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I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED TO HEAR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, BUT SUCH GO THINGS IN THIS WORLD. ALL WILL CARRY ON.  I PRAY THAT YOU WILL FIND WHO YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AND THAT MEETS YOUR EXPECTATIONS. SR. ALICIA


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February 11, 2011 - 9:30 p.m.

Si el Comité Ejecutivo de la Hispanic Alliance trató de despedir a Carlos Chinchilla de su posición de Director Ejecutivo porque tiene acento al hablar en inglés, tienen que leer lo que dice el Departamento de Justicia de los Estados Unidos de América al respecto:

 

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Protecciones Federales Contra la Discriminación por Origen Nacional

Publicado en enero del año 2001

INTRODUCCION

Las leyes federales prohíben la discriminación basada en el origen nacional, la raza, el color, la religión, la desabilidad, el sexo y la situación familiar de una persona. Las leyes que prohíben la discriminación por origen nacional establecen que es ilegal discriminar contra una persona por su lugar de nacimiento, ancestro, cultura o idioma. Esto significa que a las personas no se les puede negar la igualdad de oportunidades porque ellas o sus familias son de otro país, porque tienen un nombre o un acento relacionado con un grupo de cierto origen nacional, porque participan en ciertas costumbres que se relacionan con un grupo de cierto origen nacional o porque se relacionan o están casadas con alguien de cierto origen nacional.

La División de Derechos Civiles del Departamento de Justicia se preocupa de que en los Estados Unidos no se denuncie la discriminación por origen nacional debido a que las víctimas no conocen sus derechos legales o porque temen hacer sus denuncias ante el gobierno. Para resolver este problema, la División de Derechos Civiles ha establecido un Comité de Origen Nacional para ayudar a los ciudadanos y a los inmigrantes a comprender y ejercer mejor sus derechos legales. Si piensa que usted, o alguien que usted conoce, ha sufrido discriminación debido a su origen nacional y desea obtener más información sobre cómo ejercer sus derechos legales, debería leer este folleto.

Aquí se explican las leyes que prohíben la discriminación por origen nacional y se dan algunos ejemplos. En Internet puede encontrar información adicional sobre la División de Derechos Civiles, en la dirección http://www.usdoj.gov/crt. Puede ponerse en contacto con esta División para presentar denuncias sobre discriminación como se explica a continuación.

 

February 10, 2011 - 4:00 p.m.

 

Commentary:

The Lone Ranger Model is no longer viable.

Board Members and/or CEOs from other organizations serving in the Hispanic Alliance at the pleasure of the Board of Directors of their respective organizations should be accountable to the Board of Directors they represent. There is a monetary investment from those organizations to belong to the Alliance. In that context, the selected Board Members and/or CEOs from other organizations serving in the Hispanic Alliance should be expected to act and make decisions at the Hispanic Alliance under the guidance and on behalf of the organization they represent.

 

 

February 7, 2011 - 11:30 p.m.


 

- Lo peor no es cometer un error, sino tratar de justificarlo, en vez de aprovecharlo como aviso providencial de nuestra ligereza o ignorancia.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal
1852-1934. Médico español. Premio Nobel de Medicina en 1906. Descubrió que
el sistema nervioso está constituido de diferentes células individuales.

 

- El hombre que ha cometido un error y no lo corrige comete otro error mayor.

Confucio

 

Ese miembro de la Junta Directiva de la "Hispanic Alliance" que votó a favor de la destitución de Carlos Chincilla, ¿tienen el consentimiento de la Junta Directiva de la organización que representa?

 

Los miembros votantes de la "Hispanic Alliance" deben exigir una reunión extraordinaria, cualquier miembro votante puede solicitarla, y pedir que el Comité Ejecutivo rinda cuentas de sus acciones. Todos los miembros deben estar invitados; el "no tenía tu dirección o tu número de teléfono o tu dirección de correo electrónico" es una excusa de niños de segundo grado.

 

Es hora de que se corrija el grosero error cometido por unos pocos en detrimento de toda una comunidad. La acción correcta ahora es fijar una fecha de reunión, anular la mala decisión tomada por esa minoría y restituir a Carlos Chinchilla en sus funciones. Los anglosajones nos verán como hipócritas si se enteran que destituimos a un hispano/latino bien calificado por el hecho de que tiene acento al hablar en inglés o porque debe pedir ayuda para presentar un escrito en buen inglés. Existen muchos hispanos/latinos contratados en posiciones importantes porque son bilingues y muchos de ellos/ellas piden ayuda cuando tienen que hacer una presentación o cuando deben dar un reporte en español. Pedir ayuda es de gente inteligente, no importa cuántos escalones uno tiene que subir para conseguirla. Destituir a alguien que está haciendo un buen trabajo por razones de acento en el lenguaje o por pedir ayuda para escribir correctamente en una lengua extranjera debe estar entre los primeros campanazos de "warnings" de la ACLU y de la National Council of la Raza.

 

 

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February 1, 2011 - a.m.
As news of the "termination" of Carlos Chincilla as Executive Director of the Hispanic Alliance disseminates, it appears that there are some members of the board of said organization that were not consulted on the "termination", nor were they aware of any "Comprehensive Evaluation" going on.

February 2, 2011 - 2:50 p.m.
It appears that members of the Executive Committee of the Hispanic Alliance erred not only in their judgment to “terminate” Mr. Carlos Chinchilla, but also they may have incurred in procedural errors. Unless a misappropriation of funds is proven, the normal procedure on these type of agencies is to place an employee on probation for a determined period of time, and then if the requirements for improvement were not met during said period of time, the employee can be “terminated.”

At this point, it is not clear why Mr. Chincilla was terminated.

