Our Leadership Team

Instituto employs a dynamic team of talented, hard working, experienced and mission-driven bi-lingual leaders who are professionally and personally dedicated to the education and empowerment of the Latina/o community.  Their commitment and passion inspire participants to grow, move forward, and reach their fullest potential.  Instituto is also backed by an impressive Board of Directors – actively engaged alumni, nationally prominent business executives, attorneys, marketing experts, healthcare authorities and technology specialists who fuel Instituto's mission with a genuine commitment to the advancement of the Latina/o community.

Instituto del Progreso Executive Cabinet

Juan Salgado,
President & CEO


Dr. Ricardo Estrada,
Vice President of Programs and Education


Miguel Tovar,
Chief Financial Officer


Instituto del Progreso Latino Board of Directors

Mirna T. Holton, Chair


Frederick Karutz, Treasurer
GLK Health Innovators, LLC


Reina Goodman, Secretary
Fifth Third Bank


Georgina Flores
Allstate Insurance Company


Alejandra Garza
Agg Consulting, Inc.


Donna Gerber
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois


Frantz Osse
Thane-Kenscoff Group, LLC


Wendy Raymer
BMO Harris Bank


Diana Sheehan
ConAgra Foods


Pablo Yepez
Morningstar Investment Management

Instituto Health Science Career Academy Board of Directors

Mary Anne Kelly, Chair
IRI Consultants


Dr. Francisco M. Rausa III, Vice Chair


Ana Maria Soto, Treasurer
AARP Experience Corps


Raul Raymundo, Secretary
The Resurrection Project

Alexander Acevedo
Lealtad Group LLC
Dr. Mark Foreman
Rush University College of Nursing

Greg Lechtenberg
The Clare


Joe Miles
Thermo Fisher Scientific

  Julio Puentes
United States Department of Agriculture
  Dr. Sandie Soldwisch

  Dr. Stephen Thompson
National Louis University
Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy Board of Directors

Alicia Gonzalez, Chair
Chicago Run


Michael Rodriguez, Secretary
ENLACE Chicago


Alvaro Ortega
Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy


Alicia Ramirez
Dwight D Eisenhower High School

  Jeff Bartow
Southwest Organizing Project
  Douglas Werman
Werman Salas, P.C.

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