A Network of Latino Leaders in Our Community

The Latino Leadership Alliance Cohort Network is a working network of LLA Leadership Alliance graduates (cohorts) that share resources to implement projects that benefit the Latino community.

Melanie Espino
Development Director, Santa Clara County, Council on Aging

​Javier Aguirre
Trustee, Gilroy Unified School District

Kimberley Rocha
Vice President, First Rate Capital

Lizandro Carrasco
Trustee, Luther Burbank School District

Andrea Flores
Director for Supervisor George Shirakawa, Shelton Communications

Gustavo Caraveo
Policy Aide for Supervisor George Shirakawa

Sandra Garcia
Principal, Ade!ante Dual Language Academy

Javier Gonzalez
Community Outreach Coordinator for San Jose Councilwoman Nora Campos

Sylvia Ornelas
Urban Planner, County of Santa Clara

Marcos Gutierrez
PTA President, Adelante Dual Language Academy

Bettina Lopez
Principal, Andrew Hill High School

Enrique Morales
Community Affairs Consul, Mexican Consulate, San Jose

Andres Quintero
Airport Commissioner, City of San José

Diego Barragan
Executive Vice President, National Society of Hispanic MBAs – San Jose Chapter

Maria Garcia
Grants Administrator, The Health Trust Silicon Valley

Candelario Franco
Pre-College Programs Director, National Hispanic University

Lennies Gutierrez
Director of Government Affairs, Comcast

Joshua Barousse
Marketing and Public Outreach Assistant, City of San José

Laurie Mesa
Union Representative, UFCW Local 5

Miguel Rocha
President, First Rate Capital

Zelica Rodriguez
Policy Director, SIREN (Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network)

Gabriel Montes
Mental Health Specialist, Gardner Family Care Corp

Sonia Ramos
President, Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

Maria Bonilla Giuriato
Former Salinas City Council Member

Micael Estremera
Attorney, Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office

James Bojorquez
Business Development Manager, MET Labs

Rebecca Garcia
Manager, Office of Affordable Housing, Santa Clara County

Jeff Camarillo
Vice Principal, East Palo Alto Academy High School

Esther Peralez-Dieckmann
Director, Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy

Xavier Campos
Former San José City Council Member, District 5

Christina Ramos
MESA Program Director, San José State University

Erica Cervantes
Board Member, Frontier Solar, Inc.

Guadalupe Rodriguez
Manager, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

Elisa Echeverria
President-Elect, Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

Rogelio Ruiz
ESUHSD General Counsel

Viridiana Sanchez
Community Affairs Consul, Mexican Consulate

Alejandro Vidaurre
Engineer, Apple. Inc.

Lily Alfaro
City of Menlo Park

Tony Arreola
President, DAL Properties

Teresa Castellanos
Trustee, San José Unified School District

Ernesto A. Bejarano
Human Relations Commissioner, Santa Clara County

Ricardo Benavidez
Community Affairs Manager, Cisco Systems

Maya Esparza Trustee
Frankiln McKinley School District

Mike Canul
President, DeComputis, Inc.

Carla Collins
President, Democratic Activists for Women Now

Eduardo Cervantes
Executive Director, MESA Program, Gavilan College

Ofelia Foster
Sales Manager, Comcast

Juan Estrada
Founder, District 5 United

Janet Lopez
Marriage and Family Therapist

Raul Peralez
Officer, San José Police Department

Janine Ramirez
Executive Director, Parent Institute for Quality Education

Jeremy Barousse
Community Organizer, Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network

Leo Cortéz
College Programs Consultant, Workday

Loren Cruz
Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs, Mexican Consulate in San José

Aimée Escobar
President, Silicon Valley Latino Demoratic Forum

Edith González
Teacher of Special Assignment, Adelante Dual Language Academy

Dan Gutiérrez
Communications Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente

Jaqui Guzmán
President, Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

Fernanda Karp
Director of Student Affairs and Government Relations, San José State University

