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Humberto Fuentes’ professional interests and advocacy work has focused on rural community development, minority issues, Hispanic issues, and Farm Worker Rights in Idaho. His advocacy and voice have been instrumental in his various positions involving the surrounding rural communities in Southwestern Idaho.
Throughout Mr. Fuentes’ various professional and leadership roles, he has organized and supported grass-roots efforts in the Farm Worker Civil Rights Movements dating back to the late 1960’s. His contributions began when he was a college student at the Treasure Valley Community College, and continued to the development of the Farm Worker Struggle Movement in Idaho which has created pathways and reciprocal continuity within the local Latino Community.
Mr. Fuentes has a lifelong history of participating in the creation and implementation of programs that address business development, economic, educational, health, and housing needs of many marginalized groups located in rural Idaho. He has advocated at the local, state, and National levels for underserved populations, such as migrant workers, adults who face systematic oppression, youth of first generation immigrant families, and students seeking higher education.
Mr. Fuentes has served on various local and National boards for both nonprofit and government programs. His roles have been in leadership such as Chairman and Director giving voice to the Latino and Hispanic Community. Currently, Mr. Fuentes is the President and CEO of the nonprofit, Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho, located in Nampa, Idaho. He is also a founding member of the center.
Corrine Tafoya-Fisher ACSW, LCSW, completed her Bachelors at Boise State University then later attained her Masters of Social Work and Advanced Professional Studies in Child Welfare at the University Of Denver, Colorado. Ms. Tafoya-Fisher then completed her Mental Health studies as a Therapist at the Southwest Denver Community Mental Health Children and Youth Division.
Prior positions at various community based programs such as the Casey Family Program, where she served as a Case Manager. Ms. Tafoya-Fisher was the Director of Salud Y Provecho, a community based mental health and social service delivery center at the Idaho Migrant Council. The outpatient community center’s focus was to serve and target underserved populations such as Hispanic monolingual Spanish-speakers as well as other marginalized clients within a six-county area in Southwestern Idaho.
Recently, Ms. Tafoya-Fisher provided services through her private practice partnership at Cook and Tafoya Fisher Behavioral Health. Ms. Tafoya-Fisher, is an approved Idaho Supreme Court Domestic Battery and Assault Evaluator. She is also a Child Custody Assessor and has served on numerous state and local boards and organizations advocating for minorities, underserved populations, individuals affected by family violence, and an advocate for women , youth and children’s issues. Currently she is serving on the Idaho Executive Council of AARP and a Board Member at the Hispanic Cultural Center, as well as a Volunteer at HCCI.