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22 January 2024

Hispanic Access Foundation Welcomes Forestry Program Manager

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Hispanic Access is pleased to announce the newest addition to the team Glenda Gonzalez, as the Forestry Program Manager. In her role, she will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the program, meeting program deliverables, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and ensuring data-driven evaluation to achieve successful outcomes. She will also play a crucial role in overseeing outgoing grants and managing a portfolio of grantees to ensure the successful execution of their proposed projects and alignment with the organization's mission and goals.

“I've dedicated my career to missions that connect with my deep sense of commitment to environmental and community-focused well-being,” said Gonzalez. “Hispanic Access provides me an outlet for this passion and a greater platform for positive impact, elevating and supporting the Latino community.”

Gonzalez has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her early years included working in a community-based conservation effort in Kwale, Kenya, and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia and Panama. She is a dedicated environmentalist with a career working nationally and internationally to protect our natural resources while championing community-led solutions and several years of experience in grant-making, serving as a Grants Officer at the Rotary Foundation and the Global FoodBanking Network.

“Glenda has a deep understanding of community and climate issues, particularly those affecting Latinos, and experience in grant and program management within the non-profit sector,” said Maite Arce, president and CEO of Hispanic Access. “She is passionate about community work to protect natural resources and is just the person we need to successfully execute the program’s vision, objectives, and strategies.”

Hispanic Access’ Forestry Program manages $4 million a year in passthrough grants and oversees programming designed to increase equitable access to trees and green spaces, and the many benefits they provide, with a focus on disadvantaged communities.

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