Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Ministers of the Dominican Republic/ Republica Dominicana (Female suffrage 1942)

The Spanish Colony of Haspinola 1492-1822 was concord by Haiti and became independent 1844. 1916-24 under American occupation

See also Dominican Republic Parliament

1964 Secretary of State for Education,
Culture and Public Worship Lilia Portalatín Sosa

1966-69 Secretary of State for Labour Dra. Altagracia Bautista de Suárez
1969-70 Secretary of State for Education
1970-72 Secretary of State for Industry and Trade
1972-74 Secretary of State for Education, Culture and Public Worship
She lived (1921-2012).

1973-78 Subsecretary of State for External Relations Licelott Catalina Marte Hoffiz de Barrios
1975 Acting Secretary of External Relations
1990-93 Secretary of State of Finance
1993-96 Secretary of State in the Office of the President and President of the National Petroleum Refinery

Licelott Marte de Barrios was Minister Councillor 1966-68 and 1968-71 Ambassador and Alternative Delegate of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations and Delegate to the General Assembly and other committees until 1978, also Plenipotenciary Delegate to the General Assembly to the Organisation of American State, 1978 Ambassador at Large, Leader of the Association of Advocates, from 2002 Secretary of Electoral Affairs of the Partido Reformista Social Cristiano (PRSC), Member of the Congress of Deputies and among the party-leaders.

1977 Subsecretary of State for Labour Ambrosina Saviñon C. de Altagracia
1980 Subsecretary of State without Portfolio
(b. 1939-)

1978-82 Secretary of State for the Interior Dra. Rosa Julia de la Cruz de Ortis
First in Cabinet after President Balaguer (1966-96).

1978-82 Subsecretary of State for Foreign Affairs Dra. Zeradia Heradia vda. Suncar
Vda. is short for vedueva, indicating that Dra. Heradia is the widow  of Mr. Suncar.

1978-82 Subsecretary of State for Health and Social Welfare Dra. Ligia Lerox

1978-82 Subsecretary of State for Public Works and Communication Arg. Tomasina Cegral de Rosario

1978-82 Subsecretary of Art, Culture and Education Lic. Ligia Pachardo de Rodrígez

1978-82 Administrative Subsecretary of the President Lic. Sonia Guzmán de Hernandez
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3-04 Secretary of State of Industry and Commerce

1982-86 Secretary of State of Education, Culture and Public Worship Dra. Ivelisse Prats Ramirez de Pérez
President of the Partido Revolucionario Dominicana
1982-83 and later Vice-President of the party among others in 2004.

1986-88 Administrative Secretary of the Presidency Loris Consuelo Torres Meija

1990-96 Secretary of State for Education, Culture and Public Worship Jacqueline Mercedes Malagón Luna

1990-93 Secretary of State for Health and Social Welfare Martha Brown

1990-96 Administrative Secretary of the Presidency Carmen Rosa Balaguer Hernandez
Daughter of President Balaguer.

1992-96 Secretary of State in the Presidency Teresa Rafael Bonegro Villanueva

1994-96 Secretary of State and Director of Costums Anisia Risi de Mercedes

Circa 1994-96 Secretary of State in the Presidency for Women Rosa Roa de Lopez

1996-2000 Secretary of State of Education, Fine Arts and Public Worship Ligia Amada Melo de Córdona A.  
2004- Secretary of State of Higher Education, Science and Technology
In 2004 with the name Melo viuda Cardona

1996-98 Advisor on Foreign Trade with rank of Secretary of State Maribel Gassó 
A successful business-woman she was Vice-Presidential candidate of the Partido Reformista Social Cristiano (PRSC) in 1996, but left the party in 1998.

1996-2000 Secretary of State of Public Health and Social Welfare Lucía Altagracia Guzmán Marcelino
2016- Secretary of State of Public Health

1996-98 Subsecretary of the Administration of the President Cristina Altagracia Lizardo Merzquit
Elected MP in 1998 and later Senator. Senate of the President 2014-16. (b. 1959-)

1996-2000 Subsecretary without Portfolio Rafaela Teresa Monegro Vda. Villanueva
Former Governor of Puerto Plata.

1996-2000 Vice-chancellor, Deputy Secretary of State of External Affairs and Subsecretary for Policy Minerva Josefina Tavárez Mirabel  
Also known as Minou.
MP from 2002 and Member of the Central Committee of the Partido de la Liberación Dominicana.

