Janira Clark, President
Senior Staff Executive Assistant; Illinois State Treasurer's Officejanira@latinoresources.org
Janira Clark's strong leadership background as a Latina veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, English teacher, community leader and first generation college graduate are exemplary traits she offers to Latino Resources.
Franklin Ortega, Treasurer
¡ANDALE! Program Coordinator; Oakton Community College
Franklin Ortega is a graduate student at Northeastern Illinois University. As a Latino leader, he mentors underrepresented students to ensure they achieve their college completion goals. Franklin supports all Latino Resources programs and advocacy for the Illinois Access Bill.
Angelica Solano, Secretary
Undergraduate; Northeastern Illinois University
Angie Solano became the first Latino Resources Young Adult Board Director in 2013. She is majoring in Latina/o and Latin American Studies with plans to pursue a graduate degree. She serves as a Deputy Registrar for Latino Resources civic engagement team.
Young Adult Board Director, Undergraduate; Oakton Community College
Alejandra Herrera is an Evanstonian pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing. After graduation, she plans to pursue a bachelor of science in nursing. She is a first-generation college student and is passionate about supporting the Latino community.
Dr. Isidro Lucas, Advisory Council Member
Dr. Isidro Lucas is a lifetime Latino community activist, founding member of Chicago Latino Film Festival, Spanish television producer, retired professor and author of The Browning of America: The Hispanic Revolution in the American Church. His wisdom serves as guidance for leadership policies.
Aaron Becker, Advisory Council Member
History Teacher; Evanston Township High School
Aaron Becker received a 2007 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has traveled the world as an educational ambassador for cross-cultural literacy and global understanding. His expertise supports Latino Resources student success initiatives.
Stephen B. Starr, Advisory Council Member
Principal, Stephen B. Starr Design, Inc.firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Starr is Principal of Stephen B. Starr Design, Inc., a design and communication consultancy in Evanston, IL. Stephen is a former president of the Chicago Creative Coalition and founder and organizer of the Chicago Web Professionals. Stephen designs web-based and print communication and helps organizations create language to strengthen their identity/brand. He is interested in social justice issues including access to eduction, healthcare and opportunity for all.
Jasmine Jetton-Gonzales, Immediate Past President, Former Executive Directorjasmine@latinoresources.org
Jasmine Jetton-Gonzalez is an Evanstonian and recent graduate of University of Illinois, Springfield where she earned her Master’s in Public Administration. As an ISACorps member, she offers her expertise as a college and career advisor for students applying to and entering college.
Dr. Elena Garcia Ansani
Founder, Latino Resourceselenagarcia@latinoresources.org
Dr. Elena Garcia Ansani is the visionary Founder of Latino Resources. Her leadership transformed a grassroots organization into a thriving programmatic evidence based operation built upon strategic capacity building initiatives. Her expertise with practitioner research led the charge for the implementation of culturally responsive student success programs and services for high school and college students that guide Latino Resources mission for increasing Latino leadership through college completion and civic engagement.
To learn more about how Latino Resources is working to increase Latino student success and civic engagement; email Latino Resources at: email@example.com.