Latia King-Fontánez, Senior Executive Assistant to the president, supports the president and handles a variety of other related tasks, including providing staff support to the board of directors and the organization’s advisory board. She assists with special projects and conferences as well.
Before joining CEP in April 2006, Latia was a program coordinator at the Center for Teen Empowerment’s largest high school site where she lead a group of young people on their journey to become agents of positive social, institutional and individual change. She is a freelance facilitator and an active member of her church where she uses her American Sign Language skills as a member of the church’s interpreting team. She formerly helped to lead the Deaf Ministry at her church as well. Latia graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Spanish and an American Studies minor from UMass, Boston. In her spare time, she participates in your average, everyday activities such as skydiving, hang gliding, horseback riding and taking flying trapeze classes.