Ramona De Loera

Ramona De Loera

Ramona De Loera is a proud Mexican American. She was born in Texas, while both of her parents were born in Guanajuato, Mexico. She’s one of 10 children and from the age of eight, her parents brought her to the fields to help out. In 1998, she had her first-born, Esmeralda. At the time, Ramona was a farmworker and struggled to find reliable and affordable care for Esmeralda. Ramona’s life changed for the better when she learned of East Coast Migrant Head Start Project’s center in Chandler Mountain, Alabama. There, Esmeralda would get a head start in life by becoming a dual language learner. Today, Esmeralda is a registered nurse in Florida. Ramona is the mother to seven girls.

 

For the past 22 years, Ramona has been part of the ECMHSP Familia. She’s President of our Wauchula Head Start Center and the ECMSHP Policy Council President since October 2020. When the pandemic began, Ramona became vocal about the needs of our essential farmworker families, participating in more than 10 local and national interviews with Hispanics in Philanthropy, Altisimo Live, Justice for Migrant Women, and Politico.