Arlette Lucero Ceiba Treasurer & Program Director, She is a professional visual artist in Denver, Colorado. Her work is well known to represent the strength and power of Latin women of the South West. Arlette Lucero earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Colorado State University in Fort Collins and completed two years of graphic arts through the Community College of Denver. She has taught art education for over twelve years in Colorado and is an active volunteer and current member at the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council of Denver. Lucero also has over 30 years of experience as a fine artist, professional graphic artist, children’s book illustrator, and Chicana crafter. Arlette has been involved with a number of local nonprofits as a Mentor Teacher Artist, bringing her into many schools, libraries and recreational facilities.
ArtReach, ArtsStreet, Colorado Folk Arts, Journey Through Our Heritage, Kidzart, Museo de las Americas, Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, Mizel Museum, Voz y Corazon, as well as a variety of local neighborhood organizations. Also Art Teacher at Escuela de Guadalupe for seven years.
Mavis Salazar Executive Director at Ceiba, She has been an advocate for health and education all her life. She owns Grandma's House of Herbs and Cures Holistic Health Center in West Denver. She also works as a contractor to develop multimedia e-learning, corporate education, and leadership programs worldwide for large and small businesses. She provides group tours to Guatemala. She has a BA in English and Communications from Metro State College of Denver, has her Masters Certificate in Eastern/Western Herbs and currently working on her Masters in Leadership as Sacred Medicine from Antioch University.
Ceiba President is very involved with the community and is extremely family orientated. She believes strongly in the "family comes first" theory. She has a passion to help other people succeed in life, as well as, teaching people how to overcome hardships and trials. Natacha is currently working on her BA in Human Services and she works full time and Denver Human Services.
Rose Rodriguez Vice President at Ceiba , She works in Community Corrections and has over 25 years of experience in the correctional field with an emphasis on specialized programming for addiction, mental health, and vocational mentoring programs. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Development and soon to have a Master's Degree in Organization Leadership from Regis University. She has volunteered for many political campaigns, is a member of the Colorado Criminal Adult and Juvenile Justice Commission. Her unique set of skills and experience have given her a leadership style that is inclusive and empowering. She is the Chief of Operations at her family business, Independence House and continues to explore new ways to help integrate trauma and addiction therapies within a complex justice system.