Board of Directors
Latino Network’s Board of Directors are an important part of our foundation and success. Board members are volunteers and can serve up to two four-year terms. The board sets agency policy, enacts legislation (taxing and ordinances relating to policy ordinances), and reviews certain contracts.
Owner | Eleven Collection/Picoflor Kids
Nancy Coronado is an entrepreneur and an educator. She has founded and run two companies in Portland, Oregon and currently consults for small businesses in the Portland area. Ms. Coronado holds a B.A. in Classics from Carleton College and a Master’s in Education from Harvard University.
Associate Attorney | Barran Liebman LLP
Sam represents business owners and management in a range of employment law matters. Sam serves on the boards of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association, the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Latino Network, and the Beaverton Education Foundation. Sam has been a member of the Oregon Army National Guard since 1999, and, with the rank of Captain, continues to serve as an Operations Officer and Plans Officer while practicing law full-time. Sam graduated with a Business Law Certificate from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2010, and then clerked for the Honorable Paul J. De Muniz, Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.
Policy Director | Portland Housing Bureau
Daniel Ledezma currently works for the Portland Housing Bureau as Director of Equity, Policy and Communications. Before her recent service as the Housing Policy Director for Commissioner Nick Fish, she worked with a variety of programs and community partners for the former Bureau of Housing and Community Development for seven years. She played a leadership role in furthering the city’s goals in creating and preserving affordable rental housing and also forged important collaborations in the homeownership arena. Daniel is highly regarded both professionally and in the community for fostering innovative collaborations, community and civic involvement, and demonstrated lea dership in advancing equity among historically underserved communities. Daniel comes to PHB with an impressive combination of policy, program development, and community leadership experience. I am confident that she holds the skills, experience, and credibility both internally and externally to assist PHB as we seek to solidify our long-term housing agenda for Portland.
As a supervisor for Legacy Health, Paulina supervises the pre-registration process for all six Legacy hospitals. Paulina is also the Chair for Legacy de Unidad the Hispanic/Latino Employee Resource Group at Legacy Health. Paulina serves on the Boards of the Latino Network and ALPFA Portland Chapter. Ms. Menchaca holds a BS in HealthCare Administration and an MBA from Concordia University. Paulina was born in Zacatecas Mexico raised in Northern California and now lives in Sandy Oregon. Paulina’s hobbies and interests include golfing, reading, pretty much any outdoor activity.
Director of Business Model &
Portland General Electric
Portland General Electric
Kurt Miller is the Director of Business Model & Program Development for Portland General Electric (PGE). His team is responsible for developing and testing new programs to improve the customer experience. These programs include interactive energy information systems, electric vehicle charging, distributed solar/energy efficiency business models, and “smart grid” technologies. Kurt is the former-Chairperson of PGE’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and was the lead author of PGE’s Business Case for Diversity. Kurt now partners with PGE’s Manager of Organizational Development & Learning to advise PGE’s officer team on diversity-related matters. Kurt was raised in Oregon, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Willamette University in 1992. He has Latin American and European roots—his mother immigrated from Guatemala and his paternal grandfather immigrated from Germany. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Latino Network, Kurt is also a member of PGE’s Latin American Business Resource Group, and is an active community youth volleyball coach.
Financial Representative | Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
As a Representative with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Devin Salinas works with clients to identify their financial security needs and then focuses on solutions that can help make their goals a reality. Devin is a graduate of Linfield College. He enjoys running, cycling and enjoying the best of Oregon’s outdoor activities.
Nate Waas Shull
Vice President of Partnerships
All Hands Raised
All Hands Raised
Nate Waas Shull works as Vice President of Partnerships at All Hands Raised where he helps lead a communitywide effort to ensure equity and excellence in education for all Portland and Multnomah County students from cradle to career. Nate previously served as a policy advisor to two Portland mayors focused on youth engagement and education. Nate also served as director of a non-profit mentoring program for Latino youth in Portland Public Schools. A native of the Midwest, he spent his first year in Portland as an advocate for youth with developmental disabilities through an AmeriCorps volunteer placement. Nate’s work is guided by the conviction that equitable educational opportunities form the foundation for a just and prosperous community.
Serena Cruz Walsh
Owner | CityHouse Builders
Serena Cruz Walsh is a co-founder of two construction companies that develop, build and renovate affordable housing. Their projects incorporate high levels of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable building practices. Before joining the private sector, Serena was elected to serve as a Multnomah County Commissioner. Now she satisfies her urge for public service through nonprofits: she serves on the Boards of the Latino Network, Transition Projects and NOW Oregon; and she also serves as a Trustee for Sightline. She earned her BA at Lewis & Clark College, her MPP at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and her JD at the University of California at Berkeley. Serena was born in Seattle, raised in Eugene and now lives in Northeast Portland with her husband/business partner, Tom, and their adorable daughter.