Our Board Members

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Erika A. Colón BSN, RN, NCBHP (Immediate Past 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.

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Dominique Hyatt-Oates

MSN, RN, PHN (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 and currently works a PHN. Dominique has served as an adjunct Instructor for Alverno College and recently initiated a Black African American Employee Resource Group for the City of Milwaukee

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.

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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.

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Alyson Leon MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC (Policy & Advocacy)

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.

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Christina Rivera Sauld

MSN, RN, FNP-BC

(Academic Liaison)

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. 

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. 

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Talia Acosta BSN, RN (Membership & Engagement)

Talia obtained her BSN degree 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 started working at St. Luke's Medical Center and has recently accepted a new position at a local psychiatric hospital. 

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Melissa Mendoza BSN, RN (Scholarships & Awards)

Melisa's work is predominantly centered on the delivery of healthcare services to the geriatric population in long term care settings such as skilled nursing facilities, sub-acute rehab/transitional care facilities, Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRF) and Assisted Living settings. She has served in many roles including that of direct care provider, charge nurse, house supervisor, RN Case Manager and that of a Program Manager. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program. 

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Kirsten Lezama

MPH, BSN, RN, CLC

(Community Outreach & Service)

Kirsten (Kiki) graduated from Alverno College. She quickly found a love for public health as a PHN in both the Prenatal Care Coordination and Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention. She later relocated to Florida where she introduced a comprehensive sexual health education program for Hispanic minority communities as a school RN. Once Kiki obtained her Master's in Public Health she went on to work as a Health Education Program Consultant and Manager of the state's Tobacco Prevention Program for the Florida Department of Health. Since returning to Milwaukee, Kiki has served as an adjunct instructor at Alverno College, and a Public Health Specialist.