ANNUAL REPORT A Review of a Transformative Year
2017 - 2018 www.serviciosdelaraza.org
CONTENTS Letter from our ED
Our mission remains the same, to provide and advocate for culturally responsive, essential human services and opportunities. We strive to provide and advocate for culturally responsive, essential human services and opportunities. These services are intended to assist lowincome members of the community in overcoming the range of problems that result in a lack of resources and contribute to the perpetuation of the vicious cycle of poverty. Because of the value placed on the community, culture and language, Servicios de La Raza serves as an integral part of the heart of the Latino community in Metro Denver, a trusted and accessible community resource strategically linked with many of Metro Denverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schools and churches. Equally important, Servicios de La Raza is also a primary service referral channel for many human services agencies and institutions in the Metro Denver region as they encounter Latino clientele.
FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Saludos a Todos Ustedes: Our fiscal year of 2017-18 continued the expansion of services and saw significant growth for Servicios de La Raza. The organization added two significant programs to its myriad service portfolio. The Transition from Jail to Community Collaborative (TJCC) in partnership with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) began operations on April 1, 2018 to provide ex-offender multiple re-entry services for the City and County of Denver. Just as important, we also kicked off statewide services on April 1st in Colorado Springs and the Western Slope Counties of Mesa, Montrose and Garfield. Servicios also received funding to engage and recruit minorities, women and low-moderate income (LMI) communities to enroll in our new Skills Trades Education Program (STEP) in partnership with the Mechanical Electrical Plumbers (MEP) Alliance which provided opportunities for these populations to enroll in pre-apprentice and apprenticeship programs with these specialty trades and unions. We established office space and services in Adams County at the Pete Mirelez Human Services Center with a Community Referral Specialist and increased our Health Enrollment, Navigation and Victim Services work and profile there. It is a reality that every year Servicios de La Raza grows, expands to meet the ever-increasing needs of our exponential Latinx demographic growth across Denver Metro and Colorado. During this year, Servicios also initiated new office space in downtown Denver, Adams and Colorado Springs; and, with our ongoing office at the Mexican Consulate annually serving the thousands of Mexican immigrant/refugees in our Ventanilla de Salud (Window to Health) program for the consulate. We are poised to significantly increase our service areas and numbers served. Servicios also continued its paramount work in advocacy and civic engagement hosting several events with elected officials and appointees engaging these individuals and systems in dialogue, conversations and community roundtables. This advocacy work continues to set Servicios apart as a service provider and community-based organization of color that actively and fearlessly seeks accountability and resolution on the overarching issues of Justice, Equity, and Peace. Servicios de La Raza, is now considered the subject content expert in a variety of human service areas and on a plethora of social justice issues. We promise to continue to advocate for our communities; and, just as integral, we promise to serve at the tables of policy, legislation and dialogue focused on systemic change to improve the quality of life for communities of color, LMI communities, and all Coloradoans. Adelante y en comunidad, Rudy Gonzales Executive Director
BASIC EMERGENCY SERVICES SNAP applications along with online employment applications were provided by BES. Referrals for housing, employment, Medicare, and WIC were also supplied. This resulted in increased food security, self-sufficiency, and child passenger protection, warm clothing, holiday provisions, and assistance for our older population.
The 2017-2018 fiscal year has brought some staff and financial changes to our BES program. We lost our Director, Neva Martinez Ortega, and are working with 1 staff, Juanita Montoya and a plethora of volunteers. In this fiscal year, BES served 17,589 clients, provided 481 backpacks with supplies and healthy snacks, 400 warm coats, and 35 child passenger safety seats. 1,375 clients received food, clothing & hygiene products, and 171,804 lbs. of food were distributed.
During our Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday basket giveaways, 1,605 families (4,258 individuals) were served and 1,400 toys were distributed. BES provided clients with fresh, organic produce, and has been growing produce and spices at the Servicios de La Raza Denver office. Clients were also provided with instructions on how to grow a garden in an apartment or a small housing unit.
