Interim Executive Director & Family Engagement Manager, Early Learning & K-12
Maritza Romero, who joined the LCHC team in 2015, has once again joined the Hispanic Council. Previously, her position in the Hispanic Council was the Services Coordinator and she currently works as a Family Engagement Manager, Early Learning & K-12.
OHP Outreach and Enrollment Specialist & Program Manager
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.
Advocacy and Civic Engagement Manager
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.
OHP Outreach and Enrollment Assister
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.
Programs Support Specialist
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.
La Voz de la Comunidad Assistant
Minerva Moulin Alvarez was born in the city of Mexico D.F. but she grew up in Morelia, Michoacán, México. Her parents are traders in the automotive industry and she studied a degree in Social Sciences and Rights at the UMSNH. Completing her studies in 1996, she emigrated to USA in 1998, to Seaside, where she carried out different jobs in the hospitality area.