Latinos for a Secure Retirement is led by experts in retirement income security. Their advice on policy and governance issues ensures that Latinos for a Secure Retirement is a credible and strong voice for those dependent on the nation’s retirement programs, with a focus on the Latino community.

Our Board

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Abigail Zapote
President & CEO

Abigail is the Executive Director for Latinos for a Secure Retirement where she leads a coalition of national Latino organizations to advocate for Social Security, Medicare, increased pension access and greater financial literacy for Latinos of all ages. Abigail has a life-long passion for social justice which emerged through her experiences as a Dreamer and the 22 year process of gaining U.S. Citizenship.

Abigail’s work at LSR includes organizing grassroots events to bring financial literacy and retirement readiness programs to Millennial Latinos and Latino families, testifying in congress as an advocate for Latinos on topics surrounding Social Insurance, and hosting summits to bring together Latino leaders, policy stakeholders and congressional members....

Prior to her time at Latinos for a Secure Retirement, Abigail was a national board member at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in the role of National VP for Young Adults. At LULAC she was a national spokeswoman for Dreamer initiatives, women’s reproductive rights, and student voter engagement. In the past, Abigail has worked as a campaign consultant for Battleground Solutions and in the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Nancy Altman
Board Member

Nancy J. Altman has a forty-five year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions. She is president of Social Security Works and chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition.

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi appointed Ms. Altman to a six-year term, starting October 1, 2017, on the Social Security Advisory Board. The seven-person Board is a bipartisan, independent federal government agency established in 1994 to advise the President, Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security.

Ms. Altman chairs the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of beneficiary rights. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund, the Economic Opportunity Institute, Latinos for the Secure Retirement, and the Institute for America’s Future. In the mid-1980’s, she was on the organizing committee and the first board of directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance....Ms. Altman has an A.B. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Ms. Altman is the author of The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble (John Wiley & Sons, 2005) and The Truth About Social Security: The Founders’ Words Refute Revisionist History, Zombie Lies, and Common Misunderstandings (Strong Arm Press, 2018.) She is also co-author of Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All (The New Press, 2015). She has shared her Social Security expertise on numerous television and radio shows, including PBS NewsHour, MSNBC, and FOX News. She has published op-eds in dozens of newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. From 1983 to 1989, Ms. Altman was on the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and taught courses on private pensions and Social Security at the Harvard Law School. In 1982, she was Alan Greenspan’s assistant in his position as chairman of the bipartisan commission that developed the 1983 Social Security amendments.

From 1977 to 1981, she was a legislative assistant to Senator John C. Danforth (R-Mo,) and advised the Senator with respect to Social Security issues. From 1974 to 1977, she was a tax lawyer with Covington & Burling, where she handled a variety of private pension matters.

Eva Dominguez

Eva Dominguez
Board Member

Eva Dominguez serves as a Legislative Representative at the Alliance for Retired Americans in Washington, DC. At the Alliance, Eva works on retirement issues, including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and pensions. From 2013-2015, concurrent with her responsibilities at the Alliance, Eva also served as Executive Director of Latinos for a Secure Retirement. During her tenure there, she helped raise its visibility and further solidify its presence in DC.

Previously, Eva served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida. In that capacity, Eva advised the Congressman on health care policy, Social Security, pensions, veterans and foreign policy issues in the Western Hemisphere. Prior to her time on Capitol Hill, from 1990-1996, Eva worked for then, Florida State Senator Robert Wexler, and from 1988-1990, for Florida House Speaker Tom Gustafson. Eva graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Political Science. She also performed master’s level course work in Public Administration. ...

Staff

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Monica Sibri
Director of Programs and Outreach

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Mazen Halabi
IT & Web

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Dario Pantosin
Creative Director

Advisory Committee

The purpose of the advisory committee is to advise LSR Board and Staff in the planning of it’s signature retirement summits. The committee consists of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills to augment the programmatic agenda and propel the organization forward. 

The 2020 Advisory Committee will be announced in July. For more information or if you are interested in the process of becoming one of our advisors, please email Info@LatinoRetirement.org.