Folks offering to volunteer and coming in to complete community service hours have been instrumental to the continuation of the BES program. This fiscal year we were fortunate to have 13 volunteers twice a week, and over 80 volunteers from various organizations during our holiday distribution events. Volunteers helped reorganize the pantry, assisted with food bank appointments, planted flowers, and created a raised flower garden for the front of the building. BES was fortunate to have Ms. Roxanne Martinez as an intern from Metro State University, who is majoring in social justice.
BES staff played a critical role in reducing the RTD fares for families living in low income areas, beginning in 2019. BES began serving on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blueprint to end Hungerâ&#x20AC;? advisory board with the goal to end hunger in Colorado by 2023. BES participated in the 2018 Project Homeless Connect, which served 700 individuals who gathered at the Denver Convention Center.
clients were served by BES over this fiscal year. In that time, we assisted other nonprofit agencies with child passenger safety installations, including Adams County Dept of Human Services, Federal Heights Fire Department, and the Mexican Consulate.
HEALTH ENROLLMENT, LITERACY & PROMOTIONS The 2017-2018 fiscal year was a successful one for our HELP program. HELP continues to provide culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate services in the Health Enrollment arena. This programs works directly with Connect for Health Colorado private health plans. Continuing with our Medical Assistance Site with the State of Colorado, HELP serves the community in applying and processing their Health First Colorado (Medicaid/CHP+) applications. Beyond enrollment assistance, our skilled staff provides health insurance literacy to help the community understand their insurance options and how to utilize them. As part of our Health Literacy efforts, we discuss preventative care, which is medical care to help people stay healthy, as well as the importance of medical homes.
HELP provides medical case management via our Health Promotions programming through the Ventanilla de Salud with the Mexican Consulate. This is the provision of a range of client centered activities focused on improving health outcome. The programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals are to assist clients in understanding and self-managing their physical and emotional health and their overall well-being. HELP serves ADAP clients (Colorado AIDS Drug Assistance Program) with health insurance applications through Connect for Health Colorado, Health First Colorado (Medicaid), and Off-Market place private plans through Kaiser Permanente and Denver Health.
individuals were assisted with health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado
823 individuals were engaged with outreach/education
237 17,625 219 individuals were assisted with Medicaid/CHP
individuals were served at the Ventanilla de Salud
individuals were assisted at the Adams County Community Partner office at the Pete Mirelez Building
VICTIMS IN SAFE TRANSITION & SELF-SUFFICIENCY This fiscal year, our VISTAS program had many victories, including the start of offering victim services in four different locations. The program now actively serves clients in Adams County at the Pete Mirelez Human Services Building, the Rose Andom Center, the Aurora Municipal court, and at our main office at Servicios. This has made victim services much more accessible to clients in Denver and beyond.
The program has been providing statewide services for clients in rural communities across Colorado for many years, but clients would have to drive long distances to the Denver office or skype call-in. Now we are expanding and finally able to bring services to them! VISTAS hosted our first annual Evening of Hope Gala to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. The night included dinner, speakers including program participants and community leaders, and a silent auction.
The proceeds allowed us to become more accessible to clients as the VISTAS team was able to purchase cell phones and move our crisis line over from pagers. Previously using pagers for this line limited accessibility and many individuals did not know how to leave messages to receive a call back. With cell phones, clients can access VISTAS staff via email, call, or text. They receive over 1,000 text messages a month. Immediate crisis response is now available 24/7.
From July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018, VISTAS served over 800 victims of domestic violence and general crime with a holistic approach and services tailored to meet individuals' needs. Resources provided to victims included the 24-hour crisis hotline, case management, mental health referrals, legal/victim advocacy, education, and legal representation and referrals. VISTAS guides clients through their entire healing journey, from surviving to thriving. VISTAS provides support and encouragement to clients to follow through legal processes and have a voice through it all. Clients are given the opportunity to become self-sufficient.
clients were served by the VISTAS program.
The crisis line was upgraded to cell phones.
