Executive Board Members
Dinah became a general member of Mujer, Inc. over 21 years ago. She was inspired by the then President of Mujer, Inc. Cynthia Navarro. She has been hooked ever since. During this period she has served in every capacity possible from General Member to Treasurer, President-Elect and President, Marketing committee chair, Membership Committee chair and everywhere in between. The Mission and Vision of Mujer, Inc. have inspired her to continue being active with the wonderful ladies who make this a great organization.
She is the proud mother of 3 daughters and 1 son. All three daughters have participated in the Project Mana program. And with that said, they are amazing women today. Her son is amazing too!
In addition to Mujer, Inc. she is the owner of Estrella Insurance Services and Estrella Realty Group for over 30 years. Her motto “You can take the girl out of Mujer, “but you can’t take Mujer out of the girl.
Sylvia D. G. Vega – Mujer, Inc. Past President
Sylvia began her experience with Mujer, Inc. in 2004 when she attended her first Una Noche Romantica Dance. She then joined as a general member the following year and participated in the Project Mana experience serving as a co-facilitator in 2005 and main facilitator in 2006 and 2007. In 2008 she began serving as the Project Mana Leadership Retreat Coordinator/Manager and describes her work in this capacity as truly inspiring and personally fulfilling. Sylvia has served as Chair of Project Mana and the Resource Development Committees as well as Mujer, Inc. Treasurer, Vice President and President for 2010, 2011 and states that she is most honored to continue to serve as President for 2012. Sylvia states that she finds the mission and core values of Mujer, Inc. not only completely align with her personal values of mirroring, modeling and mentoring for her family, relatives and friends, but the ability to connect with current as well as future role models of outstanding Latina women, serves as an incredible, hopeful and utterly delightful experience for her! She invites all women who care to be part of the Mujer, Inc. “Comadrizmo” to please join her on this wonderful journey with Mujer! Sylvia is a Human Resources Administrator for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Andrea became a general member of Mujer, Inc. in 2001 while working at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. She was elected to serve as a Director-at-Large shortly thereafter and immediately filled the position of Membership Committee Chair which she has held for numerous years and still manages today. Andrea became Treasurer in 2005 and continued as Treasurer in 2006 and 2007. She was President-Elect in 2008, President in 2009 and Past President for 2010 through 2012. The ‘real’ experience of Mujer, Inc. of course, is the Project Mana Leadership Retreat. It is at this annual flagship event where all the hard work and dedication comes to fantastic fruition –the empowerment of our young Latinas through the precepts of “Modeling, Mirroring and Mentoring”. In keeping with that mission, I have served as co-facilitator in 2002 and 2003; and as main facilitator from 2004 through 2010. The experiences with these young Latinas, the Mujer comadres and the personal growth have been beyond compare. Absolutely worthwhile! Andrea is a Multi-Media Producer for Pearson.
Veronica is a returning Mujer, Inc. Board member who previously served as Secretary and on the Board of Directors for a combined six years. Veronica has worked with youth and families in various capacities for over twenty years, fifteen of which have been within the nonprofit /social services sector. Her passion is working with young people, where as a certified Preventionist, specializes in working to prevent school dropout, teen pregnancy, child abuse, suicide and gang prevention. Veronica is a fourth generation Sun Devil who currently works as a Concerns Liaison for the State of Arizona, where she reviews foster home concerns /violations.
Veronica is happily married to her childhood sweetheart for over 24 years, and is the mother to three children (Including two who attended Project Mana Retreats, one of which is a National Collegiate Softball Champion ) and is a grandmother to six.
Maria Gonzalez currently serves as the secretary for Mujer Inc.’s Board of Directors. Maria graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cross Categorical Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She taught in a special education setting, among other settings, for five years. Maria also graduated from Arizona State University with a Master’s in Social Work and currently works for the City of Tempe as a Crisis Intervention Specialist and will be moving into Victim Advocacy.
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Directors at Large
Cynthia brings 30+ years of business experience working in the Garment/Textile industries in manufacturing and retail fields in sales and management capacities. She graduated from Maryvale High School in Phoenix and received her degree from Brooks Fashion College in Long Beach, Ca. Her work experience has been with companies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta and Las Vegas and currently is an insurance sales representative for State Farm in Tolleson. Cynthia has no children of her own and loves to think that working for Mujer Inc. on behalf of our Latina girls, helps to satisfy her motherly instincts!
Nallely Carlón is active within the Latino community and enjoys promoting access to higher education to Arizona students. Ms. Carlón serves on the Board of Directors for Mujer, Inc. as well as serves on the Board of the Chicano, Latino, Faculty and Staff Association with Arizona State University to promote and advance ideas about issues that affect the Chicano/Latino community at ASU. As a devoted Sun Devil, Ms. Carlón holds a B.A. in Communication and an MPA in Nonprofit Administration from Arizona State University.
Delia became a general member of Mujer, Inc. in 2014. She has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Administration from Grand Canyon University. Because Latina girls are one of the fastest-growing groups in the country, she believes that it is extremely important to help young Latinas discover their unlimited possibilities and to value who they are in our society.