Our Board of Directors

Leticia Ramirez

Leticia Ramirez has been living in Vancouver for 20 years, and always very proud of her Latin American heritage. She is a buyer and inventory manager for a telecommunication company, Glentel, also an active member of the company. Social committed, which her main role is to plan and execute social events to help to create teambuilding and culture of belonging, engagement, and fun among employees. 
Some of her volunteer roles are: 
– Active member to serve Spanish and English Church Communities.
– Participate in leadership roles with Latin Runners – supporting woman latino immigrants
– Contribute as a volunteer with some activities and events that Latincouver organizes every year. 
– Organized fundraising events to support the people of Mexico affected by the earthquake 
Leticia is also passionate in creating videos from amazing places, people and experiences to share, promote and educate. She has been teaching herself about filmmaking, photography, and editing.  Leticia considers herself as a trustworthy, positive and enthusiastic person. She lives life simply but meaningfully.

LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/leticia-ramirez-b8265431

Marie-Claire Howard

A former journalist and media relations consultant, Marie-Claire currently works as a V-P, Finance for HEL, a small boutique employment law firm. She has been active as a Community Leader for decades.

As Board Chair of Alliance Française, she has spearheaded the construction of a new 35,000 sf francophone cultural centre in the Oakridge neighbourhood.

In October 2022, she was elected Park Board Commissioner for the City of Vancouver. Her focus is on increasing revenues to renew aging infrastructure and expand programming for the growing population while preserving green spaces.

She joined the Board of Directors of Latincouver Cultural & Business Society in May 2022 and become vice-chair in October 2023. Her objective is to secure a permanent home/plaza for Latincouver.

Glenda Farias

Glenda Farias is a seasoned marketing consultant and strategist with a wealth of 18 years of experience enriching various industries. Her journey from the arts to leading marketing strategies exemplifies her ability to merge creativity with strategic insight. She holds degrees in Communications & Media from Conservatoire Lassalle, Public Relations from the University of Montreal, and Mortgage Brokerage from the University of British Columbia, and is fluent in French, English and Spanish, underscoring her proficiency in international communication.

In her previous role as a Mortgage Specialist at The Mortgage Group, she applied her deep financial knowledge to client relations and services. At Local Main Holdings Ltd., she oversees strategic marketing projects, initiating podcasts, and steering a data-centric social media approach.

An artist at heart, Glenda expresses her creative passion through her artwork at the her studio, and extended her artistic flair to the community by volunteering at her daughters’ elementary school as a teacher’s aide and art instructor.

Glenda’s dedication to lifelong learning and adaptability, coupled with her financial savvy and strategic communication skills, have led her to a board member position at Latincouver. Here, she continues to foster financial expertise and cultural enrichment within the Latin American community in British Columbia.


Julian Terminel

Results-oriented manager with a decade of leadership experience in corporate design and non-profit sectors. Expertise in strategic planning, change management, and effective communication. Achieves growth, operational optimization, and improved customer experiences. Committed to cross-functional collaboration and data-driven decision-making. Holds an MBA and possesses a background in architecture and urban pla

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julian-terminel/

Ernesto Miranda

Is a seasoned high-performing cultural management and international cooperation specialist, with a strong background in digital culture and innovation. Ernesto has proven experience developing business models, policy making and project management with a wide range of stakeholders, including grass-roots Indigenous organizations, activists, social innovators, diplomats, high level officials and scholars.

For over a decade, he has collaborated with various national and international organizations in the development of public policies, conceptualization, and management of high-impact projects for the cultural sector and the creative industries, focused on the incorporation of technological and digital tools.

He is assistant professor in the MA of Communication and Digital Humanities at the University of the Cloisters of Sor Juana, and has been a fellow of the Getty Foundation, OECD, the Global Cultural Leadership Program of the European Union, and the Creative Leadership Program of the British Council. He is currently the trade commissioner  for creative industries for the government of Canada in Mexico.

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