With the growing Hispanic/Latina population, NHLAC was formed to guide Susan G. Komen for the Cure in its efforts to raise awareness among Hispanic and Latina communities in the United States, through culturally specific and appropriate means.
The council works with Komen for the Cure to address issues related to breast cancer in the Hispanic/Latina community, promoting positive breast health and helping to decrease mortality and morbidity rates of breast cancer in Hispanic/Latina women. NHLAC offers guidance to Komen staff and Komen Affiliates in the areas of grants, education, communications and public policy.
Council Chairperson: Marie Dahlstrom, MA
Council Members: Irene S. Beltran-PistellaLarisa C. Caicedo, MAMartha Carrillo-Brewer, MAMary CruzDr. Jane E. MéndezCarmen I. Paris, MPHElvira Ramos, BAMarbelly Miranda Walker, MD