WRA Board of Directors

Our board is one of our chief assets, providing exemplary leadership to further the mission of our organization. Board members guide our work fighting climate change and its impacts in the West. They help govern the organization, raise support, and build our network of partners.


Yadira Sanchez

Yadira Sanchez is an advocate for Latinx civic empowerment. She recently co-founded and is serving as Co-Executive Director of Poder Latinx, a civic and social justice organization dedicated to building a political wave where Latinx communities, immigrants, and people of color are decision-makers in our democracy and in the transformation of our country. She also provides fundraising consulting services to nonprofits including Corazon Latino, a nonprofit organization that provides access to the Latino community to conservation, health and nature, equity, and environmental education programs. Yadira served as the Development Director for Mi Familia Vota­, where she helped raise over $20 million and triple the number of strategic partnerships with major organizations and allies to increase year-round civic participation within the Latinx community. As a proud daughter of immigrants, Yadira has worked tirelessly to advance the rights of immigrants. Yadira is a board member of the Dialogue on Diversity, a nonprofit dedicated to the social and political advancement of women of color. She earned a bachelor’s degree from UC, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree from The George Washington University.

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