Board of Directors




Josefina Castillo, Ph.D.

President of the Board

Popular educator and founding member of ATCF and other non-profit organizations. Board member of Women on the Border.






Mónica Teresa Ortiz

Vice President 

Mónica Teresa Ortiz was born and raised in Texas. A writer based in Austin, she earned a BA in Literature from UT Austin and an MFA in Creative Writing from UT El Paso. Her first ATCF delegation was in 2009 and she's remained involved since then.


Susana Pimiento


Colombian attorney with a MA in Public Policy from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. She works as an interpreter and translator and does counter-recruitment outreach with Sustainable Options for Youth.

For over two decades, she has done advocacy work in the fields of human rights, demilitarization, environmental justice, arms control and indigenous peoples' rights.


Miguel Rodriguez

Salvadoran community organizer. Volunteer with ATCF since the beginning. A firm believer in cross border solidarity among peoples. 


Howard Hawhee

ATCF volunteer since 2003. Has been on numerous delegations as a delegate, facilitator and an interpreter. Member of Friends Meeting of Austin (Quakers). ATCF board member off and on since 2010. Works as a software developer at Austin Community College. 


Marcela Ramirez

Delegate and volunteer since 2013. In April of that year, became one of the coordinators of the GEMA (Genero y Empoderamiento de la Mujer para la Accion) project. Hails from the Texas-Mexico border and board member since 2016.


Dora Gonzalez

First involvement in ATCF in 2015 as an intern and later a delegate. Currently, she is a dual Master's student in Social Work and Latin American Studies. She is also a community organizer in Austin, TX on issues relating to immigration and human rights violations. 



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