Hispanic Advisory Board


  • Guillermo Sandoval, Chair
  • Paula Arbelaez
  • Sonya S. Dungee
  • Lorena Gonzalez
  • Shawn Renee Guzman
  • Jaime Ann Hechtman-Ulloa

  • Veronica Morante
  • Jose Nunez
  • Eduardo Planas
  • Guillermo Sandoval
  • Rigoberto Guzman
  • Ivette Felicano Guzman

About the Board

Supervisor Ed Romaine established Town of Brookhaven’s first Hispanic Advisory Board in 2013 in recognition of the growing population of Latinos living, working and contributing to the rich diversity of residents in the town. 

Contact the Hispanic Advisory Board.

The Hispanic American - A Proud History

Mission Statement

The Hispanic Advisory Board exists to serve as a liaison between the Hispanic community in the Town of Brookhaven and the Supervisor. The Board serves as a sounding board to the Town Board and will provide viable recommendations on policies that will advance the social and economic well-being of Hispanics and all citizens in the Town of Brookhaven.


The Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board meets the third Tuesday of every month. Please call 631-451-6600 if you are interested in joining the board.


  • To educate the public and our own community about the rich and varied history of Hispanics who have contributed to their community and the Long Island region.
  • Instill pride in our heritage by honoring those successful and accomplished Latinos who have come before us and will serve as examples of achievement for our youth.
  • Support, participate in and sponsor activities and educational venues geared to the Hispanic Community.
  • Increase Hispanic civic and volunteer participation within our community.
  • Improve the understanding of local government policies and procedures to the burgeoning Latino businesses and the Hispanic community at large.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Come join us for an educational and entertaining evening that consists of Student Academic Achievements Awards, Community Honoree Awards, a musical performance and a cultural food tasting! Visit our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration page to learn more.


View a photo album of previous Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations or view photos from the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Night Celebration.