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Board of Directors

Julio Maldonado
Chair of the Board

27th Street Business Association

Toni Rivera-Joachin

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer


Julio serves on the board of Centro Hispano Milwaukee. He is the Executive Director for the Historic Highway 41 Business Improvement District (BID) a.k.a South 27th street. Julio leverages his 16 years of experience in web, marketing, advertising, design and public relations to effectively consult to the needs of clients. Julio earned his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He and his wife, Samantha, have two children, and their dog Butters. 

Ms. Rivera-Joachin comes to Centro Hispano with a wealth of experience gleamed from 21 years in non-profit leadership roles. Prior to Centro Hispano Milwaukee, Ms. Rivera-Joachin served as the Project Ujima Manager, mentoring violence prevention and intervention programs across the United States through Children's Hospital, Ms. Rivera-Joachin served as the Associate Director at Aurora Weier Educational Center. She hold's a Master's degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelor's degree in Community Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 2010, Ms. Rivera-Joachin completed the Latino Non-profit Leadership program offered by UW-Milwaukee. She has dedicated to advocating for and improving the lives of vulnerable populations in our community. She is married and has two beautiful daughters. 


Eduardo herrera-Mier


VP, CRA residential Loan Manager

Associated Bank 

Marisabel Cabrera
Immigration Attorney

Marisabel Cabrera is a private immigration attorney who runs her own law office in Milwaukee. In June 2013, she was appointed by the Mayor to the City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission as well as elected to be Chair of the Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Ms. Cabrera is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Voces de la Frontera. Ms. Cabrera received her Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law in 2002. She also graduated from the University of Madison-Wisconsin in 1998 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Latin American and Iberian Studies and Spanish.

Julia Luna


Luna Realty, LLC

Israel Ramon

Shareholder in the law firm of Ramon & Medrano S.C. 

Julia Luna has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed real estate classes at the Milwaukee Area Technical College. Julia is a real estate broker at Luna Realty, LLC, where she is responsible for finances and marketing, as well other realtor duties.  Prior to Luna Realty, LLC, Julia worked for First Weber Group as an independent contractor/realtor.  While at First Weber Group she was awarded Northwest Office Rookie of the Year 2004 and Northwest Office Sales Leader for several months in 2004.  Julia is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Wisconsin Realtors Association, and the Milwaukee Association of Realtors.

Israel is an attorney at law. He received his degree from Marquette University Law School. He frequently lectures on Worker's Compensation Law and Disability Law. He has been Chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Annual Worker's Compensation Update seminar and has given numerous presentations to legal, community and union groups.

He is a member of the Wisconisn Bar Association,
Past-President of the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association, the wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation.  

Alison Sergio

Vice Chair

Executive Director, Health Care Network

Jesus Santos

Principal, Milwaukee Public Schools

Alison serves as the Executive Direcor of Health Care Network, Racine, WI. Previously, Alison served as the Executve Director at Rosalie Manor. She has been creating curricula and teaches courses through the Child Welfare Training Partnership at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, of UW-Milwaukee. Alison holds a Master's in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University .   

Jesus holds a Master's in Administrative Education. He serves as the Principal at South Division high school and is responsible of South Division's facility and academic operations. Mr. Santos has worked for Milwaukee Public Schools for a number of years as ESL and Bilingual Supervisor, Elementary Teacher and Director of Bilingual Multicultural Education - Bilingual Curriculum Specialist. Jesus is a life long member of WIABE, NABE and a receipient of WSA Hall of Fame. Jesus joined CHM board because he enjoys assisting  anyone genuinely who wants to help themselves to have a better tomorrow through education. 

Aurea Ramirez


Head Start Policy Council Representative

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