About Us


About Latin American House

Latin American House (formerly known as Latin American Association) was established in 1983 and is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. We aim to provide space and support for Latin Americans, Spanish and Portuguese speakers in London as well as for other communities in the local area of Kilburn where we are based.

A voluntary Management Committee, elected at the organisation's annual general meeting, runs Latin American House. The Committee meets every six weeks and is made up of Latin Americans who are committed to actively promoting the interests of the Latin American community and Latin American culture in the United Kingdom.

The current Management Committee, is as follows:

* Enrique Sáenz (Chair)

* Miguel Mercado

* Judith Abanto

* Juan José Jaramillo

* Carolina Rodriguez
* Raul Valdivia


The staff team is headed by the director, Carlos Huascar Tapia Montes.

Menchú Nursery is managed by Gabriela Glardon.


Other staff members are:

Ana Paula Costa , Frontline Reception Officer.

Xihomara Zentner, Cultural Coordinator

Luis Elvira, Building and Facilities Officer

Manuel Padilla, Immigration Solicitor

Jacob Lagnado, EU Settlement Scheme Officer

Swati Patani, Finance Controller and Nursery Administrative Assistant.

Diana Giraldo, Nursery Deputy Manager.

Diana Lozano, Nursery Nurses.

Meherun Zaman, Lunch Time Assistant Menchu Nursery.

Gabriela Barrionuevo, Spanish Saturday School Coordinator and Teacher.

Karina Llaneza, Spanish Saturday School Teacher.

Zenaide Bernardo de Souza and Carlos Janjacomo.


They are all supported by an extensive team of dedicated volunteers, who are the real spirit, basis and engine of Latin American House.






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At Latin American House (LAH) we respect any personal data you share with us, or that we get from other organisations, and we keep it safe. We aim to be clear when we collect your data and we will not do anything with it that you would not reasonably expect.

You can contact us at any time to request access to information that LAH holds on you, correct it, delete it and/or restrict further processing of it. For legal reasons we may have to retain some records.

To find out more about how we respect your personal data, read our privacy notice GDPR_Privacy_Notice.docx.