Juana is the author of the best-selling book “Salsa, Soul and Spirit – Leadership for a Multicultural Age” winner of the 2008 International Latino Book Award for leadership. The book is used in over 75 US Universities. “The Power of Latino Leadership” received the Nautilus Prize for best multicultural book and the 2014 International Latino Book Award for leadership. In 2015 she was a contributor to a new edition of Peter Drucker’s “Five Most Important Questions.”
Juana is founding President of the National Hispana Leadership Institute. She was the first Latina faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, served as trustee of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, and the International Leadership Association. She was initiated into the Colorado Women’s Hall of fame and selected a Wise Woman by the National Women’s Policy Institute. In 2009 she was named Colorado’s Unique Woman of the Year by the Denver Post and the Women’s Foundation.