HLAI BOARD OF DIRECTORS

To promote high standards of competence, professionalism and integrity with and among Hispanic attorneys and the Hispanic communities within the State of Illinois.



President

Martin Quintana

Email: president@hlai.org
Phone: 312-554-2045

Martin Quintana is the founder and the managing partner of Quintana Law Group, LLC based in Chicago and Downers Grove. He focuses his practice on state and federal criminal defense along with personal injury, workers’ compensation, and medical malpractice.

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President-elect

Juan Morado Jr.

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Immediate Past President

Claudia Castro

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Communications Secretary

Korina Sanchez

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Treasurer

Leynee Cruz

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Membership Secretary

Janneth Herrera

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Recording Secretary

Thomas Reynolds

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Board Director

Anna M. Lozoya

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Board Member

Luis Avila

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Board Member

Hon. Rossana Fernandez

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Board Member

Steve Flores

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Board Member

Sulema Medrano

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Board Member

Roberto Romero Perez

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Governance History

2016-17
Claudia Castro – President
Martin Quintana – President-Elect
Iris Chavira – Treasurer
Steve Hernandez – Recording Secretary
Juan Morado Jr. – Communications Secretary
Dave Navarro – Membership Secretary
Sulema Medrano – Director
Alejandro Menchaca – Director
Luis Avila – Director
Ernesto Palomo – Director
Hon. Rossana Fernandez – Director
Steve Flores – Director
2015-16
Daniel Trevino – President
Claudia Castro – President-Elect
Iris Chavira – Treasurer
Leticia Soto – Recording Secretary
Juan Morado Jr. – Communications Secretary
Martin Quintana – Membership Secretary
Luis Avila – Director
Federico Rodriguez – Director
Sergio Acosta – Director
Ernesto Palomo – Director
Hon. Rossana Fernandez – Director
Alejandro Menchaca – Director
2014-15
Spiridoula (Litza) Mavrothalasitis – President
Daniel Trevino – President-Elect
Luana Montoya – Treasurer
Steve Hernandez – Recording Secretary
Juan Morado Jr. – Communications Secretary
Iris Chavira – Membership Secretary
Damian Ortiz – Director
Federico Rodriguez – Director
Sergio Acosta – Director
Ernesto Palomo – Director
Rossana Fernandez – Director
Claudia Castro – Director
2013-14
Alejandro Menchaca – President
Spiridoula (Litza) Mavrothalasitis – President-Elect
Celia Meza – Treasurer
Alfredo Maldonado – Recording Secretary
Luana Montoya – Communications Secretary
Elizabeth Ribbeck – Membership Secretary
Damian Ortiz – Director
Iris Chavira – Director
Steve Hernandez – Director
Ernesto Palomo – Director
Martha Victoria-Diaz – Director
Claudia Castro – Director

2012-13
Federico Rodriguez – President
Alejandro Menchaca – President-Elect
Celia Meza – Treasurer
Alfredo Maldonado – Recording Secretary
Luana Montoya – Communications Secretary
Spiridoula (Litza) Mavrothalasitis – Membership Secretary
Sergio Acosta – Director
Damian Ortiz – Director
Iris Chavira – Director
Steve Hernandez – Director
Ernesto Palomo – Director
Martha Victoria-Diaz – Director
2011-12
Salvador Cicero – President
Federico Rodriguez – President-Elect
Alejandro Menchaca – Treasurer
Alfredo Maldonado – Recording Secretary
Elizabeth Ribbeck – Communications Secretary
Spiridoula (Litza) Mavrothalasitis – Membership Secretary
Sergio Acosta – Director
Damian Ortiz – Director
Beatriz Santiago – Director
Cesar Orozco – Director
Claudia Castro – Director
Ernesto Palomo – Director
2010-11
Rosa Silva – President
Salvador Cicero – President-Elect
Alejandro Menchaca – Treasurer
Alfredo Maldonado – Recording Secretary
Helen Gutierrez – Communications Secretary
Pedro Cervantes – Membership Secretary
Martha Victoria-Diaz – Director
Federico Rodriguez – Director
Judge Jesse Reyes – Director
Beatriz Santiago – Director
Cesar Orozco – Director
Claudia Castro – Director
2009-10
Leopoldo Lastre – President
Rosa Silva – President-Elect
Alejandro Menchaca – Treasurer
Olga Gutierrez – Recording Secretary
Salvador Cicero – Communications Secretary
Rosa Tumialan – Membership Secretary
Martha Victoria-Diaz – Director
Federico Rodriguez – Director
Judge Jesse Reyes – Director
Beatriz Santiago – Director
Cesar Orozco – Director
Daniel Trevino – Director

