About

About

Our Mission

To engage, educate and activate the Latino communities of the Chesapeake Bay region creating connections that promote social and environmental justice, especially in Spanish speaking and under-resourced communities

Board of Directors

Sandra Jimenez

Sandra Jimenez
Chair of the Board

Victor Ramirez

Victor Ramirez
Board Treasurer

Jack Stemmle

Jack Stemmle
Board Secretary

Jaime Contreras

Jaime Contreras
Board Member

Emily Franc

Emily Franc
Board Member

Ruby Stemmle Headshot

Our Team

Ruby Stemmle

Founder, CEO and Board Chair

Ruby R. Stemmle is the founder and CEO of EcoLatinos. Ruby started EcoLatinos following her passion for the conservation of our madre tierra and her commitment to social and environmental justice, by engaging and advocating for Spanish -speaking and diverse communities. From her over 15 years of experience in government relations, public engagement and inclusive outreach, Ruby understands the need to build bridges with the fast-growing Hispanic community as well as other under-resourced communities and minority groups. She believes that communities of color are a great natural ally for conservation and environmental efforts and she has experience achieving engagement by employing a dynamic yet culturally sensitive approach. Through her previous work as Executive Director of the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Appointments Advisor to the Maryland Governor’s Appointments Office and Hispanic Liaison for Prince George’s County, Ruby has built a strong record of proven results connecting private and public services and programs with hard-to-reach and under-resourced constituents. Ruby Rozo received her higher education in management in her native Colombia.. Ruby is married to Jack and is the mother of David, a college freshman. They all share a deep love for Luna, their little Maltese dog.

Luna