CHSA- Congressional Hispanic Staff Association

CHSA’s 2013 Executive Board Begins its New Term

February 12, 2013

CONTACT: Rebeca Ontiveros

CHSA’s 2013 Executive Board Begins its New Term

The New Executive Board Looks Forward To Working With Their Members

Washington, D.C—The Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA), is pleased to welcome its 2013-2014 Executive Board: Marvin Figueroa as President, Veronica Duron as Vice President, Cesar Sanchez as Treasurer, Josie Villanueva as Secretary, Rebeca Ontiveros as Communications Director, and Javier Gamboa as Director of Programming. The incoming Executive Board will assume its responsibilities today, Tuesday, February 12, 2013.The Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) is an official nonpartisan Congressional Staff Organization whose primary purpose is to increase the number of Hispanic staffers in the United States Congress and to promote career development and advancement opportunities for current Hispanic staffers.
Marvin Figueroa, President

Marvin Figueroa serves as a Legislative Aide for Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). Marvin completed his Master’s Degree in Education Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. He is a proud member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute class of 2010-2011.“I am honored to serve as CHSA President. In the coming months, I look forward to working collaboratively with the newly elected Executive Board, our partners, and supporters to continue building a strong professional pipeline that facilitates a path forward for our membership.”
Veronica Duron, Vice President 

Veronica Duron serves as a Legislative Aide for Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Ms. Duron received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and History from the University of Texas at Austin.”CHSA is a unique and dynamic organization. I am excited and proud to be a part of the leadership that will help in the continuation of its growth. In this upcoming year, we hope to build upon our programming and provide greater resources and opportunities for our members. I look forward to a productive year!”
Cesar  Sanchez, Treasurer

Cesar X. Sanchez serves as a Staff Assistant for Senator Mark E. Udall (D-CO).  A native to California’s San Joaquin Valley, Mr. Sanchez holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from California State University, Fresno, in addition to undergraduate degrees in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship, Economics, and Finance.
“It is an honor to work with the newly elected Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) Executive Board.  As we move further along into 2013, I will work with my colleagues to ensure that CHSA achieves both its strategic and financial goals.”
Josie Villanueva, Secretary 
Josefina Villanueva is a Legislative Correspondent in the office of Assistant Majority Leader, Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois. She is responsible for Judiciary issues including: civil rights, immigration and the DREAM Act. Originally from Hammond Indiana, Ms. Villanueva received a bachelor’s degree from Butler University.“I am both humbled and excited to work alongside our new CHSA executive board to facilitate an active Latino voice on the Hill.  CHSA is pivotal to our professional development, and I am honored to be able to serve alongside such a wonderful group of dedicated individuals.”
Rebeca Ontiveros, Communications Director 

Rebeca Ontiveros serves as Assistant to the Chief of Staff/Deputy Scheduler for Senator Michael F. Bennet (D-CO). Raised in Colorado, Ms. Ontiveros is a graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver.
“I am thrilled to serve as Communications Director of CHSA—an organization that has promoted career development and advancement opportunities, increasing diversity on Capitol Hill,” said Rebeca. “I look forward to help execute goals and objectives set by the 2013 CHSA board in advancing CHSA’s mission.”
Javier Gamboa, Director of Programming  

Javier Gamboa serves as Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14). He is responsible for energy, environmental and immigration policy. Originally from San Diego, Javier is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton.Upon receiving the news that he would be the next Director of Programming for CHSA, Javier replied, “I’m honored to serve as the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association’s Director of Programming. I’m thrilled to work with our members and leadership to promote the highest quality of programming that will enhance the professional development of our members, provide a sense of community and have a positive impact on others.”

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The Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) is an official, non-partisan, bicameral Congressional Staff Organization, recognized by the Committee on House Administration, whose mission is to recruit, retain, and advance Hispanic staffers in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.