TFL Advisory Board

The Think Freely Latino (TFL) Advisory Board functions solely as an advisory council, advising Think Freely Media (TFM) on how to best raise awareness about the project’s messaging, campaigns, resources, and future TFL signature programs.

The Advisory Board exists to help TFL learn more about this important segment of the American population. Members of the Advisory Board also help TFL identify useful community resources, and connect with everyday Latino heroes who are giving back to their communities, empowering individuals, and working to create a freer and more prosperous society.

The Advisory Board consists of established and respected community and thought leaders, representing the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. They volunteer their time and talent in support of our work.

Advisory Board Members

Ana Larrea-Albert

Ana Larrea-Albert is vice president of public relations and marketing for ALMACO Group, a Finnish multinational shipbuilding contractor with offices in eight countries. Previously, while working in the dental division of the $2-billion medical device firm Zimmer Biomet, she was named Marketer of the Year in 2011 for her Latin American initiatives. Ana also was operations coordinator for a French importer and exporter, and held financial roles for Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Mori Lee and Jewelers International Showcase.

Ana is president of the Latina leadership platform, which she established in 2010 as a marketing consulting firm. After years of helping her customers with their online and event presence, Ana reinvented NENANI in late 2015 as a platform to showcase the talent and contributions of Latin women. Through the NENANI mentoring program, Ana offers to high school and college Latinas opportunities to boost leadership, personal branding and networking skills.

Learn more about Ana.

Anna Cabral

Anna Escobedo Cabral is senior adviser in the External Relations Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. Prior to joining the bank, she was the 42nd treasurer of the United States — the highest-ranking Latina in the George W. Bush Administration.

From 1993 to 1999, Anna was deputy staff director for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee under Chairman Orrin G. Hatch. The committee oversees the Department of Justice and national criminal and drug enforcement laws. Its members also vet federal judicial nominees and review immigration, antitrust, patents, trademark and technology-related legislation.

Learn more about Anna.

Jeyben Castro

Jeyben Castro is the outreach director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Hispanic Affairs Task Force. In this role, he meets and partners with community leaders and organizations from across the country to address, educate and find solutions to issues affecting the Hispanic community.

Jeyben also is a part of the Senate Finance Committee oversight team that combats fraud, waste and abuse within agencies, programs and activities under committee jurisdiction.

Learn more about Jeyben.

Teri Galvez

Teri Galvez is president of Paradigm Event Management, a marketing, special events and conference planning company she launched in 1996. Among her clients are Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and national associations. She and her husband are also real estate developers.

Learn more about Terri.

Ismael Hernandez

Ismael Hernandez is the founder and president of The Freedom & Virtue Institute. Born into a communist household in Puerto Rico, he joined the Puerto Rican Socialist Party. Eventually, he made it to the United States where he began a profound ideological transformation. Embracing the ideas of freedom, he joined the struggle against socialism.

Learn more about Ismael.

Daniel Morales

Daniel Morales is director of public affairs and government relations for Walmart Stores Inc. in south Texas. Prior to that he was director of communications and community relations for Walmart Public Affairs, covering an 11-state region.

Daniel was a political appointee under President George W. Bush in Washington, D.C., where he served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Secretary Tommy Thompson’s outreach coordinator and acting communications director for the Office of Public Health and Science. Daniel also worked at the U.S. Department of Labor, where he was Spanish spokesperson and Hispanic liaison to Secretary Elaine Chao.

Learn more about Daniel.

Israel Ortega

Israel Ortega is a nationally recognized political commentator and the senior writer for “Opportunity Lives,” an online news publication fostering free enterprise, a vibrant civil society and a competent government as the best means of expanding opportunity to all.

Prior to writing for “Opportunity Lives,” Israel worked for The Heritage Foundation, a public policy think tank where he helped start – The Heritage Foundation’s Spanish language site that includes a Spanish language translation of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other foundational documents.

Learn more about Israel.

David Sariñana

David is the founder of Action Faith Ministries and Action Faith Ministries International, in Downey, California, and works as a “pastor for pastors” around the world. His international ministry helps other pastors and leaders to establish the glory of God’s Kingdom in their lives and ministries. Additionally, David has served as co-pastor of Centro Evangelistico Ebenezer in Cudahy, California, as a youth pastor of an outreach program in Norwalk, California, and as a musician, composer and performer of contemporary Christian music.

David owns real-estate sales, real-estate financing, escrow, pest control and insurance businesses in California, where he attended East Los Angeles College and California State University in Los Angeles. He holds multiple management-related real estate certificates and is involved with the Downey Board of Realtors as well as the South Gate, Downey and Bell Gardens Chambers of Commerce.

Learn more about David.