Cohort Network

LATINO LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE

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.


Cohort One

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 Shelton  Communications Director for Supervisor George Shirakawa
Gustavo Caraveo  Policy Aide, 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


Cohort Two

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


Cohort Three

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.


Cohort Four

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


Cohort Five

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


Cohort Six

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


Cohort Seven

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


Cohort Eight

List of Cohorts Coming Soon


Cohort Nine

List of Cohorts Coming Soon