HNBA REGIONS

HNBA REGIONAL PRESIDENTS

In order to better serve our members and to fulfill the mission and objectives of the Hispanic National Bar Association, the HNBA is divided into nineteen (19) regions encompassing the United States, Puerto Rico, and its territories. The HNBA’s 19 regional presidents are members of the HNBA’s Board of Governors and they work to ensure the execution of the Association’s local, regional and national programs by working closely with the HNBA affiliate organizations.

VP of Regions & Affiliates: Maria Dantes Sanchez, Liberty Mutual (Miami, FL)

Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT): Jose Sierra (Boston, MA)
Region II (NY): Matthew Fernandez Konigsberg (Brooklyn, NY)
Region III (NJ): Anna Maria Tejada (Hackensack, NJ)
Region IV (DE, PA): Lorena E. Ahumada (Philadelphia, PA)
Region V (DC, MD, VA, WV): Raymond Ramirez (Washington, DC)
Region VI (NC, SC): Gonzalo Frias (Charlotte, NC)
Region VII (AL, GA, MS): Enrique “Henry” Gimenez (Birmingham, AL)
Region VIII (FL): Araly Herrera (Coral Gables, FL)
Region IX (IL, IN, MI, WI): Luis Avila (Chicago, IL)
Region X (KY, OH, TN): Christian Gonzalez (Columbus, OH)
Region XI (IA, MN, MO, ND, SD): Joe Nuñez (Minneapolis, MN)
Region XII (AR, LA, OK, TX): Cynthia Sutherland (Plano, TX)
Region XIII (CO, KS, NE, WY): Jennifer Cadena (Denver, CO)
Region XIV (AZ, NV): Freddy Saavedra (Phoenix, AZ)
Region XV (UT, NM): Michelle Hernandez (Albuquerque, NM)
Region XVI (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA): Mick Konowal (Sammamish, WA)
Region XVII (Northern CA, HI): Natalie Pierce (San Francisco, CA)
Region XVIII (Southern CA): Lindsay Maria Holloman (Los Angeles, CA)
Region XIX (Puerto Rico): Grymarys De Jesus (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

 


HNBA REGIONS

In order to better serve our members and to fulfill the mission and objectives of the Hispanic National Bar Association, the HNBA is divided into nineteen (19) regions encompassing the United States, Puerto Rico, and its territories. The HNBA’s 19 Regional Presidents are members of the HNBA’s Board of Governors and they work to ensure the execution of the Association’s local, regional and national programs by working closely with the HNBA Executive Committee and the HNBA Affiliate Organizations across the country.

 


HNBA REGIONAL PRESIDENT DUTIES

  • Conduct and assist with fundraising activities in his or her Region;
  • Actively promote the Association in his or her Region, including actively participating in the activities of the Affiliate Organizations, student bar activities and other bar associations in his or her Region;
  • Actively recruit qualified persons and organizations within his or her Region to join the Association as Members;
  • Periodically report to the Vice-President of Regions on the activities and initiatives in his or her Region; and
  • Perform such other duties as the President, and the Vice-President of Regions, or the Board of Governors may from time to time direct.

REGIONAL PRESIDENTS’ LIBRARY

These documents help HNBA Regional Presidents fulfill their duties and carry out events.

HNBA REGIONAL EVENTS

Please view our online calendar to view upcoming events.
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HNBA REGIONS LEADERSHIP

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Maria Dantes Sanchez
HNBA Vice President of Regions & Affiliates
Regional General Attorney
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Miami, Florida
vpregionsaffiliates@hnba.com

 

 


 

REGION I

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

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Jose Sierra, HNBA Region I President
Laredo & Smith, LLP
Boston, Massachusetts
sierra@laredosmith.com
(617) 542-5070


 

REGION II

New York

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Matthew Fernandez Konigsberg, HNBA Region II President
Council of Urban Professionals
New York, New York
matthewfk@gmail.com
(212) 233-8950


 

REGION III

New Jersey

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Anna Maria Tejada, HNBA Region III President
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck
Hackensack, New Jersey
atejada@kdvlaw.com


 

REGION IV

Delaware and Pennsylvania

Lorena E. Ahumada, HNBA Region IV President
Kleinbard, LLC
Philadelphia, PA
lahumada@kleinbard.com

 


 

REGION V

Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia

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Raymond Ramirez, HNBA Region V President
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Washington, DC
ray.ramirez@sutherland.com


 

REGION VI

North Carolina and South Carolina

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Gonzalo Frias, Region VI President 
Duke Energy Corporation
Charlotte, North Carolina
gonzalo.frias@duke-energy.com
(980) 373-1347


 

REGION VII

Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi


Enrique “Henry”Gimenez, HNBA Region VII President
Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC
Birmingham, Alabama
hgimenez@lightfootlaw.com
(205) 581-0749


 

REGION VIII

Florida

Araly Herrera
Araly Herrera, HNBA Region VIII President
Gamba, Lombana & Herrera
Coral Gables, Florida
aherrera@glhlawyers.com
(305) 448-4010


 

REGION IX

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin


Luis Avila, HNBA Region IX President
US Foods
Chicago, Illinois
Luis.Avila@usfoods.com
(630) 595-1200


 

REGION X

Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee

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Christian Gonzalez Region X President
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Columbus, Ohio
christian.gonzalez@dinsmore.com
(614) 628-6921


 

REGION XI

Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota

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Joe Nuñez, HNBA Region XI President
Vantage Law Group, PLLC
Minneapolis, Minnesota
joe.nunez@vantagelawgroup.com
(612) 353-1300


 

REGION XII

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas

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Cynthia Sutherland, HNBA Region XII President
PepsiCo, Inc.
Plano, Texas
cynthia.sutherland@pepsico.com


 

REGION XIII

Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming

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Jennifer Cadena, HNBA Region XIII President
Incremental Oil and Gas
Denver, Colorado
jcadena@i-og.net


 

REGION XIV

Arizona and Nevada

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Freddy Saavedra, HNBA Region XIV President
Alex and Associates, P.C.
Phoenix, Arizona
freddy@alexandassociates.com


 

REGION XV

New Mexico and Utah

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Michelle Hernandez, Region XV President
Modrall Sperling
Albuquerque, New Mexico
michelle.hernandez@modrall.com
(505) 848.1813


 

REGION XVI

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington

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Mick Konowal, HNBA Region XVI President
Microsoft Corporation
Sammamish, Washington
mkonowal@microsoft.com


 

REGION XVII

Northern California and Hawaii

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Natalie Pierce, HNBA Region XVII President
Littler Mendelson P.C.
San Francisco, California
npierce@littler.com
(415) 288-6324


 

REGION XVIII

Southern California

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Lindsay Maria Holloman, HNBA Region XVIII President
Sheppard Mullin
Los Angeles, California
LHolloman@sheppardmullin.com
(213) 617-5414


 

REGION XIX