Elvira Carvajal, Co-founder & Board President
Elizabeth Cordero, Co-founder & Board Vice-President
Lorena Andrade, Co-founder & Board Treasurer
Maria Perales Sanchez, Board Secretary
Emma Torres, Co-founder & Board member
Elodia Salvador, Board member
Dolores Bustamante, Board member
Paula Zambrano, Co-founder & Board member
Mily Treviño-Sauceda, Executive Director & Co-founder Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mily Treviño-Sauceda is Executive Director and Co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc. She began working in the agricultural fields alongside her family from eight years old until she was a young adult. Mily is credited for co-founding the farmworker women’s movement in California. Prior to this, she worked as a union organizer with the United Farm Workersin 1970s and early 1980s. She also worked as a community worker with California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA). Mily raised her son, “Humberto,” as a single mother. Humberto is affectionately referred to as “El Hijo de la Comunidad” (Son of the Community) because he would attend meetings and adults with his mother throughout his childhood.
Mily first co-founded “Mujeres Mexicanas” (Mexican Women), in the Coachella Valley. With support of the CRLA Foundation, she co-founded Líderes Campesinas, in 1992, the first state-based farmworker women'a unique grass roots organization that became a statewide movement of campesina leaders advocating on behalf of campesinas. Mily served as the Executive Director of Lideres Campesinas for more than 12 years and was later named President of Emeritus of the organization and a board member.
In 2011, she helped to co-found Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, the first national farmworker women's organization. Mily has won numerous awards for her tireless efforts, including“100 Heroines of the World” in 1998 and the Cesar Chavez Legacy Award, among others. In 2016, the World Women Summit Foundation (WWSF) recognized her as one of nine laureates given the Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life. She earned a Bachelors’ Degree in Chicano Studies with a Minor in Women Studies, at Cal State Fullerton and a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences: Rural Development and Capacity Building, Women’s Leadership and Oral History from Antioch University. Mily currently works as the head of programs for Lideres Campesinas and as a consultant.
Marisol Saucedo, Special Administrative Assistant to the Director Email: email@example.com
Adelita Medina, Fund Development/Grant Writer Consultant
Lorette Picciano, Rural Coalition, Co-founder & Governance/Special Advisor
Mónica Ramírez, Co-founder & Special Advisor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org