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NUESTRO EQUIPO

DIRECTORA EJECUTIVA & FUNDADORA

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Dr. Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga

La Dra. Belinda Hernández-Arriaga es la fundadora y directora ejecutiva de ALAS. Tiene un Doctorado en Educación y una Maestría en Trabajo Social. Es una trabajadora social clínica autorizada y registrada en la Junta de Ciencias del Comportamiento de California. Es profesora asistente en la Universidad de San Francisco y enseña en el programa de Consejería Psicológica. Su enfoque de experiencia es la salud mental con la comunidad latina, comprender el trauma en niños y familias inmigrantes y trabajar con la salud mental de los trabajadores agrícolas.Había lanzado importantes iniciativas comunitarias de salud mental en ALAS, incluida una influyente defensa del cambio sistémico en la atención y el acceso a nuestro programa Coastside. Belinda fue nombrada miembro del Salón de la Fama de las Mujeres del Condado de San Mateo y nombrada Comisionada de Artes del Distrito 3 del Condado de San Mateo. Su investigación se centra en intervenciones culturales para abordar el trauma y la salud mental de los trabajadores agrícolas. Es autora del galardonado libro infantil Love and Monsters in Sofia's Life. Ha sido miembro durante mucho tiempo de Bay Area Border Relief.

BOARD MEMBERS

Miembros de la Junta

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Patricia Ramirez

Miembro de la Junta Directiva, Supervisora de Servicios Sociales, Coordinadora de Tonantzin

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Stella Dominguez

Miembro de la Junta

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Rodrigo Gijon

Miembro de la Junta

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Lilli Rey

Miembro de la junta, cofundador de Bay Area Border Relief

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Luis Enrique Bazán

Miembro de la Junta

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Diana Gijon Sencion

Miembro de la Junta

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Alice Linsmeier

Miembro de la Junta

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Richard Klein

Miembro de la Junta

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Monica Valencia

Miembro de la Junta

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

OUR STAFF

Nuestro equipo

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Pat Carbullido

Director de Programas y Operaciones

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Pati Ramirez

Supervisora de Servicios Sociales

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Cecilia Penaloza

Coordinador de Participación Comunitaria

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Magdalena Zavala

Coordinador de oficina

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Alvin Lochlan

Director de Contabilidad

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Luis Enrique Bazán

Subgerente

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Pati Ramirez

Supervisora de Servicios Sociales

Veronica brings over 15 years of experience in the field of Latino Advocacy. She is one of our ALAS Founding Board members with experience in Strategic Development and relationship building. She has lent her voice to support and uplift the Latino narrative in the Bay Area. With a robust background in Nonprofit Leadership and Fundraising, she will continue to contribute to ALAS's initiatives in advancing Latino/a culture, community wellness, and social justice. Her deep commitment has been pivotal in expanding ALAS's reach through community outreach and advocacy efforts. She is married to Media Executive Raul Rodriguez and is a mother to 3 young men. Two are currently studying at USC School of Business and the third transfering to study Pre-med in the Fall.

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Corie Schwabenland Garcia

Analista de datos

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Juan Carlos Ruiz Malagon, MS, MA

Coordinador de Investigación de ALAS

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Alvin Lochlan

Director de Contabilidad

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Zenón Barrón

Directora de Arte y Cultura

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Emma Moctezuma

Gerente de Casos del Proyecto Cariño

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Marisela Martinez

Asistente Administrativo de Programa

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Maribela Arriaga

Periodista juvenil

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

FARMWORKER OUTREACH

Alcance de los trabajadores agrícolas

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Norma Zavala

Administrador de Casos de la Comunidad de Trabajadores Agrícolas

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Cristhian Landaverde

Coordinador de extensión para trabajadores agrícolas

Cristhian Landaverde is of Salvadoran origin and a social work specialist with a diverse age range. In El Salvador, Cristhian also did health delivery of micronutrients, advocating for all to achieve a well-off health goal. He moved to Half Moon Bay twelve years ago. He has continued supporting and growing his social service skills in the small community of Half Moon Bay. Now that Cristhian is an employee with ALAS, he is eager to help the community with kindness, empathy, and advocacy.

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Jorge Sanchez

Administrador de Casos de la Comunidad de Trabajadores Agrícolas

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Ana Morales-Galvan

Coordinador del programa de autobuses Equity Express

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

MENTAL HEALTH

Salud Mental

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David A. Martínez, Ph.D.

Directora de Salud Mental

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Winsor Kinkade, LCSW

Clínico comunitario de salud mental

Winsor is driven by a passion for community mental health, viewing it as a tool for empowerment, socio-political resistance, and holistic community care. Their dedication to anti-oppressive and anti-colonial practices shapes their approach to therapy, emphasizing art-centered techniques as a means of healing and collective liberation. With a focus on the Latinx farmworker community, Winsor explores the intersection of art, resistance, and post-traumatic mental health, fostering collective imagination and resilience. Their goal is to create radical systems of mental health support that dismantle systematic marginalization and nourish spirituality and creativity for healing and empowerment. In addition to their clinical work, Winsor contributes to academia as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco in the Graduate Department of Psychology. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Winsor earned their Master’s Degree at San José State University, specializing in Mental Health in Latinx Communities. They hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Fine Art from the University of San Francisco. Currently pursuing a PhD in Depth Psychology with a focus on Liberation, Community, Indigenous, and Eco-Psychologies, Winsor continues to deepen their understanding of transformative mental health systems. In their free time, Winsor enjoys painting, sharing meals with family, and getting lost outdoors with their dog, Oscar.

