Meet our team

Our Staff

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Hiram Cortez
Executive Director

Hiram Cortez stepped into the Executive Director role at MLOV in February 2023. Hiram comes to MLOV from UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), where he led monitoring, evaluation, and data management functions for national education and workforce development programs.

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Juliana Ariola
Youth Program Coordinator

Juliana has been involved in various non-profits where she has had the opportunity to work with students of all ages and backgrounds.

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Marvin Buenaventura
Program Assistant

As an alum of MLOV's Youth Program, Marvin leverages this first-hand experience as he supports our programming over the summer of 2023.

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Sarah Carlson
Interim Youth Program Manager

Sarah Carlson grew up as a third culture kid bouncing between East and Southeast Asia and Northern Virginia.

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Yanci Flores
Digital Literacy Instructor

Yanci Flores is a passionate DC native committed to community engagement and a love for creativity.

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Jenny Huarhua
Parent Leadership Program Manager

Jenny Huarhua has built her knowledge, skill and abilities, serving on a variety of roles at different nonprofit organizations working with diverse communities, most of them indigenous communities in her native Peru.

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Graciela Leal
Administrative Support

Gracie is responsible for direct communication with MLOV members and supporting organization leadership.

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Angel Reynolds
Director of Finance

Angel has been providing financial security and business management services to nonprofits, government contractors and private firms for 20 years.

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Our Board of Directors

Vivian Chang
Board Chair

Vivian Chang serves as the Civic Engagement & Racial Justice Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, overseeing APALA's programs on voting, redistricting, immigration advocacy, and political engagement.

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Helen Dominic
Secretary

Helen is an educator and researcher experienced in healthcare research with an eye towards how language and communication insights can elevate immigrant patients’ experience, leading to better access to quality care.

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Nancy Leon
Board Member

Nancy Leon is currently the Training Director at EMILY’s List. Born and raised in Maryland, she is the proud daughter of Central American immigrants, and first generation college graduate.

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Sujatha Selvakumar
Board Member

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Rebeca L. Shackleford
Treasurer

Rebeca Shackleford is the Director of Federal Government Relations at All4Ed.

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Yanci Flores

Digital Literacy Instructor
Yanci Flores is a passionate DC native committed to community engagement and a love for creativity.
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Jenny Huarhua

Parent Leadership Program Manager
Jenny Huarhua has built her knowledge, skill and abilities, serving on a variety of roles at different nonprofit organizations working with diverse communities, most of them indigenous communities in her native Peru.
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Marvin Buenaventura

Program Assistant
As an alum of MLOV's Youth Program, Marvin leverages this first-hand experience as he supports our programming over the summer of 2023.
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Juliana Ariola

Youth Program Coordinator
Juliana has been involved in various non-profits where she has had the opportunity to work with students of all ages and backgrounds.
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Nancy Leon

Board Member
Nancy Leon is currently the Training Director at EMILY’s List. Born and raised in Maryland, she is the proud daughter of Central American immigrants, and first generation college graduate.
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Graciela Leal

Administrative Support
Gracie is responsible for direct communication with MLOV members and supporting organization leadership.
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Sarah Carlson

Interim Youth Program Manager
Sarah Carlson grew up as a third culture kid bouncing between East and Southeast Asia and Northern Virginia.
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Rebeca L. Shackleford

Treasurer
Rebeca Shackleford is the Director of Federal Government Relations at All4Ed.
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Helen Dominic

Secretary
Helen is an educator and researcher experienced in healthcare research with an eye towards how language and communication insights can elevate immigrant patients’ experience, leading to better access to quality care.
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Vivian Chang

Board Chair
Vivian Chang serves as the Civic Engagement & Racial Justice Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, overseeing APALA's programs on voting, redistricting, immigration advocacy, and political engagement.
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Angel Reynolds

Director of Finance
Angel has been providing financial security and business management services to nonprofits, government contractors and private firms for 20 years.
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Hiram Cortez

Executive Director
Hiram Cortez stepped into the Executive Director role at MLOV in February 2023. Hiram comes to MLOV from UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), where he led monitoring, evaluation, and data management functions for national education and workforce development programs.
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Board of Directors

Vivian Chang

Chairperson