Our Team

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Jennyfer Mesa

Executive Director

Jennyfer Mesa was born in Medellin, Colombia and migrated to Miami, Florida at a young age. After attending high school, she moved to Mexico City where she worked in Finance at HSBC International and in Industrial Waste Management and Recycling. In 2012 she migrated again to the US and graduated from EWU with a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and as a McNair Scholar. Jennyfer Mesa is Executive Director and founder of Latinos En Spokane. She directs the programs and projects for Latinos En Spokane including the Community Comadre health program, El Mercadito, and Center for Latinos en Spokane. In Spokane, Jennyfer has worked in our community in immigration advocacy, affordable housing, city planning, transportation, neighborhood planning, sustainability, and Tribal planning with the Yakama Nation, Colville Tribe, Spokane Tribe and Kalispel Tribe. 

Jennyfer brings extensive experience working in long-range planning, transportation, cross-cultural community development, and policy. Jennyfer was recognized as one of 2020 Inland Northwest Women of the Year and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ACLU Washington, Better Health Together, WSU Medical Advisory Committee, EWU Presidential Search Advisory Committee, and Chair of the City of Spokane Housing Action Subcommittee.

Ana Garza

Administrative Staff

My name is Ana Garza Salvadoreña and I live in Spokane, WA. Since October 1990. I worked for 25 years at the Sacred Heart Hospital, as a nurse's assistant with adults, and children, and for the last 5 years in outpatient surgery for children. I also worked at FUNDSAL (habitat) in San Salvador. I am the hospitality director of the "Spokane Latina Club". My vocation is to work for the community, especially with those in need.

Sarahi Jimenez

Administrative Staff

Sarahi was born in Guaymas, Sonora and raised between Michoacan and Jalisco, Mexico.

She has a degree in administration from the university of Guadalajara and ESL certificate from SCC where she operates as the president of the Latino club (LASO). She is also an active volunteer in the kids area in Life Center Church as she was in Latinos en Spokane before she joined the organization supporting the administrative area at the end of 2021. She feels lucky to work for an organization where she can be serving her community. In her free time Sarahi loves to spend quality time with her family and community, outdooring and dancing. Please  Stop by to say hi, she will be happy to attend to you.