The Hispanic Women’s Council is a non-profit, intergenerational organization established in 1988 to promote, support and create opportunities for Hispanic women.  Our members are from all walks of life and range in age from 20 to 90.  The activities we undertake promote networking, education, and cultural preservation.  We also place emphasis on celebrating and documenting the achievements of Hispanic women.

HWC 2016 Board of Directors

Dr. Merrilee Foreman
Julia Guerra
Stella Noriega
Dr. Diane Torres-Velasquez

Elsie Sanchez, President
Dr. Victoria Sanchez, President-Elect
Marisa Stanford, Vice-President
Raqui Martinez, Treasurer
Vangie Samora Secretary
Marcela Sandoval, Immediate Past-President

HWC 2015 Board of Directors
Front row seated, left to right: Elsie Sanchez, Dr. Victoria Sanchez, Vangie Samora; back row standing, left to right: Marcela Sandoval, Julia Guerra, Raqui Martinez, Marisa Stanford, Dr. Diane Torres-Velasquez, Dr. Merrilee Foreman. Not shown, Stella Noriega.

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February 5, 2017

 Annual Meeting