7,440 calls were answered on the crisis line. 7,750 text messages were answered Our First Evening Of Hope fundraiser raised over $5,000. 26 relocations were provided to clients. Volunteers spent over 6,984 hours on the crisis line. Services were provided in 3 different locations to victims and survivors.
SKILLED TRADES EDUCATION PROGRAM The Skilled Trades Education Program (“STEP”), a pre-apprenticeship program in the Denver-metro area provides free apprenticeship readiness skills and opportunity to under-served communities, minorities, and women by offering a free education. This free education opportunity consists of hands–on training in the fields of Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning)/Sheet Metal, and Pipe-fitting.
Individuals enrolled in the program earn a CPR/First-Aid Certification and an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 certification. In the course, students study blueprint map reading, construction math, and learn general financial literacy. In addition to the classroom curriculum, STEP students also perform hands on tasks such as bending wire for electrical practice and welding metal for HVAC/sheet metal practice.
The free 5-7 week course is a partnership between Servicios de La Raza and the MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) Alliance, who share a common goal to get more people into Skilled Trade Union careers and also to make sure the workforce is made up of a diverse population. STEP is the only program in Denver to involve union careers, communities of color, and a promising future the first of its' kind.
The focus on all four trades allows a wonderful opportunity for students to gain experience in multiple arenas, instead of being limited to one. STEP students have the privilege of experiencing each trade by attending class at multiple training facilities. These facilities include the Electrical Union Local 68, Pipe-fitter Union Local 208, Plumber Union Local 3, and Sheet Metal Union Local 9.
Despite being a great route to a lucrative Union career, there were some barriers students faced. Transportation proved to be an issue working with under-served communities, as vehicles are expensive and public transportation can become costly as well. Considering the program was intended to prepare an individual for workforce readiness, it seemed fair to help by providing rides for students to each training facility.
In the fiscal year of July 2017 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 2018, STEP was required to attend 18 recruiting events under conditions of the grant. STEP exceeded this goal by attending a total of 89 recruiting events during this time. During these various events, STEP distributed a total of 5,300 bilingual fliers- once again exceeding the required 5,000 per the conditions of the grant. From these recruiting events, the program had a total of 431 applicants, resulting in 153 individuals enrolled into the free program. â&#x20AC;&#x192; To overcome this barrier there were two different funding options that were useful: The first was providing gas cards to individuals in the classes who had a car and were willing to volunteer carpool with proper insurance documentation. The more successful option of getting students to class was providing bus passes to individuals who could not afford them. This allowed students to maintain necessary attendance and complete the program successfully.
safer-sex and Pride outreach materials were provided to the community.
of clients achieved/maintained viral suppression
were raised from fundraising efforts.
LA GENTE HIV & STI SERVICES
The LA GENTE Program specializes in providing clientcentered services to people living with HIV (PLHIV). The bilingual program helps participants understand their diagnosis, gain and maintain access to medical care, treatment, emotional support and other resources that meet their needs. Through La Gente’s various services, clients learn to selfmanage their health so they may thrive with HIV. La Gente serves a wide range of PLHIV including straight and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) men, women, and youth. By serving vulnerable and disadvantaged PLHIV, La Gente is an integral part of a coordinated system of care providing crucial HIV treatment and care across the Denver Metro Area.
Although La Gente provides HIV-specific services, it is our responsibility to inform and engage our communities as much as possible in order to minimize incidence of HIV & other STIs. It’s our goal to fight alongside our community partners in order to eradicate AIDS diagnoses among the Latino community, a population disproportionately affected by the epidemic, by 2030. By providing outreach, risk reduction and prevention services, the program strives to deliver full-circle services to the communities and people who need them most. La Gente partners with Denver area clinics and non-profits to provide free HIV, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea testing services, free safer-sex materials and much more.
Servicios definitely made a statement during FY17 as we increased our presence among the LGBTQ community. After holding various FUNdraisers at a few of Denver’s cherished LGBTQ venues, Servicios was able to raise sufficient funds to build its first ever Denver PrideFest parade float. We also created our gorgeous La Causa Lotería Pride t-shirt, which has been seen across Denver, the western slope, even as far as Las Vegas and Italy! New Medical Case Manager, Noel Chavez-Guizar, has been a great addition to the team.
