Our Team

DIRECTORS

Jacob Martinez

Founder & CEO

Dr. Antonia O Franco

Chief Operating Officer

Corinne Kappeler

Chief Growth Officer

Bronwyn Moreno

Chief Program Officer

Ann Thompson

Chief Finance Officer

E Griffin-Ortiz

Development Director

Yazmin Herrera

Director of Program Curriculum

Joe Gonzales

Associate Director of Program Operations

ADMINISTRATION

Jennifer Rego

Senior Finance Manager

Ximena Ireta-Lopez

Senior Human Resources Manager

Sandra Pineda

Employer Partnerships Manager

Jenna Rodriguez

Development Manager

Diana Hernandez

Programs Administrative Assistant

Karen Chavez

Administrative Assistant, Development

Montse de la Garma

Communications Manager

Adreana Cornejo

Bookkeeper

Jason Franks

Senior Manager, Gilroy Center

WATSONVILLE PROGRAMS

Cristobal Alonso

Associate Site Manager, Watsonville Center

Genevieve Rico

DA+T Program Manager

Xitlali Cabadas

PP+L Manager

Mayra Ruiz-Valtierra

Education Specialist, DA+T Graphic Design

Marcus Cisneros

DA+T Specialist

Mayra Ochoa

Computer Information Systems Specialist

Reyna Peralta

NEST-Ed & Community Programs Specialist

Valentina Velasquez

PP+L Specialist

Jennifer Lopez

W+IT Career Specialist

Isa Moreno

AmeriCorps Fellow

Pedro Navarro

Front Desk Staff

Amaris Valtierra

Front Desk Staff

SALINAS PROGRAMS

Yesenia Molina

Senior Manager, Salinas Center

Monica Villanueva

Associate Site Manager

Salvador Lua

Associate Specialist - NESTed and Community Programs

Arturo Sanchez

Front Desk Staff

Foram Shah

Front Desk Staff

bizzNEST

Omar Perez

Senior Manager

Alex Santana

Video Production Manager

Carlos Campos

Video Production Specialist

Hassyel Rangel

Web & Graphic Design Specialist

Mytzy Escalante

Web Development Specialist
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