Mayra E. Alvarez
Director, public health policy
Office of Health Reform, Department of Health and Human Services
Ms. Alvarez has primary oversight responsibility for coordinated and timely implementation of the public-health, prevention and health-care workforce policy provisions in the federal Affordable Care Act. She has served as a legislative assistant for then-Rep. Hilda L. Solis. She completed her graduate education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley.
Rep. Becerra is the House Democratic Caucus vice chairman, the first Hispanic to serve on the Ways and Means Committee and a member of its Subcommittee on Social Security. He is also vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. He served on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. He is a Close Up Foundation and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute board member. His bachelor's degree comes from Stanford University and his juris doctorate from Stanford Law School.
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Mr. Castro was appointed to the commission in January. Prior to that, he was chairman of the Illinois Human Rights Commission. He has been a board member of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He is chairman of Castro Synergies, which provides consulting services to corporations, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations. He is the National Museum of Mexican Art chairman. He has a bachelor's degree from DePaul University and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
U.S. district judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Before joining the U.S. District Court's San Jose, Calif., division, Mr. Davila had been a judge in California's Santa Clara County's Superior Court. Prior to that, Mr. Davila had a lengthy career as a criminal defense practitioner. He spent seven years as a Santa Clara County deputy public defender and 13 years in private practice. He is a former president of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and La Raza Lawyers of Santa Clara County
Mr. Diaz was elected Miami mayor in 2001 and re-elected in 2005. He was president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2008. Since 2009, he has resumed his corporate and real estate law practice as a senior partner at Lydecker Diaz in Miami. During his mayoral tenure, Diaz was honored for many nationally recognized programs in areas such as urban design, sustainability and green initiatives, education, and affordable housing. He is a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council of the Department of Homeland Security.
Carmen Elisa Espinosa
Judge, Appellate Court
Ms. Espinosa was appointed to the court by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and was sworn in March 16, the first Hispanic appointed to such a position. She has served as an assistant U.S. attorney and as an FBI special agent. She has a juris doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School, a master's degree from Brown University and a bachelor's degree from Central Connecticut State University.
Juan M. Garcia III
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