager Diveristy & Inclusion, Amazon
Marcela Escobari headshot
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Sid Espinosa headshot
Senior Director of Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, Microsoft
Vicky Espinoza headshot
Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Merced
Dr. Letícia A. Ferri headshot
Medical Director for US Immunoscience, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Cristina Martin Firvida
Vice President of Financial Security and Consumer Affairs for Government Affairs, AARP
Theresa A. Flores headshot
Senior Manager of Public Affairs, Mary Kay Inc.
Tarrance Frierson headshot
Principal Manager for Supplier Diversity and Development, Southern California Edison (SCE)
Dr. Yussef Galib-Frangie headshot
Director with MSO of Puerto Rico, United Health
Lily Eskelsen García headshot
Secretary, CHCI, President, National Education Association
Mercedes Garcia headshot
Vice President of Global Community Relations, Mastercard
Efrain Gonzalez headshot
Associate Director for Business Development at the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), U.S. Department of Commerce
Emilio Gonzalez headshot
Executive Director, Strategic Alliances, Verizon Communications
Vanessa Gonzalez headshot
Executive Vice President of Field and Member Services, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Victor W. Gonzalez (Wally) headshot
Director of Government Supply Chain-Strategic Accounts, Crowley Maritime Corporation
Bruce C. Harris headshot
Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, Walmart
Susie Haslett headshot
Policy Training Director, FWD.us
Jessica Herrera-Flanigan headshot
Executive Vice President of Government and Corporate Affairs, Univision Communications Inc.
Christian Heyne Headshot
Vice President of Policy, Brady
Marielena Hincapié headshot
Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center
Abigail Ross Hopper headshot
President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Stefanie Brown James
Vice President of Training and Community Engagement at Emily’s List
Matt Josephs headshot
Senior Vice President for Policy, The Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Veronica Juarez headshot
Area Vice President for Social Enterprise, Lyft
Charles Kamasaki headshot
Senior Cabinet Advisor, UnidosUS
Erika Munro Kennerly headshot
Global Head of  Partnerships & Outreach, Employee Engagement Division, Google
Jim Kessler headshot
Executive Vice President for Policy, Third Way
Mark Hugo Lopez headshot
Director of Global Migration and Demography Research, Pew Research Center
Ruben Lopez headshot
General Director for Unit Train Solutions, Union Pacific Railroad
Jason Llorenz headshot
Vice President of Communication, Leadership for Educational Equity
Orkideh Malkoc headshot
Director of Federal Government Affairs Advocacy and Policy, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc
Elizabeth Marengo headshot
Head of Talent Strategy & Diversity and Inclusion, Nestlé USA
Ricardo Martinez headshot
Director of Current Programming, ABC Television
Michael Maten headshot
Electric Vehicle Strategy Expert, General Motors
Keith McCoy headshot
Senior Director of Federal Relations, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Mcdonald Headshot
Senior Program Officer, Environment Program, Walton Family Foundation
Andy Medici headshot
Money Reporter, Washington Business Journal
Erika Mercedes headshot
Head of Spectrum and Belonging, Audible, Inc.
Frances Messano headshot
Senior Managing Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund
Richard Meyer headshot
Managing Director of the Energy Group, American Gas Association
Ana Montero headshot
Chief Recovery Executive Officer, American Red Cross
Henry Munoz headshot
Partner/Founder, SOMOS HEALTHCARE NYC 
Oscar Munoz headshot
CEO, United Airlines
Nancy Santiago Negrón headshot
Vice President, Hispanics in Philanthropy,Co-Founder and Managing Director, Opes Global Strategy
BB Otero headshot
President, Otero Strategy Group
Yoshii Padilla Headshot
Director, Strategy & Field Operations, MPC - NAM, Herbalife Nutrition 
Crystal Patterson headshot
Global Civic Partnerships Manager, Facebook
María Peña headshot
Digital Reporter, NBCUniversal Telemundo
Edith Perez, MD logo
Director, Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program
Michelle Persaud headshot
Director of Federal Affairs, T-Mobile
Christine Pierce headshot
Senior Vice President of Data Science, Nielsen
Nicole Quiroga headshot
President and CEO, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Gina Ramirez headshot
Midwest Outreach Manager, Natural Resources Defense Council
Mónica Ramírez headshot
Founder and President, Justice for Migrant Women
Liliana Rañón headshot
Director of Community Empowerment, Univision Communications Inc.
Tanvi Reddy headshot
2019 Giffords Courage Fellow
Amanda Renteria headshot
President, Emerge America
Nicole Richie headshot
Global Head of Health Equity Science and Strategy, Global Product Development Medical Affairs
Patricia Riddlebarger headshot
Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Entergy Corporation
Janelle Rodriguez headshot
Senior Vice President, NBC News, Editorial
Dr. Ananya Roy headshot
Senior Health Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Navroop Sahdev headshot
Founder and CEO, Rethink Markets
Michele Salcedo headshot
Newsdesk Editor, Axios
Alex Sanchez headshot
Head of Education for Public Affairs, Public Policy & Government Relations, Google
Dr. Fabian Sandoval, MD Headshot
CEO, Emerson Clinical Research Institute; Executive Producer, "Tu Salud, Tu Familia"
Caroline González Scott headshot
Interim Vice President, Leadership Development & Design, Leadership for Educational Equity
Laura Herrera Scott headshot
Vice President of Medicaid Clinical Operations, Anthem
Charles Sevola, Jr. headshot
Vice President of Veterans Initiatives, Prudential Financial
Rebeca Shackleford headshot
Analyst of Federal Policy and Advocacy, KIPP Foundation
Leo Shane III headshot
Deputy Editor, Military Times
Angelique Sina headshot
Founder and President, Friends of Puerto Rico
Mike Sommers headshot
Chief Executive, American Petroleum Institute
Stanfield Headshot
Inclusion and Diversity External Relations, Apple
Sabrina Terry
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives, NCRC
Tijerina Headshot
Director of Global People Strategy, McDonald’s Global Youth Opportunity program and Global Employee Volunteer Strategy
Armando Trull headshot
Former Senior Reporter for Race and Identity, WAMU 88.5 FM
Stephanie Valencia Headshot
Co-Founder, EquisLabs
Julio (Julito) Ricardo Varela Headshot
Digital Media Director, Futuro Media
Ana Villegas headshot
Marketing Senior Director for North America, Dell
Madeleine F. Wallace, Ph.D. headshot
Founder, Windrose Vision
Alex Yablon headshot
Reporter, The Trace
Dr. Michael Ybarra headshot
Vice President, Medical Affairs and Strategic Alliances, PhRMA