International Advisory Board

The Mexican Museum’s International Advisory Board is a group of nominated individuals, recruited by invitation only to advise the Museum as it becomes a world-class institution. The International Advisory Board consists of successful and prominent individuals in the government and in the corporate, financial, arts management, and academic fields.

  • Co-Chair: Ambassador, Dr. Andrés Roemer
  • Co-Chair: Harley Shaiken, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Tom Ammiano, San Francisco Assemblyman, District 17
  • John Avalos, San Francisco Supervisor, District 11
  • Sara Bolaño González, Advisor, Department of Cultural Affairs, México
  • Renee Baldocchi, Director of Programs, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
  • Rena Bransten, Owner, Rena Bransten Gallery
  • Willie Brown, Former Mayor of San Francisco
  • Elizabeth Burstein, Mexican mask collector
  • John L. Burton, Chairman, California Democratic Party
  • Theresa Fay Bustillos, Philanthropic and Business Executive, Civil and Human Rights attorney
  • David Campos, San Francisco Supervisor, District 9
  • Dr. Gilberto Cárdenes, Director, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • Bea Carillo Hocker, Bay Area Museum Education Consultant
  • Alcario Castellano, philanthropist 
  • Susan Cervantes, Founding Executive Director, Precita Eyes Muralists
  • Jonathan Chait, Adjunct General Director for North America at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico
  • Ambassador Carlos Felíx Corona, Mexican Ambassador to Malaysia 
  • Eduardo Díaz, Director, Smithsonian Latino Center
  • Mario P. Díaz, Vice President, Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Deborah Dorotinsky Alperstein, Ph.D., Chair of Art History Graduate Program, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, Executive Director, CARECEN
  • Isabel Durón, Founder and Executive Director, Latinas Contra Cancer
  • Maria Echaveste, Policy and Program Development Director, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Julie Franklin, Exhibitions Coordinator, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Berkeley, CA
  • María Cristina García Cepeda, Director of Instituto Nacional de las Bellas Artes (INBA)
  • Juan Pablo Gómez Morin Rivera, Head of Diego Rivera Foundation and Management Consulting Director
  • Mr. Arróniz Gustavo, Arte Contemporáneo, Director and Owner, Ciudad de México
  • Georgiana Hernández, Executive Director, Acción Latina
  • Chris Iglesias, Executive Director, Unity Council, Oakland, CA
  • Theron Kabrich, Co-Founder and creative director, San Francisco Art Exchange
  • Matthew A. Kass, President, Sports Charities USA
  • Karen Kienzle, Director, Palo Alto Art Center
  • Susana Macarron, Adjunct Professor, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA
  • Lucy Medina Rivera, Architect, Former Councilwoman and Mayor of State of México, México
  • Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains, psychologist, curator, author, and artist
  • Christopher Morales, criminal defense attorney
  • Eduardo Morales, Ph.D., Executive Director, AGUILAS
  • Robert J. Nava, Vice President of University Advancement, San Francisco State University
  • Dr. Chon Noriega, Director, Chicano Studies Resource Center, UCLA
  • Wendi Norris, Owner, Gallery Wendi Norris 
  • Jaime Nualart, Honorable Ambassador to Mexico
  • Dr. Marion Oettinger, Curator of Latin American Art, San Antonio Museum of Art
  • Luis Ortíz Hidalgo, Managing Partner, Basham, Ringe y Correa, Mexico D.F.
  • Mónica Patiño, Abarrotes Delirio, Owner D.F., Mexico
  • Susan Powers-Cuellar, Executive Director, Brava Theater Center
  • Cruz Reynoso, Former California Supreme Court Associate Justice, Professor of Law Emeritus, UC Davis
  • Bret Rogers, VP Human Resources, Backus-SABMiller, Lima, Peru
  • Jennie Emire Rodriguez, Executive Director, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
  • Haydee Rodriguez Pastor, Founder, VIDA USA, Lima Peru
  • Jess Rodriguez, Businessman, Colorado
  • Lupe Rodriguez Kindel, Philanthropist, Los Angeles, CA
  • Helen L. Sause, Former Deputy Executive Director, Program and Project Management at San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
  • Julian Santoyo, CFO, Early Bird Alert, Orange County, CA
  • Edward Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences, New York University
  • Olga Talamante, Executive Director, Chicana/Latina Foundation
  • Carlos Tortolero, President and CEO, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago,Ilinois
  • John Trasviña, Dean, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Alejandro Vallejo, Director and Lead Counsel, Gas Operations, PG&E
  • Mark Van Stone, Ph.D., Maya Expert, Professor of Art History, Southwestern College
  • Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, Art Historian
  • Linda Waterfield, Museum Registrar and Collections Internship Advisor, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, CA