The CBNC board is composed of members who contribute their talents and expertise to CBNC and our candidates.

Principal partners are:
Advanced Consultants
Alivio Medical Center
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition
Healthy Illinois Campaign
Illinois Department of Public Health – Hispanic Affairs
Illinois Department of Human Services – Bureau of Latino Relations
Illinois HIspanic Nurse Association
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Saint Xavier University, School of Nursing
Sinai Community Institute/ Sinai Health System
St. Augustine College
Community Members
The Consulate General of Mexico serves in an advisory capacity to the Consortium.

CBNC Board Officers
Jose Javier Lopez, President
Carmen Velásquez, Vice President
Marilyn Chapman, Secretary/Treasurer

CBNC Board Members
Jenny Aguirre
Oscar Alatriste
Charlene Bermele
Carla Campbell
Marilyn Chapman
Raúl García
Susana Gonzalez
Gabriela Gutiérrez
Javier Laguna
Mary Lebold
José Javier López
Esther Sciammarella
Andrew Sund
Carmen Velásquez

Membership Requirements
Application for board membership shall be open to any organization that supports the mission and goals of the organization. It shall be granted upon a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may grant voting “at-large” membership to individual(s) who support the purpose. Each partner organization of the Consortium shall appoint one(1) voting representative to attend the designated meetings. All of the business and affairs of the Consortium shall be managed by or under the direction of the Board of Directors

International Bilingual Nurses Alliance
The Chicago Bilingual Nurse consortium is a member of the International Bilingual Nurses Alliance. The mission of the alliance is to foster the development and implementation of programs for internationally educated nurses who seek licensure in the United States. The International Bilingual Nurses Alliance is committed to improving the success of internationally educated nurses on the licensure process; performance on the United States of America (USA) healthcare setting; enhance their career; and indirectly affecting the health care needs of minority populations in the USA. We believe this can be accomplished by providing educational and professional activities for internationally educated nurses, thereby increasing the pool of bilingual nurses. For more information on the alliance, please contact Graciela Reyes-Salinas at