Veronica Isabel Dahlberg President of the Board

Veronica Isabel Dahlberg was born in Canton, Ohio, and is the daughter of Mexican and Hungarian immigrants. She is the Executive Director of HOLA Ohio, the organization she founded in 1999 to advocate for and empower Ohio's farmworkers, immigrants, and Latino families and children. HOLA has received recognition for its groundbreaking advocacy over the course of over 25 years. Recently, under her direction, HOLA Ohio developed a new $2.1 million Hispanic Community Center in Painesville, which opened to the public on May 5th, 2022. She currently serves on the Affiliate Council for Unidos US, the largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country, elected by her peers to represent the 12-state Midwest region. She also serves on the Lakeland Foundation Board of Directors and as co-chair of the Community Translational Science Collaborative Community Advisory Board. She is being inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame in April 2024. She was awarded the Cleveland Cavaliers "DIFF Maker" award for HOLA in 2023 and was previously recognized with the Crain's Cleveland Business Woman of Note in 2019, as well as the Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan award. She serves as the co-chair of the Clinical Translation Science Collaborative. She was inducted into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame in October 2023.

Veronica Dahlberg for Crain's Cleveland Business Women of Note project on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Pixelate Photography.