New Americans Community Advisory Committee


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The New Americans Community Advisory Committee (NACAC) is an important committee for New American voices in Colorado. This committee is composed of refugee and immigrant leaders from across the state, with diverse ages, races, ethnicities, native tongues, gender/sexual orientation, and professional backgrounds. 

The committee has three core purposes:

1.    Invite and collect feedback and experiences on key topics affecting immigrants and refugees across Colorado.
2.    Review state-led programs and initiatives and make recommendations for improving immigrant inclusion and access.
3.    Strengthen committee members' understanding of how state government works to build a statewide network of leaders who can help bridge between state government and communities ongoing

The NACAC is supported in their work by the Office of New Americans, the Colorado Refugee Services Program and Colorado State University's Office of Engagement and Extension. We welcome state partners to engage with the committee to help the State build a Colorado for all.

NACAC Members


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Alan Muñoz Valenciano

Western Slope 

Community Organizing with Immigrants

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Araceli Calderon

Northern Colorado

Immigrant Integration and Workforce Development

Headshot of Carla Colin

Carla Colin

Northeastern Colorado

Latino Business Development

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Cynthia Yazmin Molina Saenz

Western Slope

Immigrant Integration


Headshot of Eusebia Garza Rodriguez

Eusebia Garza Rodriguez

Western Slope

Immigrant Integration & Education

Headshot of Houefa Akpamoli

Houefa Akpamoli

Northeastern Colorado

Refugee & Immigrant Public Health

Headshot of Lailey Hashem

Lailey Hashem

Denver Metro

Muslim and Afghan Refugee & Immigrant Community

Headshot of Leida Karina Urrego

Leida Karina Urrego

Denver Metro

Latino Communities, with a Focus on Women


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Lilia Vierya

Committee Vice-Chair

Northeastern Colorado

Refugee & Immigrant Integration

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Luis Antezana

Committee Chair

Denver Metro

Supporting Undocumented Immigrants to Access Upward

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Miriam Garcia

Central Colorado

Immigrant Support and Integration

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Mahad Darar 

Committee Vice-Chair

Northern Colorado 

Refugee & Immigrant Integration with African Communities


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Nadeen Ibrahim

Denver Metro 

Refugee & Immigrant Integration

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Nancy M. Díaz Escápite

Southeastern Colorado

Immigrant Integration

Headshot of Ndeye Ndao

Ndeye Ndao

Metro Denver

Refugee & Immigrant Integration

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Patricia Escobedo Garcia

Northern Colorado

Immigrant Family Integration


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Raoudha Zelaya

Boulder County

Immigrant Integration & Workforce Development

Headshot of Tania Chairez

Tania Chairez

Denver Metro

Refugee & Immigrant Youth Leadership Development

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Thai Nguyen 

Denver Metro  

Food Justice in Refugee & Immigrant Communities

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Vera Idam Azuka

Denver Metro 

African Immigrant Media & Education