• Voces Unidas

Lideres Institute launches first course in 2021

Voces Unidas welcomed its inaugural cohort for the new nonprofit board leadership course under the Líderes Institute.

The Líderes Institute offers intensive, cohort-based training courses to prepare and place Latina and Latino leaders in decision-making tables across the valleys.


This inaugural four-day course will provide Latina and Latino leaders with the knowledge, confidence, tools, and skills to serve successfully on a local nonprofit board of directors. Participants meet every Saturday, from September 11 through October 2.


These eight amazing individuals were selected to be a part of this inaugural cohort:

  • Alma de Lara (Avon)

  • Beatriz Soto (New Castle)

  • Bryan Alvarez-Terrazas (Carbondale)

  • Cindy Peña (Glenwood Spring)

  • Gladys Tellez (Gypsum)

  • Laura Segura (El Jebel)

  • Maribel Obreque (Glenwood Springs)

  • Rosa Gamboa (Gypsum)


The nonprofit board leadership course is facilitated by Alvina Vasquez and Elizabet Garcia.


Alvina is the Founder and President of PowerMap, a Denver-based consulting firm. She is an experienced community leader and political strategist, with deep roots in Colorado. Recognized as one of Denver’s 40 Under 40, she sits on several boards of directors focused on education, equality, and civic engagement, and currently serves as a fellow at the Latino Leadership Institute Executive Program at the Daniels College of Business.


Elizabet was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado to Mexican parents. She is the Founder and President of Verbo LLC, a Denver-based consulting firm. Elizabet has extensive experience doing Latino outreach and building partnerships and coalitions.


Click here to learn more about the Líderes Institute.



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