Executive Director, MANA
Amy Hinojosa is the Executive Director of MANA, A National Latina Organization, the oldest and largest Latina membership organization in the United States. MANA focuses on leadership, advocacy and community service through educational programming for adults in the areas of financial literacy, child passenger safety and mentor training. The signature HERMANITAS® program is the only mentoring program specifically designed for Latina youth in the country. Amy is responsible for the operations and oversees the educational programming of the national organization, as well as national advocacy efforts. Prior to joining MANA, Amy served as the Executive Director of the National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc. (NAHP) and the National Hispanic Press Foundation (NHPF), based in Washington, DC. NAHP is a non-partisan trade advocacy organization representing the leading Spanish language publications in the United States, and NHPF is the partner non-profit organization that promotes Hispanic publications through community outreach to academic and professional institutions, facilitation of research and recognition of excellence in the field. Amy has extensive experience working on local and national grassroots campaigns targeted at mobilizing voices and actions in Hispanic communities nationwide on topics ranging from financial literacy and retirement, mentoring, long term care planning, and census participation to advocacy efforts on student loans, immigration reform and health care reform. Community education and engagement have been central to Amy’s work, with a particular emphasis on youth. She has has experience working for and volunteering with community organizations such as the Girl Scout Councils of the Nation’s Capital and South Texas, the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, The National Hispanic Institute, and Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership. Currently, she serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Mosaica, a national nonprofit organization that focuses on capacity building and organizational development for nonprofit organizations that serve communities of color. Amy also represents MANA on national coalitions such as the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) and the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). Originally from Baytown, Texas, Amy is an alumna of the University of St. Thomas in Houston. She currently resides in Arlington, VA.