Amanda Móntez
Engagement and Communications Specialist, Health Trust of Santa Clara County

Alex Ontiveros
President, Silicon Valley Latino

Daisy Barocio
Principal (K-8), Escuela Popular Dual Language Academy

Jose López
Associate, Gunderson Dettmer

Louis Barocio
Principal, Northwood Elementary School

Omar Medina
People Operations Associate, Google

Erika Bustamante
Government Relations Associate, Stanford University

Herminia Ojeda
Financial Advisor, Amerprise Financial

Irene Castillon
Academic Dean, Luis Valdez Leadership Academy

Maribel Ortega
Marketing Manager, Shortel

Carolina Cervantez
Marriage & Family Therapist, Santa Clara County

Moisés Pelayo
Realtor, Keller Williams Peninsula Estates

Ana Lilia Reynoso
Director of Business Development, Architectural Dimensions

Jazmín Amezcua
Orellana Deputy Consul General, Mexican Consulate, San José, CA

Elizabeth Castañeda
Marketing and Communications Manager, San Jose Public Library

Karla Lomelí
Research Assistant, Stanford, University & Instructional Coach, CSET

Raul Lomelí
Director, Latino College Preparatory Academy

Nancy Y. Macías
Assignment Editor, Telemundo NBC Universal

Mariano Peralta
Real Estate Broker, Peralta Properties

Jesús Ríos
Director of Student Services, The Foundation for Hispanic Education

Miguel Rodríguez
Principal, Redwood High School

David Sandate
Strategic Partnerships and Events, Neon Energy Drink

Jazmín Segura
President, Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

Elena Valle
Community Program Supervisor, San Mateo County Library

Yxenia Contreras
Business Development Analyst, Cisco Systems

Gricela Espinoza
Personal Development Director, Escuela Popular

Marisela Gomez
Director, Collegewise

Mario Lopez
Policy Aide, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (District 3)

Kelly Martinez
Communications Coordinator, UFCW Western States Council

Maurico Mejia
President, California Labor Force Employment Agency

Iván Montes
Coordinator of English Learner Programs and Services, Alum Rock Union School District

Ruben Navarro
Sales Manager, Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

Rodrigo Navarro-García
Consul for Protection and Legal Affairs, Mexican Consulate – San Jose

Juan Quiñones
Executive Assistant to CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Marco Ramirez
President, DeHaro Ramirez Group

Nancy Sanchez
Director of Communications, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Maribel Villareal
Policy Analyst, San Jose City Council (District 2)

Sherry Segura, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, The Foundation for Hispanic Education

Paul Anthony Escobar
Director of Education Programs, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Luis F. Macias
Director TRiO Talent Search, Evergreen Valley College

Ernesto Hernandez
Teacher, History Department Chair, Luis Valdez Leadership Academy (TFHE)

Manuel Herrera
Counsel Consulate General of Mexico in San José

Rosaly Lydia Diaz Guel
Associate Director, Sacred Heart Community Service

Juan B. Manriquez Rodríguez
Director of Community Engagement and Recruitment, The Foundation for Hispanic Education

Ileana Brunetti
Community Development, Ceiba Public Schools

Cristina Barron
Vice President of Programs Big Brothers, Big Sister of the Bay Area

Elizabeth Alejo
Realtor, Elizabeth Alejo Residential Mortgage Services, LLC

Dr. Jose Gonzalez  
Director of Human Resources, Mt. Pleasant School District

Benjamin Naranjo
Fire Engineer, San Jose Fire Department

Marcela Sandate 
Marriage & Family Therapist II, Behavioral Health Coordinator, County of Santa Clara

