Mari Ramos is the Director of Operations at the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In this role, she is working to promote the advancement and economic growth of all business in Idaho, especially small, and Hispanic owned businesses and to provide leadership and training opportunities to the Hispanic community in general, whether as employees in their current positions or as entrepreneurs. Her goals include uplifting the Hispanic population into all aspects of our community.
Mari has a passion for serving and is currently a Board Director of the Idaho Food Bank, of the Idaho Museum of International Diaspora, and Select Health. She has also spent 6 years on the Executive Board of the Autism Society Treasure Valley. She has a heart for the Treasure Valley since she was born and raised here and shows in her involvement with her leadership roles in the Hispanic/Latino Southwest Idaho task force, the Healthy Impact Nampa Coalition, in her work as co-chair for the Food Access Committee, and with the Sister City committee fostering a relationship w/Jalisco. In addition, she is instrumental in forming and helping lead the Traveling Table, which is a mobile food pantry focused on taking healthy food into food deserts like in north Nampa.
The role she is most proud of is as mother of her 2 adult children. Her daughter a high school AP Calculus teacher in an 85% Latinx high school and who after traveling and living all over the world, including 2 ½ years in Mozambique Africa, has settled in Memphis TN, and her son who is an amazing Autistic adult who lives with her and challenges her thinking daily. They both teach her so much about resiliency, strength, perseverance, and drive her to do her best in everything she does.
Regardless of the role she is in, she remains a steadfast champion for all the community, especially our Hispanic community.