As President of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, I am first, and foremost, thankful for all of the Puerto Rican women that have paved the way before me. I am thrilled to lead NACOPRW in its 51st year as an organization!
Our 50th Annual Convention in 2022 took place in Miami, Florida and the theme was "Celebrating Puerto Rican Women Icons from the last 50 Years".
With all of the issues in today's economic and political climate, both on the island and mainland, I believe NACOPRW has the potential to make great strides over the next two years. My priorities will focus on the following:
1. Growing our technical footprint and social media presence.
2. Expanding our committee on Puerto Rican issues, so that we can become a hub of information sharing and in the forefront of policies that are critical to the island.
3. Creating a sustainable model to secure financial stability, including growing our membership and chapter presence.
I am humbled to work alongside these phenomenal women on our 2022-2023 National Board:
President - Amaris Hernandez Padgett
Vice President - Maria Roman
Second Vice President - Vilma Colom
Treasurer - Adriana Rivera
Secretary - Carmen Pedrogo
Assistant Secretary - Carmen Bonilla
Parliamentary - Lourdes Hernandez
Chicago President - Deborah Lopez
Miami President - Mayra Lee Hernandez
Milwaukee President - Elba Mabel Maldonado
NY President - Rosemary Dominguez-Sotirios
Northern Illinois President - Vilma Colom
Philadelphia President - Luz Loeb
SoCal President - Gloria San Miguel