Announcement: Board Chair Transition

LIDERAMOS starts off the 2024 year with a heartfelt announcement and thank you to Carlos F. Orta who transitions off as our Board Chair. We are indebted to his steadfast leadership from 2019 to 2023 which guided our organization’s growth and maturation. As Carlos’ acknowledges,

“It has been an honor to work with a most committed group of leaders as we stewarded the vision of Dr. Juana Bordas over the last few years. We collectively moved the organization past COVID, hired our first executive director, who is doing a great job, increased funding, and held two wonderful annual symposiums. We accomplished much in a few short years, so please take time to celebrate our wins and the board’s steadfast commitment to the organization!”

Carlos F. Orta,

Board Service & Chair,


Carlos' expertise as a national leader in Latino leadership, his commitment to board governance, and his kind insight guided LIDERAMOS to develop partnerships that will unfold into transformational investment and continued excellence into the future. Our board members and affiliates congratulate Carlos for all his hard work and dedication to the LIDERAMOS mission to expand, connect and enhance the quality and impact of Latino Leadership programs with the goal of developing culturally aware, civically engaged community-serving leaders. 

Join us as we thank and celebrate Carlos’ tenure and the power of service to the Latino community!

“Carlos Orta is a singular leader who brought perspective from the corporate and nonprofit worlds to benefit LIDERAMOS through a critical transition. His steadfast approach and no-nonsense counsel will be missed, but we remain grateful for his influence and leadership,” Amy Hinojosa, President and CEO, MANA: A National Latina Organization.

“Gracias Carlos, your leadership came at a critical time for Lideramos, and you led the organization to a successful transition in hiring our first Executive Director and expanding our programming. We are confident many achievements will come from your future endeavors!” Sylvia Puente, President & CEO, Latino Policy Forum.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the company of Carlos Orta. From when we first met when he led HACER, to his service to the organization I lead, serving as a Conexión mentor. I greatly appreciate his leadership as LIDERAMOS board chair, his facilitation of our board meetings, and he is always prepared.” Phyllis Barajas, CEO, Conexión - Advancing Latino Leadership.

“A leader who inspires and transforms others through his authenticity and humble strength. You are a true gift from our ancestors.” Richard Martinez, RJ & Associates.

“Muchísimas gracias por todo que hiciste por LIDERAMOS y por el espíritu y fuerza que traiste. Te mando mucho amor y bendiciones por tu nuevo camino. Siempre seré tu amiga y admiradora.” Juana Bordas, Founder & President Emeritus, LIDERAMOS.


LIDERAMOS welcomes our new Board Chair, Patricia Mejia, Vice President of Inclusive Engagement, Spurs Sports & Entertainment effective January 2024.

Join us in our appreciation of Carlos and help sustain his service to LIDERAMOS by making a donation

Thank you and we look forward to Carlos' future endeavors!


Angela 'Mictlanxochitl' Anderson Guerrero

Executive Director



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