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Arturo Aguilar

Executive Director at Seattle International Foundation

Mariana Ardila

Managing Attorney at Women's Link Worldwide

Maggie Loredo

Co-Director at Otros Dreams en Acción

María Escobar

Fund Manager and Project Coordinator at EnRedadas

Claudia Vanessa Siliezar Turcios

Founding Member and Interim Executive Director at Unidad de Desarrollo Integral de la Mujer y la Familia

Metzi Rosales Martel

Journalist and Fellow at the International Women's Media Foundation

Marcia Aguiluz

Managing Attorney at Women's Link Worldwide

SIF Staff - Lariza Romero Fonseca

Program Officer at Seattle International Foundation

Maria Antonieta Alcalde Castro

Director at IPAS Central America and Mexico

Regina Fonseca

Coordinator, Strengthening Womens' Right to Decide Program at Centro de Derechos de Mujeres

Mireille Posse

Sr. Program Manager, Leadership & Learning at Hispanics in Philanthropy

Emiko Saldivar

Researcher and Lecturer, University of California

Ana Izabel Ortiz

Advisor to the Public Ministry of the Government of Guatemala

Sebastian Frias

Gerente de Programas, Fundación W.K. Kellogg


Journalist, Activist, and Visiting Professor at Stanford University

Miriam Miranda

General Coordinator at Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH)

Eva Rodríguez

Chief of Party Rights and Dignity Project at Counterpart International

Suyapa Martinez

Coordinator of the Women's Studies Center of Honduras

Eliza Brennan

Senior Program Officer, Education & Migration at International Community Foundation

Douglas Oviedo

Founder & Director, Colectivo The Bridge El Puente

Ramona Johana Lopez

President & Legal Representative at Asociación Colectivo Vida Digna

Katerine Sophia Giron Martinez

Community Organizer & Legal Assistant at Espacio Migrante

Lilian Vega

Financial Inclusion Advisor at UN Women El Salvador

Elena Chiquival

Coordinator of the Women's Consortium of Santiago Atitlán

Silvia Raquec

Migration Area Coordination at Asociación Pop No’j

Delfina Mux

Coordinator of the Indigenous Peoples Program at Oxfam Guatemala

Daniela Martínez

Capacity Development Specialist at Global Fund for Children

Mauricio Ramos

CEO at Millicom

Pamela Ruiz

Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University's Behavioral Science Training in Drug Abuse Research

Jose Miguel Cruz

Director of Research at Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center

Meradith Leebrick

Director, Social Enterprise at International Planned Parenthood Federation


Executive Director, Belize Family Life Association (BFLA)

Jan van Montfort

Programme Director for Guatemala at HELVETAS

Isabel Aguilar Umaña

Regional Technical Advisor in Violence Prevention and Peacebuilding at Catholic Relief Services

Otto Saki

Global Program Officer, Civic Engagement and Government at Ford Foundation

Jesper Lauridsen

Head of Governance, Migration & Peace at HELVETAS

Mario Lima (ChildFund)

Regional Director, Americas Region at ChildFund International

Astrid Alemán

Youth Advocate and Speaker at CONFIO Project

Rodrigo Bustos

Guatemala and Honduras Country Director at ChildFund International

Mario Lopez

Director, Tigo Foundation, Onyx Group

Julio Gom

Associate Project Director at the Honduran Foundation of Corporate Social Responsibility (FUNDAHRSE)

María Luz Nóchez

Journalist at El Faro

Ana Alpírez

Journalist at Ojo con mi pisto

Jennifer Avila

Journalist and Editor at Contracorriente

Carlos Chamorro

Founder and Editor at Confidencial

Amelia Kuklewicz

Regional Director Asia and LAC at Grameen Foundation

Charity Wallace

Managing Director, Global Women’s Issues at U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Luis-Felipe Duchicela

Senior Advisor for Indigenous Peoples at United States Agency for International Development

Zuleyma Chahin

Protection Manager at International Rescue Committee

Claudia Salmeron

Executive Director at CALI Foundation

Mauricio Maza

Executive Director at Basic Health International

Glenda Umaña

Broadcast Journalist and Professional Speaker, Glenda Umaña Communications and CNN Español

Ina Breuer

Executive Director at New England International Donors

Jay Dunn

Executive Director at Dunn Family Charitable Foundation & DF Impact Capital

Omar Ortez

Impact Investor and formerly Senior Policy Director at Oxfam America

Gracia Goya

Vice President for Latin America at Hispanics in Philanthropy

Camila Payan

Regional Director, Mexico and Central America at Pan American Development Foundation (PADF)

Paola Feregrino

Gender Equity Manager at Hispanics in Philanthropy

Mirte Postema

Project Manager at Seattle International Foundation

Emilia Navas

Attorney General of Costa Rica

Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey

Former Attorney General of Guatemala

Douglas Meléndez

Former Attorney General of El Salvador

SIF Staff- Xiomara Carballo Briceño

Program Officer at Seattle International Foundation

Nasch Beitia

Student of Engineering in Operations and Business Logistics at Panama University

Robert Jenkins

Chief Education and Associate Director at UNICEF

María de Los Ángeles Galindo Rivera

Student and Co-Founder at Book Givers

Yemile Mizrahi

Co-Director of the Latin America Crime and Violence Prevention Project

Alejandra Gutiérrez Valdizán

Journalist and Editor at Agencia Ocote

Wendy Morales

Member of Asociación Azul Originario (AZO)

