Board of Directors

Ysabel Duron

CEO & Founder

In 2003, award-winning San Francisco Bay Area journalist Ysabel Duron founded Latinas Contra Cáncer in San Jose, CA. In 12 years, LCC has become an agency that advocates and serves the community.

For the benefit of stakeholders, researchers, physicians, CBOs, and the community, the agency convenes the National Latino Cancer Summit every two years to highlight this disease and provides resources through a bilingual website. For a decade, Ysabel organized The Walk Against Cancer on Mother’s Day .. In 2009 LCC received the Health Agency Award from the Latino Committee of the American Public Health Association.

In December 2013, Ysabel Duron received the Purpose Award from the organization; This honor recognizes Duron in his second act, as a person over 60, dedicated to serving Latinos suffering from cancer. The New York Times compares the MacArthur Genius Scholarship Purpose Award to older people working for the social good.

Cancer survivor Duron was appointed in 2011 to the IBCERCC commission, commissioned by Congress, to investigate the current state of scientific studies on the effects of the environment on breast cancer. The 270-page report was released in February 2013.

Duron retired from his television career in the Bay Area in April 2013 after 43 years in the broadcasting world. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appointed April 11 Ysabel Duron Day in San Francisco.

Duron has received numerous honors for her journalism work and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in 2009. She is the winner of two EMMYS, an RTNDA award, and a Professional Journalists Society distinction.

In addition, Duron received the Juliette Gordon Lowe Award, the highest honor of the Girl Scouts of America, and received statewide commendations from the American Federation of Teachers for her award-winning 3-part series: Difficulty with teachers.

In 2001, the Chicana / Latina Foundation honored Duron with the Living Legacy Award.

In 2005 Ysabel was named one of the 25 most outstanding Hispanics in the Bay Area. In 2011, the chapter of San José of the NAACP awarded him the W.E.B. Du Bois.

We then introduce you to Board members:


LCCBM4-9.9.14-EM-2-150x150Sandra Madrigal, Board President
Executive Director, Pro Bono Project Silicon Valley

528a5f3051205.imageDr. Robert Beltran
Senior Executive Medical Director, Brand New Day Health Plan


LCC-BDM1-9.14EM-150x150Al Castellano
Co-Founder, Castellano Family Foundation

  Jose Louis H. Pacheco
SharePoint Developer/Administrator, San Jose Evergreen Community College District

In his most recent position at the Bridge Bank, Jose was responsible for designing, configuring, implementing, and testing the graphic interface of Share Point; and managed day to day operations in a private cloud environment. Previously, Jose has worked for Beacon Point Wealth Advisors, Debt My Way, Inc., Center for Applied Value Analysis, and the Robert W. Johnson & Associates.


About Us
Mission Statement

To create an inclusive health care system that provides services to the underserved Latino population around issues of breast and other cancers.

Latinas Contra Cancer is raising awareness about cancer in the Latino community, increasing access to quality care, working to decrease mortality and improving the quality of the health care experience.

© Latinas Contra Cancer 2017.