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Meet Our Chief Executive Officer

Ramonita Vargas

Ramonita Vargas serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Spanish American Committee, Ohio’s first and largest Hispanic social service agency. Ramonita started working for the Spanish American Committee over 30 years ago and has dedicated her entire career to serving here.  She served as the agency’s Fiscal Manager for 26 years before being selected as the Executive Director in 2010. Since, Ramonita has led the agency to being the force it is today and being the beacon of hope for newly settled and current residents of the Cleveland Latino/Hispanic community.

Ms. Vargas earned the trust and respect of the Spanish American Committee Board of Trustees because of her strong character and flawless record in her fiscal management practices.  Her knowledge of the agency’s internal operations as well as her passion and dedication to the organization’s mission of “To act and serve as a gateway to socioeconomic success for individuals and families in Northeast Ohio while maintaining and celebrating a Latino perspective and focus to all.” made her a perfect candidate for the Executive Director position.

Ms. Vargas embodies the agency’s purpose of moving individuals within the community to grow professionally and to support our community as leaders. Ramonita has always believed that everything in life is possible if you work hard to achieve them. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Management from Devry University in 2014. She has worked to uplift the Spanish American Committee to being a revenue generation organization that serves over 5,000 individuals and families annually with an over 1.1 million dollar budget.

Ramonita Vargas is the oldest of seven children and her parents are both from Puerto Rico. She is a lifelong resident of Cleveland’s near west-side community where she serves to this day. Her compassion, dedication, hard work and loyalty have converted her as one of the more important Hispanic Leaders in Cleveland.