Board Of Directors

Marilynn Cruz-Aponte
Marilynn is a recently retired, Connecticut Government Leader and Executive Public Administrator with in-depth experience in strategic program planning, government services restructuring, municipal financial management, human resource leadership, communications, and public labor relations.
Carmen Sierra
Carmen SierraBoard Member
As a Latina working in finance—and the first and only Latina serving as City Treasurer in New England—Carmen knows how critical it is to have diverse voices represented.
Ramona Mercado
Ramona MercadoBoard Member
Ramona Mercado-Espinoza is an accomplished attorney based in West Hartford, Connecticut, with a passion for social justice. With over three decades of experience, she has represented low-income individuals in various legal matters, including Social Security Benefits, Family Law, and Juvenile Court.
Erandi Reiland
Erandi ReilandBoard Treasurer
Erandi Reiland is an attorney at BBB Attorneys, LLC. Originally from Mexico, moving to the United States at an early age gave Erandi a fierce drive to succeed and a strong sense of compassion.
Irma I. Reyes
Irma I. ReyesBoard Member
As the Director of Human Resources and Staff Engagement for a Faith-Based organization, covering CT, MA and R.I., Irma Reyes collaborates with the executive team to oversee the organization’s overall
Norma I. Villanueva
Senior Technical Program Manager with 25 years of delivering on strategic objectives for a Fortune 100 organization.
Isabel Bogdan DNP, WHNP-BC
Dr. Isabel Bogdan, DNP, WHNP-BC, is a highly accomplished Doctor of Nursing Practice and successful entrepreneur specializing in women’s health.