Our Board Members
Erika A. Colón BSN, RN, NCBHP (President)
Erika graduated from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Passionate about nursing and leadership development among Hispanic nurses, Erika along with the executive board members launched the Greater Milwaukee Chapter of NAHN in January 2018. Erika's clinical background includes medicine and surgery, cardiovascular ICU, surgical ICU, abdominal transplant ICU and over 16 years in neurosurgical ICU. She currently works in nursing relations.
Felisa Antonchorgy MSN,RN,ACNP-BC (Secretary)
Felisa is a graduate of Marquette University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and a Masters in Nursing/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty. She currently specializes in internal medicine in the acute hospital setting. She has contributed to advancing the education and professional growth of nurses for the last 7 years through preceptorship of nurse practitioner students and as Clinical Faculty in the Marquette University College of Nursing Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program. She is currently the Associate Option Coordinator for the AGACNP program.
Isis Lozano BSN, RN (Treasurer)
Isis is a first generation college graduate from UW- Milwaukee. Her main goal is to connect Hispanic nurses and youth pursuing nursing with a professional mentor that can relate to their cultural similarities and challenges. Isis has a passion for giving back to the community of Milwaukee and has volunteered with multiple organizations. With a commitment to patient care, advocacy, and improving the health care delivery to the Hispanic community, she is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice- Family Nurse Practitioner degree at UW-Milwaukee.
Christina Rivera Sauld MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Christina’s a graduate of Marquette University (2008) with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and Concordia University with a Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (2012). Passionate about cardiac care, she has an accomplished career in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Care. She has served our profession as a national speaker on the topics of heart failure, innovative research, and community outreach and education.
Clair Rivera BSN, RN-BC
Clair is a graduate from Alverno College 2016 and is passionate about education and mentoring. She has been very active in the nursing field since early in her career holding elected positions within nursing shared governance. Clair is a graduate student at Chamberlain University.
Alyson Leon MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC
Alyson has experienced and felt unwavering support from her Hispanic nurse colleagues, and would like this to be the experience of others. Her hope for this association is to aid in having all Hispanic nurses feel fully accepted into their chosen vocation. Her personal vision, to connect with the chapter’s overall mission, is to create a high level group of professionals, with students, nurses, and public members, to lead our community to higher education opportunities, elevate professional leadership prospects, and an overall healthier community.
"Together we can achieve this"
Norma Mercado BSN, RN
Norma is a first generation Mexican American who received her BSN degree and certification as Registered Nurse in 2010. She has since gained experience in Orthopedic Medicine, Medical Surgical and Home care. In her experiences, she has identified a gap in available Spanish speaking providers to service the Hispanic patients. Cultural and language barriers hinder effective communication with the patient, contributing to potentially negatively affected outcomes. "
Estrella Vega BSN, RN
Estrella started her career in healthcare as a Certified Nursing Assistant, later advancing her education as a Licensed Practical Nurse and completing a BSN in 2015 at Alverno College. Estrella currently serves the Hispanic community as a case manager focusing on elderly, and physically and mentally disabled populations.
Anjelica Sanchez BSN, RN-BC
Anjelica's nursing career started as a nursing assistant in the long term care setting, followed by a transition to the acute hospital setting. She obtained her ADN in 2010 from Bryant and Stratton, and went on to obtain her Bachelor's completion from Cardinal Stritch in 2015. She joined Aurora Surgery Center as a Registered Nurse with a recent promotion to Team Lead, Supervisor. Anjelica views all her experiences in healthcare as opportunities for learning and service.
Dominique Hyatt-Oates MSN, RN, AT - retired
Dominique graduated from Marquette University’s Direct Entry Master’s of Science in Nursing program in 2018. Prior to becoming a nurse she got a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Washington State University in 2014. She went on to work Washington State University’s competitive cheer and dance teams. She returned to the Midwest to serve the community of Milwaukee working at Physical Therapy of Milwaukee (PTM); a bilingual physical therapy clinic. At PTM Dominique performed evaluations of athletic injuries, concussion assessments, sport specific rehabilitation, and athletic event coverage.