Our team is dedicated to changing and challenging the status quo in government.  Our goal? To elevate New American communities and ensure government at all levels reflects the incredible diversity that we believe makes America beautiful.

Our Team

AAMINA AHMED
Program Manager
RAAHEELA AHMED
Manager of Leadership Programs
HELENA BERBANO
National Political Director
SAYU BHOJWANI
Founder and President
MEGAN CAGLE
Director of Communications
OLGY DIAZ
Washington State Coordinator
ANNE FLOMENHAFT
Program Associate
IRENE GODÍNEZ
Vice President of Programs
KRISTINE HIZON
Finance & Operations Manager
JESSICA S. LEE
Vice President, Development
SARA LE BRUSQ
Chief Operating Officer
EVA MASADIEGO
National Director of Leadership Programs
Michelle Munjanattu
Development Manager
BEE NGUYEN
National Policy Advisor
ELIOT SASAKI
Creative Content Manager
CRAIG VALDEZ
Regional Program Manager

Training Faculty

ADRIANA BARBOZA
RAQUEL CASTANEDA-LOPEZ
GHIDA DAGHER
JULIE GONZALES
PAKOU HANG
JACOB JONES-MARTINEZ
PARAG MEHTA
JENNIFER PAE
Raquel Teran
JESSIE ULIBARRI

Honorary Chairs

DIANE GUERRERO
HASAN MINHAJ

Board of Directors

TERESA ACUÑA
Associate Director of Democratic Governance Programs, Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School
MOHAMED AWAN
Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
SAYU BHOJWANI
Founder and President, The New American Leaders Project
DAWN BYRNE
Director of Finance and Operations, National Immigration Forum
RAQUEL CASTANEDA-LOPEZ
Detroit City Council Member
BRIAN FELDMAN
Senior Partner, Allison+Partners
PARAG MEHTA
NAL Board President, Executive Director & Senior Vice President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
ATHENA SALMAN
Arizona State Representative
TOM WONG
Associate Professor of Political Science and the Founding Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Center (USIPC) at the University of California, San Diego

National Advisory Committee

ADRIANA BARBOZA
Senior Principal, Wellstone Action
STEPHANIE GRAY CHANG
Michigan State Senator District 1 (NAL Ready to Lead alumnus)
MARIO E. DIAZ
President, MED Associates
PETRA FALCON
Executive Director, Promise Arizona
LUCY FLORES
Former Nevada Assemblywoman
MARY ANNE FOO
Executive Director, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
ANA GRANDE
Adjunct Professor, Mount St. Mary’s University (NAL Ready to Lead alumnus)
JOHN MIYASATO
Principal, Crossroads Campaigns
JORGE MONTALVO
Director, New York State Office of New Americans (NAL Ready to Lead alumnus)
JOSE F. MORENO
Anaheim City Council Member
MARIA MOTTOLA
Executive Director, The New York Foundation
UDUAK-JOE NTUK
Member, Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees (NAL Ready to Lead alumnus)
STEPHANIE PARRA
Governing School Board Member, Ward 3 Phoenix Union High School District (NAL Ready to Lead alumnus)
ANGELICA SALAS
Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
RAQUEL TERAN
Arizona Director, I Stand With Planned Parenthood Initiative (NAL Ready to Lead alumnus)