NHLA Membership

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) was established in 1991 as a nonpartisan association of major Hispanic national organizations and distinguished Hispanic leaders from all over the nation. NHLA’s mission calls for unity among Latinos around the country to provide the Hispanic community with greater visibility and a clearer, stronger influence in our country’s affairs. NHLA brings together Hispanic leaders to establish policy priorities that address, and raise public awareness of, the major issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole.

NHLA is composed of 40 of the leading national and regional Hispanic civil rights and public policy organizations and other elected officials, and prominent Hispanic Americans. NHLA coalition members represent the diversity of the Latino community – Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and other Hispanic Americans.


Allianza Americas
Oscar A. Chacon, Executive Director
National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) 
Roger Rivera, President
American GI Forum 
Angel Zuniga, National Commander  
National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW)
Wanda Gordils, National President
ASPIRA Association, Inc. 
Ronald Blackburn-Moreno, President & CEO
National Council of La Raza (NCLR) 
Janet Murguía, President & CEO
Richard J. Noriega, President & CEO
National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI)
Ann Marquez, President
Casa de Esperanza 
Patricia Tototzintle, Chief Executive Officer 
National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL)
Rep. Angel Cruz, President
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Domenika Lynch, President & CEO
National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)
Dr. Yanira Cruz, President & CEO
Farmworker Justice 
Bruce Goldstein, President 
National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) 
Felix Sanchez, Chairman & Co-founder
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) 
Antonio R. Flores, Ph.D., President & CEO 
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) 
Alex Nogales, President & CEO  
Hispanic Federation (HF)
Jose Calderon, President 
National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) 
Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President & CEO 
Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) 
Robert T. Maldonado, National President 
National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP)
Angelo Falcón, President
Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) 
Maria de los Angeles (Nena) Torres, Executive Director
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH)
Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) 
Hector Sanchez, Executive Director
National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC) 
Rafael A. Fantauzzi, President & CEO
LatinoJustice PRLDEF 
Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel 
Matt Nelson, Executive Director
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Brent Wilkes, Executive Director
SER – Jobs for Progress National Inc. 
Ignacio Salazar, President & CEO
MANA, A National Latina Organization
Amy L. Hinojosa, President & CEO 
Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project (SVREP)
Antonio Gonzalez, President
Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Thomas A. Saenz, President & General Counsel
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) 
Javier Palomarez, President & CEO
National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives (NAHFE)
Al Gallegos, National President
United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) 
Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., President & Co-founder
National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP)
Martha Montoya, President
United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce 
Albert Zapanta, President & CEO
NALEO Educational Fund
Arturo Vargas, Executive Director
U.S.-Mexico Foundation 
Rebeca Vargas, President & CEO
National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
Axel Caballero, Executive Director
Voto Latino