Behavioral Health Fiscal year '17-'18 was a transitional year for the Behavioral Health program after the departure of the Program Director, Dr. Dellena Aguilar. Behavioral Health program staff focused on strengthening the foundation of the program and continuing to provide culturally specific and linguistically competent services to adolescents and adults. Program staff prepared for and successfully passed a state licensure renewal audit as well as an audit from Colorado Access. During this year, we welcomed one new bilingual Behavioral Health therapist and seven interns, all of whom are passionate and committed to serving the community. One undergraduate-level and six graduate-level interns assisted with inquiry phone calls, case management, referrals, outreach and counseling. Our interns were enrolled in the fields of human services, social work and counseling psychology from various universities, including Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Denver.
The Behavioral Health program introduced a new support group for survivors of domestic violence for women and successfully completed the first cohort. Additionally, program staff continued to facilitate substance use prevention groups for at-risk students at Justice High School through a new partnership with Young People in Recovery. Moreover, our program staff continued to focus on establishing a stronger presence in Sun Valley and engaging in outreach to connect the community with services.
In fiscal year '17- '18, the Behavioral Health Program offered the following services: · Individual, Couple, Family, and Group Counseling · Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy · Support Group for Survivors of Domestic Violence · Case Management Services · Substance Use Prevention and Treatment · Level I & II DUI Education · Level II DUI Therapy
new therapy programs started.
mental health, substance use, and case management sessions were provided.
clients were served.
of participants successfully completed their DUI treatment.
Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interns and Undergraduate intern were part of the program.
youth were served in substance use prevention class. 15
WORK AND GAIN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT SKILLS WAGEES offers case management and supportive services to adult parolees being released in the Denvermetro area. The focus of the program is to help individuals reintegrating into society attain employment, gain access to higher education or technical training, and linkage to services that will help them as the reintegrate from prison. The supportive services that are offered to participants range from work clothes and supplies, to transportation and housing assistance. WAGEES is incentive based and rewards participants for attaining employment, gaining certifications, and retaining employment for the duration of the program. With Servicios being a one stop shop for many clients, we are able to link participants to many programs and offer complete wrap around services. The HELP program has helped participants gain access to their Medicaid information, get a card, or apply for medicaid if not done prior to release. The Behavioral Health department has helped provide one-onone therapy to our clients and BES has helped provide emergency food baskets and assistance with SNAP benefit applications.
12% recidivism rate 99 clients were served in the WAGEES program. 20 pre-release class presentations were held. 60 clients were placed into full-time employment. 29 participants were placed in occupational training. 23 clients attained credentials. 113 incentives were given to clients. 48% of participants retained employment. 16
WAGEES4U WAGEES4U is a reentry program funded 100% by the Department of Labor and the employment and training administration. We provide case management to young adults age 18-24 yrs old who have been justice involved currently or in the past. WAGEES4U connects clients to multiple resources: case management, vocational/occupational job development, and training strategies. We assist with job placement, education, recovery, and GED and High school diploma acquisition. Our program provides incentives to reinforce positive behavior for obtaining a job or an industry recognized credential and maintaining said employment. Our case managers have attended multiple trainings to assure they are providing quality case management to better serve our clients. This fiscal year we overcame low enrollment by strategically working with community partners that target our age demographic and requirements. Staff has placed literature about the program in local government agencies, nonprofits, and community centers.
Staff has established a very strong relationship with Denver District Attorney Beth McCannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pilot pre-file diversion program. Upon arrest, young adultâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cases are reviewed within a 24-48 hour window to verify whether they qualify for this program. After a client has been accepted into the diversion program, WAGEES4U staff receives a referral and schedules an appointment to enroll the client. If the client successfully finishes their diversion plan, it will be as if the offense has never taken place.
Staff has been able to place clients into traditional four-year college, real estate liscensure programs, welding, and cosmetology. Our goal is to help clients establish careers and help them overcome any obstacles despite having a justice involved background. During this fiscal year, staff exceeded the annual enrollment goal of 37 clients by an additional 25 new clients.
