Monica Hinojos-Capes is an accomplished business and purpose-driven leader with over 20 years of diverse experience, shaping a career as a well-regarded collaborator, partner, problem solver, and tenacious ally who brings an entrepreneurial and inclusive approach for leading initiatives and curating networks to create impact.
As a consultant over the last decade, Monica led projects in women and girls empowering initiatives, diversity and inclusion, peace making, civic engagement, arts advocacy, and creative strategy. Some of her clients include Amplify Latinx, Boston Impact Initiative, National Urban Fellows, Chica Project, Victim Rights Law Center, and WomenX.
She worked with Amplify Latinx co-founders and founding leadership during the organization’s launch and early years. She helped shape its branding and also managed many of the early convening community events, such as the inaugural Amplify Conference and the first Latinx Heritage Night at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Among her recognitions include a Next Generation Leader Fellowship from The Center for Whole Communities, an Environmental Cultural Heritage Fellowship from the QLF/Atlantic Center for the Environment, traveling to UNESCO sites in Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic, and an Explorer VERA (Volunteer Excellence Recognition Award) from Bpeace for co-chairing the Latin American Exploratory Team, leading the research effort to launch women entrepreneurial programs in El Salvador.
She is a member of the Board of Directors for oneTILT in Washington, D.C. Their mission is making organizations more diverse and inclusive, one leader at a time. Monica spent 10 years on the Board of Directors of One Common Unity in Washington, D.C., which breaks the cycles of violence and builds compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education, and currently serves on its Advisory Council.
She has an MBA from Simmons College School of Management and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Groton, Massachusetts with her husband Ray and is a Buti Yoga certified instructor.
Kristine Acevedo is a native New Yorker, first-generation Latina, who went to Penn State for a Bachelor’s degree, became an activist, and has lived in Boston since 2002. She has been fighting for animal rights, women’s rights, and environmental justice for over 25 years. Kristine volunteered for The Latina Circle back in 2015 as a steering/conference committee member. She is the Mass NOW Board Treasurer and also volunteers for Last Hope K9 Rescue. Kristine was the Finance Director for Sonia Chang-Diaz on her first campaign in 2006 and helped elect Julia Mejia to the Boston City Council (by one vote) as well as being on the Boston Urban Tree Community Advisory Board. In her free time she enjoys reading non-fiction, is a huge baseball fan, and is a major chocoholic.
Jesús García Mota PowerUp Business Outreach Coordinator
This April 2022, Jesús García Mota joined the Amplify Latinx team as the inaugural PowerUp Business Outreach Coordinator.
Jesús moved to the United States in 2009 to work as Deputy Officer in the Department of Citizen Protection at the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston. In that job, he built 9 years of experience in constituent services assisting immigrant populations in five New England states. He has engaged with people facing very challenging situations, including poverty, imprisonment or immigration detention, and victims of crime, ensuring they were aware of their legal rights and felt supported every step of the way.
In September 2017, he joined the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services to serve as a liaison for the East Boston neighborhood, and in 2019 he took the role as Citywide Latino Liaison for the administrations of the Mayors; Marty Walsh, Kim Janey, and Michelle Wu. During this time he provided community services, organized community meetings, and helped to resolve constituent issues by partnering with neighborhood leadership in the City of Boston.
A nationally recognized leader, Eneida is a trained attorney and organizational psychologist, and for two decades, she has used her expertise in law, conflict resolution, cultural competence, and public affairs to advise her clients. Eneida is Founder of Roman Law, a Boston-based boutique law firm and Partner of Omega Global Advisors, a government relations firm. She is known as a catalytic pacesetter and an ardent champion of advancing women and Latinos.
Eneida has served in prominent board leadership roles in the American Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association. Eneida is a Governor Appointee to the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Advisory Board. She currently serves on the HOPE National Council, on Latino Victory’s National Committee, on the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Advisory Board, on the Voter Choice for Massachusetts’ Advisory Board, on MassINC’s Board of Directors, ALPFA National Board and on Eastern Bank’s Board of Ambassadors.
Eneida is co-founder and board co-chair of Amplify Latinx, a Massachusetts based non-profit formed in 2017 by The Latina Circle to serve as a non-partisan, collaborative convener advancing Latino leadership representation, economic opportunity, and civic engagement. The Latina Circle is a Boston-based social venture launched in 2012 that is advancing Latina leaders across industries into positions of power and influence.
Among other notable accolades, Eneida is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a distinction limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Eneida has also been distinguished nationally as a Top Latino Attorney by Latino Leaders Magazine for several consecutive years. She is admitted to practice law in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Federal District Court, First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.