Chapter United Board

United Board

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The Team

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Jason Hardeman

William Arroyo [ National Advisor ]

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Bill arroyo, M.D. Is A physician in Los Angeles, Chair of the AHF board of directors, and a proud member of the L.A. Chapter of LOUD.

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Caroline Contreras [ Vice President ]

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Caroline Contreras Is The Current LOUD Los Angeles Chapter President. Caroline Has Been Actively Involved In Community Partnerships With Several Organizations And Collaborative Efforts Allows To Effectively Reach And Engage With The Latino Community. Caroline Also Has Recently Opened A LULAC Los Angeles Council And Prioritizes Measures Directly Affecting The Community, Such As HIV Testing, Flu Shots, DACA Renewals, And Back To School Supplies.

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Edwin Millan [ President ]

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Edwin Millan, National President Originally from Lima, Peru, Edwin works for AHF as a director of sales outreach and community integration. He believes that privilege is a gift that needs to be utilized to support and embraced all communities and create a sense of unity and collaboration respecting each other’s cultures, dignity and the right to have voice.

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Erica Mendoza [ Director of Marketing ]

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Erica is a film director, writer, producer & actress born in Mexico, Michoacán. After attending SFSU and obtaining her B.A in Cinema, she became a first generation DACA graduate. Passionate for the arts, she decided to move to Los Angeles in pursuit of her film and acting career. While living in Los Angeles, she has produced and directed multiple video campaigns, commercials, and films. Erica is committed to changing the narrative on how Latinos are portrayed in the media. She also contributes to Latin inclusion and representation on her own production sets. Aside from her film career, Erica advocates for immigrant civil rights and the importance of mental health. She is deeply rooted in her Latin community which is why she established a LULAC chapter in the city of Los Angeles and serves as a National Marketing Director for LOUD.

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Jessica Morales [ Director of Operations ]

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Jessica is a Mexican - American social justice advocate that strives for the equity of people of color and individuals who face health, socioeconomic, racial, and gender disparities. Being an advocate since her teenage years, Jessica has always believed in giving back to the community, whether it be via tutoring, assisting the elderly, or volunteering her time to care for the sick. Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree in b oth Anthropology and Biology from the University of California: Santa Barbara. In her free time, Jessica enjoys working out at the gym, swimming, jogging, taking her dogs on hikes, cuddling with her cats, binge watching TV shows and anime, or spending time with her crazy large family - she is one of 8 children! With cultural roots originating from Durango, Mexico, Jessica is excited to continue to empower her community and heritage through LOUD.

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Jonatan Gioia [ Director of Advocacy ]

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Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jonatan Gioia, MD, moved to Houston, Texas motivated by his passion in research and interest in the HIV field. He is the HIV Prevention Project Manager at the Houston HIV/AIDS Research (HART) team at UT Health. He is interested in addressing health disparities and developing novel interventions for community engagement. Aside from his research work, Jonatan is a local activist. He currently serves as Somos LOUD National Advocacy Director and Houston’s chapter president where he is committed to engage, empower, and educate Houston’s LGBTQ+ and Latinx community.

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Jorge Mellado [ Director of Events ]

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Jorge is a prominent Realtor at Rodeo Realty covering the Los Angeles metropolitan area. He also has been a fundraising professional who has raised funds for the LGBT movement for over 17 years. He has worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and GLAAD. He is on the board of directors for the Foundation for the AIDS Monument as their fundraising chair. He is also a founding member of the Young Professionals Council, LOUD and Impulse Group.

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Laura Garcia Morales [ Director of Outreach ]

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She was born in Durango, Mexico and immigrated to Los Angeles, CA at the age of 2 years old. Graduated from Los Angeles High and was the first in her family to attend college for a Degree in Clinical-Psychology. She is a Dreamer, a DACA recipient, which allowed her to develop her career in the care of humanity; from public services, education for high school students to Advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and becoming an AHF Ambassador. She is currently an AHF Pharmacy Sales Representative & Community Liaison for prevention and care of HIV.

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Luis Zaragoza [ Director of Communications ]

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Originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. He is passionate about spirituality, communications, arts, and philanthropy. He has been supporting the needs of those who need it most for over 20 years and has served for two years as president of LOUD. All with the main objective of connecting and sensitizing the Hispanics of Nevada within the mission of LOUD. He is also REACH Development Manager, Tv host and producer, Emmy Board of Governor, and Emmy nominee.

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