Board of Directors

Board members of Centro Romero have ties varying from local branches of banks and insurance to roots deep in El Salvador.

Sandra Arellano

Manager, Senior Market Development - Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Kendra H.M. Scheuerlein

Attorney - Hughes Socol Piers Resnick Dym, Ltd.

Jose Prado

Vice President, Commercial Banking - Associated Bank

Patricia Maza-Pittsford

Consul General of El Salvador - Consulate of El Salvador

Guillermina (Mina) Cardenas

Vice President, Branch Manager - Wintrust Chicago

Mayra M. Chacón, M.A.

Community Relations Manager - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Grace Cardenas

Director of Physician Services - Mosaic HealthCare

Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology - Loyola University Chicago

Daysi J. Funes

(Ex Officio)
Executive Director - Centro Romero

Nora E. Becerra

Attorney - K&L Gates

Andres Huertas

Director of Direct and Merchant Lending - Turner Acceptance Corporation


Daysi Funes

Executive Director

Joseph Martens

Resource Developer

Griffin Baron

Creative Coordinator

Guadalupe Gasca


Department Directors

Jose Ventura

Director - Legal Services

Katie Maranzana

Director - Adult Education

Ofelia Gonzalez

Director - Family Services

Patricia Bakle

Director - Domestic Violence

Susana Salgado

Director - Youth Program
More About Centro Romero


Inside and outside Centro Romero, the culture of the organization has always been focused on the family.  Clients that have utilized one of our services will come back with a family member to utilize another.  The doors of Centro Romero have been opened to children in our youth program who have gone on to better education after receiving aid from our volunteers.  Some who have utilized our legal assistance have come back as volunteers to aid their community.  We have even had clients who have appreciated our hard work come back with enough homemade food for the entire organization as a thank you.