Anamaria Bejarano
Program Manager, The Health Trust

Jesus Salazar
Local Recruitment and Partnership Manager, City Year San Jose

Rodrigo Castellanos Ibanez
Financial Coach/Regional Field Trainer, Primerica

Sarah Zarate
Assistant to the City Manager, City of San Jose

Ramiro Gomez
Operations Manager, Sun Basket

Maria O’Hollearn
Business, Equity and Inclusion Consultant, Ivy Latina, LLC

Horacio Corona Lira 
First-Year Programs Coordinator, Sacramento City College

Alicia Cortez
Academic Counselor, William C. Overfelt High School, ESUHSD

Monique Takla 
Learning and Evaluation Associate, Global Fund for Women

Dr. Daisy Morales
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services of Salinas Elementary School District

Daisy Castro
Community Relations Specialist, Excite Credit Union

Daniel Cedeño 
Chief of Staff – Principal Regional Operations Specialist, Pacific Gas, and Electric Company

Dennise Rosas
Health Education, Community Outreach, and Nutrition Services Executive, Sutter Health – Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Lisanna Dominguez
Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development – Latino Education Advancement Foundation (LEAF)

Maxx Cabello Jr.
Owner, Maxxed Out Music

Marie Dueñas
Multicultural Marketing, Comcast

Ruby Chavez
School Counselor, East Side Union High School District · Full-time and Latin Music Content Creator, https://www.itsrubychavez.com/ 

Mary Mora 
CEO at Immaculate Cleaning LLC / Founder at USMF Bussines Association

Margarita Arroyo
Public Engagement Associate, DoorDash

Albert Gonzalez
Tech Supp Engineer, Symmetricom

Esmeralda Bautista 
Deputy Communications Director, Office of the Mayor Sam Liccardo for the City of San Jose

Jorge Casas Cuellar
Community Housing Advocate Community, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Francisco “Cisco” Barrón 
Academic Information Analyst, School Of Medicine – Grad Student Support at  Stanford University

Blanca Garza Jacobs
Spanish & English Storyteller/ Spanish Spokesperson, Second Harvest of Silicon ValleySecond Harvest of Silicon Valley

Anjuli Jain Figueroa 
AAAS Science Technology and Policy Fellow U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Alejandra Acosta  
Senior Policy and Research Analyst, California Competes

Jonathan Borca
Deputy Director, School of Arts and Culture

Melissa Canela
Program Associate, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley 

Jen Delara
Head of Community, Core

Jessica Gabaldon
Correctional Deputy, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office

Claudia Gil
Lead Program Coordinator for Meals on Wheels, The Health Trust

Raylene Hernandez
Programs and Project Manager, Center of Excellence for Nonprofits (CEN)

George Kleidon, Ed.D.
Coordinator of Assessments and Accountability, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

Aundraya Martinez
Management Analyst, Office of Immigrant Relations, County of Santa Clara

Norma McCall
Sr. Academic Clinical Operations Division Manager, Director of Staff DEIB, Stanford University

Yeny Rosales
Principal, Ryan STEAM Academy

Carlos Rosario
Product Counsel, Wing

Jennifer Boicic   
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Service Now

Martin Esteban Farfan
Director of Compliance and Equity, The Foundation for Hispanic Education

Yvette Castro Farias
Senior Director of Institutional Giving, Larkin Street Youth Services

Annabel Leyva 
Program Director, San Jose Bridge Communities

Leticia Maldonado
Dean of Student Affairs, Foothill College

Ofelia Chavarin Medina
Family Learning Center Coordinator, San Jose Public Library 

Antonio Mendoza 
College Pathways Manager, Breakthrough Silicon Valley

Mayra Pelagio
Executive Director, Latinos United for a New America

Cris Ramirez
Eastside Education Initiative Director

Dennise Rocha 
Assistant Director, UC Berkley’s Center for Educational Partnerships

Daisy Chavez Serreno
Interim Associate Director of Career Coaching and Education for the Engineering and Doerr School of Sustainability Team, Stanford Career Education

Agustin “Auggie” Torres, Jr.
Public Policy Manager, Meta

Diana Valle-Murillo
Site Supervisor, GEAR UP, Cal State Monterey Bay

Sandra Villafan
Quality Manager, Stanford Vaden Health Services