Board of Directors
President Nicole Greason
Vice President Al Macias
Nicole is the marketing, public relations and publicity manager at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. She previously was the marketing and public relations administrator for Fennemore Craig, P.C., and a business law firm with offices in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada. She also worked in public relations and communications for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Maricopa Community College District, Tempe Union High School District and Kyrene Elementary School District. Prior to her work in public relaltions, she was a reporter and editor at The Tucson Citizen, a daily afternoon
newspaper in Tucson, Ariz. In addition to serving as president of ALMA, she is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists. She is on the steering committee for the Diversity Leadership Alliance, a Phoenix-based non-profit that promotes diversity and inclusion in business and education. Nicole graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Journalism and minors in English and Sociology.
Al is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience in broadcast news reporting, production and management. He was part of the management team that launched the KNXV newsroom in 1994 and oversaw its growth from a staff of 20 to more than 60 in less than a year. He also served in multiple management roles at KPNX-TV from 1981-1994 and as an assignment editor and manager for KTVK, both in Phoenix. Macias is news director for the KJZZ newsroom. A Phoenix native, Macias earned a journalism degree from Arizona State University.
Anita is director of high school programs for the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Her television broadcast news career spanned 27 years working in management at three Phoenix TV stations. She is an award-winning news producer, having served at 12 News, Univision KTVW and Channel 10. Prior to joining the Cronkite School, Luera has volunteered and continues to help organize the annual news writing workshop for high school journalism
Treasurer Anita Luera
Secretary Griselda Zetino-Nevarez
Griselda Zetino is a news reporter for KTAR News. Prior to that, she worked as a freelance journalist. Her clients included NBC Latino, The Guardian, and Phoenix New Times. She has also written for the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting. Her interests include covering politics, education and immigration. The Mexico native earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arizona State University in May 2011.
students in partnership with Arizona Latino Media Association and ASU. She is a member of NAHJ and current president of ASU’s Chicano/Latino Faculty Staff Association – CLFSA. She graduated from ASU with a BA in Broadcasting. Anita was inducted into the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Alumni Hall of Fame in 2018.
Jhoana Molina is currently the media & community relations coordinator for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health and serves as the Spanish speaking PIO. She works with the Spanish-speaking community to inform them of the services public health offers. Her previous work included producer/reporter at Phoenix 11, and anchor/reporter at Univision in Phoenix. Jhoana received her BA in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish from Arizona State University.
Juan is the news director of KTVW Univision in Phoenix. Juan was executive news producer at the Telemundo station in Phoenix (KTAZ-39) for seven years. His other roles at Telemundo included managing editor and community relations manager. Before joining KTAZ, Villa worked for La Voz, Phoenix’s spanish language newspaper, as a general assignment reporter. Villa is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Fernanda Santos is the Southwest Borderlands professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Prior to that she served as chief of the Phoenix Bureau of The New York Times and the author of “The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting” (May 3, Flatiron Books). Fernanda has reported in three languages, in Latin America and the United States. She got her start in journalism in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, her home country. Prior to joining The
Times, Fernanda worked for The Eagle-Tribune in Lawrence, Mass., The Daily News of New York and People Magazine. She is an International Reporting Project fellow and a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalist.
Maritza was born in the “Magical town” of Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico. She is one of the most respected and award-winning Hispanic journalists in the nation with a promising future in the United States and internationally. Her work has been published in major newspapers in the U.S., Mexico and other countries. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and also serves on the board of ALMA (Arizona Latino Media Association) and she has excelled throughout the last decade winning multiple awards including five Emmys.
She is also the international representative of the Spanish organization Oceanidas in the United States and North America. Her journalistic work won her recognition as one of the “40 under 40" among young Arizona Hispanic leaders, underscoring her as a Latina with statewide influence.
Maritza graduated with an honors degree in Communication Sciences at Universidad del Noroeste now the Universidad del Valle de Mexico. She got a diploma in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua and a certificate of the prestigious association of journalists “La Máquina de Ideas.” She has also studied social communications at Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and BBC.
Maritza joined the editorial team of Healy Newspapers, first at El Imparcial and later helped to found La I in Hermosillo, Sonora. Upon moving to the United States she became a freelance journalist writing stories about the lives of hundreds of immigrants of Los Angeles. In 2010, she joined the editorial team of Prensa Hispana, a Spanish language publication in Arizona. She has won multiple awards from Arizona Press Club and has swept contests in Spanish. In 2012 and 2013, Phoenix New Times named her the “Best Spanish Journalist.” Besides reporting, writing and photography, Maritza also writes and produces for television and radio, including documentaries for Discovery Channel and for Rondo Media in UK. She also has worked as field producer for Al Jazeera on elections coverage 2018.
Richard is a reporter for the Arizona Republic. He has worked as a breaking news reporter, features reporter and columnist. He started working at the Republic and Gazette in 1994. He writes profiles of the people that make Arizona interesting. His work has also been featured in USA Today, and 12 News Phoenix. Richard is a graduate of Arizona State University.
Sandra Munoz is the creator of Latinaology.com, an inspired lifestyle and auto blog with Latina flair, and the first Hispanic automotive journalist in Arizona. Her weekly column is published in Digital Trends en Español. As the founder of Latinaology, she collaborates with brands representing companies in the fields of automotive, travel, food, health, beauty, and entertainment including: Toyota, Lexus, Porsche, Volkswagen, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Chevrolet, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Infiniti, Jaguar, Ford, Subaru, Fiat, Mazda, Harrah’s, Neutrogena, Narciso Rodriguez, and Four Seasons Resorts.
Sandra also directs an award-winning marketing and social media consulting group specializing in connecting clients with the Hispanic market, the largest growing ethnic consumer group. She was recognized in 2009, by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Univision-Radio, as one of the 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40. She also received the prestigious Arizona Governor's Volunteer Award in 2005. She is a graduate of the Valley Leadership and Hispanic Leadership Institute. Her proudest role is that of mother to grad nurse Brandon Munoz. She resides in Phoenix, with her dog Vanilla. She prefers a smoky eye rather than a bold lip.
Jonathan Higuera is a communications professional and former journalist who specializes in helping organizations tell their story in an authentic voice. He currently works for Creighton University at its Phoenix Regional Campus as the communications strategist. He previously worked at Scottsdale Community College, helping the
college boost its community profile through positive media coverage and external/internal communications. His previous positions include serving as Deputy Director of the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and working as a business writer for the Arizona Republic. He also served as Editor of the Hispanic Link Weekly Report in Washington, D.C. and as a metro reporter for the Washington Times. He has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Mexican-American Studies from the University of Arizona. He and his former wife have a 15-year-old son, Alejandro. He enjoys fishing, traveling, hiking and reading.
Native Arizonan, now retired communications and media professional, Anita has 30+ years of journalism and corporate communications background. Worked at The Arizona Republic for 28 years, then went on to edit and write for the now-defunct Latino Perspectives Magazine. Joined the Corporate Communications department at CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, one of the largest carriers for workers' compensation and business insurance products. Retired in late
2018. Holds a BA in Journalism from ASU. Among founding members for the Arizona Latino Media Association. Member and one of original founders of award-winning art collective, The Phoenix Fridas.