CPLC Announces Three New Board Members

22nd Nov 2019

CPLC is proud to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors:

Reyna Montoya

Reyna Montoya
DACA recipient and CEO/founder of Aliento

Reyna Montoya is a 2016 Soros Justice Fellow, a 2017 Echoing Green Fellow, and a Forbes: 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur.

Reyna was born in Tijuana, Mexico and migrated to Arizona in 2003 fleeing violence. She is an undocumented/DACAmented social entrepreneur, community organizer, educator, and dancer. She is a 2016 Soros Justice Fellow, which enable her to start Aliento. She is also a founding member of the first Teach For America DACA Advisory Board.

Reyna holds bachelor degrees in Political Science and Transborder Studies and a Dance minor from Arizona State University; she also holds a M.Ed in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. She recently completed an executive education program from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has engaged in local, statewide and national platforms to advance justice for immigrant communities.


Cecilia Rosales

Dr. Cecelia Rosales
Associate Dean at the University of Arizona College of Public Health

Dr. Cecilia Rosales is currently the Assistant Dean of the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health-Phoenix Campus, and Professor and Chair in the Division of Public Health Practice and Translational Research. She has worked in the health arena for more than 20 years.

Dr. Rosales has demonstrated outstanding expertise and scholarship in the areas of program development and implementation, public health administration, and policy and health disparities research related to the Southwest. Her comprehensive understanding of the region has resulted in a unique contribution to the body of knowledge associated with Hispanic Border and Binational Health. The U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, the Arizona-Mexico Commission, the Border Governors, and the State Health Departments in Arizona and Sonora have all benefited from her innovative and creative strategies for strengthening the public health infrastructure in this region.

Dr. Rosales posseses a deep understanding of the context in which the public health infrastructure can be strengthened at the local, state, national and binational level to address the issues of health disparities in this region, and she brings years of experience and a passionate commitment to the elimination of health disparities.


Dina de Leon

Dina de Leon
Graduate Student and Pascua-Yaqui Tribal Member

Dina de Leon is a tricultural servant leader who is passionate about developing communities and increasing economic opportunity by harnessing strengths in strategic planning, sales, cross-cultural communication, and market research.

In Spring 2018, Dina received her bachelor's degree in Global Studies with an International Business Certificate and Italian minor. During her undergraduate experience, she was an exchange student at the Laboratorio Edulingua in San Severino Marche, Italy and at the Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economia y Negocios (FEN) in Santiago, Chile. 

Dina is currently pursuing a Masters in Global Management at the #1 ranked Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. She also volunteers as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Arizona State University Hispanic Business Alumni (HBA) Chapter and Secretary of the inaugural College Success Arizona (CSA) Alumni Board of Directors. Most recently, she served as Communications Specialist of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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