Washington, D.C. – It is with a mix of great sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces the resignation of CHCI President and CEO Domenika Lynch effective no later than March 30, 2019, and consistent with the Board’s selection of a new CEO.
Rep. Joaquin Castro, CHCI Chairman
“I want to thank Domenika for her service over the last two years to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and the greater Latino community in our nation. Domenika has been a staunch advocate for the Hispanic community, expanding opportunities across industries like education, media, and technology, and developing critical partnerships that support civil rights. Domenika has undoubtedly inspired those who seek to follow in her footsteps, and her legacy will help foster a next generation of leaders that can fully address the problems we face and seize opportunities to thrive in the future.”
Domenika Lynch, President and CEO, CHCI
“It is definitely with a heavy heart that I make the decision to step down as President and CEO of CHCI, however, family priorities and health challenges require me to take the time to truly address these concerns.
“It has been my sincere honor to serve at the helm of CHCI the past two and a half years. I am proud to have led an organization with the critical mission of developing future Latino leaders. And I am grateful for the trust and the support of the board as we worked diligently and aggressively to make CHCI strong once again.
“I am also proud that under my leadership we have been able to turn CHCI around – bringing financial stability to the organization, streamlining and upgrading operations, rebranding of the organization’s logo and website, and taking CHCI leadership programs and alumni association to the next level. I am especially proud to have assembled an amazing team committed to CHCI’s mission and I am confident that the senior team in place is fully capable of ensuring that CHCI continues to thrive and move forward.
“I want to thank Rep. Castro for his support and his confidence as I served in this role. His guidance during my tenure was invaluable and I am truly grateful. I am also thankful to have had this opportunity of a lifetime during such a critical juncture in our country’s history. I will always be a part of the CHCI family committed to the success of the organization and promoting its good works. I look forward to working with the CHCI board, staff, alumni, and partners to advance the mission of the CHCI and the Latino community.”