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
Garcia Holton Social Impact Advisors, LLC


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
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois


Jesus Gonzalez
Aon, Plc


Frantz Osse
Thane-Kenscoff Group


John P. Ramirez
World Business Chicago


Wendy Raymer
BMO Financial Group


Andrea Saenz
Chicago Public Library


Diana Sheehan
Kantor Realty


Pablo Yepez
Morningstar Investment Managemen


Instituto Health Science Career Academy Board of Directors

Mary Anne Kelly, Chair
IRI Consultants


Francisco Rausa III, Vice Chair


Ana Maria Soto, Treasurer


Raul Raymundo, Secretary
The Resurrection Project

Alexander Acevedo

Lealtad Group LLC

Mark Foreman

Rush University

Greg Lechtenberg
The Clare


Joseph Miles

Julio Puentes

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sandie Soldwisch

Stephen Thompson

National Louis University
Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy Board of Directors

Alicia Gonzalez, Chair
Chicago Run


Michael Rodriguez, Secretary
ENLACE Chicago


Jeff Bartow
Southwest Organizing Project


Alicia Ramirez
Dwight D. Eisenhower High School

Douglas Werman

Werman Salas, P.C.

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