1996-2004 Subsecretary of External Affairs for Cultural Relations Mercedes Conchita Cabral de Arcalá
In 1990-97 she was Ambassador in Charge of GATT/OMC Negotiations.  

1996-2000 and 2004-08 Subsecretary of Education, Culture and Worship Gloria Josefina Pimentel Valenzuela
2011- Minister of Education

1996-98 Subsecretary of Labour Rosario Graciano de los Santos
1998-2000 Subsecretary of External Affairs

1996-99 Subsecretary of Health Fedelina Pichardo

1998-200 Subsecretary of External Relations Libbyn Gloria Milan Lugo

1998-2000 Subsecretary of Public Works, Communication and Transport Francesca Claudia de los Santos
2004- Subsecretary of Public Works

1998-200 Subsecretary of Industry and Commerce
Luisa Fernandez Duran

1999-2000 Secretary of State of the Presidency Lic Alejandrina Germán Mejía de Sosa
2004-08 Secretary of State of Education, Culture and Worship
2008-16 Secretary of State of Women's Affairs
2016- Secretary of State for Education, Science and Research

2000-04 Vice-President Milagros Ortiz Bosch
2000-04 Secretary of State of Education
In 1963 and 1965 she was Assistant of her relative President Bosch, imprisoned 1963 and in exile 1964-65, academic career, 1982-90 Assessor of the Cámara de Diputados, Senator 1990-2000, Vice-President of the Partido Revolucionario Dominicano from 1991
and 2004 candidate in the party primaries for the post of Presidential candidate. Mother of a son born 1967. (b. 1936-)

2000-04 Secretary of State of Women’s Affairs Yadira Henríquez de Sánchez Baret

2000-04 Secretary of State without Portfolio in the President’s Office Alba Maria Cabral vda. Peña Gomez

2000-04 National Treasurer Rosa Pastora Mendez de Fondeur

2000-04 Subsecretary of Finance Rita Mena Peguero

2000-03 Subsecretary of Industry and Commerce Rosa Aybar de los Santos

2000-04 Subsecretary of Education Luisa A.S. Vicioso

Circa 2002-04 Subsecretary of Public Health and Social Welfare Adalgisa Abreu Sánchez

2001-03 Subsecretary of Education Clara Joa

2002-04 Technical Secretary of the Presidency Mercedes Magdalena Lizardo Espinal

2002-04 Technical Subsecretary of the Presidency Rosa del Carmen Ng. Baez de Eberle

2002-04 Technical Subsecretary of the Presidency Mildre Irlenia Madera Guzman

2002-04  Subsecretary of Public Health and Social Welfare Carmen Leyda Mora de Rosario

2002-04  Subsecretary of Public Health and Social Welfare  Dulce Fidelina Pichardo Pantaleon

2002-04 Subsecretary of Public Health Josefina Garcia F. Coen

2003-04 Subsecretary of Industry and Commerce Sandra Rosario Gómez

2003-04 Subsecretary of Public Health Mercedes Yovanna Rodriguez Silverio

2003-04 Subsecretary of Public Health Rosa Daisy Agramonte Rincon

2003-04 Subsecretary of Education Leonarda Thelma Camilo Rosa

2003-04 Subsecretary of Interior and Police Maria Taveras de Tavarez

Until 2004 Subsecretary of Finance Claudia Troncoso

Until 2004 Technical Subsecretary of Tourism Mirtha Olivares

2004-06 Secretary of State of Women's Affairs Gladys Gutiérrez
2006-08 Advisor of the Executive Power for the Implementation of the International Conventions on Women with rank of Secretary of State

2004-08-? Subsecretary of External Relations Sara Güemez Naut

2004-08-? Subsecretary of of the Presidency Natasha Despotovich 

 

2004-08-? Subsecretary of of the Presidency Nuris Presbot

2004-08-? Subsecretary of of the Presidency América Bastidas

2004-08-? Subsecretary of Public Works and Communication Ing. Francesca Claudia De Los Santos

2004-08 Subsecretary of Public Health and Social Assistance María Villa

 

2004-08-? Subsecretary of Public Health and Social Assistance Dra. Nancy Altagracia Betances García

 

2004-08 Subsecretary of Public Health and Social Assistance Dra. Matilde Vásquez Cabral

 

