Board of Directors.

Meet our team! As an executive committee we come from different backgrounds and college experiences, but we are united in pursing our goal of helping first-generation or immigrant students get to college. 

Olga Salinas

Olga Salinas

Rosales Salinas is Managing Editor for San Francisco Bay Area Moms. As a freelance writer and journalist, her articles have been published nationally by Palabra, National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Her debut collection of poetry and prose, La Llorona, was published by Birch Bench Press in August of 2021. She holds a BS in Psychology from Mills College.

Elizabeth Castillo

Elizabeth Castillo

Elizabeth Castillo is a Senior Sales Executive at Fidelity National Title - Gateway, and a community organizer for Women in Business. Castillo studied business administration at San Jose State University. She was the Homecoming Queen of Aptos High School, class of 1993.

Nancy Rosales

Nancy Rosales

Nancy Rosales is a driven, entrepreneur, strategic media consultant and business innovator. Rosales holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from San Francisco State University, as well as recognitions and awards from various acclaimed organizations.

Nicole Cosentino

Nicole Cosentino

Nicole Cosentino is a branding strategist and a lifestyle content creator. She has over 18 years of experience in Marketing & Advertising. Nicole has a BS in Business Marketing and a Master’s in Business Administration from Woodbury University.

Jaime Sánchez

Jaime Sánchez

Jaime Sánchez studied visual and public art at CSUMB. Sánchez is an educator and practitioner of public art in the central coast of California. His goal is to make a positive difference in the world by using art to remove destructive thinking and replace it with the language of justice.

Cecilia Murillo

Cecilia Murillo

Cecilia is a Chicana, born and raised in the Los Angeles area and later relocating to the Bay Area to complete her degrees in Broadcasting and Nonprofit Administration. She has over 13 years of experience as a healthcare consultant assisting urban and rural clinics to improve healthcare outcomes for low-income communities. “Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed...You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” – Cesar Chavez

Johanna Masis

Johanna Masis

Johanna Masis is a 20+ year educator and advocate in the out-of-school time (OST) field. Her passion lies in uplifting the young adults who work in the OST field, who in turn, support the youth they serve. Her creativity lies in creating systems that are sustainable, impactful, and in best service to the communities with which she works. You can find her walking her dogs, hanging out with family and friends, and reminiscing about 90s Hip Hop & Rap.

Alex Dominquez

Alex Dominquez

Alex Dominguez is a business owner and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in commercial insurance, specializing in workers' compensation, risk management, and business development. Before entering the commercial insurance business, Alex served in the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. USMC Veteran. "My leadership skills along and winning attitude have helped me gain and maintain strong relationships with clients, friends, and insurance colleagues."

Lucia Rocha, Board of Director

Lucia Rocha, Board of Director

Lucía Rocha-Nestler is a bilingual literacy consultant. She is the co-owner and senior staff developer of Language and Literacy, an all-inclusive consulting firm. Lucía holds a BA in American Studies from UC Santa Cruz, a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning and a Master of Education in Education Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia. She was a faculty member of Stanford Graduate School of Education STEP program. And is also the proud mom of two multilingual kids.

Alejo Padilla

Alejo Padilla

Alejo Padilla started his first teaching position at Harden Middle School as a social studies teacher. He moved to Galt High School and taught social studies, became athletic director and eventually assistant principal. He then moved to North Tahoe High School where he currently serves as assistant principal. It was at NTHS where he founded GRIT, a program that has awarded over $275,000 to NTHS Latino students in the previous year alone.

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