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Following an exceptional eight years leading the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Silvia Henriquez is stepping down as Executive Director in mid 2011. With unfaltering commitment and ingenuity, Silvia advanced NLIRH’s vision, elevating the voice of Latinas in the fight for reproductive rights and justice.

Through her leadership, NLIRH has actively transformed the discourse on reproductive health disparities by linking public policy advocacy with grassroots leadership development, community organizing and activism. Silvia’s dedication and integrity has been an inspiration to both the staff and board. We will keep you informed of our plans to honor Silvia in 2011 and of course we wish her continued success wherever her career and life journeys lead. ¡Muchísimas Gracias Silvia!

The Board of Directors has initiated an executive transition process with the assistance of Elsa A. Ríos of Strategies for Social Change LLC. Elsa helped to recruit Silvia eight years ago, so we are very pleased and confident to be working with her to identify Silvia's successor and ensure a healthy executive leadership transition.


Berta Colón, Board Chair, NLIRH