62 new clients were enrolled in WAGEES4U this fiscal year. 41 clients gained new full-time employment. 8 clients gained new part-time employment. 12 clients were placed into short term industry occupational skills training. 3 clients were placed into long term industry occupational skills training. 33 clients maintained employment for 90 days or more. 103 incentives were given to clients. 17
LA RAZA YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM The La Raza Youth Leadership Institute is comprised of the La Raza Youth Leadership Conference and the La Raza Youth Leadership Program. The Institute has been organizing the La Raza Youth Leadership Conference since 1991. The conference promotes the importance of higher education, career planning, self-esteem building, cultural identity, and developing leadership and civic engagement skills. The program provides concentrated leadership building opportunities for a small group of motivated Chicanx/ Latinx high school students, initially admitting grades 10-12 throughout the State of Colorado. The Program was established in 2003. The co-founders are Michael Miera, Oliva Martinez, Michelle, and Jenny Santos. The program graduated its first class in 2004 from the Denver Metropolitan area. In 2017, the program changed the accepted admission grades to include 9th graders, now serving youth 9th to 12th grade.
In January 2014, the La Raza Youth Leadership Institute (LRYLI) became a component of the youth program at Servicios de La Raza, to ensure the Institute continues to direct Chicanx/ Latinx* youth toward higher education and leadership development. The mission of the La Raza Youth Leadership Institute is to empower Chicanx/ Latinx youth to achieve their educational and leadership potential and instill the desire to give back to their community. The goals for the LRYLP include: providing in-depth training on leadership for Chicanx/Latinx High School students grades 9 -12; providing information and insight into current issues facing the Chicanx/Latinx community; introducing youth to current Chicanx/Latinx leaders; promoting and facilitating access to higher education; creating a forum for a higher education mentor program for high school seniors; examining and developing a historical understanding of Chicanx/Latinx cultural life and struggles in the United States; creating a safe space where youth can express themselves, and introducing a variety of leadership theories, styles, and techniques.
The program admits twenty to thirty-five students each class. In 2018, twenty-five students were selected from 24 different high schools throughout the State of Colorado (Denver Metropolitan region, Southern Colorado, and Northern Colorado). Twentytwo students completed the requirements at an average of 80% attendance and graduated from this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class. The LRYLP is organized and implemented by an all-volunteer staff. 90% percent of funds raised are utilized for the program. This year the program was able to donate a scholarship to a youth participant, Franchesca Marie Castillo, through a scholarship entry process. The program committee meets year-round to ensure that the Program is administered professionally, and the mission and goals are accomplished. Most importantly, the staff is committed to ensuring the students receive the best possible cultural leadership development experience. *Chicanx/Latinx are gender inclusive terms.
GANG REDUCTION INITIATIVE OF DENVER The Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver (GRID) is a network of federal, state, and local government agencies, local businesses, schools, communitybased, grassroots and faith based organizations and community residents that work in a collaborative manner to address gang violence. We had another great year collaborating with GRID. Anthony Luna served 58 youth in schools in northwest and southwest Denver. The schools that took advantage of these services were Fairview Elm, Cheltenham Elm, Lake Middle school, Cowell Elm, Brown Elm, Strive Prep Sunny Side, Strive Prep Excel, 5280 High School, AUL (Academy of Urban Learning) High School, Bryant Webster ECE-8 Dual Language School, Southwest Early College High School, and Monroe Elm.
This is where the air traffic controllers direct traffic in and out of DIA. Participants received a classroom briefing from the controllers on what they do, how they do it, and statistics about how many flights a day/month/tear that they handle. They were then able to go out and watch actual ATC controllers as they directly communicated with the aircraft and see them on the radar scopes. The youth also got a tour of one of the Airline Flight Training simulators where they would observe first-hand the type of training that airline pilots have to go through. This also included a little bit of stick time in the simulator. Another exciting moment from this fiscal year was when Anthony was invited to a luncheon to receive the 2018 My Brothers Keeper (MBK) award, presented to him by Mayor Michael B. Hancock.
