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2021 JEFAS


Who are the Jefas? 

This annual day of action and celebration of Latinas’ political power is only possible thanks to the collective efforts of partners and supporters. A Jefa is a Latina leader of an organization at the local or national level doing civic engagement for the Latinx community. Staying true to our purpose to elevate the voices of Latinas leading in the space, meet this year's Jefas. 

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2021 JEFAS 

  • Alejandra Ruiz, Executive Director of Youth Engagement Fund

  • Alex Gomez, Co-Executive Director of LUCHA

  • Alicia Contreras, Executive Director of CORAZON Arizona

  • Amanda Renteria, Executive Director for Code for America

  • Ana Marie Argilagos, President & CEO of Hispanics in Philanthropy

  • Andrea Mercado, Co-Executive Director of Florida Rising

  • Catherine Pino, CEO & Founder, D&P Creative Strategies, LLC

  • Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director of United We Dream Action

  • Ingrid M Duran, CEO & Founder, D&P Creative Strategies, LLC

  • Irene Godinez, Founder & Executive Director of Poder NC

  • Karina Ruiz, Executive Director of AZ Dream Act Coalition (ADAC)

  • Liz Alarcon, Executive Director of Pulso

  • Lizet Ocampo, Executive Director of Voto Latino

  • Maricela Gutierrez, Executive Director of SIREN

  • Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director of National Immigration Law Center

  • Melissa Morales, Executive Director of Somos Votantes

  • Monica Ramirez, Founder and President of Justice for Migrant Women and Latinx House, Founding Principal of She Se Puede

  • Montserrat Arredondo, Executive Director of One AZ

  • Nicole Melaku, Executive Director of National Partnership for New Americans

  • Sarah Audelo, Executive Director of Alliance for Youth Action

  • Sindy M. Benavides, CEO, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

  • Stephanie Valencia, Co-Founder and President of Equislabs

  • Tory Gavito, Executive Director of Way to Win

  • Yadira Sanchez, Co-Executive Director of Poder Latinx


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