Young Professionals Advisory Council

Mujeres' Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) was established by Mujeres’ Board of Directors to form an integral part of the future development of the organization. YPAC was designed for professionals 35 years and younger to serve as ambassadors of Mujeres to increase awareness and support of Mujeres work with Latinas and families among their peers.

YPAC members provide Mujeres with valuable support through friendraising and fundraising. Activities include identifying new donors, promoting special events throughout the year, or hosting YPAC’s own events. Funds that YPAC raises are used to maintain Mujeres’ program areas. YPAC empowers members by providing an opportunity to strengthen philanthropic and community leadership skills and creates opportunities for professional networking.

The members of the Mujeres' Young Professionals Advisory Council serve as ambassadors to increase awareness and support Mujeres Latinas en Acción's work by promoting and creating philanthropic activities that increase community leadership and involvement. Their endeavors directly benefit Mujeres' programs and policy initiatives which seek to empower Latinas by preventing violence against women, increasing access to reproductive health resources, and advocating for comprehensive immigration reform.

To become involved in YPAC, please contact Adriana at (773) 890-7664 or

YPAC 2014-2015 

Executive Board

Micaela Vargas, Chair

Monica Avina, Vice-Chair

Diana Flores, Secretary

Adriana Diaz, Treasurer

Catalina Nava, Communications Officer

Melissa Mazariegos, Fundraising Chair

Maria Cortes, Marketing Chair

Rosemary Magana, Professional Development Chair

Romina Gutierrez, Community Development Chair

TBD, Membership Chair

YPAC Members

Alma Anaya

Erica Aranda

Veronica Cortez

Guadalupe Diaz

Carla Flores

Laura Flores

Grisel Gamboa

Gabriela Garcia Ayala

Nancy Garcia Loza

Alejandra Gutierrez

Norma Haro

Isela Juarez

Marisol Mastrangelo

Felicia Medellin

Kimberly Mendoza

Grisel Murillo

Janet Padilla

Guadalupe Sanchez

Maritza Santibanez

Maria Teresa Vargas

Darla Vivanco