Commissioners

Anita E. Ahumada
Thurston County (Term Expires 8/01/17 – 1st Term)
Originally from Chile, Anita Ahumada acquired her formal education at the Universidad de Chile. She worked as a Social Worker in her native country until she moved to the U.S. in 1970.
Nora Coronado - Vice Chair
King County (Term expires 8/01/2018 – 1st term)
Nora was born and raised in Moses Lake, WA. Her dad came to the U.S. from Mexico with his parents and siblings as migrant farmworkers. His family dispersed throughout Texas, California, Colorado and Mexico while he remained in Washington State. Nora currently resides in Seattle with her son.
Frank Lemos
King County (Term expires 8/01/2018 – 1st term)

Mr. Frank Lemos is the President of the National Minority Business Advisory Council. He is also President of LDC, Inc. and has more than three decades of experience serving in executive capacity providing consulting services in a number of different industries throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is a nationally recognized businessman who has served as a leading consultant in the professional construction consulting industry for over 25 years managing and/or consulting large regional and national engineering firms for over 12 years.

Andrés Mantilla - Chair
King County (Term expires 8/01/2017 – 1st term)
Andrés Mantilla is Senior Vice President for Ceis, Bayne, East Strategic designing and implementing creative community outreach and engagement strategies and working on public policy initiatives.

Paula Arno Martinez
Douglas County (Term Expires 8/1/19 - 1st Term)
Paula Arno Martinez is a Staff Attorney with Colectiva Legal del Pueblo in Wenatchee, WA. Paula practices immigration law, with a focus on immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes. Paula’s practice also includes deportation defense and family-based immigration. Before moving to Wenatchee, Paula also worked for Rios & Cruz in Seattle, and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Granger, WA.
David Morales
Yakima County (Term Expires 8/01/2016 – 1st Term)
David Morales is legal aid attorney in Yakima focusing on farmworker clients. He practices primarily employment rights and civil rights law. David has previous experience in immigrant rights, voting rights, and prisoner rights, having worked for Latino Justice, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Catholic Charities of San Antonio Immigration Services.
(425) 298-7133
Brian Moreno
Adams County (Term Expires 8/1/19 - 1st Term)
Brian Moreno is a partner with a McDonald's Licensee in Othello, Washington.  A long-time resident of Tri-Cities, Brian actively engages in the community and state affairs as a board member with the Washington Hospitality Association.  He holds a bachelor's in business administration from Kaplan University.  Brian enjoys studying physics, philosophy, and history in his spare time.
Gloria Ochoa-Bruck
Spokane County (Term Expires 8/01/18 – 2nd term)
Gloria Ochoa-Bruck is a graduate of Pasco High School and Columbia Basin College. Gloria earned her B.A. degree in Business Administration from Washington State University Tri-Cities and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Idaho College of Law.
(509) 308-7578
Ricardo Sánchez
King County(Term Expires 08/01/2017 - 1st Term)
Between September 2009 and December 2016, Ricardo Sánchez served as vice president for Communications and Educational Services at Sea Mar Community Health Centers. In 2006-2009, Ricardo served as associate director for the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) . He also served as state director of GEAR UP, a federally funded project administered by the HECB that helps low-income students prepare for college. In 1989-1996, Ricardo was director of communications for Washington State’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. He served also as the state superintendent’s speechwriter and senior policy advisor.  
(206) 892-8524

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