The summer of 2018 was especially exciting because Bryant Webster ECE-8 school participated by signing up 15 of its youth for our summer program. This was a 10-week course involving groups held at the school. The group is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;El Joven Nobles," a character development program. The group ended with a field trip to Denver International Airport (DIA) where the youth were taken on a tour of the Denver Area Terminal Radar Facility (TRACON).
youth from schools participated.
GALA 2018 TO SERVICIOS DE LA RAZA’S 6TH ANNUAL
Reception Dinner & Awards Ceremony Dance & Live Music
ROOTS OF OUR COMMUNITY
MAY 19, 2018
Schedule 6 PM
DINNER & AWARDS CEREMONY
DANCE & LIVE MUSIC
with Latin Sol
Master of Ceremonies
6th Annual Raíces Latinas Gala Servicios de La Raza’s 2018 Raices Latinas Gala was held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on May 19th. Our 6th annual gala provided a great opportunity for supporters to celebrate the incredible work of Servicios de La Raza, as well as recognize community members and organizations who work tirelessly for social justice and equity. Jeremy Jojola hosted the evening as Master of Ceremonies. Mayor Michael B. Hancock spoke at the event. Guests danced the night away to the soulful, high-energy sounds of Latin Sol!
2018 Honorees: Cultura Cura Award: Cleo Parker Robinson Community Builder Award: Caring for Colorado Civic Champion: Crisanta Duran, Speaker of the House
REVENUE | 2,779,435 38%
PUBLIC SUPPORT & CONTRIBUTIONS
EXPENSES | 2,762,488 3%
ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents Grant and Contract Receivables Deposits and Prepaid Expense Investments & Other Renewables
43,300 226,570 347,917 6,805 624,592
Total Current Assets NONCURRENT ASSETS Deposit and Escrow Accounts Property and Equipment, Net of Accumulated Depreciation
Total Noncurrent Assets
LIABILITIES CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Accrued Salaries and Related Expenses Accrued Interest Mortgage Payable, Current
162,934 43,709 137,538
Total Current Liabilities LONG-TERM LIABILITIES Mortgage Payable
NET ASSETS Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted
Total Net Assets TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
Volunteers, Donors, Contributors, & Funders VOLUNTEERS
Galprin & associates
Amanda “Mandy” Orta
Highlands United Methodist Church
Laura & Matt Sounderup
Avelina Montoya & Family
COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS
A Precious Child
Mariana Avitia Cisneros
Mark & Tammy Bowman
Adams County Sheriff Department
Neva Martinez Ortega
Daniel Aguilar Olaya
Dave & Carin Valerio
Debbie Martinez & Jerry
Samuel & Adriana Lara
Jean Carlos Rodriguez
Sue Jergens & Family
Denver of Public Health Environment
Trish & Steve Garcia
Denver Police Department
Denver Public Health
El Consultorio de Perla
John & Lilly Gurule
Food Bank of the Rockies
AIDS Healthcare Foundation Alternatives Altruistic Institude Anne Perry Armida’s Blanca Leos Cambry Construction Charlene Barrientos-Ortiz Cheltenham Middle School Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP) Cole Elementary Colorado Car Club Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
iCCAUHTZiN Kaiser Permanente King Soopers La Invasora La Noria Carnecería Taquería La Raza Youth Leadership Institute Ladies of Lowriding Latino Caucus Lightshade Little Man Ice Cream Lorena Limon Los 3 Leon Metro State University Mile High Hamburger Mary’s Mona Lott NLAAD Northwest Denver Collaborative Planned Parenthood Que Bueno Rodolfo Gonzales Library Safeway Sam’s Club St. Anthony of Padua Church Starbucks
