Jorge Gutierrez

Executive Director
jorge@lchispaniccouncil.org

Born in Mexico and raised in Southern California, Jorge attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine where he graduated with a B.A. in Government & Legal Studies and a Minor in Spanish. Prior to joining the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council (“LCHC”), Jorge lived in Los Angeles, where he worked in the entertainment industry focusing on business and legal affairs.

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Gudelia Contreras

OHP Outreach and Enrollment Specialist
gudelia@lchispaniccouncil.org

Gudelia Contreras was born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico. When she came to the U.S.A., she did not speak any English so she went to ESL classes at a local college in San Jose CA. She is a migrant worker since 2008 when she started to commute from Salem to Astoria, where she worked at a local cannery for seven years.

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Andrea Gonzalez

Program, Services, and Events Coordinator
andrea@lchispaniccouncil.org

Born and raised in Astoria, Andrea Gonzalez attended and recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University’s School of Social Work. She joined the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council in Summer 2017, but has been a member and received services from the organization since 2011.

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Diana Niño

OHP Outreach, Enrollment, and Systems Navigator
diana@lchispaniccouncil.org

Diana Niño is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. She comes from a family of educators and has a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts. After many years living in New York City she decided to move to Oregon, in search of a more peaceful life, surrounded by nature, and as part of a smaller community in which to participate in.

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Adriana Ortega

OHP Outreach and Enrollment Assister
adriana@lchispaniccouncil.org

Adriana Ortega was born in San Jose, California and grew up in Veracruz, Mexico. Graduating from high school, she moved to the state of Oregon in the fall of 2015. She currently attends Clatsop Community College and plans to obtain a degree in the medical field. Adriana started participating in volunteer activities with the Hispanic Council when she moved to Astoria.

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Nayeli Cruz

OHP Outreach, Enrollment, and Systems Navigator
nayeli@lchispaniccouncil.org

Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Nayeli has lived in Astoria for over ten years. She has worked in canneries and has recently completed her GED to continue her studies at Clatsop Community College. At the LCHC, Nayeli is a member of the OHP team, where she helps with outreach, enrollment, and assists in navigating the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) system.

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