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List of Hispanic Commissioners

(Ethnicity and county of residence in parentheses)

Yolanda Maria Welch Martinez, Chair (Colombia, Baltimore County)

  • Founder and CEO of Respira Medical Inc.
  • Chair of Centro de la Comunidad
  • CEO of Women Entreprenuers of Baltimore

Ricardo Martinez, Vice-Chair (Puerto Rico, Frederick County)

  • Founder and President/CEO of Project Enhancement Corporation
  • Commissioner, Maryland Economic Development Commission

Gregorio Antonio Arenas (Chile, Montgomery Country)

Elizabeth C. Bellavance (United States, Wicomico County)

  • Professor, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Salisbury
  • Hispanic Outreach Representative for the Eastern Shore of the Maryland Catholic Conference Social Concerns Committee

Lorena Clauser (El Salvador, Carroll County)

Maria D'Arcy (Colombia, Talbot County)

Richard Escalante (Prince George's County)

Daniel Flores (El Salvador, Montgomery County)

Angela Franco (Colombia, Montgomery County)

Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes (Dominican Republic, Howard County)

Elizabeth Ysla Leight (Mexico, Anne Arundle County)

  • Director of Governmental Relations and Legal Affairs, Society of Professional Benefit Administrators
  • Member of the Maryland State Bar Association
  • Columnist and photographer for the West County Gazette for the Laurel area

Hector G. Manzano (Venezuela, Baltimore City)

  • Pollution Control Analyst III, Baltimore City Government
  • DPW Hispanic Community Liaison, Environmental Sciences
  • Instructor for Baltimore County Community College, Catonsville

Sonia E. Mora (Colombia, Montgomery County)

  • Manager Latino Health Initiatives, Montgomery County Government
  • Adjunct Instructor, George Washington University, Department of Global Health
  • Board Member, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC

Cesar Moreno (Mexico, Montgomery County)

Walkiria Pool (Dominican Republic, Prince George's County)

Oscar Ramirez (Montgomery County)

Nicolas H. Ramos (Mexico, Baltimore County)

  • VBusiness Owner, Arcos Resturant, Ramos Realty, Rumba, LLC
  • President, Hispanice Business Association
  • Former President, Maryland Mexican Association

Maria Robeson (Colombia, Washington County)

Catalina Rodriguez (Ecuador, Baltimore County)

Dr. Gilberto Zelaya II (El Salvador, Montgomery County)