The Hispanic Alliance has a long history of partnership with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and their flagship development program, Leadership Greenville. Yearly, we encourage and support our staff and network members to apply and experience the unique lessons it offers. 
We are extremely proud to congratulate the members of Leadership Greenville Class 45, who have contributed to the network and leadership of Hispanic Alliance.
Hispanic Alliance envisions a future for Greenville in which our leadership mirrors the full diversity of our community. This group of HA leaders is evidence that our dream is becoming a reality. As you read about their contributions, remember that they come from a wide range of backgrounds, and consider what YOUR life and professional experiences can offer to the next Leadership Greenville class and to your community!

Megan Early-Soppa is a Board member of the Hispanic Alliance serving on the Governance Committee. She recently joined Moseley Marcinak Law Group LLP, a national transportation and logistics firm, where she helps companies and individuals in the transportation industry to grow and protect their businesses. Megan assists clients with regional and nationwide guidance on commercial litigation matters, including broker liability, state regulatory compliance and permitting, and insurance coverage cases.
In 2019, she was named to the National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, for demonstrating excellence in the industry and diversity promotion. Megan received her law degree, cum laude, from the Southern University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Wofford College. She is a member of the Diversity Committee of the South Carolina Bar Association.
As Vice Chair of the Hispanic Alliance Financial Stability Team, Ramona has directed her considerable expertise and leadership drive towards empowering the economic growth of our Hispanic community, leading the team’s development of its first class series for Hispanic entrepreneurs. Ramona is a director in Greer Walker’s, CPAs & Advisors, Greenville office. She holds a master’s degree of business administration, and is a certified family business advisor, certified fraud examiner and certified financial crimes investigator. With more than 20 years of diversified financial consulting and forensic accounting experience, Ramona specializes in family business consulting, financial investigations and litigation.
Ramona serves her community extensively as a member of the Rotary Club of Greenville, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Greenville Women Giving, and the Greenville Chamber's Hispanic Business Council.
As a member of the Founding Committee for Hispanic Heritage Month, Josh has been a long-time ally for elevating the Hispanic voice within the Greenville community. He worked with the Hispanic Alliance early in their relationship with Greenville Technical College to streamline the admissions process for Hispanic students, and solidifying this partnership. He serves on the board of Community Works as the Communications Chair, and is a Fellow of the Riley Diversity Leadership Institute.

Currently, he is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Greenville Technical College. Since joining the college in 2011, he has enjoyed partnering with Upstate community organizations and leaders to increase partnerships and student access to higher education. He serves on the college’s Management Team, Diversity Council, and Enrollment Management Team.
Alexandra is an active volunteer with Hispanic Alliance, Latinos United, Habitat for Humanity, and The Greenville Free Medical Clinic among other local organizations. She also currently serves on the board of Prospanica, developing Hispanic professionals, and LeadHer Greenville, championing the full potential of female and Hispanic leaders.
She is the founder and owner of, "The A Group", serving the interpreting needs of the international community in the Upstate since 2013. Over time it has grown into a business that not only provides interpreting and translating services but is also serves as a link between cultures. She was one of TALK Greenville's 25 Most Beautiful Women in the Upstate of 2017, honoring successful upstate women living with integrity, grace, and a dedication to helping others.
Julio Hernandez serves on the Hispanic Alliance Board of Directors and the External Affairs Committee, and chaired our Education Community Team for three dynamic years. He instituted key partnerships with Greenville County Schools, and spearheaded county-wide Lunch & Learns, delivering vital information to nearly 800 Hispanic students.  As a community leader, he works towards closing the academic achievement gap for minorities and first-generation college students.
He began his Clemson career as the Senior Associate Director for Hispanic Outreach, and was promoted to Chief of Staff for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, while simultaneously pursuing his Doctorate in Policy Studies and Economic Development. He serves on the President’s Commission for Latino Affairs, co-chairs the Men of Color Summit, and Brother-to-Brother Advisory Board, all fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for Hispanic/Latino and minorities at Clemson. Julio is a transitional mentoring coach for Legacy Charter Schools, and gives his time and talent to numerous boards in the Upstate.
Jeremy Huff currently serves as the Program Manager and Counselor at the Greenville Rescue Mission of Miracle Hill Ministries. He counsels homeless men, manages the program volunteers and operations, and partners with other service providers in Greenville to address the issue of chronic homelessness. Jeremy previously lived and worked in marginalized urban neighborhoods in Chicago and Birmingham, AL as a minister to youth and families as well as a music leader for worship services at several churches. He earned his Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham and a bachelor's in music from Moody Bible Institute.
Jeremy has lived in Greenville with his wife Melissa (our Hispanic Alliance Director of Development) and their daughters Amelia and Lillian since 2014 and is glad to call Greenville home. He enjoys playing guitar and singing, leading chapel services at the Greenville Rescue Mission, and hiking in the mountains with his family.

Johanna started her career in healthcare by supporting parents of special needs children with resource navigation. At the Center for Developmental Services in Greenville, she was able to build programs and partnerships to engage with the Hispanic community. Currently, she is the supervisor for the Community Engagement Department for Molina Healthcare.  
Johanna served on the Board of Directors of Hispanic Alliance for 5 years, and was vital to the development of the structure and policies of the organization. She was recognized by HA with the inaugural “Board Member of the Year Award” for her contributions and selfless leadership. She is also the recipient of the Hero Award from Safe Kids, and recently, the Heart of Services Award from the Crown Cares organization. Johanna currently serves on the board of Prospanica, forming relationships and partnerships across the state.
Dr. Angélica Pérez-Litwin is a Clinical Psychologist and social entrepreneur who has devoted her career to the advancement of women in the workplace and in business. She is the founder of Latinas Think Big®, an award-winning professional network of women with almost 20,000 members worldwide. Currently, she is a psychologist in private practice, and the Director of Development and Innovation at the Center for Addiction Research, Clemson University.
Dr. Pérez-Litwin has pioneered partnerships with today's leading technology companies and universities, including Google, Twitter, Columbia and Harvard University, collaborating on initiatives designed to help women accelerate their careers and business ventures. She has a B.A. from Columbia University, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University, and is completing an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Clemson University.
Lindsey volunteered full-time at Hispanic Alliance as a member of AmeriCorps VISTA for two years before joining the staff in September 2018 as the Communications and PR Manager. She also works part-time as an immigration paralegal for Attorney Jessica Wallace, serving a wide range of nationalities at Ibrahim & Rao, LLP. Lindsey believes in leading through listening - using storytelling to create authentic and diverse communities.
Her most recent endeavor is serving on the leadership team for the Immigrant Victim Coalition Upstate Council, where she creates self-empowerment space for immigrants by facilitating connections between communities, service providers, and the justice system. She holds an M.A. in Clinical-Health Psychology, and has completed leadership training through the Weathers Group Carolina Leadership Seminar, Dale Carnegie, and the Grassroots Leadership Development Program through United Way of Greenville County.

 If learning that fosters effective leadership inspires you, or if you are energized by sharing valuable time and authentic ideas with a group of engaging people, please take the next step to learn more about this opportunity.
While the application process for Class 46 has already been completed, please visit the Greenville Chamber of Commerce LG Page or email LG Director, Tami Miller, to learn more about the process for next year's class. And as always, Hispanic Alliance will be here to guide you as you explore your leadership journey!

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