Co-chair

Senator Omar Aquino

2nd Senate District

Senator Aquino was born and raised in the Northwest Side of Chicago and is a proud Latino! His early memories of his parents as public workers inspired him to dedicate his career to public service. From his first role as a bilingual case manager to eventually becoming a legislative assistant in the House of Representatives to becoming a State Senator himself, Senator Aqunio has continued to grow his passion for serving his community.

Co-chair

Representative
Norma Hernandez, MUPP

IL. 77th House District

Representative Norma Hernandez was appointed as co-chair of the ILLCF in 2023 after becoming the first Latina ever to represent the 77th Illinois House district, which includes majority Latino suburbs such as Stone Park, Franklin Park, Bensenville, and her hometown of Melrose Park (among other suburbs).  Before joining the Foundation’s board, Hernandez worked in the field of urban planning and public policy, helping lead data analysis and reports that looked deeply at trends and issues affecting Latino communities in Illinois. She brings a wealth of policy knowledge, especially as ILLCF prepares to launch much of its public policy work in Raices.

    Executive Board

    Co-chair

    Senator Omar Aquino

    Co-Chair

    Representative
    Norma Hernandez

    Vice-Chair

    Marta Cerda, JD

    Board Treasurer

    Rey Raigoza

    Board Secretary

    Yesenia Lopez

    Board of directors

    40th District

    Representative

    Andrade

    Board Designee:
    Pedro Cevallos-Candau
    President and CEO, PECECA Business Consultants

    2nd District

    Senator

    Aquino

    Board Designee:
    Marta Cerda
    CEO, ASI Healthcare

    85th District

    Representative

    Avelar

    Board Designee:
    Manuel "Manny" Rey
    CEO, Craft Mechanical

    22nd District

    Senator

    Castro

    Board Designee:
    Benjamin Bernal
    Vice President, Associated
    Equipment Distributors

    44th District

    Representative

    Crespo

    Board Designee:
    Jennifer Crespo
    President, Hispanic Lawyers
    of Illinois (HLAI)

    3rd District

    Representative

    Delgado

    Board Designee:
    Lisa Duarte Partner,
    Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres

    21st District

    Representative

    Gonzalez

    Board Designee:
    Rey Raigoza
    Executive Director,
    Urban Warriors

    22nd District

    Representative

    Guerrero

    Board Designee:
    Lizbeth Ramirez
    President, Zerimar Strategies

    50th District

    Representative

    Barbara Hernandez

    Board Designee:
    Baldemar Lopez
    President, Strategem Consulting

    2nd District

    Representative

    Lisa Hernandez

    Board Designee:
    Daniel Arce
    President, Tropical Optical

    77th District

    Representative

    Norma Hernandez

    Board Designee:
    Jessica Fuentes
    President, Fuentes Consulting

    4th District

    Representative

    Jimenez

    Board Designee:
    Dr. Marisol Morales
    Executive Director, Carnegie Elective Classifications

    1st District

    Senator

    Loera-Cervantes

    Board Designee:
    Dolores Muñoz
    Sr. Vice President, Loop Capital

    1st District

    Representative

    Ortiz

    Board Designee:
    Yesenia Lopez
    Assistant Secretary, Secretary of State

    20th District

    Senator

    Toro

    Board Designee:
    Martin Cabrera
    CEO, Cabrera Capital

    25th District

    Senator

    Villa

    Board Designee:
    David Andalcio
    CEO, Wynndalco Enterprise

    11th District

    Senator

    Villanueva

    Board Designee:
    Alex Paterakos-Figueroa
    Gov. Relations Director, SEIU