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"Working toward educational, economic, and social equality for Hispanics in Idaho"


ICHA Commissioners

Note: The Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs is composed of nine(9) board members, two(2) are appointed by the President Pro Tempore and two(2) by the Speaker of the House. Five(5) are public members from the Hispanic community and appointed by the Governor. Ask for By-laws to our Staff.

Juan Alvare

Juan Alvarez, Chair

    Currently a Deputy Laboratory Director for Management at INL (Idaho National Laboratory) with overall leadership responsibility for effective implementation of major functional management and business transformation efforts.
    3668 Tuscany, Idaho Falls, ID 83404
    Phone: (208) 526-9128
    Term Expires: 07/01/2024


Erika L. Allen

    A resident of Twin Falls, Idaho, Erika Allen is employed at the College of Southern Idaho as the Foundation Executive Director where she leads fundraising efforts and alumni relations. Allen holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles, a master’s degree from the University of La Verne and pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration from Idaho State University. Allen has extensive fundraising, marketing and community outreach experience in a community based organization setting and higher education.

PO Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238
Phone: (208) 732-6245
Term Expires: 07/01/2024

Ivan Castillo-Teran

    A native of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, Ivan has called Idaho his home for 22 years. As a custom builder and real estate investor, Ivan has represented Keller Williams for the last 13 years. Ivan continues to advocate for Hispanic affairs and serves as Board Chairman for the Idaho Hispanic Chamber, a VP on the CWI Foundation and is on the Board of Trustees of the Idaho Hispanic Foundation. His passion is education, training and development for the Hispanic residents of Idaho. He has been married to Angie Castillo for 22 years and has 4 aspiring children: they are his greatest accomplishment.

    2115 W. Habitat Street. Nampa, ID 83651
    Phone: (208) 283-3311
    Term Expires: 07/01/2024

Mauricio Cardona

    Mauricio Cardona is an Associate with the Davillier Law Group in Sandpoint, Idaho. Mauricio was born in Pereira, Colombia and has lived in the United States since 1999. Mauricio holds a bachelors degree from Bradley University, a masters degree from the University of Colorado, and a law degree from the University of Iowa. Before moving to Idaho he worked as a prosecutor in Dane County, Wisconsin, as an immigration attorney with a religious non for profit, and helped to establish the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa. He has been married to Shekina Cardona for 15 years and they have one child.

    530 Comeback Bay Lane, Sagle, ID 83860
    Phone: (608) 444-2762
    Term Expires: 07/01/2024

Cesar Perez Garcia

    César Pérez Garcia is the Director and Hispanic Community Liaison at the College of Southern Idaho’s Jerome and Gooding Off-Campus Centers. Mr. Pérez Garcia currently oversees the development and successful implementation of Hispanic-American bicultural learning environments which result in strategic initiatives addressing the service areas’ diverse communities. He and his family enjoy sharing their passion for multi-cultural initiatives and inclusion in their communities.

    506 Tasia Brianna Drive West, Jerome, ID 83338
    Phone:(208) 316-1838
    Term Expires: 07/01/2023

(D) Senator Janie Ward-Engelking

(R) Senator Linda Wright Hartgen

(D) Rep. Lauren Necochea

(R) Rep. Rod Furniss

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