Fellowship | Latino Leadership Institute
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The Institute’s 9-month Fellowship Program combines the leadership ethos of knowledge, skills, and tools that, combined with new networks, prepares Latino professionals for elevated roles of influence in Colorado. Fellows are emerging executives who average 15 years of professional experience. They come from across Colorado and work in the education, government, non-profit, and private sectors.

Fellow Profile


A total of 179 Fellows have gone through the Fellowship.


Fellows average 15 years of professional experience.


Fellows come from diverse professional backgrounds.


Every 6 out of 10 Fellows hold an advanced degree.

Cohort 8

Jorge Avendaño-Curiel

Kaiser Permanente

Olivia Cárdenas

Colorado School of Mines

JoAnna Cintrón


Rita B. Contreras

Financial Planning Association

Kristy L. Duran

Adams State University

Kathy Faz

National Park Services

Loa Esquilín García

Mayor's Office of Emergency Management

Deana Lemos-Garcia

City of Greeley

Lawrence Barcelona Garcia

Denver Public Schools

Cohort 7

Martha Bahamon

University of Denver

Candice Bataille


Rory Berumen

National Electrical Contractor Association (Rocky Mountain Chapter)

Mariana del Hierro

Colorado Department of Public Health

Alan Dominguez

Denver Public Schools & Loco Lane Filmworks

Kathy Faz

National Park Services

Iliana Gallegos

Colorado Department of Labor

Jeff Gallegos


Priscilla Gomez

Jviation, Inc.

Michael Gutierrez

Trineo Ltd

Ana Hernandez

InScribe Education

Monica Jimenez

Wells Fargo

Ana Trujillo Limon

Financial Planning Association

Teresa Mañago Aranda

Empower Retirement

Miguel Martinez

Lake County Colorado

Jorge Mendoza

Bellco Credit Union

Nelson Molina

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Linda Quintanar

Volunteers in Partnership, University of Denver

Joel Sosa Ramos

Ready Foods

Felicia Romero

Mind Springs Health

Dr. Nick Saenz

Adams State University

Amanda Sandoval

Denver City Council District 1

Yvonne Varela

Western Union