THE LACE TEAM
Guadalupe Guajardo PhD, has worked as a Senior Consultant specializing in organizational and leadership development, and cultural competency. Guadalupe holds a PhD in Transformative Learning and Change from California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco; an MA/ABS in Organizational Development from the Leadership Institute of Seattle; and an MA in Theology from Mt. Angel Seminary. Guadalupe can be found out in front on issues of justice, racism and human rights. She is committed to healing and repairing the world. She brings us back to the constant search for understanding each other connecting us to an ever evolving spiritual community.
Her secret formula is living in the full sum of herself: as a mixed heritage person (Indigenous Mother, Sephardi Jewish immigrant father), lesbian identified, and as a wise elder woman.
Leocadia Hainley is a Psychotherapist and a trauma-informed care group facilitator. She is the Principal of Leocadia Consulting. Processing trauma and setting boundaries with compassion is the foundation of her work. She received the ESPERE training by Centro de Dereitos Humanos e Educação Popular of Brazil in 2009. After that, she coordinated, directed and facilitated the ESPERE-Violence Reduction Program at Adelante Mujeres for seven years. The positive outcomes reported by her workshops and presentations’ participants keeps her motivated to continue promoting this type of work. In her ten years of experience, she has trained around 1,200 people. She is a board member of the Washington County Family Justice Center, Forgiveness International, and Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team of Oregon Department of Justice. She is originally from the Dominican Republic, where she earned a law degree and served as District Attorney. She received a Master of Art in Psychotherapy from Pacific University.
TERESA ALONSO LEÓN
Teresa Alonso León is the
Representative of the 22nd district of the Oregon House of Representatives, and a founding member of LACE. She is the first immigrant Latina to be elected to the Oregon Legislature. The daughter of migrant farmworkers, Teresa grew up in House District 22. Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Portland State University. Education was Teresa’s path to success, and as a legislator, she wants to increase opportunity and access for all Oregon students.
Among her recent victories is the passing of the Driver’s License for all Act, the Paid Family & Medical Leave Act, which has been nationally-recognized as the most inclusive in the country. Furthermore, she worked to help pass the Student Success Act, which will invest an unprecedented $1 billion in Oregon schools annually. She was also recently named the new Secretary for the Executive Committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.