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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. 

 

David Espinoza

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Marisabel Cabrera
Immigration Attorney

David Espinoza is the chair of the board of the Centro Hispano Milwaukee. Mr. Espinoza is a faculty member at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Prior to MATC, Mr. Espinoza served for 23 years as CEO of La Causa, Inc., a non profit organization with a budget of over $20 million. He has a Bachelors in Community Education and a Master's Degree in Curriculum from UW-Milwaukee, and he is currently finishing his doctorate in Educational Leadership at the Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.

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.

Aurea Ramirez

Parent Policy Council, Gudalupe Head Start 

Julia Luna

Realtor

Luna Realty, LLC

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 Ramon

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

Jesus Santos

Administrator of Special Assignments, Milwaukee Public Schools

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.  

Jesus holds a Master's in Administrative Education. He serves as the Administrator on Special Assignement 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. 

Alison Sergio

Executive Director, Health Care Network

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 .   

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