Irma Morin has served the Community Council of Idaho, Inc. for 29 years and has been the CEO for the last 15 years. Previously, she served as finance director for ten years and as an accountant for four years.
Irma has been married to her high school sweetheart, Anthony Morin, for 30 years, is the proud mother of three children (Amadeo-27, Victoria-25, and Frank-21) and now is honored and proud to be the grandmother of Ezekiel “Zeke” Garcia, age 2. Irma was born in Caldwell, the daughter of former migrant farmworkers Raul and Esperanza Garcia. As a child, she, and her siblings, participated in the migrant and seasonal head start program “El Centro de Colores” with the Idaho Migrant Council, now CC Idaho. She assisted her family as a farmworker along with her siblings Ramon, Jesus, and Raul for seven years until her junior year in high school; this helped her qualify for the extended education program at CC Idaho, and she received assistance for tuition and books during her post-secondary education at Boise State University. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Accounting, she dedicated her career to giving back to the organization and community.
Currently, she serves as treasurer for the MAFO Board of Directors, a national partnership of farmworker organizations; as the president of the National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association Board of Directors; as treasurer of the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho Board of Directors; and as a member of the Idaho Coordinated Response Team. She’s currently a member of Convene Idaho and the Nampa Lions Club. She previously served six years as an affiliate council member representing the far west region for UnidosUS, five years on the Community Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Fransisco, seven years as the treasurer of the Idaho Hispanic Caucus Institute of Research and Education Board of Directors and 11 years as a member of Western Alliance for Farmworker Advocates Board of Directors.
Irma is responsible for leading the organization through its revitalization project at El Milagro Housing, an affordable housing community for 104 low-income families in Twin Falls, including the construction of a community campus. She’s responsible for leading and ensuring the sustainability of its newest department, Familias Unidas, an immigration legal services program. She’s leading the expansion of its federally qualified health centers in eastern Idaho, along with incorporating new pharmacies in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot. Irma is responsible for the oversite of all operations and the administration of its $30 million annual budget nonprofit organization. The largest nonprofit serving the Latino Community, primarily farmworkers in Idaho.