Latino Board Fellowship to place national cohort of Latino professionals onto boards of schools and education nonprofits across the nation

Boston, MassachusettsLatinos For Education recently announced the newly selected 2023 Latino Board Fellows. The Fellowship will support and place 19 Latino leaders who work within and outside the education sector in Massachusetts and Texas onto governing boards of schools and education nonprofit organizations. 

The 2023 Latino Board Fellows will participate in comprehensive training and a rigorous cultivation process to match each Fellow with the most appropriate local education organizations and their governing Board of Directors. Training includes a series of virtual seminars that will feature thought-provoking readings and discussions about the state of Latino education, nonprofit governance, and ways to improve diversity and inclusion in the education sector to better serve Latino communities. As board members, Fellows will play an important role in addressing educational inequity and influencing better educational outcomes for all children, infusing a critical Latino perspective on Board decisions

This program has matched nearly 100 Latino professionals from a cross-section of industries with leadership positions and board service opportunities. This year’s cohort has an average of 17 years of experience in industries including education, healthcare, philanthropy, and fintech/tech. The full list of the 2023 Latino Board Fellows can be found below. Learn more about them here:

Massachusetts Board Fellows

  • Maria Fernanda Canton, Chief HR Officer, North Shore Community Health
  • Dr. Ruben Carmona, Executive Director of Employee, Family and Community Engagement, Salem Public Schools
  • Bruno Fagundes, AML Guidance Manager, Citizens Financial Group
  • Maria Isabel Gariepy, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer, Worcester State University
  • Myra Majewski, Director of the Harvard Dental Center, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Isabel Martinez, Associate Professor, Northeastern University
  • Cynthia Paris, Superintendent, Lawrence Public Schools
  • Marina Pastrana Ríos, Chief Revenue Officer, OTW Safety
  • Frank Rojas, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Bay Path University
  • Nancy Zigler, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Smith College

Houston Board Fellows

  • Bilma Canales, Associate, Beck Redden
  • Tiffany Echevarria, Executive Director, Collective Action for Youth
  • Natalia Fernández, Regional Director of Impact – Houston, Leadership for Educational Equity
  • Angelica Leveroni Gomez, Senior Program Officer of Education, Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
  • Felicia Martin, Managing Director, Development, EMERGE
  • José Eduardo Sánchez, Co-Founder & Co-Director, Tecolotl
  • Robert Sepeda, Director of Grants Management and Evaluation, The Brown Foundation
  • Pedro Sepulveda Jr, Senior Network Ops Engineer, Lumen Technology
  • Dr. Ana Treviño-Godfrey, Director of Education and Co-Founder, Prelude Music Foundation


About Latinos for Education:

Latinos for Education is a national education non-profit organization focused on developing, placing, and connecting essential Latino talent in the education sector. The organization is mobilizing a network of skilled education leaders to ensure the voice of students and families is not only heard but factored into decision-making in schools, communities, and education institutions throughout the U.S. The organization also ensures Latino education professionals have access to a nationwide network of peers as well as career and professional development opportunities across the country through the members-only EdCentro network. For more information visit:

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