Linda Xóchitl Tortolero

President & CEO

Linda is delighted to serve as President and CEO of Mujeres Latinas en Accion, the nation’s longest standing Latina organization. She has dedicated much of her professional career in fundraising, building strategic relationships, and organizational and program management in the nonprofit sector. Linda is responsible for carrying out Mujeres’ strategic plan to address effectively the immediate needs facing Latinas and their families. Under Linda’s leadership, Mujeres is a fierce advocate on key issues such as gender-based violence, women’s health and economic security, immigration, and reproductive justice. Moreover, Mujeres’ annual budget size has grown to $4.5M with over 60 employees. In 2019, Mujeres opened its third office in Brighton Park with its partner Esperanza Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and expanded its second office in North Riverside. She is a first-generation Mexican American and is a very proud Chicagoan. Linda serves on the Action Council of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and the Women’s Advisory Council and Gender Based Violence Implementation Taskforce of the Mayor’s Office for the City of Chicago. Linda has a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in Political Science and History of Modern Latin America and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. In 2019, Chicago Community Trust presented Linda with its inaugural Fellowship Award for the Leadership Greater Chicago Signature Fellows program. She was awarded the 2020 Public Service Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers. Linda serves on the Board of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice.
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Liz Bautista

Board Chair

Liz Bautista is the Underwriting Regional Manager for the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states for Great American’s Specialty Human Services division. Liz started her insurance career in insurance agency operations and in 2010, expanded her expertise in national insurance carrier sales and underwriting, focusing in the nonprofit and human services niche. Liz applies a broad perspective to risk management issues and believes in innovative, collaborative solutions as key components for an effective carrier, agent and insured relationship.

She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago where she majored in Political Science. Liz is a member of the Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW) and currently serves as Board Chair for Mujeres Latinas en Accion, a Chicago based social services and advocacy nonprofit organization. She holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) professional designation.