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Colorado Latinx Non-Profit
staff of cultivando

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

Our Team

Olga Gonzalez

Executive Director

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

Rocio Franco

Associate Director

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

Denise Romero

Director of Operations

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

Laura Martinez

Manager of Environmental Justice Programs

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

Guadalupe Solis

Director of Environmental Justice Programs

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.

Vic Gómez Betancourt

Sustainability Officer

Vic Gómez Betancourt (they/them) began working with Cultivando in January 2023 as a consultant, supporting communications and development efforts. In June 2023, they transitioned to a full-time staff position as Sustainability Officer, focusing on foundation and donor relations as well as media support.

Our  Promotoras

Cultivando's Pillars

Cultivando's mission is to improve the world through education, health, and economic growth. We believe these three pillars are essential ingredients for sustainable development. At Cultivando, we strive to create meaningful and lasting impact in the communities we work with.


Through our culturally relevant training, we nurture equity, inclusion, and healing. Our leadership programs build capacity and support community leaders to drive sustainable transformation.


Collaborating with partners, we amplify access to resources and information. Our collaborations are more than partnerships; they're trust-based relationships that advance health equity.


Empowering individuals to have a voice where decisions are made. We open doors for community members to participate in policy development and civic engagement, driving collective power and positive change.

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)  

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

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