Our Team

Laura Jimenez

Laura Jiménez

Executive Director
The women in my life initially brought me to RJ
Nancy Sanchez

Nancy Sanchez

Associate Director
The need to motivate young womyn to become activists of our community, brought me to RJ
Ena S Valladares

Ena Suseth Valladares

Director of Research
A firm believer that quality health care and community-based health services are a right that all individuals deserve
Susy Chavez Herrera

Susy Chávez Herrera

Communications Director
I am a firm believer in FeminismS as fundamental to achieving a more egalitarian society for all...
Rochelle Martin

Rochelle Martin

Grants Manager
Rochelle's personal experience and process of realization towards feminism led her to CLRJ
Lorena Garcia Zermeño

Lorena Garcia Zermeño

Program Coordinator
My own experience growing up as a Latina immigrant is what has brought me to RJ

Michelle Ceballos

Community Organizer
Key to Michelle’s understanding of and struggle for RJ are empowerment through liberatory education, labor and community organizing, and an abolitionist framework

Board of Directors

Melinda Cordero-Bárzaga

Virginia Espino, Ph.D

Laura Jiménez
Executive Director

Mily Treviño-Sauceda

Alba Mercado
Board Secretary

Claudia E. Soria-Delgado
Board Chair

Robyn Flores

Guadalupe Rodriguez
Board Treasurer

Mary V. Rosas

Jeannette Zanipatin
Board Vice-Chair


CLRJ Founding Advisory Board

  • Ann Marie Benitez
  • Monica Benitez Andrade
  • Elmy Bermejo
  • Melinda Cordero
  • Rocio L. Córdoba
  • Raquel Donoso
  • Selina Espinoza
  • Marisol Franco
  • Carmen Garcia
  • Bethany Leal
  • Destiny Lopez
  • Araceli Perez
  • Nora E. Vargas
  • Silissa Uriarte-Smith