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Colorado School of Public Health
The Emergency Food Act Program
Colorado University Denver Compassion Road Academy Connect for Health Colorado Denver Health
Telemundo Tenorio LLC
The House of DeHerrera Trade Ty Redhorse UNFI Viejitos Car Club Walmart Warm Hearts and Babies Wasser Law We Don’t Waste X Bar
Staff & Board Members who served within the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year BOARD OF DIRECTORS COM M AN DER PAU L PA Z EN - PRESIDENT
Q U SAI R M OHAM E D BHAI
C H A R L E N E G . BA RRI EN TO S -O RT I Z - VP
LY NN CÓRD OVA
AN N E SM IT H - S EC R E TARY
D R. S HE ANA BU LL
T IM GAU DE TT E - TR E AS U R E R
ARRAH GALLAHE R
ST E V E N C H AV EZ
C HRI S TI AN H. JI M E NE Z SALAS
ST E PH A N IE M I REL EZ N O RTO N
ADMINISTRATION RU DY GON ZA L ES - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
M ONS I TA LU C E RO - BUSINESS MANAGER
FAB IA N ORT EGA - DEPUTY DIRECTOR
DANI E LLE NAC HOW I TZ COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
GA IL GON Z A L ES - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
JE HI M Y P ROANO - RECEPTION
C A R IN VA L E R I O - FINANCE COORDINATOR AN GE L A A L FA RO - DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
STAFF VISTAS SILV IA GAM B OA-V I L L A R - PROGRAM DIRECTOR B IAN C A M U Ñ OZ - LEGAL VICTIM ADVOCATE JE N N Y SA N TO S - LEGAL VICTIM ADVOCATE
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ANA VI ZOS O, M A, LAC - SUBSTANCE USE PROGRAM COORDINATOR C LAU D I A M U RO, M A, LP C - PROGRAM COORDINATOR
L IZ B E T H C A M P U Z A N O - LEGAL VICTIM ADVOCATE
RI C K THOM P S ON - SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELOR
M A R IC E L A CA SA S – CASE MANAGER
C EC I LI A SARD I ÑA - CASE MANAGER
HELP M IR N A C AST RO - PROGRAM DIRECTOR H IL DA GO N Z A L EZ - MEDICAL ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR JE H IM Y PROA N O - HEALTH COVERAGE GUIDE JU L IAN N A RA M I REZ - COMMUNITY RESOURCE SPECIALIST DR . R IC AR DO G O N Z A L EZ - COMMUNITY BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH E IVI CO L M E N ERO - PROGRAM COORDINATOR C A R M E N L A B O RI N - HEALTH COVERAGE GUIDE LOR E N A L IM O N - VDS COORDINATOR L IL IAN PE R E I RA - HEALTH COVERAGE GUIDE AL B E RTO C A S T RO - HEALTH COVERAGE GUIDE E IVI CO L M E N ERO - HELP COORDINATOR L IZ B E T H SOLI S - HEALTH COVERAGE GUIDE
LA GENTE JAL E N E SA L A Z A R - PROGRAM COORDINATOR JE A N - C A R LO S RO D RI G U EZ - CASE MANAGER N OE L C H AV EZ - G UI Z A R - CASE MANAGER
S U SANA ALBAD RI - BILINGUAL THERAPIST BE TSAI DA K RI NG E L , MSW - BILINGUAL THERAPIST NI KO C U NNI NG HAM - SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELOR
BES NE VA M ARTI NE Z ORTEGA - PROGRAM DIRECTOR JUANI TA M ONTOYA - PROGRAM COORDINATOR
STEP K RYS TI N GARC I A - PROGRAM COORDINATOR ANG E LO ORTI Z - OUTREACH & RECRUITMENT K E NNY P I TTS - OUTREACH & RECRUITMENT E D D I E S OTO - OUTREACH & RECRUITMENT
WAGEES C ARLOS G ONZALE S - PROGRAM COORDINATOR JE NNI F E R ROY BAL - CASE MANAGER
WAGEES4U BE N C HAVE Z - PROGRAM COODINATOR S TE P HE N D E HE RE RRA - CASE MANAGER
GRID ANTHONY LU NA - GANG PREVENTION SPECIALIST
MIL GRACIAS FOR A MEMORABLE YEAR!