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

Board of Directors

Kim Rocha


First Rate Capital, Vice President

Andres Quintero


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.

Lennies Gutierrez


Comcast, Director of Extenal 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. 

Daisy Barrocio

Board Member

Escuela Popular, Principal


Rogelio Ruiz

Board Member

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.

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.

Raul Peralez

Board Member

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.