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Adolfo Villa

Médico de salud mental

Adolfo is a mental health clinician at ALAS. Adolfo is proud to work with the Latine and the farmworker community. Adolfo has experience working in the Equiety Express Bus, bringing therapy to places where it was not accessible before, and facilitating therapeutic groups. Adolfo has a passion for helping and empowering people to find their internal voice and confidence. Adolfo takes pride in building a trusting therapeutic relationship with his clients by creating a safe space for his clients to be themselves, feel accepted, feel heard and understood and meeting his clients where they are. Adolfo received his B.S in Criminal Justice from California State University, East Bay and earned his Masters in Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. Adolfo enjoys activities in nature, such as camping and hiking and enjoys listening to music and reading. Adolfo also enjoys playing soccer and was part of the soccer team at De Anza College and California State University, East Bay.

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Rafael Padilla, ​Psy.D., LMFT

Supervisor de Salud Mental, Director Clínico

Dr. Rafael Padilla holds a Bachelors degree in developmental psychology, a masters in Marriage and Family Counseling and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He is the Mental Health Supervisor overseeing the clinicians who provide direct care to the community. Dr. Padilla was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is the first in his family to graduate from college. His passion is in community advocacy, ensuring all individuals are provided with competent and respectful care. His expertise is in collaborating with the legal system. He regularly advocates for the undocumented by providing mental health evaluations that lead to a hardship waiver request. It is his privilege to work for ALAS and serve the coastal community of Half Moon Bay.

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Sofia Solorzano

A.M.F.T. Clínico

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Wendy Rubio

Clínico de salud mental A.M.F.T.

Wendy is a Clinician in the ALAS Mental Health Team. She is a San Francisco native and the daughter of immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala. Wendy's educational background is in Psychology. She graduated from Kalamazoo College with a B.A in Psychology and Religious Studies. She completed her master’s from the University of San Francisco, with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. Wendy has experience working with the Latine, undocumented, and immigrant families and youth. At ALAS, she has been part of the Equity Express Bus Team and has worked with community and farmworker clients in individual and group therapy. She deeply cares about the mental health and well-being of Latine families. She has seen how the Latine community and other communities of color have historically been excluded from mental health services. Wendy is happy to be part of a team and organization that is actively working on making a change in the mental health industry by providing access to mental health services to the community. She is ecstatic to be working in ALAS with the Half Moon Bay community!

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Yelenna Pleitez

Clínico de salud mental A.M.F.T.

Yelenna is a proud San Francisco native and second-generation Latina Americana who has worked with a diverse client population in a variety of clinical settings through-out the Bay Area. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and completed her traineeship year as an Integrative Hospital Therapist at CPMC Mission Bernal Campus - where she specialized in inpatient psychotherapy services for older adults. Yelenna is a bilingual psychotherapist committed to making psychotherapy more accessible to those who have been traditionally underrepresented in mental health services by providing therapy in a culturally responsive manner. She believes that mental health therapy cannot be separated from social justice. As a proud latina daughter of immigrants, she wholeheartedly understands the importance in honoring and holding space for cultural roots and collective healing in therapy. Her most recent work as a Mental Health Clinician at ALAS, involves direct client therapy as well as facilitating community workshops and a farmworkers women’s group. She envisions the next level of her professional training to involve continuing her journey as a mental health advocate for communities to receive the mental health support they need to go from surviving to thriving in their daily lives.

Team Partners

Socios del equipo

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Kelly Delaney

Directora Educativa

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Alex Ontiveros

Ejecutivo de Crecimiento Estratégico

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Alejandro Lopez

Profesor de guitarra

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Cecilia Aguila

Coordinador senior de grupo

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Carmina de la Fuente

Coordinador de tutorías

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Tregar Otton

Directora de mariachis

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Rae Abileah

Coordinadora de Proyectos de Escucha

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Laurianna Ceja Diaz

Desarrollo de donantes y Consultor de recaudación de fondos

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Joel Valencia

Redactor de subvenciones

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Eduardo Garcia

Instructor de trompeta

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Juana Ruano

Asistente de soporte de programa/Covid

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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Diego Ryan Lopez

Pasante Juvenil

I'm Ryan Lopez, a proactive Politics major who serves as a Youth Ambassador at Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS) and contributes as a writer at Silicon Valley Latino (SVL). Engaging deeply in community advocacy, I prioritize emphasizing cultural connections and fostering diversity appreciation at ALAS for positive social impact. Simultaneously, at SVL, I don't just contribute insightful biographical articles but also lead the SVL Collegiate Cultura Ambassadors Program. Through this, I connect college-level students with professional opportunities, bridging the gap between education and the professional realm. Committed to enhancing government and community relations, I bring strategic leadership and collaborative initiatives to the forefront of my endeavors. Additionally, I serve as a dedicated Youth Commissioner on the San Mateo County Behavior Health Commission.

Media

Medios de comunicación

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Victoria Sanchez De Alba

Marketing de relaciones públicas

As a key member of the ALAS team, our focus is on contributing to the pioneering efforts in our field. With a diverse background spanning various disciplines, we bring together a rich blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication to excellence. Our team is united by a shared commitment to advancing our projects, driving forward technological breakthroughs, and delivering solutions that make a real difference. In our pursuit of excellence, we leverage our collective knowledge and skills to tackle challenges, explore new possibilities, and create impactful outcomes. Our work is guided by a passion for innovation, a deep understanding of our domain, and a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. Beyond our professional endeavors, we are engaged and active participants in our communities, continuously seeking ways to contribute positively and make a lasting impact. The ALAS team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a vibrant community of thinkers, creators, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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