ALPFA Board of Directors Candidates - 2016
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2016 Board Candidates Announced

- Voting opened July 20 - 

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Dear ALPFA Leaders and Members:

As your National Secretary, I am pleased to present to you the slate of candidates for two officers and five directors that has been recommended by ALPFA's Board of Directors. All candidates represent the outcome of a comprehensive review. This is your opportunity to participate in selecting the future leadership of ALPFA's Board of Directors.  

Recommended Slate:

Title Name Chapter
Vice President
Daniel Villao Seattle
Treasurer Gabe Rodriguez New York
Director Elizabeth "Liz" Diep New York
Director Ixchell Duarte Orlando
Director Reynaldo Gonzalez Houston
Director Genaro Perez New York
Director Hector Perez New York


For information on the candidates, you may review their bios at the bottom of this page "2016 Candidate Bios - Recommended Slate". We believe we have a great group of nominees. 

We want to thank all applicants that submitted their names for consideration and hope that, no matter the outcome of the elections, every applicant will stay engaged with the organization as we have many opportunities to lead in many ways. Those candidates who were not selected by the Nominations and Governance Committee for the recommended slate are included on the electronic voting ballot as independent candidates. Their bios are also available for review at the bottom of this page. You may vote for the recommended slate of candidates as presented, or vote for five individual director candidates.

Voting will take place via electronic ballot beginning July 20th and ending on August 3rd. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

Thank you,


Daniel Villao

ALPFA Board of Directors, Secretary


Independent Candidates:

Name Chapter
Claritza Abreu Boston
Lydia Aranda n/a
Patricia Boshuizen de Alonso Philadelphia
Joann David n/a
Javier Dutan New York
Cesar Estrada New York
Peter Ferrara New York
Francisco Herrero Miami
Mishel Horta Atlanta
Rafael Hurtado San Francisco
Louis Irizarry Pittsburg
David Kopsch Atlanta (formerly NWA)
Sonny Mendez Philadelphia
Francoise Mugnano New York
Judy Mod n/a
Henry Och Boston
Maria Jose Oliver New York
Henry Perez n/a
Jeanette Ramos-Alexander New Jersey
Tony Sablan Seattle
Luis Salinas Seattle
Enrique Suarez Tampa
Paul Vega New Jersey
Minue Yoshida New York


Nominations Process Timeline

May 10

Nominations window opens to ALPFA professional membership

June 15

Final day to submit nominations and required forms to the Governance & Nominations Committee Chair

June 20

Governance & Nominations Committee announces slate of recommended candidates

July 20 - August 3

Electronic voting for all positions takes place (eligible professional members)

August 6

Election results are announced

Sep. 1-Nov 30

Transition period for incoming and outgoing Board members

Jan. 1, 2017

New Board members begin their two-year term

Members may submit questions, comments or file a protest to the election until August 16th, 2016. 
Please direct inquiries via email to the Nominations and Governance Committee at

Meet the new directors at the Annual Convention & Career Fair!

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