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List of Hispanic Commissioners

(Ethnicity and county of residence in parentheses)

Y. Maria Martinez, Chair (Colombia, Baltimore County)

  • Founder and CEO of Respira, Inc.
  • Chair of Centro de la Comunidad
  • Region V Chair, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Ricardo Martinez, Vice Chair (Puerto Rico, Baltimore County)

  • Founder and President/CEO of Project Enhancement Corporation
  • Commissioner, Maryland Economic Development Commission

Daniel Flores (El Salvador, Montgomery County)

  • Vice President of Regional Government Relations, Greater Washington Board of Trade

Lorena Clauser (El Salvador, Carroll County)

  • American Translators Association
  • Courts of Maryland Spanish interpreter
  • Gregorio Antonio Arenas (Chile, Montgomery County)

    • President of energy vehicle solutions
    • Legal applicant for the House of Ruth, Maryland

    Elizabeth Ysla Leight (Mexico, Anne Arundle County)

    • Director of Government Relations and Legal Affairs, Society of Professional Benefit Administrators
    • President-Elect Maryland PTA

    Hector G. Manzano (Venezuela, Baltimore City)

    • Pollution Control Analyst III, Baltimore City Government
    • DPW Hispanic Community Liaison, Environmental Sciences

    Sonia Mora (Colombia, Montgomery County)

    • Manager Latino Health Initiatives, Montgomery County Government
    • Administrator, Welcome Back Initiative

    Cesar Moreno Perez (Mexico, Montgomery County)

    • Executive Board Member, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

    Walkiria Pool (Dominican Republic, Prince George's County)

    • Founder and President of Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF)

    Oscar Ramirez (United States, Montgomery County)

    • First Vice Chair, Maryland Democratic Party
    • Principal, Podesta Group

    Nicolas H. Ramos, V (Mexico, Baltimore County)

    • Business Owner, Arcos Restaurant, Ramos Realty, Rumba, LLC
    • Former President, Maryland Mexican Association

    Catalina Rodriguez (Ecuador, Baltimore City)

    • Director, Baltimore Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs
    • Director, Baltimore City Hispanic Commission

    Dr. Gilberto Zelaya (El Salvador, Montgomery County)

    • President, Montgomery County Hispanic Employees Association
    • Montgomery County Board of Elections

    Liliana Robeson (Colombia, Talbot County)

    • Zumba Instructor
    • Commissioner, Maryland Real Estate Commission

    Maria D’arcy (Colombia, Talbot County)

    • Works with kids in after school programs at Eastern elementary school
    • Chesapeake Multicultural Reserve Center

    Richard Escalante (Prince George’s County)

    • Director of Business Development, Baltimore Development Corporation

    Angela Franco (Colombia, Montgomery County)

    • President & CEO, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Dr. Patria Lancer de Julnes (Dominican Republic, Howard County)

    • Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore
    • Founder, Pa’lante: Hispanic Students Moving Forward