 

Lo peor no es cometer un error, sino tratar de justificarlo, en vez de aprovecharlo como aviso providencial de nuestra ligereza o ignorancia.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal
1852-1934. Médico español. Premio Nobel de Medicina en 1906.

 

February 3, 2011 - 5:15 p.m.
Information circulating in various email seems to indicate that an initial evaluation of Carlos Chincilla as Executive Director of the Hispanic Alliance was above average, or at least average.

February 3, 2011 - 8:15 p.m.
Why should community people who are not part of the day by day operation of any social service agency in the community should be involved on issues like this?

Agencies cannot survive without the support of the community. If we were not here, if there were no Hispanics/Latinos in Cleveland, these agencies wouldn’t be able to secure the necessary resources to fulfill their mission. The communities in general and the Hispanic/Latino community in particular have a tangible investment in these agencies. The good as well as the bad decisions by their CEOs or Board of Directors have a direct impact on the communities they are trying to help. People support these agencies through donations of money and time, by buying tickets to events, by donating articles to be auction out, by donating their time to create networking that in turn benefit these agencies, by volunteering, by mentoring, by securing donations from others, etc. It is a real investment that can be measured in dollars and cents.
The Hispanic agencies that benefit from all of the above have an obligation to be accountable to the community.

 

February 4, 2011 - 11:15 p.m.

 

Did the Executive Board act within its authority?

That's the question that each board member of the Hispanic Alliance should answer after reading the guidelines below. 


 

Guidelines for Board Members

 

An executive director expects a board will:

• Counsel and advise -- giving the benefit of its judgment, expertise and familiarity with the local setting.

• Consult with the executive on all matters which the board is considering

• Delegate responsibility for all executive functions

• Refrain from handling administrative details

• Make all the staff responsible to the executive director

• Share all communications with the executive director

• Provide support to the executive director and staff in carrying out their professional duties

• Support the executive director in all decisions and actions consistent with policies of the board and the standards of the organization

• Hold the executive director accountable for the supervision of the organization

• Evaluate the work of the executive director

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR KEY STANDING COMMITTEES

 

Executive Committee

 

Purpose: The executive committee recommends actions for approval of the full board and sometimes acts for the board, within carefully designed boundaries, between meetings. This committee is central to the effective operation of the committee structure, the board, and the entire organization.

Tasks: The committee meets regularly to review operational, programmatic, and financial matters. It might deal with urgent situations that cannot wait for the next full board meeting, specific questions referred to the committee by the board, issues that need preliminary discussion and refinement before the board considers them, or routine matters that do not require full board disposition. The executive committee is usually charged with establishing and implementing a process for assessing the performance of the executive director and serving as his/her principal support and sounding board.

The executive committee must report thoroughly and regularly to the board.

The chief executive works closely with this committee. The executive committee is the committee most fraught with the potential for controversy. A frequent complaint is that this committee has supplanted the authority of the full board and put the governance of the organization in the hands of a few, and can threatens the health of the board and of the organization.

If the board is concerned that the executive committee has too much authority, it should determine why. Is the board too large? Is its organizational structure unwieldy? Does the board receive adequate information? Are the other committee working effectively? What safeguards can be put into place to prevent the executive committee from dominating? Is the concept of an executive committee unworkable for this board?

The keys to keeping the executive committee-board relationship smooth and functional are candor and clarity. Even a powerful executive committee can be effective if it operates openly, with the full knowledge and approval of the board. The committee’s role should be clearly defined in the boards’ operating policies, and the board should issue clear guidelines as to what matters must, without exception, be reserved for full board action.

 

February 7, 2011 - 8:15 p.m.

- Lo peor no es cometer un error, sino tratar de justificarlo, en vez de aprovecharlo como aviso providencial de nuestra ligereza o ignorancia.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal
1852-1934. Médico español. Premio Nobel de Medicina en 1906.

 

- El hombre que ha cometido un error y no lo corrige comete otro error mayor.

Confucio

 

Ese miembro de la Junta Directiva de la "Hispanic Alliance" que votó a favor de la destitución de Carlos Chincilla, ¿tienen el consentimiento de la Junta Directiva de la organización que representa?

 


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January 31, 2011

 

Dear Friend of Hispanic Alliance:

 

This letter is to inform you that on January 28, 2011, the Board of Directors of Hispanic Alliance voted to effectively terminate its Executive Director, Carlos Chinchilla. The Board recognizes the strengths and accomplishments Carlos has brought to the position, but after a comprehensive evaluative process, it has concluded that the future success of the Hispanic Alliance depends on new leadership. We wish Carlos much success in his future endeavors.

 

During this time of transition, the work of the Hispanic Alliance will continue to move forward. I will serve as the lead person during the transition process, with the assistance of members of the Executive Committee who will take on certain important functions. Joanne Bailis will oversee daily operations of the office.

 

We hope that you will continue to trust that the Hispanic Alliance’s proven spirit of collaboration and combined leadership will fuel our efforts to pursue our mission and realize our vision:

 

The mission of the Hispanic Alliance, Inc. is to integrate the Hispanic/Latino community by uniting, supporting, and strengthening Alliance members in Greater Cleveland and Northern Ohio, and further the social, educational, and economic development of the Hispanic/Latino community through advocacy, leadership development and the formation of strategic partnerships. Our vision is to become the vehicle to integrate the Hispanic/Latino community and all of its stakeholders as a visible, recognizable and valuable

presence within the Hispanic/Latino and the broader community.

 

A retreat of Hispanic Alliance’s Board of Trustees has been scheduled for February 26, 2011, during which we will engage in a strategic planning and reflective process of the past, present, and future work of the Alliance.

 

Should you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me on my cell phone at 216.269.8703.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lourdes Negrón-McDaniel

President of the Board of Trustees

Hispanic Alliance, Inc.

 
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