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The American Liver Foundation (ALF) announced Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, has been elected to the Board of Directors.
In making the announcement Donna Cryer, Chair of the American Liver Foundation said, “These are exciting times for the Foundation as we work together to advance our mission. To ensure our success for the benefit of people with liver disease, we continue to engage the best and brightest volunteers and staff leadership available. We are delighted to welcome Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez to our team.”
Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez is the executive vice president for Multicultural Markets & Engagement at AARP. Lorraine brings to this position a distinguished career in the nonprofit, government and corporate sectors that extends more than 30 years. Most recently, she was New York’s Secretary of State, the first Hispanic to serve in that role. She has also served as vice president of Government and Public Affairs at Cablevision Systems Corporation. Her extensive government service includes working at the New York Department of Aging, serving on the New York State Board of Regents and working in the New York State Assembly.
Cortés-Vázquez’s work in the nonprofit sector has also gained her national recognition. She served as president of the Hispanic Federation, a nonprofit network of 90 Latino health and human service agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, aiding more than 2 million Latinos annually. In the early 1990s, Cortés-Vázquez served as executive director of ASPIRA of New York, a Latino youth leadership and development agency.
Newton Guerin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Liver Foundation said, “We believe that the leadership and knowledge Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez brings to our volunteers and staff across the country will move us closer to the day when we can say liver disease no longer threatens our public health.”