Board of Directors

JUAN MANUEL SAAVEDRA, CEO

Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Fresno and St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Fresno

Founder & Founding Director, Hamilton Family Center, San Francisco, CA

Founder & Founding Director, Hamilton Multicultural Center, Alameda, CA

Past Board Member of Pathfinder High School, San Jose, CA

Past Board Member of PACT, San Jose, CA

DR. LISA HERNANDEZ, Chairperson

BS, PhD, University of California, Davis

MBA, California State University, Fresno

15 years’ experience in Biotech/Pharmaceutical R&D

Member, Beta Gamma Sigma, Fresno Chapter

Member, Phi Sigma, Gamma Delta Chapter

Former Member, Graduate Advisory Board, Craig School of Business, CSU Fresno

Former Member, MESA Industry Advisory Board, CSU San Jose

CATHERINE ROBLES, Vice Chair

Broker & Owner, Casa Robles Realty

Board Commissioner, Fresno EOC

Board Secretary, Fresno CDFI

Member, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professional, Fresno Chapter

Lifelong Fresno Resident

ROBERT VIEIRA, Secretary

Realtor, Time Realty

Graduate, Roosevelt High School

Head Coach, Roosevelt JV Football

Counselor, At-Risk Youth & Special Needs Adults

Lifelong Fresno Resident & Community Activist

DR. NELLIE NERI, Board Member

University Southern California and California State University, Fresno

Volunteer Counselor, Youth Exchange, Rotary District 5230

Past Assistant Governor, Rotary District 5230

Past Board President, Association of Mexican American Educators

Past Board President, Girl Scout Council

Past Board Representative, Association California School Administrators

CHARLES VANG, Board Member

BA, Business Administration, California State University, Fullerton

President, Vangolds USA Corp

Past Planning Commissioner, City of Fresno, 2000-2008

Past President, Lao Family Community of Fresno, Inc. 2004-2006

Board Director, Fresno County Workforce Investment

JOSEPH J. RIOJAS, SR., Board Member

Fresno City College and California State University, Fresno

Joseph Riojas has held several business management positions including owner.  For the last 17 years he has been employed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A.  In 2008 he earned his Vice President title for his hard work, dedication and leadership skills.

Branch Manager, Wells Fargo, Sunnyside Plaza

Past Board Member, Valley Preparatory Academy

Owner, Riojas Rental Properties

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