Candace Sanchez credits her Racine, WI roots to providing a foundation for her success as a strong Latina woman.

Mother to two college graduates, Candace is a firm believer in higher education, having completed her own B.S. in Information Technology
and M.A. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in June 2008 and 2014, respectively.

Candace prides herself on giving back to her community through service. She is a board member of the nonprofit Por La Gente (PLG) Association, where she has served as the Executive Board Secretary, Treasurer, President, and currently as Vice President. Candace has dedicated countless hours to helping establish this organization, which currently provides two, $3000 scholarships to local Latino youth. In addition, Candace helped found the Milwaukee Chapter for the University of Phoenix Alumni Association and served as their Vice President of Operations. She is a proud sister of Gamma Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, through which she has volunteered for numerous philanthropic initiatives including the annual “Make A Difference Day” and “Hunger Cleanup” events, her local food bank, the Milwaukee AIDS walk, and more.

During the pandemic, Candance stepped into the new role of Director of Health Informatics Technology, Strategic Partnerships with Advocate Aurora Health, reflective of her desire to continually grow and develop both personally and professionally.

A survivor herself, Candace shares her story of transformation and resilience, and continues to find deep and personal meaning in helping youth succeed.