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Our Approach

We believe in the power of you, me, and the collective us, to create and generate a positive future. As such, with the help of strategic collaborations and partnerships, we aim to promote the development of Latina talent. Our programming contributes significantly to the overall well-being and future of our community and city.

Our Story

LMA was launched in 2010 to specifically meet the unmet needs of Latina professionals in the Central Ohio area.

Meet the Team

LMA has a small, but mighty team of six. Each team member is passionate about the work LMA does in the community.

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Lair Marin-Marcum

LMA Chair

Lair is the heart and soul of LMA. She has served as LMA Chair since LMA’s inception in 2010.

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Lourdes Barroso de Padilla


Lourdes has been at the helm of LMA since 2012. Under her direction, LMA staff and programming have expanded.

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Lillian Morales

Program Director

Lillian is a graduate of Cycle 7. She joined the LMA team 2018. Lillian works to ensure the success of our programming.

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Nora Yepez-Ornelas

Social Media Manager

Nora is a graduate of Cycle 8. She joined the LMA team in 2018. Nora oversees all of the LMA social media platforms.


Jessica Caceres

Logistics Coordinator

Jessica is a graduate of Cycle 8. She joined the LMA team in 2019. Jessica ensures that all our programming and events run smoothly and effectively!

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Jennifer Murrilo

Creative Coordinator

Jennifer is a graduate of Cycle 10. She joined the LMA team in 2019. Jennifer works collaboratively with the team on all creative projects. You can find her at one of our events with a camera in hand!