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Colorado Latinx Non-Profit

Meet the heart and soul behind Cultivando—passionate individuals committed to community wellbeing.

Our Team

Executive Director

Olga Gonzalez

Empowering Latinx voices for 28 years. Leading change, building equity, and fostering community. Committed advocate and visionary leader inspiring transformative impact.

Associate Director

Rocio Franco

From Delicias, Mexico, to a community advocate. Navigating systems, amplifying voices, nurturing change. Passionate about social justice, family, and community values.

Director of Operations

Denise Romero

Honoring roots through community leadership. Advocate for equity, inclusivity, and social justice. Avid traveler, literature lover, and passionate Saxophone player.

Manager of Environmental Justice Programs

Laura Martinez

Community advocate with a heart for change. Building bridges, creating opportunities, and nurturing a better life. Enthusiastic problem solver with a love for math.

Director of Environmental Justice Programs

Guadalupe Solis

Passionate advocate for community health. Championing access to healthcare and health outcomes. Guided by community voices, committed to health equity.


Reyna Soria

Community leader for 18 years, fostering growth and change. Immigrant advocate, empowering through education, advocacy, and support. Proud mother and dedicated singer.


Guadalupe Villalobos

Empowering families through education and community leadership. Bridging gaps, advocating for rights, and elevating voices. Proud immigrant and dedicated advocate.


Maria Zubiate

Building emotional well-being in the community through specialized services. Joyful service, values-driven, and dedicated to a healthier future. Talented in music, dance, and brightening lives.


Cristina Ruiz

Dedicated Promotora in the AIRE project. 16 years of volunteering, passionate about building community leadership. Focused on community needs and environmental justice advocacy.


Elvia Chavez

Bringing environmental awareness to Commerce City. Originating from Zacatecas, Elvia thrives on community engagement. Loves choreographing dances and spending quality time with family and friends.

Sustainability Officer

Vic Gómez Betancourt

Vic Gómez Betancourt (they/them) joined Cultivando as a consultant in January 2023 to support communications and development, and in June 2023 they joined the staff as Sustainability Officer with foundation and donor relations as well as media support as primary functions.

Our  Promotoras

Cultivando is an organization that cultivates the leadership of the Latino community in order to promote health equity through advocacy, collaboration and social change.

Our Mission

All people have the power to create, cultivate, and transform just and equitable social systems that create opportunities for their communities to thrive.

Our Vision

Become Involved & Become Empowered 

Cultivando is always on the search for a kind and collaborative board member, ideally from within the local Latinx community and/or supportive partners with financial, legal, real estate, fundraising, or nonprofit experience. We are proud to be a majority Latinx board and organization. Our board is a fun and engaging group of do-gooders and meets once per month.

Our Board Of Directors

Carmen Atilano
Position: Board President (Fall 2022)
Occupation: Mediator, Dispute Resolution Center for King County   

City of Residence: Seattle 

Term End Date: September 2024 (September 2020)  

Neha Mahajan
Position: Treasurer (Fall 2022)
Occupation: Executive Director at Transformative Leadership for Change  

City of Residence: Denver
Term End Date: September 2024 (September 2020) 

Beatriz Soto  
Position: Board Member  
Occupation: Director, Protégete   

City of Residence: Carbondale  
Term End Date: September 2025 (September 2023) 

Victor Hernandez  
Position: Board Member
Occupation: Senior VP Finance and Administration, Habitat for Humanity  

City of Residence: Denver 
Term End Date: September 2025 (September 2023)  

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