BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MARK CALAGUAS, J.D.

Board President

Mark Calaguas is an attorney who works in the area of electronic discovery, using legal technology to help clients engaged in complex litigation and regulatory investigations. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Mark also advises entrepreneurs on information privacy and data protection issues. Mark first became involved with AFIRE as a volunteer legal reviewer at monthly citizenship workshops hosted by the New Americans Initiative. Mark's prior experience serving immigrant communities includes pro bono work with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago and an internship at the Sevilla office of CEAR, a nongovernmental organization that provides legal and social services to refugees in Spain. Mark is also a board member of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago) and chairs the administration committee of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA). Additionally, Mark sits on the associate board of HealthConnect One, a Chicago-based nonprofit that promotes maternal and early childhood health, and is a member of the Young Professionals (YP) Ambassador program of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Mark holds a J.D. with Certificate in International Law and Practice from Loyola University Chicago.

TINA RAMIREZ MOON 

Secretary

Tina Ramirez Moon joined the AFIRE board in 2016 and currently serves as the Board Secretary. She has been committed to community-driven education efforts for more than a decade and serves the Senior Program Manager of Healing and Resilience at the Healthy Communities Foundation. Previously she served as the director of community schools for America SCORES Chicago, where she oversaw the operations of extended learning programs and family and community engagement efforts in the neighborhoods of North Lawndale, Little Village and Pilsen. Her expertise ranges from program design, curriculum development, research and evaluation, grant writing, and training and workshop facilitation. Tina previously served on the board of the directors of the Leadership Center for Asian Pacific Americans (LCAPA) and was a core organizer with Young Asians With Power! (YAWP!) and Kitchen Poems, both programs of the Asian American Artists Collective. Tina holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Chicago’s School of Service administration and Bachelor of Arts from Beloit College. In 2016, she was selected to participate in the inaugural Women’s Leadership & Mentorship Program (WLMP) of Chicago Women in Philanthropy (CWIP) for mid-career professionals.