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CHCI and the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Partner to Provide Fellowships to Latinx Leaders

Washington D.C. – April 23, 2019. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy have partnered to provide emerging Latinx leaders with access to a new model of public policy education explicitly committed to teaching leadership and generating new…

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Diversifying Congress, One Guidebook At A Time

With 2018 being called The Year of the Woman (in reference to the 1992 wave of women elected officials) and with the 116th Congress being the most diverse on record, it’s true that our nation’s government has become more diverse. Is this true about the staff that they hire? Currently people…

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Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Like many Americans, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell immigrated to the United States from Ecuador as a young girl with her mother and sisters in search of better opportunities. She learned the struggles immigrants face at an early age when her mother worked double shifts while attending night school to learn English. At…

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Enrique Chaurand

Enrique A. Chaurand is the Sr. Vice President of External Affairs and Communications for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI).  Enrique is a communications and public affairs professional with 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors.  Enrique is charged with leading all communications, strategic partnership, and alumni…

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Juan Diaz-Cartelle

Dr. Juan Diaz-Cartelle is the Sr. Medical Director for the Peripheral Interventions division of Boston Scientific. He obtained his MD degree from the University of Navarra in Spain and completed his training as a Vascular Surgeon and Angiologist at Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maranon in Madrid. He worked as a…

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Rep. Donna Shalala

Congresswoman Donna E. Shalala has spent her entire life fighting to improve the lives of others, advocating tirelessly for women’s rights, civil rights, increased access to health care, better education and schools, and a clean, sustainable environment. She is proud to now represent Florida’s 27th District, which includes the City of…

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Maria Cardona

Maria Cardona is a Principal at the Dewey Square Group (DSG) and Founder of Latinovations, the Latino Strategies Practice of DSG.  A seasoned Democratic Strategist, and CNN/CNN en Español Political Contributor, Cardona is a public affairs and communications professional with over two decades of experience in public relations as well as…

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Oscar Mairena

Oscar Mairena is an experienced public policy and communications professional who has worked in strategic health communication, public health outreach, social marketing, legislative and external affairs, and advocacy. He has drafted and pushed for legislation and policy change within and outside of government. Currently, Oscar serves as an HIV Community…

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Sharon Huerta

Sharon Huerta is Vice President of Medicaid Operations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM). She joined BCBSNM in 2014 and is responsible for overall operations of the New Mexico Medicaid Division. Prior to joining BCBSNM, Sharon was Associate Vice President, Government Contracts and Advocacy at Molina…

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Charley John

Charley John serves as Director of U.S. Public Policy for the Walgreen Company. He has been with Walgreens for 21 years, 15 of them as a pharmacist. He attended the University of Florida where he completed his doctorate of pharmacy.  He started off his career in South Florida as a…

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