2008-09
Monica Torres-Linares – President
Leopoldo Lastre – President-Elect
Alejandro Menchaca – Treasurer
Olga Gutierrez – Recording Secretary
Salvador Cicero – Communications Secretary
Roberto Romero – Membership Secretary
Christina Lopez – Director
Cesar Orozco – Director
Beatriz Santiago – Director
Daniel Trevino – Director
Pedro Cervantes – Director
Judge Maria Valdez – Director
2007-08
Ruben Chapa – President
Monica Torres-Linares – President-Elect
Leopoldo Lastre – Treasurer
Irma Martinez-Snopek – Recording Secretary
Barbara Flores – Communications Secretary
Jacob Thirde – Membership Secretary
Beatriz Santiago – Director
Steven J. Murawski – Director
David Herrera – Director
Pedro Cervantes – Director
Christina Lopez – Director
Judge Maria Valdez – Director
2006-07
Mario Utreras – President
Ruben R. Chapa – President-Elect
Mercedes Luque-Rosales – Immediate Past President
Ylda Marisol Kopka – Treasurer
Irma Snopek – Recording Secretary
Rosa Silva – Communications Secretary
Jacob Thride – Membership Secretary
Gerardo Tristan – Director
Steve Murawski – Director
Monica Linares-Torres – Director
David Herrera – Director
Maria Guerra – Director
Andrea Aycinena – Director
2005-06
Mercedes Luque-Rosales – President
Mario Utreras – President-Elect
Homero Tristan – Immediate Past President
Ruben R. Chapa – Membership Secretary
Sandra Valenzuela – Treasurer
Irma Martinez-Snopek – Recording Secretary
Wendy Caceres – Communications Secretary
Gerardo Tristan – Director
Maria Guerra – Director
Monica Torres Linares – Director
Abel Leon – Director
Rosa Silva – Director
Felix Gonzales – Director

2004-05
Homero Tristan – President
Mercedes Luque-Rosales – President-Elect
Karina Ayala-Bermejo – Immediate Past President
Andrea Aycinena – Communications Secretary
Gerardo Tristan – Membership Secretary
Monica Llorente – Recording Secretary
Sandra Valenzuela – Treasurer
Mario Utreras – Director
Linda Perez – Director
Mario Perez – Director
Felix Gonzales – Director
Abel Leon – Director
Rosa Maria Silva – Director
2003-04
Karina Ayala-Bermejo – President
Homero Tristan – President-Elect
Elizabeth Granados – Immediate Past President
Sandra Valenzuela – Treasurer
Dan Trevino – Recording Secretary
Olga Rojas – Communications Secretary
Federico Rodriquez – Membership Secretary
Alejandro Caffarelli – Director
Monica L. Llorenti – Director
Patricia Mendoza – Director
Linda Perez – Director
Mario Utreras – Director
Javier Zamora – Director
2002-03
Elizabeth Granados-Perez – President
Karina Ayala-Bermejo – President-Elect
Rob Muriel – Immediate Past President
Mercedes Luque-Rosales – Treasurer
Jose Lopez – Communications Secretar
Federico Rodriguez – Membership Secretary
Daniel Trevino – Recording Secretary
Alejandro Caffarelli – Director
Felicia Franco-Feinberg – Director
Monica Llorente – Director
Patricia Mendoza – Director
Olga Rojas – Director
Homero Tristan – Director
2001-02
Rob Muriel – President
Elizabeth Granados-Perez – President-Elect
Jesse Ruiz – Immediate Past President
Alejandro Caffarelli – Membership Secretary
Francelyn Perez – Communications Secreta
Daniel Trevino – Recording Secretary
Dolores Quiroz – Treasurer
Carlina Tapia-Ruano – Director
Karina Ayala-Bermejo – Director
Leticia Magdaleno – Director
Martin Montes – Director
Mercedes Luque-Rosales – Director
Homero Tristan – Director

2000-01
Jesse Ruiz – President
Rob Muriel – President-Elect
Daniel Hurtado – Immediate Past President
Alejandro Caffarelli – Membership Secretary
Karina Ayala-Bermejo – Recording Secretary
Dolores Quiroz – Treasurer
Carlina Tapia-Ruano – Director
Martin Montes – Director
Mercedes Luque-Rosales – Director
Homero Tristan – Director
Elizabeth Granados-Perez – Director
Ruth Giles-Ott – Director
1999-00
Daniel Hurtado – President
Jesse Ruiz – President-Elect
Emilio Machado – Immediate Past President
Felicia Franco-Feinberg – Recording Secretary
Marcelino Garcia – Membership Secretary
Dolores Quiroz – Treasurer
Elizabeth Loredo-Rivera – Director
Mark Lopez – Director
Mercedes Luque-Rosales – Director
Robert Muriel – Director
Ruth Giles-Ott – Director
Homero Tristan – Director
1998-99
Emilio Machado – President
Daniel Hurtado – President-Elect
Lupe Calderon-Garcia – Immediate Past President
Lisa Chavez – Treasurer
Veronica Lema – Recording Secretary
Mauricio Araujo – Membership Secretary
Elizabeth Loredo-Rivera – Director
David Cerda – Director
Mercedes Luque-Rosales – Director
Jorge Montes – Director
Mark Lopez – Director
Leticia Magdaleno – Director
1997-98
Lupe Calderon-Garcia – President
Emilio Machado – President-Elect
David Cerda – Immediate Past President
Mauricio Araujo – Membership Secretary
Lisa Chavez – Treasurer
Ruth Gudino – Recording Secretary
Martin Castro – Director
Daniel Hurtado – Director
Mercedes Luque-Rosales – Director
Leticia Magdaleno – Director
Jorge Montes – Director

1996-97
David Cerda – President
Lupe Calderon – President-Elect
Berta Requena – Membership Secretary
Ruth Gudino – Recording Secretary
Dolores Quiroz – Treasurer
Fernando Carranza – Director
Martin Castro – Director
Mercedes Luque-Rosales – Director
Jorge Montes – Director
Jesse Reyes – Director
Amalia Rioja – Director