Our History

In 1992 some members of United Migrant Opportunities Services (UMOS) Appleton-Regional Council began a scholarship program for Hispanic/Latino youth in the Fox Valley Area. This evolved to Latino Link, Inc., a non-profit organization that continued the scholarship program started by UMOS. As the years went by, the Hispanic/Latino population also continued to grow in the Fox Valley Area. This new population had and still has needs that go beyond just scholarships. So it was time to expand the scope of the organization. Casa Hispana was born.


Carlos Salazar, Ph.D., Executive Director

Ernesto Gonzalez, Jr., Transition Support Specialist

Martha Franco, Bilingual Resource Coordinator

Board of Directors

  • Adriana McCleer, Ph.D. (Chair)
  • Lissette Cruz-Jiménez (Vice Chair)
  • ​Susan García-Franz (Treasurer)
  • Gregorio Balandran
  • Rhonda Dohms
  • Cindy Lopez Johnson
  • Amanda Martinez
  • Selena Rzepiejewski
  • Connie Vargas