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Hispanic Network


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Join the Hispanic Network in promoting equal services for Hispanic clients and staff and increasing cultural awareness.

Check out HispNet if you want to

  • Advocate for the interests of Hispanic clients and staff
  • Grow as a leader
  • Increase cultural awareness of Hispanic peoples and issues within and outside of state agencies
  • Be a part of a group with representatives from each state agency in order to give a voice to the issues related to Hispanics within their organizations
  • Connect and build relationships with community partners and people from different parts of the state

About Us

We’ve come a long way...

In the beginning, HispNet was created more than 20 years ago for Hispanic Self Sufficiency workers to network, focus on policies and learn how to best serve the Hispanic immigrant population.

Now, the Hispanic Network's mission and goals have evolved over time. HispNet is no longer exclusively for Hispanic and Self Sufficiency employees. We are open to all who want to expand their knowledge and resources so we can deliver more effective and culturally appropriate services.

"HispNet’s common goal is to continually improve services for clients, as well as to increase knowledge of available resources and policies for state employees that serve the population."
Oscar Herrera

Our Mission

HispNet's mission

The Hispanic Network’s mission is to equalize the quality of services for Hispanic clients and the staff serving them.

Hispanic Network Charter

Hispanic Network Goals​​

Educating ourselves

"[Through HispNet] we have more information sharing and problem solving. We are becoming more educated on a variety of topics."
Gloria Sprauer

Serving our clients

"We, the members of HispNet, gather information from each other as well as outside groups to better serve our clients. [This helps us} meet the DHS mission: 'Assisting all Oregonians to be safe, healthy and independent.'"
Dolores Subia


We need your energy!

Meeting Minutes 2014​

Join us for a meeting on the second Thursday of February, May and August. The November quarterly meeting is on either the second or third Thursday to avoid the Veterans Day holiday.

Meeting time:

8a.m. - 5p.m

Meeting location:

North Salem Self Sufficiency Office
4074 Winema Place, Suite 100
Salem, OR. 97305



Victor Salas, HRS 3, with DHS Office of Self Sufficiency Programs at the Washington County Branch in Hillsboro, District 16. He has been with DHS for 6 years and can be contacted at victor.m.salas@dhsoha.state.or.us  or (503) 693-4754.

Subcommittee Members

Valentino Correa, OS2, is with DHS APD at the Oregon City branch, District 15. He has been with DHS for over 10 years and can be reached at valentino.j.correa@dhsoha.state.or.us or 971-673-7603.

Sylvia N. Hernandez, Financial Desk Specialist, is with DHS Self Sufficiency Programs at the Linn County Branch in Albany, District 4.  She has been with DHS for about 12 years and can be contacted at Sylvia.N.Hernandez@dhsoha.state.or.us or (541) 791-5845.

Violeta Ibarra, Permanency Supervisor with DHS Child Welfare at the Jackson County Branch in Medford, District 8. She has been with DHS for 15 years and can be reached at violeta.ibarra@dhsoha.state.or.us or 541-618-7807. Violeta can also be reached at the HISPNET email of   Hispanic.Network@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Angelica Quintero, MSW, OPA 3, International Case Consultant with DHS Child Welfare in the Permanency and Adoptions Unit, Central Office in Salem. She has been with DHS for over 25 years and can be contacted at angelica.quintero@dhsoha.state.or.us or (503) 947-5102.

Laura ViverosRivera, HSS1, is a Financial Clerk with DHS Self Sufficiency Programs at the Lane County Branch in Cottage Grove, District 5. She has been with DHS since 2009 and can be reached at laura.viverosrivera@dhsoha.state.or.us or (541) 942-9186 x 2057.

District Manager Liaisons:

Lisa Lewis, District 6 Manager, can be reached at lisa.lewis@dhsoha.state.or.us or (541) 464-2044.

Ivonne Lopez, District 12 Manager, can be reached at Ivonne.lopez@dhsoha.state.or.us or (541) 564-5672.


For information about this website please email:

Angelica Qui​ntero

Lisa Lewis

Laura ViverosRivera​

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