Jessica González-Rojas is the Executive Director at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the only national reproductive justice organization that specifically works to advance reproductive health and rights for Latinas. She has been a leader in progressive movements for over 15 years. Jessica is successfully forging connections between reproductive health, gender, immigration, LGBTQ liberation, labor and Latino civil rights, breaking down barriers between movements and building a strong Latina grassroots presence.
Maria Elena is a member of the organization’s senior leadership team and has administrative oversight of organizational operations, including human resources and financial management, and works with senior staff to ensure program alignment.
Associate Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs
kimberly [at] latinainstitute [dot] org
At NLIRH Kimberly conducts legislative analysis and evaluates public policy on matters related to our three program areas, as well as responding to policymakers' requests for information and assistance.
Elizabeth Guerra is the Director of Community Mobilization at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. Elizabeth is responsible for strategic planning, and overseeing the development and implementation of NLIRH's Community Mobilization program. Elizabeth also directs the New York based Community Mobilization team, and all Latina Advocacy Networks (LAN).
At NLIRH, Karina is in charge of supporting, fostering and cultivating the development of Latina Advocacy Networks (LAN) located in different states around the nation. She also identifies, builds, and develops a diverse group of Latina leaders and activists to organize around Reproductive Justice issues at a local, state, and national level.
Natalie D. Camastra serves as Policy Analyst with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) in their Washington, D.C. offices. In her role, she advances NLIRH’s national policy agenda by analyzing federal and state legislation, crafting policy solutions, and implementing short- and long-term policy projects under the Senior Policy Analyst and Director of Policy. Prior to serving as Policy Analyst, Natalie completed a one-year Reproductive Justice Public Policy Fellowship with NLIRH where she gained in-depth experience in all of NLIRH’s policy priorities.
Angy Rivera is the new Community Mobilization Felow for 2013. She was born in Armenia, Colombia to a single mother who was kicked out of the house a few weeks after her birth. In order to provide a better life for the both of them, they travelled to the United States and made a life for themselves in New York.
Candace Gibson comes to the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health as a Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) Fellow. She assists the Policy Department by providing legal and legislative analysis and research to our three program areas.
Desiree Caro is the new Development and Communication Intern for the NLIRH. Born and raised in the Bronx, Desiree's experiences helped shape her passion for helping others and for impacting change. in 2012 she graduated cum laude from Hunter College with a B.A in Sociology. Desiree is currently a first year student and Columbia University School of Social Work where she is studying social enterprise administration. Prior to joining the NLIRH team, Desiree worked to provide immigrant high school students with the tools and information to attend college and reach their
Margie Del Castillo is currently a second year graduate student in the Master of Arts program in Women’s Studies at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Previously, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s Studies from The College of William and Mary in 2005. After graduating, Margie started a career in social work, primarily working with Spanish speaking immigrants of color. She helped her clients secure aid from public assistance programs like SNAP, Medicaid and TANF. After spending four years in the social work field, Margie
Camino Public Relations serves as NLIRH's communications and media consultants. Camino PR supports NLIRH's media advocacy, publicity, communications strategies, marketing campaigns, social marketing initiatives, promotion, and crisis communication.
Rachel Weintraub serves as the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health's Fundraising and Board Development consultant, assisting the organization with its institutional development efforts through board development and the structuring of the organization's fundraising program.