About Us


Promote Public Service as a Professional Career

The National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM) is a body consisting of an executive board and membership from multiple federal agencies and other organizations across the United States.  Most of our members have been appointed as their agencies designee responsible for building relationships between Federal agencies and the Hispanic community or other minority communities.

Our mission is to:

Promote public service as a professional career within the Hispanic community.

Network and share information on resources and best practices regarding results-oriented programs successful in overcoming the under-utilization of Hispanic Americans in the Federal Government workforce.

Create and administer public and private partnerships that result in an increase of Hispanics in the Federal government.

Serve as a principle advisory body to senior officials on Hispanic employment issues.

Assist Special Emphasis Program Managers in every aspect of their job and programs.


NCHEPM Executive Board Members

It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make sure our Council is reaching out to as many agencies, organizations and communities as possible.  We are fortunate to have some of the best federal employees dedicating their time, energy and expertise to our cause.


Charmaine McDaniel, DEA

First Vice-Chairperson

Heidi Ortiz, DOL

Second Vice-Chairperson

Isabel Kaufman, DOJ



Assistant Secretary

Olga Morales, USDA FSIS

Director of Federal Relations

Howard Caro-Lopez, DOT

Director of Outreach & Partnerships

Jimmy Ortiz, USPS

Director of Training & Professional Development

Yvette Delgado, NTSB

Director of Social Media & Communications

Amneris Caba, NOAA

FaceBook Coordinator

Damisha King, IMLS

Twitter Coordinator

Rachel Kizito-Ramos, DOT MARAD


Kimberly Castillo, USAID

Virginia Andreu-Rosario, EEOC

Jacqueline Padron, OPM