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.


 Renata Soto
Executive Director
Conexión Américas
Nashville, TN
Vice Chair
 Maria S. Salinas
President and Founder
Salinas Consulting, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
 Sergio M. Gonzalez
Senior Vice President
University Advancement and External Affairs
University of Miami
Miami, FL
 John Esquivel
Retired Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel
Shell Oil Company
Houston, TX
President and CEO Janet Murguía
President and CEO
Washington, DC
 Luis Avila
Founding President
Iconico Campaigns
Phoenix, AZ
  Michael G. Johnson
Johnson Talent Development
Coral Springs, FL
  Dr. Edwin Meléndez
Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning

Hunter College, CUNY
New York, NY
  Juan Salgado
City Colleges of Chicago
Chicago, IL



David Adame
President & CEO
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ
 Maria Cristina Gonzalez Noguera
Senior Vice President, Global Public Affairs
Estée Lauder Companies
New York, NY
Mayra Aguirre
Vice President and Secretary
Hall Family Foundation
Kansas City, MO
 Fernando S. Godínez
President and CEO
Mexican American Unity Council, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
Ruby Azurdia-Lee
CLUES - Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio
St. Paul, MN
 Pilar Rocha-Goldberg
President and CEO
El Centro Hispano
Durham NC
Luis Granados
Executive Director
Mission Economic Development Agency
San Francisco, CA
 Maria Gabriela “Gaby” Pacheco
Program Director
Washington, DC
Christine Cannon PhD, RN
Executive Director
The Arsht-Cannon Fund
Hockessin, DE
 Celena Roldán
Chief Executive Officer
American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois
Chicago, IL
Mary Alice Cisneros
American Sunrise
San Antonio, TX
 Paul Saldaña
Saldaña Public Relations
Austin, TX
Roy Cosme
Arcos Communications
New York, NY
 Gary B. Stone
President and CEO
Strategic Thinking One on One
Katy, TX
Lorena Gonzalez
Council Member
Seattle City Council
Seattle, WA
 Michael Toledo
Executive Director 
The Centro Hispano Daniel Torres
Reading, PA