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Smithsonian National Latino Board

Smithsonian National Latino Board

Smithsonian National Latino Board

The Smithsonian National Latino Board is a volunteer advisory board that advises the director of the Smithsonian Latino Center and other Smithsonian leaders. Through its 19 members and alumni network, the National Latino Board members contribute their advice and service through committees and ad hoc working groups. They have shown their extraordinary commitment to philanthropy through gifts and pledges totaling $3.4 million, which fueled the momentum of the Molina Family Latino Gallery campaign. 

Board Members

Margarita “Maggie” Paláu-Hernández (Chair)
Hernández Ventures
Pasadena, CA

Philip "Phil" Fuentes (Secretary)
Chicago, IL

Joedis "Joe" Ávila
Charlotte, NC

Cesar Baez
Soela Partners, LLC
New York, NY

The Honorable Roel Campos
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Washington, D.C.

Álvaro "Al" de Molina
Charlotte, NC

Michael Hausknost
Los Angeles, CA

Ann Serrano López
Moving Target Productions
Woodland Hills, CA

Milagro "Millie" Magid
Magid Realty
Albertson, NY

Dr. Mary Martha Molina Bernadett
The Molina Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Richard Neri 
Schulzman-Neri Foundation 
Los Angeles, CA 

Carlos Orta 
Miami, FL 

Christine "Chris" Ortega 
San Antonio, TX 

Juan Otero 
Comcast Corporation 
Arlington, VA 

Carlos Palomares 
SMC Resources 
Miami, FL 

José Luis Prado 
Wind Point Partners 
Chicago, IL 

María Ríos 
Nation Waste, Inc. 
Houston, TX 

Yolanda "Dusty" Stemer 
Chesterton, IN 

Henry R. Muñoz III (Chairman Emeritus)
Muñoz & Company 
San Antonio, TX 

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