Andrea Mendez Barrutia - Andrea Mendez Barrutia is passionate about working in our Latino community and the opportunity to collaborate with those making a difference in it. Currently, Andrea is enjoying time as a community volunteer and runs, a local community events calendar she founded in 2010. She previously served as the Director of Community Engagement for the Hispanic Collaborative. Andrea has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Jasmin Treske - Jasmin Treske is the Director of Early Talent for the MKE Tech Hub Coalition. As a Milwaukee native, she is committed to serving her community by providing access to resources and programs in tech. She is passionate about elevating early talent and the next generation of rising leaders in the city.

Leia Ferrari Traner - Leia Ferrari Traner is a small business owner that prides herself on being a connector of people, ideas and employers. Presently she works with two women-owned businesses (MARS Solutions Group & the Milky Way Tech Hub) in the Milwaukee area to develop and elevate new tech-oriented programming. Leia is a proud boricua, wife, daughter, sister and friend with healing-centered passions including yoga, reiki, dance, gardening and cold dips in Lake Michigan.

Francesca Mayca Wegner - Francesca Mayca Wegner is a movement leader who dreams big and finds joy in helping others step into their power. She is the proud daughter of a Peruvian immigrant mother, an older sister, wife, and animal lover. Serving as President and Chief Possibilities Officer for HPGM, Francesca fiercely champions the creation and cultivation of brave spaces where all can feel valued and that they belong. Francesca joined HPGM in April 2021 after serving as Senior Director of Development and Communications for Sojourner Family Peace Center. Prior to Sojourner, she held various roles in Marquette University’s advancement department after starting her career in sales with the Milwaukee Bucks. She brings extensive experience building and sustaining strategic relationships with various stakeholders on behalf of nonprofit, higher education, and corporations.

Blanca GonzalesBlanca Gonzales is a dedicated professional with over 22 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, specializing in mission-driven work. As the Executive Director of i.c.stars Milwaukee, an esteemed technology internship program that develops non-traditional talent, Blanca is deeply committed to advancing the hidden potential in Milwaukee's community. With a strong focus on empowering Latinx jobseekers, she provides invaluable resources and opportunities for individuals to learn new, high-demand skills in the technology field and secure competitive wages. Blanca's passion and leadership have made a significant impact on bridging the gap between underrepresented communities and the tech industry, fostering inclusive growth and empowering individuals to thrive in their careers.

Julea Ferrara - Julea Ferrara is a Latina in Tech, she currently works as a Senior Solution Designer for Molson Coors. She brings her 20+ years of passion for fostering the development of strong leaders, promoting unity through charitable and educational programs, maintaining a higher standard of knowledge sharing and serves as a voice for all. Julea was born in Chile, raised in the Metro Detroit area, she is a single mom of two beautiful souls, she loves animals and being by water. She considers herself to be Jules of the Great Lakes now that she added a new heart home here in Milwaukee.

Dr. Victor Amaya, PhDDr. Victor Amaya is a dynamic leader who serves because he believes that everyone deserves an equitable and transformational experience regardless of where they live or come from. As the President & Executive Director of Data You Can Use, he leads the strategy and operations with a goal of helping the organization drive impact to improve conditions in the community. He believes that better data can help us make better decisions and in turn have better communities. He is a veteran researcher, educator, coach, people developer, and leader with a focus on success measures and impact. Dr. Amaya was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico and he is a proud resident of the South Side of Milwaukee.