Honorary Board

Albert Camarillo

Stanford University, Professor Emeritus

Cindy Chavez

County of Santa Clara, Board of Supervisors

Tomas Jimenez

Stanford University, Professor

Edward Garcia

Garcia Strategies, Principal

Rogelio Ruiz

Rehon & Roberts, Attorney

Rogelio M. Ruíz is a 1990 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, and he was admitted to the State Bar of California in December 1990. Mr. Ruíz is admitted to practice before all California State Courts; the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California, and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Board of Directors


Daisy Barrocio

Board Member

Escuela Popular, Student Achievement and Public Affairs Director

Daisy R. Barocio was born in Michoacan, Mexico and grew up in a small farm town California’s beautiful central coast. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in Psychology with a focus on Child Development & Language Acquisition. She later received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern California with a focus on Elementary School Education and obtained her California administrative credential. 

Lennies Gutierrez

Comcast, Director of External Affairs
Lennies is the Director of External Affairs for Comcast for the South Bay and Southern Peninsula areas since February 2010 and previously worked on legislation for 10 years at the California State Capitol. She is an active board member of the Redwood City/San Mateo County and San Jose Silicon Valley Chambers of Commerce.

Kim Rocha

Board Member

Adelante Dual Language Academy, Community Liaison

Kimberley Rocha was born and raised in East Side San Jose. She graduated from Silver Creek High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from San José State University. She is currently working on her Masters of Educational Counseling degree. She has been a member of the LLA since 2008. She is currently the Community Liaison at Adelante Dual Language Academy.

Aimée Escobar 

Board Member

Senior Housing Policy Analyst, Santa Clara County Housing Authority

Aimée Escobar is a life long resident of San José and a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Urban & Regional Planning, both from San  José State University.  Aimée currently serves as an elected Delegate of Assembly District 27 for the Democratic Party and is a sitting Planning Commissioner for the County of Santa Clara.

Elizabeth Castaneda

Board Member

Bio Coming Soon


Maria Giuriato

Board Member

Bonilla-Giuriato & Associates, President & Principal Consultant

Maria T. Bonilla-Giuriato is a well-recognized leader throughout the state, nation and internationally. She has been involved in the community advocating for the disadvantaged for over thirty years. She has raised several millions of dollars in local, state, national and bi-national education funds for students interested in pursuing their education.

Andres Quintero

Board Member
Alum Rock Union School District, Governing Board Member
Andrés Quintero is a life long resident of East San Jose. Andrés attended various east side schools and graduated from Mount Pleasant High School. After graduating from Evergreen Valley College, Andrés transferred to San Jose State University where he earned a BA in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree. Andres serves on the Political Science faculty at Evergreen Valley College.

Raul Peralez


City of San Jose, Councilmember
Raul Peralez is a lifelong resident of San José, a graduate of downtown’s very own San José State University, and as a former San José Police Officer, he can wholeheartedly say that he is an advocate and champion for our city through and through.