Advisory Board

Internal Board

Name and Title Phone Email
Michele Assael-Shafia
Professor of Practice
(909) 448-2023
Julissa Espinoza
Dir, Civic & Com Engage
(909) 448-4745
Dr. Issam Ghazzawi
Professor, Management
(909) 448-4412
Dr. Yvette Latunde
Co-Director, Center for Educational Equity and Intercultural Research
(909) 448-4165
Dr. William Luse
Assistant Professor, Management
Juli Minoves-Triquell
Associate Professor, Political Science
(909) 448-4454
Dr. Raúl Pérez Ph.D.
Assoc Professor, Sociology
(909) 448-4172
Sarah Rodman-Alvarez
Bauccio Endowed Executive Director, Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research and T5 LVE Activities Director
(909) 448-4512
Sean Snider
Director, Small Business Development Center
(909) 448-1556
Dr. Adrian Velazquez Vazquez
Associate Professor, Public Administration
(909) 448-4107

External Board

  • Joel Ayala, Los Angeles County
  • Dora Barilla, President and Co-Founder, HC2 Strategies
  • David Betancourt, Senior Manager Market Head Community Affairs, Aetna CVS Health Company
  • Keynasia Buffong, Co-Founder, San Bernardino Project Action Inc.
  • Julian Canete, President & CEO, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
  • Jason Cordova, Senior Program Officer, The James Irvine Foundation
  • Fidel Gomez, Government Relations Division, PepsiCo
  • Rupert Grant, Principle, Orange Development
  • Hilda Kennedy, Founder & President, AmPac Business Capital
  • Rosie Lewis, Marketing Manager, The Lewis Group of Companies
  • Frank Lizarraga, Lizarraga Law Firm
  • Andrea Nunn, SVP Corporate & Member Relations, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
  • Christian Olmos, Program Chief, County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs 
  • Marlene Orozco, Lead Research Analyst, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Quentin Strode, CEO, New Community Investment
  • Paul Vandeventer, President & CEO, Community Partners