Fredy Hernandez

Independent Activist and Nurse Technician Undergraduate

Rolando Gomez

Police Officer with the National Civilian Police, El Salvador

Sonia Pellecer

Remittances Coordinator at IOM

Paul Dwyer

CEO at Viamericas

MIriam Camas

Program Manager at Central American Women’s Fund (FCAM)

Ximena Andion

Program Officer, Mexico and Central America at Ford Foundation

SIF Staff - Katie Steffen

Deputy Director at Seattle International Foundation

Lydia Alpízar

Co-Executive Director at Mexico and Central American Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras)

Marusia López Cruz

Coordinator of Systematization and Knowledge at Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders

Sandrine Rukundo

Senior Advisor on Programs and Partnerships in the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity at U.S. Department of State

Fiona Montagud

Program Director at Calala Fondo de Mujeres

Celeste Mayorga

General Coordinator at RUDA mujeres + territorio

Joshi Leban

Organizational Communication Coordinator at Sombrilla Centroamericana

Tatiana Cordero

Executive Director at Urgent Action Fund Latin America

mónica enríquez-enríquez

Program Officer at Foundation for a Just Society (FJS)

Katie Susman

Protection Coordinator at International Rescue Committee

Rebecca Fries

Managing Director and Co-Founder at Value for Women


Executive Director at The Ecuadoran Center for Women’s Promotion and Action (CEPAM-Guayaquil)

Congresswoman Norma Torres

Co-chair, Central America Caucus at U.S. Congress

Jorge Garcia

CTO and Founder at Hello Iconic

John Kluge

Founder and Managing Director at Refugee Investment Network

Carolina Freire

President at Volunteers of Panama

Xiomara Díaz

President, Board of Directors at Vital Voices Nicaragua

carolina quinteros

Human Rights Research Coordinator at Pan American Development Foundation (PADF)

José Luis Guzmán

Researcher & Advisor at Entrepreneurial Foundation for Educational Development (FEPADE

Pelusa Orellana

Associate Dean for Research, Professor at Universidad de los Andes

Juan Luis Cordova

Regional Director, LAC Reads Capacity Program at Juárez and Associates

Paola Andrade Calderón

Executive Secretary at Central America and the Caribbean Early Grade Literacy Network (RedLEI)

Xiomara Hurtado

Head of External Sector Department at Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador; Professor at ISEADE

Tony Mestres

Board President at Seattle International Foundation (SIF) and President & CEO at Seattle Foundation

Diana Campos Ortiz

Research project coordinator: "Disruptive Youth Movements in Central America, Mexico and Colombia" at ONCA Historia

Cándida Chévez

Independent Researcher

Sara Martinez

Researcher at Instituto 25ª

Elías Villalta

Executive Director at Academy of Social Leadership

Beatriz Reyes

PhD in Rural Development at International Committee of the Red Cross

Sofia Blanco

PhD in Rural Development at Colectiva Mapas

Serena Cosgrove

Director of Latin American Studies and Faculty Coorindator of Central American Initiative at Seattle University

Jorge Huete

Senior Vice President at University of Central America, UCA, Nicaragua

Omar Serrano

Vice-Chancellor of Social Outreach at University of Central America “José Simeón Cañas”, UCA, El Salvador

Barbara Feinstein

Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) at USAID

Thais Alfaro

Researcher at Las Subversivas

Henry Gutiérrez Pérez

Youth Advocate and Professional Nurse at CONFIO Project

Manuel Orozco

Director, Center for Migration and Economic Stabilization at Creative Associates International

Germán Chirinos

General Coordinator at Movimiento Ambientalista del Sur por la Vida (MASSVIDA)

Laura Porras

Senior Program Coordinator at Plan International

CIndy Davila

Executive Director at Asociación Gente Positiva

José Luis Sanz

Director at El Faro

Maryórit Guevara

Founder and Director at La Lupa

Ricardo González

Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean at Fund for Global Human Rights

Vilma Vaquerano

Deputy Director at ORMUSA

Michelle Huete-Sardaryzadeh

Senior Associate for Product Marketing at Remitly

Ana Tzul

Coordinator of the College of Health Sciences at Rafael Lándivar University, Quetzaltenango Campus, Guatemala

Marcelo Cabrol

Chief, Manager, Social Sector at Inter-American Development Bank

Ever Manzano

Secretary of Community Relations of the National Civil Police El Salvador

Epsy Campbell

First Vice President of the Republic of Costa Rica

Ingrid Sanchez-Tapia

Education Specialist, UNICEF HQ

Maruja De Villalobos

Minister of Education of the Government of Panama

Veronica Lopez

Legal Representative and Coordinator at Asociación Salvadoreña de Mujeres Transgénero Transexuales y Travestis (DIKÉ)

Vinicio Sandoval

Executive Director at Independent Monitoring Group of El Salvador (GMIES)

George Henriquez

Human Rights and Minority Rights Activist

Anna Pickett, She/Her/Ella

Communications and Programs Assistant, Seattle International Foundation; Disability Activist

Josué Torres

Program Assistant, Seattle International Foundation; Human Rights and Disability Rights Defender

José Miguel Vivanco

Executive Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch

Massay Crisanto

Ambassador for Garífuna Culture, Human Rights Activist and Law Student

Laura Hall

Communication & Education Strategist for Ethnic Groups, Human Rights Defender & Advocate for Ethnic & Cultural Identity

Alberto Brunori

Regional Representative for Central America and the Dominican Republic at OHCHR

Sara Curruchich

Maya Kaqchikel Singer-Songwriter

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