Officers

Karla Velez

Karla is currently the Vice-president of MHA and has been a member of the Association since 2010. She was born in Manta, Ecuador and moved to the United States in 2000. She serves as an Associate HR Service Partner at the Office of… Read more

Lizbeth Jimena Velásquez

Jimena is currently the director of the MHA Family Reading Program and assistant director of the Paco Rosales Scholarship. Jimena was born in Colombia and has been living in Mississippi since the age of five. She attended Byram Attendance Center for all 12… Read more

Elsa Baughman

Elsa Baughman, a co-founder of the Mississippi Hispanic Association, is currently the secretary of MHA. She was born in Venezuela and has been living in the United States since 1976. She received a master’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Southern… Read more

Angela McRae

Angela has been a member of the MHA since its inception and has been fundamental in the branding of MHA. In previous years, Angela has been responsible for MHA’s Public Relations and has worked as the Arts & Crafts Director for various events… Read more