Board of Directors
The Hispanic Services Council is governed by a fifteen (15) member board of directors (seven seats are vacant at this time) that represent Hillsborough County. Eligible board members must demonstrate their knowledge of the community, skills in non-profit governance, leadership capacity and commitment to HSC's mission.
The board meets on a monthly basis to provide program and operations oversight and is responsible for setting the organization's mission, vision and goals through facilitated periodic strategic planning initiatives.
Current board members are Latino leaders within their respective organizations and represent various business sectors including private industry, non-profits, state and local governments. Click to contact our Board.
Leonardo Martin Dosoretz, President
Mercury Public Affairs, LLC
Leo Dosoretz currently serves as Legal Counsel for Mercury Public Affairs in Tampa, Florida. In this capacity, Leo advises the firm on business transactions, regulatory compliance, growth projects, and general legal issues. Prior to joining Mercury, Leo worked at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Tampa, Florida. At Shumaker, Leo’s practice primarily involved corporate mergers and acquisitions, finance, securities, commercial transactions, and other general corporate legal matters.
Leo was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, but his parents were born, raised, and married in Buenos Aires, Argentina prior to emigrating to the US in the 1970s. Leo attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree (BA) and completed a dual degree in law and music business and entertainment industries (JD/MM) at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He also serves on the Alumni Committee of Tampa Connection.
Luz D. Randolph, Ed.D, Vice President
Assistant Director of Development, Diversity Initiatives
University of South Florida
Luz Randolph is responsible for the university-wide fundraising efforts for Diversity Initiatives. She works collaboratively with the USF Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity, the African American Advisory Committee, and the Latin Community Advisory Committee to identify goals and needs for each program. Before coming to USF, Luz served as Director of the Candidate Empowerment Center (CEC) at Florida A&M University. She also served as Assistant Director of the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Miami. She is a double alumna from USF with a B.A in Interpersonal Communication and a Master in Education. Ms. Randolph is currently a doctoral student at Nova Southeastern University.
Monica Johnson, Secretary
Monica Johnson serves as corporate counsel at Kforce Inc., a staffing services and solutions firm that specializes in uniting flexible and direct hire professionals in technology, and finance and accounting. Prior to joining Kforce, Monica represented clients in a variety of litigation and corporate matters. Monica grew up in Homestead, Florida, and earned her undergraduate and law degree from the University of Florida before moving to the Tampa Bay area.
Maggie Dominguez, Treasurer
Maggie is currently a Licensed Realtor after 29 years of developing a diverse portfolio of experience in operations and engineering at TECO Energy. In fact, in 1975, Maggie was the first woman engineer hired by Tampa Electric. At TECO, Maggie led core support departments such as Customer Services, Power Sales, Facility and Property Management, Procurement, Telecommunications and Information Technology. In addition, Maggie led professional and union employees gaining experience in Union negotiations utilizing the Mutual Gains Bargaining methodology. In 2003, Maggie was named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine and in 2000, received the Women of Color in Technology Award for Technologist of the Year. She was appointed to the Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board by Governor Jeb Bush and served for four years. Maggie is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator and a Developmental Leadership Coach. Maggie received her Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Industrial & Management Engineering Systems from the University of South Florida.
Michele D. Arevalo
Director, Telecommunications & Facility Services
Tampa Electric Company
Michele D. Arevalo has had a 27 year career with Tampa Electric holding a variety of technical and leadership positions within IT. She was promoted to director of Telecommunications and Facility Services in May 2007 and is responsible for directing all planning, engineering, construction, maintenance and monitoring for Tampa Electric’s telecommunications network. She also is responsible for directing all planning, engineering, construction, maintenance and monitoring for Tampa Electric’s building assets through Facility Services, including electrical; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); plumbing and general trade. Michele received the “Women Who Make A Difference” award in September 2000 from US Black Engineer/Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazines’ Women of Color Technology Awards.
Ayala and Associates
Alma is a senior executive with more than 10 years experience successfully organizing and administering programs requiring strong leadership and communications skill, most recently as the Senior Vice President of Economic and Community Development for the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Currently, her consulting practice focuses on strengthening the nonprofit sector, facilitating effective institutional-community partnerships and social justice issues. Consulting projects have included voter registration/ education, Get-Out-The-Vote mobilization, international and domestic election monitoring, women’s prison pilot, grants research and organizational development.
Norma Berrios, CPA
Business Operations, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
As a director, Norma provides accounting services in various industries including healthcare and construction. With more than fifteen years of public accounting experience, Norma provides a clear focus on producing results in order to ensure that the organization’s goals and objectives are met. Areas of focus include revenue recognition, internal controls, project management and financial analysis. Norma is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Iraida Carrion, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work,
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, USF
Dr. Iraida Carrion received her MSW from Adelphi University and her Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida in 2007. Dr. Carrion has extensive clinical practice experience in psychiatric, medical and in private practice settings in New York City, West Texas and in the Central Florida area. Her career as a clinician includes serving children, adolescents, older adults and families coping with mental health disorders, terminal illnesses and grief and loss. She teaches at the BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. levels in the areas Social Work Practice. She has also assumed leadership roles as Interim Chair of the BSW program and in Field Education at USF. In 2011, Dr. Carrion received the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Tampa, Florida Chapter and the NASW Florida State Chapter, Social Work Educator of the Year Awards. Her research focuses on aging and health disparities among Latinos.
Enforcement Coordinator, U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Miguel Rios is the Enforcement Coordinator for agricultural investigations at the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. He is a 22 year veteran of the Department and is responsible for the enforcement of laws and regulations that protect the rights of agricultural workers to proper wages, housing, transportation, and many other workplace standards. Miguel also provides national training on investigative procedures and has recently provided training to labor departments in Paraguay, Honduras, and Panamá. Miguel has lived in the Tampa Bay Area for 40 years and is a U.S.F. alumnus.
Maria F. Pinzón, Executive Director
Hispanic Services Council
Maria has been with the Hispanic Services Council for 16 years and has more than two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Furman University and a Master of Arts Degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University. Prior to joining Hispanic Services, Maria served four years as Director of Programmatic Operations for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and between 1990 and 1995; and as Director of the National Census Project for the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO).