Our Board

Juntos Board Members

 

Denisse Agurto – is a community leader in the Norristown committee and has been involved with Juntos as a leader since our first campaign there to stop racial profiling at license checkpoints. She is a case manager when not organizing. Her family is from Peru and she has been in the US for over 10 years. She joined the board in summer of 2014

 

Amada Armenta – is the Secretary of the Board and is a professor at the University of Penn’s Sociology Program. Her family is 3rd generation Mexican and her work is focused on the intersections of police and immigration. She joined the board in 2014.

 

Aurora Camacho – Aurora is a long time activist and academic. She was involved for many years doing work with the American Friends Service Committee on immigration issues and labor issues. She is a recently retired professor from Swarthmore College and joined the board in 2016.

 

Fran Cortes – Is the youth organizer of GALAEI, a Latino LGBTQ rights organization in Philadelphia. He was born in Mexico, immigrated as a child and was raised right outside of Philadelphia in Kennett Square, where his parents are agricultural workers. He graduated from Temple University and joined the board on January of 2016.

 

Erika G. Nunez – Is an artist and community organizer. She is originally from Mexico and has worked on immigrant rights issues for over 4 years. She has developed art projects that interest between LGBTQ communities and immigration and has also been active in Latino civic engagement issues. She currently is a program manager at Fleisher Art School and is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College. Erika joined the board in the summer of 2014.

 

Emiliano Rodriguez – Is on the President of the Board and is a regional director of the union Unite Here! He is originally from El Paso, TX, is Chicano, and has been doing work on labor issues and immigration reform for over 10 years.  He joined the board in 2013

 

Juan Carlos Romero – Is on the Fundraising Committee of the Board, and owner of Los Taquitos de Puebla, a well-known local restaurant.  He is originally from Puebla, Mexico and has been working on business and community development for most of his time here in the US.  He joined the Board in 2012.