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OUR TEAM

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

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Dr. Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga

Dr. Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga is the Founder and Executive Director of ALAS. She holds a Doctorate in Education and a Masters Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco, teaching in the Counseling Psychology program. Her focus of expertise is mental health with the Latino community, understanding trauma in immigrant children and families, and working with Farmworker mental health. She had launched significant community mental health initiatives at ALAS including influential advocacy for systemic change in care and access for our Coastside program. Belinda was named to the San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame and appointed San Mateo County District 3 Arts Commissioner. Her research focuses on cultural interventions to address trauma and Farmworker mental health. She is the author of the award-winning children's book, Love and Monsters in Sofia's Life. She has been a long-time member of the Bay Area Border Relief.

BOARD MEMBERS

Board Members

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Patricia Ramirez

Board Member, Social Services Supervisor, Tonantzin Coordinator

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Alice Linsmeier

Board Member

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Richard Klein

Board Member

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Monica Valencia

Board Member

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Veronica Rodriguez

Board Member, Mariachi Coordinator

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Stella Dominguez

Board Member

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Rodrigo Gijon

Board Member

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Lilli Rey

Board Member, Co-Founder, Bay Area Border Relief

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Luis Enrique Bazán

Board Member

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Diana Gijon Sencion

Board Member

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Patricia Ramirez

Board Member, Social Services Supervisor, Tonantzin Coordinator

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Alice Linsmeier

Board Member

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Richard Klein

Board Member

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Monica Valencia

Board Member

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Veronica Rodriguez

Board Member, Mariachi Coordinator

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Stella Dominguez

Board Member

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Rodrigo Gijon

Board Member

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Lilli Rey

Board Member, Co-Founder, Bay Area Border Relief

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Luis Enrique Bazán

Board Member

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Diana Gijon Sencion

Board Member

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OUR STAFF

Our Staff

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Pat Carbullido

Program & Operations Director

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Pati Ramirez

Social Services Supervisor

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Nancy Ramirez

Program Registration

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Magdalena Zavala

Office Coordinator

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Maribela Arriaga

Youth Journalist

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Luis Enrique Bazán

Assistant Director

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Emma Moctezuma

Cariño Project Case Manager

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Corie Schwabenland Garcia

Data Analyst

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Juan Carlos Ruiz Malagon, MS, MA

ALAS Research Coordinator 

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Alvin Lochlan

Director of Accounting

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Zenón Barrón

Arte y Cultura Director

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Cecilia Penaloza

Community Engagement Coordinator

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Marisela Martinez

Program Administrative Assistant

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Norma Zavala

Child  Development Specialist

FARMWORKER OUTREACH

Farmworker & Essential Worker  Outreach

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Sandra Sencion

Farmworker & Essential Worker Program Director

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Cristhian Landaverde

Farmworker Outreach Coordinator

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Jorge Sanchez

Farmworker Community Case Manager

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Ana Morales-Galvan

Equity Express Bus Program Coordinator 

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health

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David A. Martínez, Ph.D.

Mental Health Director

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Winsor Kinkade, LCSW

Community Mental Health Clinician 

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Adolfo Villa

Mental Health Clinician

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Rafael Padilla, ​Psy.D., LMFT

Mental Health Supervisor, Clinical Director

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Sofia Solorzano

A.M.F.T. Clinician

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Wendy Rubio

Mental Health Clinician A.M.F.T. 

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Yelenna Pleitez

Mental Health Clinician A.M.F.T. 

Team Partners

Team Partners

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Ernie Valladares

Audit Assistant

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Erendida Gonzalez

Educational Specialist

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Tregar Otton

Mariachi Director

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Rae Abileah

Listening Project Coordinator

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Laurianna Ceja Diaz

Donor Development & Fundraising Consultant

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Kelly Delaney

Educational Director

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Joel Valencia

Grant Writer

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Eduardo Garcia

Trumpet Instructor

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Juana Ruano

Covid/Program Support Assistant

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Diego Ryan Lopez

Youth Intern

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Carmina de la Fuente

Tutoring Coordinator

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Alex Ontiveros

Strategic Growth Executive

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Alejandro Lopez

Guitar Instructor

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Cecilia Aguila

Senior Group Coordinator

Media

Media

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Victoria Sanchez De Alba

PR Marketing

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