2004-08-? Subsecretary of Environment and Natural Resources Idalia Acevedo

 

 

2004-08-? Subsecretary of Environment and Natural Resources Zoila González

2004-08-? Subsecretary of Environment and Natural Resources Martha Pérez

2004-08 Subsecretary of Culture Sulamita Puig de González

2004-12 Subsecretary of of Labour Anina M. Del Castillo Cazaño

2004-12 Subsecretary of of Labour Rosa Maritza Hernández Liriano
2012-?
16 Minister of Labour

 

2004-12 Subsecretary of Tourism Iris Pérez

 

2004 and 2008- Subsecretary of Culture Lourdes Camilo


2004-? Subsecretary of Women Rosa Castro
 

2004-? Subsecretary of Women Cristina Pérez de Amorós

 

2004-? Subsecretary of Women  Mercedes Roa

2004-08-? Subsecretary of Women's Affairs Ramona García

2004-08-? ubsecretary of Women's Affairs Sonia Díaz

2006-08 Secretary of State of Women' Affairs Flavia García

2006-08-? Subsecretary of Women's Affairs Fiordaliza Cruz

2006-08-? Subsecretary of Women's Affairs  Mercedes Amparo

2006-08-? Subsecretary of Health and Social Assistance Vianella del Carmen Bello

 

2006-08-? Subsecretary of Health and Social Assistance María Villa de Pina

2008-? Vice-Minister of External Relations Nelly Asunción Pérez Duvergé
Governor of San Cristóbal 1990-94, Consul General to Frankfurt 1996-98 and to Barcelona 2004-08 and in the mean time medical doctor and director general.

2008-
? Subsecretary of External Relations Clara Quiñones

2008-12-? Subsecretary of the Presidency Rosario Veras de Jacobo

 

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Interior Yadira Peña

 

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Commerce and Industry Nadia Muñoz

 

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Commerce and Industry Anina M. del Castillo

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Commerce and Industry
Patricia Laura Mercedes Vásquez

2008-? Subsecretary of Public Works Carmen Leyla Mora

 

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Public Works Jennifer Guerrero

 

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Housing María Felisa Gutiérrez

 

2008-12 Subsecretary of Turism Elsa de León

 

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Education Guadalupe Valdez

 

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Education Nelsa Chávez

 

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Education Ana Rita Guzmán Ceballos

 

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Higher Education, Science and Techonology Enid Mercedes Gil Carreras

2008-12 Subsecretary of Youth Sindy Laureano

 

2008-12 Subsecretary of Public Health and Social Assistance Rosa María Suárez

2008-12 Subsecretary of Public Health and Social Assistance Carolina Guzmán Peralta


2008-12 Subsecretary of Public Health and Social Assistance Rita Desangles

 

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Women's Affairs Matilde Lucrecia Ovalle Gómez

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Women's Affairs Fanny Monsanto

2008-12-? Subsecretary of Women's Affairs
Mercedes Piantidis Santana

 

2012- Vice-President Margarita Cedeño de Fernández

 

2012-? Vice-Minister of External Relations Alejandra Liriano
 

2012-? Subsecretary of External Relations  Mercedes Concepción Cabral de Arcalá

 

2012-? Vice-Minister of Interior and Police Zoraima Cuello


2012-? Vice-Minister of Finance María Villa de Pina

 

2012-? Vice-Minister of Health Mercedes Yovanna Rodríguez Silver

 

2012-? Vice-Minister of Industry and Commerce NN

 

2012-? Vice-Minister of Industry and Commerce NN

 

2012-? Vice-Minister of Sports and Recreation Yadira Issa Job

 

2012-? Vice-Minister of Torism Marcia Patricia Isa Nadal

2012-? Vice-Minister of Culture Bernarda Jorge

2012-? Vice-Minister of Youth Robiamny Balcácer

2012-? Vice-Minister of Youth Ivannia Rivera

2012-? Vice-Minister of Public Administration Donatila Germán Pérez

2012-?? Vice-Minister of Public Administration Hilda B. Cabrera Medrano

(From 2012 not all Ministries list their Minister, Vice-Ministers or Subsecretaries on the government websites)

2015- Vice-Minister of Energy and Mines Petruska Muñoz

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016- Vice-Minister of Women' Affairs Janet Camilo Hernández

2016- Vice-Minister of Youth Robianny Nadesha Balcácer




 

 

Last update 18.08.18