WHO WE ARE

In response to the Coronavirus emergency and its disparate impact on Maryland’s Latino community, Maryland Latinos Unidos (MLU) was established in 2020 to unify statewide efforts supporting Latino and immigrant populations. Latino and non-Latino leaders are convening to form this collective, which is led by Executive Director Dr. Gabriela Lemus and guided by a Steering Committee.

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis highlight the ruptures in Maryland State’s government benefits system where services are not being rendered. Latinos have been impacted disproportionately by the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis has highlighted the need for cohesion and support systems amongst organizations and individuals working to support and advocate for the quickly growing Latino and immigrant community in Maryland. Although the establishment of this organization was rooted in addressing emergency needs, our intention is to operate to reduce the various disparities and barriers affecting these communities.

Maryland Latinos Unidos has entered into an agreement with Maryland Nonprofits and operates as one of the association’s programs.

 

STAFF & STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dr. Gabriela Lemus

Dr. Gabriela Lemus

Executive Director

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Veronica Cool

Veronica Cool

Chair

Founder, Cool & Associates
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Luis Gutierrez

Luis Gutierrez

Vice-Chair

President and CEO, Dream Management, Inc.
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Joseph Morales

Joseph Morales

Secretary

Managing Attorney, The Morales Law Firm
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Alberto Grosmark

Alberto Grosmark

Treasurer

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Pat Arzuaga

Pat Arzuaga

Senior Counsel at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Elda Devarie

Elda Devarie

 

 

 

Cesiah Fuentes

Cesiah Fuentes

Executive Director, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus

Monica Guerrero Vasquez

Monica Guerrero Vasquez

Executive Director, Centro SOL

Elizabeth Ysla Leigh

Elizabeth Ysla Leigh

Director of Government Relations and Legal Affairs, Society of Professional Benefit Administrators

Maria Pilar Rodriguez

Maria Pilar Rodriguez

President/Founder, MPR Business Solutions, LLC
Executive Director, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Inez Stewart

Inez Stewart

Executive/Human Resources, Johns Hopkins Medicine

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