November 6, 2009


lalo leadership

Lalo Munoz

Lalo Munoz has served as Executive Director since 2009. During those years, he has expanded the reach of El Centro.

In 2010 he formalized El Centro’s longest standing program into the Community Resource Program. A program that provides Interpretations, Translations and Community Referrals for families in need.

After conducting a community needs assessment in 2012, community¬†health was identified as a critical unmet need. That year, Mr. Munoz created a partnership between El Centro and Washburn University’s School of Nursing to provide a Mobile Health Clinic. This mobile clinic provides free basic preventative health screenings. Together with screenings, health education and a plan of care created by clients and nurses a long term plan is created to make small changes that will have a long-lasting positive impact on the health of the community.

In 2014, El Centro joined together with MANA de Topeka and Topeka LULAC Council #11017 to create the Latino Leadership Collaborative, a community-based leadership program designed to dramatically increase the leadership capacity in the Latino community.

Finally, 2017 will see one more program added under the leadership of Mr. Munoz.

Mr. Munoz serves on multiple community advisory boards, committees, and programs. You can reach Lalo Munoz here.










Griselda Martinez

Griselda Martinez is the backbone of the organization. She attends all client issues by phone and those who visit us in person. She has a passion for service and helping the less fortunate.










Ada Asencio

As an Interpreter, Ada provides families with the ability to overcome communication barriers. She also forges and builds key relationships with local companies and organizations in need of language services.