National Latina Business Women Association (NLBWA) Is proud to join Engage Cuba, as part of the advisory coalition group of an exciting new coalition dedicated to coalescing and mobilizing non-governmental organizations, non-profit groups, civil society organizations, citizens, businesses and associations for the purpose of supporting the ongoing U.S.-Cuba normalization process and reforming U.S.-Cuba relations.
National President - 2012-2014
Company: Savvy Solutions Inc.
As president and founder of Savvy Solutions Inc., Ms. Sánchez partners with companies to improve performance and growth by providing integrated business solutions to new market entries to support alternative revenue planning models.
National Treasurer - 2012-2014
Company: My CPA Irene
Irene Covarrubias holds a Master of Science Degree in Taxation from CSU Northridge with and emphasis on corporate taxation. Prior to receiving her bachelors Irene attended the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.86 GPA .
Governance & Education Committee
Company: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Position: Risk Management Coordinator
Amalia Sanchez has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. For the past five years, Amalia has served as the Risk Management Coordinator for a world renowned museum, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and is developing her own business as an Insurance and Risk Management Consultant for small to mid size businesses.Amalia is passionate about higher education and providing others the tools and resources necessary to achieve their career goals.
Company: PuMa Communications & Cultural Services
Position: President & CEO
Margaret Pullés is president and CEO of PuMa Communications & Cultural Services, a public relations and government relations consulting firm founded in 2006 and headquartered in Washington, DC. Prior to PuMa, Margaret served in a number of senior positions in both the private and public sectors.
Board Member - 2012-2014 Health & Wellness Committee
Company: Bloggers of Health, 13 feet 13 inches & Turning Leaves Foundation
Jessica Sofia Valle is the Chief Executive Officer at 13Feet13Inches, an entrepreneurial, multi-disciplined networking and development company strategically focused on enhancing and being culturally responsive in small and large-scale business (for both non and for profit) development. Bloggers of Health, a Media Company set for a community for people who write about health in their blogs and where all come together with one major focus: Health. She is Founder and President at Turning Leaves Foundation, a foundation that helps educate children and families on coping with their chronic illness. She has chronic pain. Her resilience allowed her to be diverse in her endeavors. As the Founder and President, She has teamed up with Wells Fargo Bank to help with this endeavor, works to network, grow and continue to develop the foundation. Jessica Sophia Valle currently is also Director of LATISM LA Chapter. Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a 501 (c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community. She is a very Busy Woman.
General Legal Counsel
Company: Law Offices of Julia Sylva, ALC
Position: Principal, Attorney at Law
Julia Sylva is the sole shareholder of the Law Offices of Julia Sylva, A Law Corporation, and full-service law firm with offices in Los Angeles and Greater Long Beach, California. Julia specializes in the representation of public law, real estate and corporate clients, including non-profit organizations.