Who We Are
BIHD is a 501c3 non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting and strengthening relations between Latino communities and other institutions that share our vision of global improvement through building strong relationships. BIHD through its program, Casa Mexico-USA (CMUSA), restores disintegrated communities by initiating and promoting programs in education, health and medical access, legal assistance, advocacy, socio-economic development and language skills. BIHD plays a leadership role in advocating for immigrant integration initiatives with community leaders. Keeping families connected successfully when living in a different country can be challenging. We empower communities, families, and individuals so they can integrate themselves to the American society, by becoming productive and active members of society.
The Binational Institute of Human Development (BIHD) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower and integrate the immigrant community into mainstream society, ease transition and serve as a bridge between communities, through advocacy, equality in education, healthcare and above all, economic development.
Strengthen the presence, influence and impact of Binational Institute for Human Development in the political, economic, cultural and educational arenas. Keeping families connected successfully when living in a different country can be challenging. We empower communities, families, and individuals so they can integrate themselves to the American society, by becoming productive and active members of society. Our goal is to influence and contribute to the local municipal, state and federal governments to provide a smooth path to community integration.
The Binational Institute of Human Development (BIHD) is a non-profit organization with a clear mission – to empower and integrate the immigrant community and other marginalized groups into American society. We strive to achieve our mission through efficient, effective, and sensitive programs and services. As an organization, we serve as a bridge between institutions, governmental agencies, corporations, and the communities we serve, advocating for equality in education, healthcare, human rights, and economic development. Our main programs, the Immigration & Legal Center, Casa Mexico-USA, Casa Guatemala-USA, and our Small Business Development Center, are designed to address the specific needs of our communities and provide them with the resources they need to thrive. At BIHD, we are committed to creating a more just and equitable society for all.
BOARD – STAFF 2023
Netza Roldan, CEO
Jessica Mendez, Director of Operations
Rosa Gaytan, Community Relations and SBDC Director
Alison Hamilton, Direct of programs and administration
Norma Uriostegui, Community Outreach and Customer Service
Bernardo Mendez, Director International Relations, Business Advisor
Tatyana Vaskanish, Manager Easter European Communities
Juan Manuel Soliz, Esq. – Senior Legal Counsel
Jack Weinrauch Esq. – Senior Legal Counsel
Barbara Strickland. Esq. – Senior Attorney
Shannah Sacco – Staff JD candidate
Mark Perez, Chair
Jack Weinrauch, Vice Chair
Silvia Bilancia, Secretary
Pedro Cabrales, Treasurer
Tatyana Vaskanish, Board member
Fanjua Rivas, Board member
Darlene Williams, Board member