Hispanic Outreach Staff

Lucy Richardson

Executive Director

Lucy Richardson is a bilingual, bicultural immigrant to the US from Mexico. Before she arrived here in 1999, she was the administrator of a radio station and Personal Assistant to both the owner and News Director. In the US, she worked in manufacturing jobs, and for Hiawatha Valley Adult Basic Education as the organization’s Hispanic liaison. In 2010, she began volunteering at Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County, and by the next year, had become the Executive Director. This small but very active agency serves Goodhue County’s rapidly growing Hispanic population and is the only organization between the Twin Cities and Owatonna/Winona providing greatly-needed, Hispanic-specific services. Lucy is energetic, passionate about her work, and loves a challenge!

Yelba Olson

Administrative Assistant

Yelba Olson is our Marketing & Administrative Assistant. She is bilingual, and worked prior to Hispanic Outreach in Virginia as a Residential Property Manager. She’s a born helper, and was attracted to Hispanic Outreach for that reason – to assist people in need. Yelba loves to run and to travel (she lived in Peru for a couple of years when she was a child.

Zamira Mendoza

Communications and Marketing Manager

Zamira Mendoza (She/Her) is an artist and entrepreneur from the Twin Cities who has recently earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Entrepreneurial Studies at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Zamira’s creative interests consist of Photography, Web Design and Multimedia Arts.

Zamira works as our Communications & Marketing Manager at Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County. Previously, she worked for over four years in the Saint Paul Public Library system, working as a Library Associate and a Latino Community Specialist in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood of East St. Paul, MN.

Zamira enjoys working within her two career passions: public service and the arts! She believes art is a powerful tool to create positive social change.