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La Paz Chattanooga Welcomes New Full-Time Staff Plus Board Members and Introduces 2024 Executive Committee Members

The new executive committee, board, and staff appointments position La Paz for an impactful 20th year and beyond serving the Chattanooga community.

La Paz Chattanooga, the longest-serving non-profit organization working directly with the Chattanooga area’s rapidly-growing Latino population, has appointed its 2024 board of directors’ executive committee, welcomed several new members to its board, and grown its full-time staff by onboarding a new case manager. As the organization continues to commemorate its 20th anniversary year, these appointments position the organization for continued expansion and impact in 2024 and beyond.

“La Paz’s staying power in our community can be directly tied to the passion and tireless efforts of our team and our board members,” said Stacy Johnson, President and CEO at La Paz Chattanooga. “As I reflect on the last 20 years, I am in awe of what we’ve been able to accomplish, and I feel truly humbled to continue having the opportunity to expand our team, thereby adding to our incredible network of support across the community.”

Appointments to La Paz’s executive committee include: 

Josselyn Aguilera Nielsen, Board Chair, Owner, North Star Boutique 

Shadrina Booker, Vice Chair, Director of Community Engagement, City of Chattanooga

Moises Cardenas, Secretary, Partner, Production Director, Sentri Roofing

Corinne Henderson, CPA, CVA, Treasurer, Partner, Henderson & Gardner, PLLC

The organization’s new board members include: 

Arielle Hayes, Principal, University High 

David Roddy, Chief Operating Officer, Hamilton County 

Suzy Anthony, Vice President of Finance and Operations, United Way of Greater Chattanooga

The organization’s new case manager, Claudia Rodríguez Mandujano, was previously a Spanish teacher at Girls Preparatory School. Born and raised in Mexico City, Rodríguez holds a master's degree in psychology. Throughout her career, Rodríguez has taught both English and Spanish to students of all ages, instilling a love for language and culture. At La Paz, Rodríguez aims to utilize her psychology and education background to support and empower individuals within the community. 

As of August 2023, Daniela Durán Pérez is the new Communications Specialist at La Paz Chattanooga. Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Durán is a current Senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, pursuing a degree in Communications and Spanish. Working closely with the Communications and Development Manager, Durán ensures that the services, workshops, and events hosted by La Paz reach Chattanooga's Latinx community through social media.

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