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Photo of A. Marie Carroll A. Marie Carroll, Commissioner
Wichita, Kansas 
Term Expires - 2017
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Felipe Bustillo, Commissioner
Kansas City, Kansas
Term Expires - 6/30/2015
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 Benjamin Sauceda
Benjamin Sauceda, Commissioner
Wichita, Kansas
Term expires - 6/30/2014
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Founder of the Great American Forum, which organizes town-hall style meetings across Kansas to increase activism in local government. For over 16 years Sauceda has been the Associate Pastor at Temple Baptist Church. Sauceda is an active member of the community and he is passionate about government. He has participated and organized several campaigns and activities to foster knowledge in the community about government.

 

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Marisel Sanchez Walston, Commissioner
Lenexa, Kansas
Term expires - 6/30/2017
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Marisel received a Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Maryland.  She is the current President of the Kansas City Paralegal Association (KCPA).  The KCPA provides scholarships to Paralegal students in the Kansas City metropolitan area and supports several organizations such  as CASA of Jackson County, and Midwest Innocence  Project by providing volunteers and funds. She is a Class of 2013 graduate from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series.  She currently serves on the Board of Governors and was appointed Assistant Class Liaison and Graduation Chair for the Class of 2015. She is also a Precinct Committeewoman.  Marisel serves as Secretary for the Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission.  Marisel is a Paralegal for Kiewit Energy Group Inc. in Lenexa, Kansas.  

 Liz Sosa

Liz Sosa, Commissioner
Garden City, Kansas
Term expires - 6/30/2014
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Sosa has been an Adjunct Instructor at Garden City Community College since 2003. She graduated with a Bachelor degree from Fort Hays State University in 2003. In January 2011 she started her own business, Epitome Enterprises, which helps small business development strategies including business plan development and evaluation. Sosa participated in the 2011 Leadership Kansas program. She is a member of the Western Kansas Community Foundation, and she also belongs to the Kansas Sampler Foundation “Power Up” Young professionals Advisory Committee, among others.

 

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Michael W. Munoz, Commissioner
Topeka, Kansas
Term expires - 6/30/2017
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Michael was born in Topeka, KS. He graduated from Topeka High, later he went to Wichita State University where he got his Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Minority Studies. During his college years he got involved with the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) and ever since has been an inspiration to youth in the community.  He has worked as a Youth Specialist and Case Manager.  During his career he has worked helping at-risk students pursue their dreams of a higher education.  Currently Michael works as a JAG-K Specialist (Jobs for America’s Graduates).  Michael recruits at-risk students for graduation enhancement lifestyle. He also aids students in laying down their pathway for success. Michael helps students by implementing professionalism and soft skills strategies. Michael got interested in KHLAAC two years ago when he brought his students to the Hispanic Day at the Capitol. His work experience and his passion for the community will be great assets for KHLAAC.

 

 

 Robert DeLeon

Robert DeLeon, Commissioner
Garden City, Kansas
Term expires - 6/30/2014
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DeLeon has been the Community Center Director for the last 12 years. He reorganized the Salvation Army Youth Activity Center where more than 50 at risk youth go to after school programs. DeLeon founded, planned, organized, and launched The Salvation Army Friday Night Teen Program in 1996 that provides leadership training for hundreds of youth each year. While at Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, Inc., Robert was a State Field manager and Hispanic Mentoring Initiative Director and managed all aspects of new program development. He graduated from Ft. Hays State University, with a BS in Elementary Education. He participates in several organizations such as Garfield Elementary School Site Council, Multi-disciplinary team and the Garden City Christian School Board of Directors.