Meet our board and leadership

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 including the Latin American Association, The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and others.

Aida is a patron of the arts and a courageous advocate for the Latino/Hispanic community

Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez

Board Director. Vice President of CCI Companies. Lillian has served as VP of Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations at The Coca-Cola Company and previously was appointed as President of the Hispanic Federation of New York.  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.

Henry A. Kelly

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

Maria Vinces Peck

Board Director. Mayte is the Director of Hispanic Strategies and Loans for Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs and a successful entrepreneur. Previously, she launched and led the Women’s Business Center at ACE with great success. 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.

Rudy Beserra

Board Director.  Former Vice President of Latin Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company. A nationally recognized community and business leader, Beserra was instrumental in the founding and development of several national Hispanic organizations including the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute. Beserra is the Board Chairman for the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce.

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.


Genesis Castro

Programs & Network Coordinator. Genesis comes from a background of education and civic engagement with member organizations HoPe and GALEO. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Georgia with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. She is getting her Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management.

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

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

Guillermo Salazar
Digital & websites

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