Executive Board Members

Bamby Salcedo

President & CEO

Los Angeles, California

Bamby most recent employer was Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She spent eight dedicated years as the Health Education and HIV Prevention Services Coordinator at the nation’s largest and most experienced clinical program providing multidisciplinary healthcare and services to trans youth.

Her remarkable and wide-ranging activist work has brought voice and visibility to not only the trans community, but also to the multiple overlapping communities and issues that her life has touched including migration, HIV, youth, LGBT, incarceration and Latin@ communities. Through her instinctive leadership, she has birthed several organizations that created community where there was none, and advocate for the rights, dignity, and humanity for those who have been without a voice. Full Bio

Johanna Saavedra

Board Chair

North Hollywood, California

Johanna is a trans Latina immigrant woman from born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Johanna has being involved in activism in different ways since she immigrated to the US even when she was not even able to speak English. Full Bio

Salma Andrews Marmolejo

Central Co-Chair

Houston, Texas

Mi nombre es Salma Marmolejo mujer transexual Nacida en "NADA ES FACIL EN ESTA VIDA" Sin duda alguna iniciar una transcision no es para nada facil y por lo tanto soy una de Las Fundadoras de un grupo Trans en la ciudad de Houston, Texas, desarrollando asi uno de mis sueños que es ayudar a visibilizar a mi comunidad en mi region. Full Bio

Maritxa Vidal

Central Co-Chair

Chicaco, Illinois

I am a Cuban born transgendered female, 56 years old. I have been fighting against the stigma and ignorance in the Latino and Gay community towards HIV/Aids since 1990. I am now a certified Health Educator and Illinois Department of Public Health certified tester and counselor of HIV/Aids/Hepatitis C. Full Bio

Arianna Inurritegui-Lint

East Coast Co-Chair

Florence, Florida

Arianna Inurritegui-Lint, is a transgender woman originally from Peru were she graduated Law School. She is been working for the Florida Health Department in the field of HIV/AIDS since 2006. As a transgender woman she has seen firsthand how her own community has been ravished by this life altering disease. Full Bio

Ishalaa Serrano

East Coast Co-Chair

Florence, Florida


Paola Coots

Administrative Director

San Diego, California

Paola Coots is a Latina transgender-identified woman who was born in the big city of Monterrey in the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico and currently living in San Diego, CA, USA. She started helping Translatin@s as bilingual case manager/outreach worker at the Family Health Centers of San Diego with Project STAR as of May 2007. Full Bio

Alexa Rodriguez

Director of Membership

Hyatsville, Maryland

Alexa Rodríguez is a native Salvadorian trans woman who has been living with HIV for about 16 years. At the beginning of her diagnosis Alexa felt discouraged and felt as if she was going to die, after five years of her diagnosis she saw that nothing was happening to her and discovered that she wanted to continue to live. Full Bio