Staff, Fellows, Interns, and Consultants

Staff

Executive Director

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.

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Deputy Director

Steven Toledo joins the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health as the Deputy Director.  Steven brings with him a decade of work experience forwarding social justice initiatives on multiple fronts, including sexual health, immigrant rights, LGBT rights and education reform.

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Director of Operations and Finance

Shibani serves as the Director of Operations and Finance at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and is responsible for managing the organization’s budget, financial systems, human resources and operations.

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Operations Manager

Stephanie Rodriguez is responsible for managing and overseeing all the administrative needs of both our New York and Washington, DC offices. She also provides support to the Development Department.

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Development and Grantwriting Associate

Hilarie Meyers supports the development and communications department in implementing NLIRH’s strategic fundraising and communications goals.

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Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs

Ann Marie serves as the Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, where she is responsible for NLIRH’s Washington, DC office and oversees all the government relations, policy advocacy and public affairs work.  She comes to NLIRH with over a dozen years of experience in the policy and political arena. For over six years, she was the public policy director for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, Inc.

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Government Relations and Operations Assistant

Avalon will serve as the Government Relations and Operations Assistant at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and will be responsible for the assistance in administrative support, organizational aptitude, and idea innovation.

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Director of Public Affairs

Kimberly serves as the Director of Public Affairs at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, where she directs the communications activities of NLIRH and advocates for salud, dignidad, y justicia (health, dignity, and justice) for the nation’s more than 26 million Latinas, their families and communities.

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Public Affairs and Communications Associate

Brittany Alston Caballero joins the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health as the Public Affairs and Communications Associate in the Washington, D.C. office. Brittany brings with her experience in traditional and new media outreach, graphic design, community engagement and cross-cultural/bilingual communication.

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Policy Analyst

Natalie D. Camastra serves as Policy Analyst with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) in their Washington, D.C. office. 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 Director and Associate Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs. Specifically, she focuses on federal legislation and strategies to advance reproductive health and justice for immigrant Latinas, their families, and communities.

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Senior Director of Community Engagement

Diana Lugo-Martinez joins the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health as the Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs.  Diana brings a decade of experience in civic engagement, politics, academia, and leadership development on a variety of social justice initiatives.

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Director of Community Mobilization

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).

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National Field Organizer

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.

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Texas Latina Advocacy Network Field Coordinator

Lucy Felix supports the Community Mobilization department as Texas Field Organizer,

Originally from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Lucy Ceballos Felix graduated from the Institute of Science and Studies of Tamaulipas (ICEST) in 1992 with her Bachelors in Social Work. Immediately after graduation she worked as a Social Worker in community agencies, orphanages, schools, prisons and hospitals in Mexico. Lucy moved to the city of Brownsville, Texas in 1997 and began working as a community health promoter “promotora”. In that capacity, she began community organizing door-to-door and educating people about health issues.

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Florida Latina Advocacy Network Field Coordinator

Dian Alarcón serves as a Florida Field Organizer at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, where she organizes to raise the voices of Latinas in Florida for policy change at all levels of government on issues that impact their lives, women’s health care and other social justice issues. Dian engages in movement-building for reproductive justice, develops community leadership, builds relationships with key stakeholders, partners, and elected officials, and assists in campaign development and implementation.

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Florida Latina Advocacy Network Field Coordinator

Elizabeth Estrada serves as a Florida Field Organizer at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, where she organizes to raise the voices of Latinas in Florida for policy change at all levels of government on issues that impact their lives, women’s health care and other social justice issues. Elizabeth engages in movement-building for reproductive justice, develops community leadership, builds relationships with key stakeholders, partners, and elected officials, and assists in campaign development and implementation.   Elizabeth came to the U.S.

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Fellows

Reproductive Justice Second Year Fellow

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. 

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Interns

Development Intern

Laura is excited to join the team at NLIRH as a Development Intern. 

Originally from Berkeley, California, Laura graduated from Oberlin College in 2013 with a B.A. in Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature, where she learned about Latin American and Latin@ politics, culture, and history through the lens of literature. As a student, she led a program to expand more comprehensive writing tutoring into the Spanish department. 

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Operations Intern

Erika is currently receiving a Master’s of Public Health at Columbia University with a concentration in Molecular/Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Before moving to New York, she graduated with degrees in Neuroscience and Evolutionary Bio from the University of Southern California. While in undergrad, she conducted stem cell research at the USC Broad Stem Cell Center and interned with the United Farm Workers and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, focusing on education and sexual health disparities.

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Consultants

Communications and Media

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.

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