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Our Board Members

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Lourdes Robles APNP, MSN, RN



Lourdes is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University, with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and a graduate of Concordia University with her Masters of Science in Nursing. She is currently working as a Nurse Practitioner in the Virtual Health Department at Advocate Aurora and at Walker’s Point Community Clinic. Her passion is to serve the    underserved community. Her goal as president of NAHN is to increase active membership, mentor Hispanic nurses within the community, and help current nurses develop professionally


Miranda Alvarez LPN, RN (Director)

Miranda graduated from Bryant & Stratton College in May 2022 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She recently accepted a position at Aurora West Allis Memorial working on the Medical Surgical unit. Miranda is continuing her education at Herzing University’s Bridge Program to obtain her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She has passion for nursing and community wellness which was developed during her time at working as a pharmacy technician in underserved communities. She realized that there was a need for bilingual health professionals, to help serve in the healthcare mission for community wellness were she was drawn to begin her new career as a nurse. On her time off, she loves spending time with her family and friends.


Erika A. Colón BSN, RN, NCBHP (Director & Past President 2018-2021)

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.


Dominique Hyatt-Oates
(Immediate Past President)

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. She returned to the Midwest to work at a bilingual PT clinic, Physical Therapy of Milwaukee. She started her nursing career on a post-op orthopedic unit. She decided to pursue her passion of public health currently works a PHN. Dominique has served as an adjunct Instructor for Alverno College and initiated a Black African American Employee Resource Group for the City of Milwaukee.

Alejandro Roldan APNP, FNP-C (Academic Liaison)

Alejandro Roldán is a family nurse practitioner at Advocate Aurora Health. As an immigrant from Colombia, he feels so fortunate to be part of this community. He is developing his practice to place an emphasis on leadership strategies to help individuals grow professionally, academically and on a personal level. He has goals to obtain a Master of Healthcare Administration Degree in the near future to enhance my career goals. His other passions includes professional development and academia, which he engages via working as an adjunct nursing professor at MSOE School of Nursing

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Cynthia Aguilar Tovar MSN (student), RN
(Ad Hoc Director)

Cynthia is a Master of Nursing student at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee set to graduate in May 2024. Previously, Cynthia graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and has worked as a chemist for the last 10 years.  As a second-degree nurse, Cynthia is enthusiastic about her new career in nursing.  Cynthia is starting her first nursing position at Aurora West Allis Medical Center in their Orthopedic/Medical Surgical Unit.  


Marlyn Paniagua, MSN, RN

Marlyn obtained a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Andrews University in 2011 and shortly thereafter, pursued a career in medical interpreting in the Milwaukee area.  It was during this time she realized that nursing was a great fit for her. She returned to school and graduated from Marquette University’s Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing program in 2018. Since becoming a nurse, she has worked in neurosurgical ICU, medical/surgical ICU, and as a Case Manager for a local community clinic.  Marlyn completed her Post Masters Certificate Program for Family Nurse Practitioner in December of 2021 and is preparing to take her certification exam


Denisse S. Cruz-Molina BSN, RN,



Denisse is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Denisse worked in the Medical Respiratory ICU as an RN where she grew in her career ladder. She decided to pursue her passion for public health and works as a PHN for the city of Milwaukee. Her duties include working in the vulnerable population in pre-natal care for expecting mothers who are facing difficulties. Denisse’s goal is to get her Master’s and grow in the nursing field to help others.

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. 


Talia Acosta BSN, RN (Membership & Engagement)

Talia obtained her BSN degree is from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Talia was a non-traditional nursing student, beginning her professional career as a certified veterinary technician and as a paraprofessional for the First Nations Studies Program, managed through Milwaukee Public Schools. Talia pursued a second career in nursing inspired by the mental health concerns she witnessed within the veterinary profession and among MPS families and students. She currently practices nursing at a local psychiatric hospital. 


Anita Herrera-Anderson RN, BSN



Anita is a graduate of Marquette University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Anita has been working in the NICU at Aurora Sinai since1993 and also works at Children’s Wisconsin Community Services as a Nurse Consultant supporting the medical needs of children in the foster care system since 2010. Throughout her nursing career Anita has explored many networking opportunities such as positions with national pharmaceutical companies and a national infant security. Anita has a passion for helping children and their families navigate through tough situations. She has a talent for linking families to community support and resources. Anita is the mother of 4 adult children and has one granddaughter. When not nursing, Anita loves to hide behind the lens of her camera and capture beautiful memories for family and friends.

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