Meet our board and leadership

Lilian Rodriguez-Lopez

Board Director. Vice President, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations at The Coca-Cola Company, Lilian also serves as board member for the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, MALDEF, LaAmistad, and the Hispanic Advisory Council of the Nielsen Corporation. She is also the former president of the Hispanic Federation in New York.

Henry A. Kelly

Board Director. Former director of corporate relations at Georgia Power, Henry Kelley is a well-rounded Atlanta executive with a social conscience. He has served as chairman and president of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc and was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission in 2014 as well as the Criminal Justice Reform Commission. He is a 2000 graduate of Leadership Atlanta.

Aida Perez-Flamm

Board Director. Founder and partner of Aida & Co, Aida is also director of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), a key Latino leader and instrumental in the development of many local anchor organizations.

Maria Vinces Peck

Board Director. Director of the Women’s Business Center at ACE Loans and a successful entrepreneur, Mayte is a NALCAB Colegio Community Economic Development Fellow and sits on the board of the National Association of Women’s Business Centers.

Ana Maria Martinez, JD

Board Director. President and founder of Georgia Latino Law Foundation, attorney for the Hon. Judge Dax E. Lopez in Dekalb County, Atlanta Regional Commission’s Millennial Advisory Committee and LEAD Atlanta graduate.

Omar Esposito

Board Member. Chief Revenue Officer for Stackfolio with 13 years of banking experience.  Member of the Georgia Bankers Association Board of Directors and  the Community Bankers Association of Georgia’s Associate Member Advisory Council.  LEAD Atlanta graduate, Chairman of the Board of Directors of HouseProud Atlanta and board member of a number of nonprofit organizations.

Eddy Elguezabal, MBA

Board Director.  Regional vice president and general manager and director of sales for Univision Communications, Mr. Elguezabal oversees Atlanta, Philadelphia and Raleigh operations and has a wealth of experience in operations, strategic marketing and sales, pricing and package development and community development.  He sits on the board of Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia.

Gilda (Gigi) Pedraza

Executive Director and Founder. A social entrepreneur and nonprofit professional with over 12 years of experience in the areas of general management, strategy, operations, marketing and fund development in both for profit and nonprofit spaces.


Consultants & Contractors

We work with some of the best bicultural and bilingual professionals in Georgia.

Christopher Perlera
Public and community affairs, advocacy, philanthropic strategy, executive development and media relations

Verónica Maldonado-Torres
Trainer, facilitator, philanthropic strategy, executive development

Gretchen Class-Diaz
Philanthropic strategy, development strategy, design and events

Anne Ferreira
Graphic design and websites

Erik Ramirez
Graphic design and websites